|Quoting Blackbird (Thread starter):|
What was the story behind this Airline, and it's Service?
I assume it's crew were all volunteers, who appearance wise seemed to be from all over the world?
There's quite a saga behind it under Global Peace Ambassadors. Check out the website, "Global Peace Initiative" and read up on their story. It's kind of hard to imagine having any humanitarian non-government organization owning a large plane like the 747 to say the least. I mean, I'm aware of only one organization, which is Orbis who owns a DC-10...but that actually do surgery on board!
I've had flight attendants (some of whom do actually did get paid to be on Global Peace 1) tell me that the plane was an absolute safety nightmare, with inoperative emergency exits, broken F/A jumpseats and taped up passenger service units that would prevent oxygen masks from dropping. The worst part is that the owner apparently didn't care that these problems were serious safety violations when it was brought up to up.
The aircraft was grounded by the FAA for a while, and there was some legal action when GP
-1 was going to be used as a charter flight for some travel group to the Middle East but GP
-1 didn't have the proper licenses and the trip fell through.
The aircraft now belongs to the Venetian I thought, which by far is a much less-sketchy organization! That aircraft definitely needed some TLC
As Tim pointed out, this aircraft is known as the plane which, literally, fell out of the sky. Check out these Youtube videos: