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Mayor Bloomberg (NYC) To Missile-Proof His Jets

Thu May 06, 2004 10:45 am

According to New York Newsday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to missile-proof two of his private jets! It will cost about five million to do this. Bloomberg is a licensed pilot. Full article is at:

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/newyork/nyc-jets0505,0,746502,print.story
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JAL777
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RE: Mayor Bloomberg (NYC) To Missile-Proof His Jets

Thu May 06, 2004 11:20 am

It's his money... who cares what he does with it?
 
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RE: Mayor Bloomberg (NYC) To Missile-Proof His Jets

Thu May 06, 2004 11:24 am

Mayor who? Missile-proof? Why?  Insane

If he wants to waste his money.. More power to him.  Smile
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RE: Mayor Bloomberg (NYC) To Missile-Proof His Jets

Thu May 06, 2004 11:46 am

  Mayor who? Missile-proof? Why?  

Not only Mayor of New York, the most terrorist targeted city in the US, but also a media baron and financial specialist at the forefront of capitalism.

All and all, a bad combination.

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RE: Mayor Bloomberg (NYC) To Missile-Proof His Jets

Thu May 06, 2004 11:50 am

What on Gods holy Earth is missile-proofing consist of and furthermore:

How can I get this on my Cessna 172? Thanks.


Edit: I actually read the web page this time. For a second there I thought you could actually survive a missile attack. Stupid me. But I still want it on my Cessna 172.

[Edited 2004-05-06 04:53:25]
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RE: Mayor Bloomberg (NYC) To Missile-Proof His Jets

Thu May 06, 2004 11:49 pm

Mayor Bloomberg is the founder (and still connected with) the financial information service with his name - Bloomberg. He is worth at least $1 Billion, he is Jewish, mayor of one of the most important cities in the world, NYC, has traveled a number of times to Israel on business and pleasure since taking office. He would be a 'high value' target. He is considering the installation on 2 a/c, probably not only ones used by him, but by other major executitives in the Bloomberg company.
 
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RE: Mayor Bloomberg (NYC) To Missile-Proof His Jets

Thu May 06, 2004 11:54 pm

Just a little financial correction... Mayor Michael Bloomberg is worth much more than $1 Billion, infact he is worth more than $5 Billion dollars.
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RE: Mayor Bloomberg (NYC) To Missile-Proof His Jets

Fri May 07, 2004 12:41 am

During the last mayoral campaign in New York, I remember they had an advertisement showing Bloomberg as the first NYC mayor taking a subway to get to City Hall from his residence. I wonder, do they have missile proof subways now also?

Well I would honestly consider mayor Bloomberg as an honest men because I'm almost sure he does not take subway to work. And why not install missile proof defense on his airplane, he's got enough money to waste, he's definitely not going to take it with him when he dies.
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metsfan1
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RE: Mayor Bloomberg (NYC) To Missile-Proof His Jets

Fri May 07, 2004 2:16 am

He actually does take the subway to work. I have been on the Lexington Ave line and heard people comment that they had seen the mayor on the train in the morning and that he was shorter than he appeared on TV.
 
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RE: Mayor Bloomberg (NYC) To Missile-Proof His Jets

Fri May 07, 2004 2:22 am

So what are they going to do? Put some Chaff and Flares on his plane?


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RE: Mayor Bloomberg (NYC) To Missile-Proof His Jets

Fri May 07, 2004 5:46 am

To answer RockyRacoon, apparently they are going to install such 'flares and chaff' system. Saw a news report connected with the stories on this and it also said there is considerably increased interest for installing these systems on private bizjets. Yes, Mayor Bloomberg does take the subway when possible between his (multimillion $) upper east side townhouse and City Hall. (he doesn't live in the city's Gracie Mansion for use by the mayors). And yes, he is worth closer to$5 Billion, not the $1b I used before.