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Gordon Brown In Iraq On BAe 146.  
User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3041 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3140 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 (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2953 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 (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

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

User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2677 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, 4887 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2635 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, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2413 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, 7703 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2369 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 (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2335 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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