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Presidential Visit To CRW. 757, DC9, 737, And More

Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:02 pm

everything but the 747. Came in for Sen. Byrd's funeral. Check out the picture of the military ramp with the fleet parked there. There are pix and video.

Here are the pictures:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=183589&id=85843703089

Here are the videos:
http://www.facebook.com/FlyCRW?v=pho...f#!/FlyCRW?v=app_2392950137&ref=mf
 
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kc135topboom
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RE: Presidential Visit To CRW. 757, DC9, 737, And More

Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:18 am

Seems like a waste to fly all those airplanes just 200-300 miles, or so. Why didn't they just ride in busses?

This is just another example of wasting the tax payer's money.
 
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RE: Presidential Visit To CRW. 757, DC9, 737, And More

Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:50 am

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):

let's be real here, if you were a senator would you honestly take a bus?

Those planes aren't like commercial planes where they can carry 100 passengers or so, they are outfitted like business jets so it takes a few more planes.
 
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RE: Presidential Visit To CRW. 757, DC9, 737, And More

Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:44 am

One would think that there would be a more efficient use of our tax payers money but defiantly not at that level and not yet. I've done a ADW-BWI-ADW mission back in the day with a C-37B and a lot of our flights out of RMS where even worse.
Charlie - Gulfstream flight mechanic
 
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RE: Presidential Visit To CRW. 757, DC9, 737, And More

Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:19 pm

Quoting dl767captain (Reply 2):
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):


let's be real here, if you were a senator would you honestly take a bus?

Those planes aren't like commercial planes where they can carry 100 passengers or so, they are outfitted like business jets so it takes a few more planes.

It would have been one thing if they chartered a commerical jet to take all the Senators on one airplane, then the C-32A, C-40B, or C-37A for AF-1, but they used some 9 different airplanes, not counting AF-1. It would be interesting to find out the total cost of this 258 nm, 34 minute trip from ADW-CRW.

http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=A...STYLE=best&RANGE-COLOR=&MAP-STYLE=

I might point out the US Senate is not in secession, they are on their 4th of July vacation break. So this is not a time critical issue.
 
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RE: Presidential Visit To CRW. 757, DC9, 737, And More

Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:00 pm

Perhaps they aren't allowed to travel on a single aircraft, incase of a crash etc.?
 
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RE: Presidential Visit To CRW. 757, DC9, 737, And More

Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:24 pm

Quoting CheetahC (Reply 5):
Perhaps they aren't allowed to travel on a single aircraft, incase of a crash etc.?

That is not a consideration for either house of the Congress. It only applies to the POTUS, VPOTUS, and Cabinent Members.

The best this current Congress deserves is a dirty bus with two flat tires and no air conditioning.

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