mtlu
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Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 6:56 am

Here is some food for thought.

If you were the head of state of your country, what type of
aircraft would you choose to be your "Air Force One?"

My own choice would be Airbus 380. I can have extra
room for my staff, conference rooms, exercise
facilities, and a fully equipped situation room for
war time command use.

MTL
 
An-225
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 6:59 am

Look at my name. You'll know. Of course, it would be fully equipped with luxury and safety equipment.
Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
 
America West
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 7:40 am

A380
 
777boy
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 7:43 am

I would get a 777. I would have it be a nose loader like some 747s. Then, I would get some plane with a wingspan of less than 18 ft and use it to fly to the smaller airports that the 777 couldn't get into.

Matt
 
Twotterwrench
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 1:00 pm

A twin otter of course. Geez.. these heads of states get too stuck on themselves. Twin Otter on floats with lots of fishing geat is all I need.
 
CPDC10-30
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 1:01 pm

MD-12ER with a glass floor on the lower level  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
IndianGuy
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 1:14 pm


3 choices:
- An Long Range A319CJ
- 40 seat Long Range COncorde
- 150 seat LR A340-200
 
hailstone
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 1:24 pm

on first thought : stupid subject
on second thought : quite interesting (even though i do not want to be head of state of anything)

it would have to be something smallish but with plenty of range - a gulfstream V would do nicely, thanks
 
FlagshipAZ
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 1:30 pm

I'll admit I'm tight with a buck. So if I were head of state, I'll be tight with the taxpayers' money also.
So I'll stick with the VC-9s & the C-40s. Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
 
VirginA340
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 1:30 pm

3 choices
the
BBJ
a 747-400 with airstairs, bar, lounges, resteraunts, bedrooms, showers.
or maybe an A380 or as 777 with the same features
"FUIMUS"
 
Gib
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 1:34 pm

BBJ
 
SIA_B777
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 2:44 pm

A380!
 
Alpha
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 4:14 pm

I would have a 340-300, a 319CJ and a Falcon 2000EX !  Wink/being sarcastic

Steph
 
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 4:38 pm

Using my own money,

Boeing 777-300ER with bathrooms,bedrooms and airstairs(flying home). This plane would be capable to stay in the air for up to 100 hrs.

Boeing 737-800BBJ with bedroom and bathrooms.

Tax money,

Gulfstream V
 
CPDC10-30
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 4:46 pm

Gundu, you'll need a couple of KC-10As or KC-135s to keep that think up in the air for 100 hrs  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
Wasilenko
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 6:19 pm

Tu-160 converted for VIP! With a swimming pool in the bomb bay!
 
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 6:26 pm

Not to forget a fleet of 100 KC10A's and KC-135's  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


GUNDU
 
godbless
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RE: Your Own Air Force One

Tue Apr 24, 2001 6:47 pm

If I would be the boss in the US it would be a 747-400 or a triple Seven. In the years to come I would add the new Mach .95 plane. If in Europe or elsewhere it would either be an A330/A340 or in the future an A380.

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