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I'm especially curious to know what the configuration is for transporting the Queen/Governor General/Prime Minister?
I remember reading about this somewhere, but exactly where, I have no idea. I did hear that one of them had a shower installed, but that's about as far as they went to make it fancy for PMs, GG
Someone in the article stated that the shower was more like a camper/trailer styled shower than a real shower.
If I find the article (assuming I read it on the internet), I'll post the link.
Did a search on Google, I found something (quote is below):
Of the five Polaris aircraft flown by the squadron, four are configured as normal airliners, carrying 194 passengers at a top speed of 460 knots. Any one of these is, by choice, used by the prime minister and other members of the government. However, the remaining aircraft, No. 001, is configured as a VIP transport, and is used for the Queen and other high dignitaries. It has a spartan bedroom, sitting room, office space and a shower about the size of a small phone booth. It is not, by any means, a luxurious flying "Taj Mahal" as someone once dubbed it.
"It's no more luxurious than a good motor home", says Captain Yvan Veillette, the squadron's information officer. "It is very comfortable, and allows the VIP to relax, have a good sleep and arrive not only feeling good, but looking good".
The executive suite includes a satellite telephone, two computer work stations and a small refrigerator such as might be found in a mid-class hotel. The rear portion of the aircraft is a normal passenger cabin, which can be used to carry regular military passengers, members of the VIP party, or reporters.
The whole article is at:
[Edited 2005-08-14 11:53:24]
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