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Bush's Plane

Wed Aug 02, 2000 11:07 pm

Sorry to those not in the United States, this won't matter to you. This morning on CNN Headline News, I saw George W. Bush getting off a plane in PHL. It had red, white, and blue horizontal stripes and it said Bush above the stripes. Does anyone know what the plane it, and who owns it.
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RE: Bush's Plane

Wed Aug 02, 2000 11:25 pm

I, too, saw that plane. It is a Boeing 727-200. I was also wondering to whom the plane is registered. Perhaps it is on loan from Delta or American...or even quite possibly Continental (?), all of which are in Texas.

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RE: Bush's Plane

Wed Aug 02, 2000 11:33 pm

It was probably a birthday present from daddy.
 
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RE: Bush's Plane

Thu Aug 03, 2000 12:33 am

It sounds like a modified AA 722. Especially if the top of the fuselage has a chrome-like finish.
 
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RE: Ray

Thu Aug 03, 2000 8:24 am

Ray,
When I saw the plane on TV, I was merely interested in seeing the "N" number. However, I could have sworn the entire plane was painted white with a larger Boeing house colors stripe under the windows.
I still want to know what that "N" number is.

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RE: Bush's Plane

Thu Aug 03, 2000 8:44 am

I'm almost sure American or Delta doesn't lease out aircraft that easily. Continental has by the way withdrawn all their 727s. I'm sure it's a 727 which was owned or operated by a smaller charter carrier, Miami Air, Ryan or Champion Air or a private owned 727 is the best bet. Please report the N-registration and I can give you a complete ownership history of this Bush plane.
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RE: Bush's Plane

Thu Aug 03, 2000 12:27 pm

Maybe he scammed it from the Republican party. Bob Dole might have used the same aircraft 4 years ago when he ran. Somewhere in the deep dark recesses of my photo collection, I have a couple fuzzy pics of Dole's rented 727 at MSY.

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RE: Bush's Plane

Thu Aug 03, 2000 1:40 pm

I believe the plane is a Miami Air 727, don't know the registration number, though  

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