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Gordon Brown In Iraq On BAe 146.  
User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2985 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

I was just watching the new and saw Gordon Brown (The UK's new Prime Minister in waiting  Wink), and shows him getting off one of the RAF's BAe 146's at Baghdad airport.

Did he seriously fly all the way from London on one of the Queen's little commuter jets?!

Are these aircraft adapted for longer range flights, with extended range?... Just seems a long way to fly on one of them!

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User currently offlineCartoonranger From United Arab Emirates, joined Aug 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

Quoting Gilesdavies (Thread starter):
Did he seriously fly all the way from London on one of the Queen's little commuter jets?!

No, jet was probably in theatre already and he would have connected at somewhere like Akrotiri, Cyprus, Bahrain or Qatar. They use the 146 occasionally around the Gulf on missions other than VIP

Regards


User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

Lets hope it goes tech and he is stuck out there!!

User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2362 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2534 times:

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 2):
Lets hope it goes tech and he is stuck out there!!

Why would you wish that on the Iraqi's??  Wink


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4696 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2492 times:

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 2):
Lets hope it goes tech and he is stuck out there!!

That would surely expedite this process.....  hissyfit 

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...rs-to-provide-blair-force-one.html

But instead of used planes, why not go for one of these?.....  Wink

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles.../boeing-unveils-787-interiors.html

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/bbj/index.html



"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13046 posts, RR: 78
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

BAe-146, and BAe-125 aircraft of 32 Sqn do have aircraft detached to both Iraq and Afghanistan.
They of course also have a comprehensive self protection equipment fitment, in fact they've had versions of this gear for 20 years.

And still 32 Sqn gets called 'The Royal Flight', they do much more than that.


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7210 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

Hopefully this will be quicker than the FSTA saga or it might not even be Brown Force 1  Smile

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2192 times:

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 3):
Why would you wish that on the Iraqi's??

he's either selfish or hopes Gordy will get blown up and someone a bit less bad for the country take the throne from Tony.



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