Airplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 659 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3589 times:
I flew into BOS yesterday (Monday) morning, and parked on the ramp beyond Terminal E were a Vickers VC10, as well as 2 fighters. Since they were in the distance and I could see them only from directly behind, I couldn't tell what type they were. Having a wide-angle lens, I didn't even try to take a photo.
Does anyone know whose these might have been? My guess was some head of state flying with an escort, but since I've never seen fighters there, I have no idea. I don't believe the fighters were planes flown by the US Forces.
Opso1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2656 times:
The VC10 and chicks were in BOS due the weather at BGR, and the fact that the other half of the RAF fleet is at BGR just now, with only the little hotel to go to with a finite amount of beds, and only Dunkin Donuts and the Mall to do for excitement... BOS aquarium wins every time!
Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2626 times:
Quoting Opso1 (Reply 9): The VC10 and chicks were in BOS due the weather at BGR, and the fact that the other half of the RAF fleet is at BGR just now, with only the little hotel to go to with a finite amount of beds, and only Dunkin Donuts and the Mall to do for excitement... BOS aquarium wins every time!
We stay at that same hotel during layovers in BGR. Always a fun time to meet the various RAF crews in the lobby restaurant!
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12210 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2551 times:
Quoting N1120A (Reply 6): I am sure they could care less about landing fees at BOS.
There shouldn't be any landing or parking fees assessed. Since BOS, and most other US airports take federal funds, the US government aircraft don't have to pay landing/parking fees. The US government usually extends this to aircraft of other countries.
Now, the RAF will have to pay for the fuel they get.