gh123
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Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:50 pm

Google has reached an agreement with NASA to park their 767 at Moffett Field.

Quote: "Downside, they wanted to park it conveniently near their Silicone Valley headquarters but the only airport nearby, Moffett Field, has a strict policy against civilian aircraft. Now wait a minute, the boys said, what if we pay you $1.3 million a year tiedown fee and let you use the jet occasionally for hauling around scientists and equipment?"

Source: http://www.landings.com/evird.acgi$p.../oct5-2007/On-34-google-plane.html
 
NwAflyer07
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:04 pm

A 17 billion dollar bank account? Each? Shoot, with all that money id buy a freakin 787 rather than that 767. I'm sure they could pay Boeing a significant amount of money to get them one asap. lol Heck, i'd probably buy an entire airline. With 17 billion in the bank, it'd be chump change for me. wow..
 
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:06 pm

Quoting Gh123 (Thread starter):
Silicone Valley

Isn't that more an LA kind of thing? Maybe you mean "Silicon"?
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:10 pm

Quoting NwAflyer07 (Reply 1):
Shoot, with all that money id buy a freakin 787 rather than that 767.

Sure, but the 767 was available well before the first 787 delivery...  sarcastic 
 
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:24 pm

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 3):
Sure, but the 767 was available well before the first 787 delivery...

it'll be a nice trade in in a few years.

the first 787 with a full Starbucks on board. i can see the Jeannie Moss story now.
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:29 pm

Holly Toledo. This is pretty interesting. Anyone know what trips the a/c will be making? In the end it is a great bargain.

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gh123
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:32 pm

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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:33 pm

What 767 does Google own? A -200 or a -300? Is the aircraft a new BBJ, or a pre-owned job? Anyone know any details on the aircraft?
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:37 pm

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 7):

you could always just Google it and find out

 wink 
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:40 pm

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 7):
What 767 does Google own?

Must have posted the above picture when you were typing your message.

She is a 767-238ER - ex Qantas (reg # VH-EAQ - named City of Launceston)


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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:40 pm

Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 7):
Is the aircraft a new BBJ, or a pre-owned job?

Pre-owned:


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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:42 pm

Quoting Gh123 (Thread starter):
Moffett Field, has a strict policy against civilian aircraft.

How can that be? All NASA aircraft are in fact civilian, check their regestrations.

[Edited 2007-10-27 08:43:32]
 
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:47 pm

Quoting 474218 (Reply 11):
How can that be? All NASA aircraft are in fact civilian, check their regestrations

Just because they are N registered, it does not mean that they are civies.

N1 (FAA Gulfstream) for example is still a government plane and not civillian. Only Military have different reg's.
 
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:52 pm

Gh123...indeed I was typing as you were posting. Our posts are only a minute 8 seconds apart.
Thanks for sharing that information with us.  Smile
STLGph (reply 8)...now why didn't I think of that? Google the aircraft should have been the obvious thing I'd done.  Wink
But I use dogpile.com as my primary search engine anyway.
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:38 pm

Quoting Gh123 (Reply 12):
N1 (FAA Gulfstream) for example is still a government plane and not civillian.

NASA is the United States Civilian Space Agency. Its has its own budget that is separate from the military budget. In the United States, government does not mean military. In fact the Secretary of Defence, by law must be a civilian.
 
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:07 pm

Quoting Gh123 (Thread starter):
$1.3 Million To Park 767!

Rich guys often have follies. Some are just blind for this world. To pay such money just for a little convenience is nothing but immensely immoral.
 
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:17 pm

Quoting NA (Reply 16):
Rich guys often have follies. Some are just blind for this world. To pay such money just for a little convenience is nothing but immensely immoral

No champagne or caviar for you this Christmas! Only bread and beer!  Wink

Seriously, think about it: they are paying $1.3mm to the U.S. Government - that's the same as paying an extra $1.3mm in taxes to all of their fellow citizens. That's $1.3mm that the rest of us *do not* have to pay. Fine with me.

Now burning enough Jet-A to send two guys aloft in a 767 when something *much* smaller (Gulfstream? Falcon? Challenger?) would do with 1/4 of the carbon? *That's* immoral.
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:20 pm

Quoting C680 (Reply 16):
Seriously, think about it: they are paying $1.3mm to the U.S. Government - that's the same as paying an extra $1.3mm in taxes to all of their fellow citizens. That's $1.3mm that the rest of us *do not* have to pay. Fine with me.

Not only that, but it goes to NASA (presumably), which means more money to get the CEV up to the moon sooner.  Smile
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:35 am

I wonder if they'll get their own fuel farm or if it will be trucked to them with a nominal($$$) per gallon fee.
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:10 am

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/3608099

There was a very good, lengthy thread when this news first broke back in Sept... but I can't find it
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:25 am

2 Questions:

1. The article says a recently acquired 767, I thought they had it for awhile? Am I wrong?


2. Where have they been parking the 767? SFO ? SJC?
 
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:22 pm

Quoting NwAflyer07 (Reply 1):
A 17 billion dollar bank account

Well not really. This is ust a case a bad reporting, once again! 17 billions is what they both would get if they were to sell all their shares in the company today. But then they would not own Google anymore, and probably would not need that corporate plane anymore. It's money on paper, not in the bank!
 
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:43 pm

I read about this in the NY Times several weeks ago. Worked out to be an excellent deal for them, I'd say.
 
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:23 pm

Hm, just so that they could walk to their aircraft, instead of driving ten minutes to SJC?
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RE: Google Pays N.A.S.A $1.3 Million To Park 767!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:08 pm

Quoting Jawake (Reply 20):

1. The article says a recently acquired 767, I thought they had it for awhile? Am I wrong?

They got another one, I believe.

Quoting PYP757 (Reply 21):
This is ust a case a bad reporting, once again! 17 billions is what they both would get if they were to sell all their shares in the company today.

They wouldn't even get that...you couldn't dump $17 billion of Google stock into the market and not depress the stock price before you finished the sale. They're still worth billions but it's not even as much as it looks on paper.

Tom.