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User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

I was just reading the USA Today sports section while I am waiting for the hotel shuttle and in the page before the college football scores (I believe) was a big full page ad for the KC-767. Now my question is, what is the purpose of this? Obviously they aren't trying to sell it to the American public. In the add, they had little stats about it's effeciency with a little asterisk that shows you these numbers are compared to the KC-30. They also mention how many American jobs and companies it will support. So is the sole purpose of this to stir up some patriotism in hopes local citizens write to their congressman?


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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

Trying to build up name recognition and popular support.

Gary
Cottage Grove, MN, USA



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User currently offlineMichlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

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So is the sole purpose of this to stir up some patriotism in hopes local citizens write to their congressman?

That might be a valid conclusion.



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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6421 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

Quoting Michlis (Reply 2):
Quote:
So is the sole purpose of this to stir up some patriotism in hopes local citizens write to their congressman?

That might be a valid conclusion.

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Same way I see ads for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, SAAB JAS-39 Gripen and the Eurofighter in certain Danish magazines all the time. Even if we are probably not going to exchange our F-16s until 2015 or so.



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User currently offlineDc8jet From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

I was in Dayton yesterday driving on the road that goes past Wright-Patterson AFB and noticed some billboards on behalf of the KC-30.

User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Quoting Dc8jet (Reply 4):
I was in Dayton yesterday driving on the road that goes past Wright-Patterson AFB and noticed some billboards on behalf of the KC-30.

Those billboards have been touting the latest products since my first trip to the USAF Museum in the early 1960s. There were always a few outside the gate at Wright Field more directed at the procurers.

Between Interstate 64 and Scott AFB, headquarters of Air Mobility Command, are a billboard each for the Boeing and Airbus tanker contenders. It always sparked a tongue in cheek debate everytime we drove by them for the week we were flying out of Scott.

Gary
Cottage Grove, MN, USA



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User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

Quoting F4wso (Reply 5):
Between Interstate 64 and Scott AFB, headquarters of Air Mobility Command, are a billboard each for the Boeing and Airbus tanker contenders. It always sparked a tongue in cheek debate everytime we drove by them for the week we were flying out of Scott.

I just got back from DC and in the metro they had the two different adds next to one another.


User currently offlineCurt22 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

Same thing makes me wonder why Boeing spends millions of TV ads for their product line...Is anyone going to see such an ad and say: "That does it...I think I'll buy a 767 tomorrow?"

User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8472 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

You see a lot of these defense-contractor ads in the subway in Washington DC. Especially near the Pentagon station... who knew?

[Edited 2007-10-02 02:43:36]

User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

Quoting Curt22 (Reply 7):
Same thing makes me wonder why Boeing spends millions of TV ads for their product line...Is anyone going to see such an ad and say: "That does it...I think I'll buy a 767 tomorrow?

I've wondered that too, but I guess airline CEOs and members of congress watch TV too right? Pretty small market though  Wink


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