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by TropicBird
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Antonov/US Aerospace To Bid For KC-X
Replies: 74
Views: 18594

RE: Antonov/US Aerospace To Bid For KC-X

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KC135TopBoom" class="quote" target="_blank">KC135TopBoom</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>If we go back to the 2008 compit...

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by TropicBird
Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Antonov/US Aerospace To Bid For KC-X
Replies: 74
Views: 18594

RE: Antonov/US Aerospace To Bid For KC-X

I believe this is the company website. <a href="http://www.usaerospace.com/" target="_blank">http://www.usaerospace.com/</a> A couple of articles on them and the agreement... <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2012263539_tanker03.html" target="_blank">http://seattletim...

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by TropicBird
Wed May 26, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-X Tanker Saga Continues
Replies: 225
Views: 24174

RE: KC-X Tanker Saga Continues

Here is a response from EADS to Boeing's national security concerns.

http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbyi...to-pelosi-to-defend-its-reputation

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by TropicBird
Tue May 25, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliner Things To Do In Washington D.C.?
Replies: 10
Views: 6691

RE: Airliner Things To Do In Washington D.C.?

There was a store on King Street in Alexandria VA (not far from DC on the Metro) that was selling airline memorabilia. I can't remember it's name or if it's still there. Maybe someone on this site will know.

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by TropicBird
Tue May 25, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-X Tanker Saga Continues
Replies: 225
Views: 24174

RE: KC-X Tanker Saga Continues

Here is another article on the 'national security' concerns of Boeing and others. <b>"Boeing portrays tanker rival as possible threat to national security"</b> <a href="http://thehill.com/news-by-subject/defense-homeland-security/99783-boeing-portrays-tanker-rival-as-possible-security-threat-" targe...

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by TropicBird
Sat May 15, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-X Tanker Saga Continues
Replies: 225
Views: 24174

RE: KC-X Tanker Saga Continues

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Lumberton" class="quote" target="_blank">Lumberton</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>What was remarkable was Senator Inouye's...

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by TropicBird
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Action In San Francisco
Replies: 6
Views: 5824

RE: Air Force Action In San Francisco

The President is coming to <acronym title="STAF Airlines (Argentina)">SF</acronym> sometime in May to participate in a fundraiser for Sen. Boxer. Some pre-planning will be going on. <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/36128.html" target="_blank">http://www.politico.com/news/stories/04...

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by TropicBird
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia To Enter US Tanker Bid Battle
Replies: 85
Views: 12047

RE: Russia To Enter US Tanker Bid Battle

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TeamAmerica" class="quote" target="_blank">TeamAmerica</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>Nope. Bidding on government contra...

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by TropicBird
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia To Enter US Tanker Bid Battle
Replies: 85
Views: 12047

RE: Russia To Enter US Tanker Bid Battle

I believe to considered a <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-X candidate aircraft, the platform has to be one of those listed in the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135 replacement AOA. No Russian aircraft are listed in that report. <a hre...

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by TropicBird
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5A Galaxy Retirement Chances Going Up Fast
Replies: 56
Views: 15705

RE: C-5A Galaxy Retirement Chances Going Up Fast

Here is the latest from 'Inside Defense' (subscription site). US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> plans to retire (17) C-<acronym title="Alpine Aviation (USA)">5A</acronym>'s in FY 11. Air Force Proposes 17 C-<acronym title="Alpine Aviation (USA)">5A</acronym> Retirements In FY-11, Will Repla...

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by TropicBird
Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Missing In Humanitarian Relief Action
Replies: 43
Views: 7036

RE: Missing In Humanitarian Relief Action

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by TropicBird
Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Missing In Humanitarian Relief Action
Replies: 43
Views: 7036

RE: Missing In Humanitarian Relief Action

If they hadn't taken so long to get food and water out there, maybe people wouldn't be so desperate during airdrops. They should have ferried many <!--<acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">-->CH<!--</acronym>-->-47's (with troops for security) in the first 24 hours from the US. Those aircraft coul...

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by TropicBird
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Missing In Humanitarian Relief Action
Replies: 43
Views: 7036

RE: Missing In Humanitarian Relief Action

Question:

Could it have been operationally possible to ferry helicopters such as CH-47's to Haiti from Florida via Guantanamo?

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by TropicBird
Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last Chance For The VH-71?
Replies: 109
Views: 12839

RE: Last Chance For The VH-71?

The latest...over $100 million added to defense spending bill for <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-71. <a href="http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/71913-more-than-100m-committed-to-defunct-presidential-helicopter-project" target=_blank>http://thehill.com/homenews/administ...

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by TropicBird
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last Chance For The VH-71?
Replies: 109
Views: 12839

RE: Last Chance For The VH-71?

It's still alive but just barely in the appropriations conference. Excerpt..... <b>Meanwhile, Murtha said there still has been no decision by House and Senate conferees on whether to include funding for the problem-plagued <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-71 presidential helicopt...

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by TropicBird
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5M 86-0013 Unofficially Sets 41 World Records
Replies: 38
Views: 8954

RE: C-5M 86-0013 Unofficially Sets 41 World Records

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by TropicBird
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5M 86-0013 Unofficially Sets 41 World Records
Replies: 38
Views: 8954

RE: C-5M 86-0013 Unofficially Sets 41 World Records

It sounds like the RERP (C-5M) program may be on the chopping block again.

C-5 upgrade might not fly in Congress

http://aimpoints.hq.af.mil/display.cfm?id=35682

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by TropicBird
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Congress Wants 3 New C-37s For Themselves
Replies: 38
Views: 7288

RE: Congress Wants 3 New C-37s For Themselves

Quoting <A href="/aviation-forums/profile.main?username=AirRyan">AirRyan</A> (<A href="#35">Reply 35</A>): <I>So why then did she allow her Congress to double the request of the DOD in the first place? The damage is done - she get's off too damned easy as it is; accuse the <!--<acronym title="Rome -...

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by TropicBird
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Chartering An-124 & IL76 Aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 10237

RE: Usaf Chartering An-124 & IL76 Aircraft?

The C-17 was developed using US Government money. Any development of a commercial version would certainly lead to complications in pending and future WTO challenges.

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by TropicBird
Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Chartering An-124 & IL76 Aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 10237

RE: Usaf Chartering An-124 & IL76 Aircraft?

Why are we making ourselves dependent on a country which can quickly cut us off? <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;b...

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by TropicBird
Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Chartering An-124 & IL76 Aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 10237

RE: Usaf Chartering An-124 & IL76 Aircraft?

More evidence of why this is a bad idea. Here is an excerpt from an article linked below. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;pa...

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by TropicBird
Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Chartering An-124 & IL76 Aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 10237

RE: Usaf Chartering An-124 & IL76 Aircraft?

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by TropicBird
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Chartering An-124 & IL76 Aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 10237

Usaf Chartering An-124 & IL76 Aircraft?

I have been told the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> has been chartering An-124 and IL76 aircraft for a number of years and the amount grows each year. Now someone showed me a recent press release where Volga-Dnepr demands to be first in line for flying DOD equipment to and from Afghanist...

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by TropicBird
Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: DOD-IG Finds Gen. Moseley In Violation
Replies: 18
Views: 6296

RE: DOD-IG Finds Gen. Moseley In Violation

I was thinking of the corporations paying a fine. Last time Boeing paid over $600 million. I would suspect it would be much more the second time around.

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by TropicBird
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: DOD-IG Finds Gen. Moseley In Violation
Replies: 18
Views: 6296

RE: DOD-IG Finds Gen. Moseley In Violation

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by TropicBird
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: DOD-IG Finds Gen. Moseley In Violation
Replies: 18
Views: 6296

RE: DOD-IG Finds Gen. Moseley In Violation

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by TropicBird
Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: DOD-IG Finds Gen. Moseley In Violation
Replies: 18
Views: 6296

RE: DOD-IG Finds Gen. Moseley In Violation

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by TropicBird
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: DOD-IG Finds Gen. Moseley In Violation
Replies: 18
Views: 6296

RE: DOD-IG Finds Gen. Moseley In Violation

I think Moseley is not going to get off lightly. Read the letter from Sen. McCaskill which led to this new investigation. McCaskill letter <a href="http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/files/2008.04.17%20McCaskill%20letter%20to%20Wynne.pdf" target=_blank>http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/fil...cCaskill%2...

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by TropicBird
Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: DOD-IG Finds Gen. Moseley In Violation
Replies: 18
Views: 6296

DOD-IG Finds Gen. Moseley In Violation

Report just came out and DOD-IG found former <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> Chief of Staff violated the following: 1) Provided preferential treatment to contractor 2) Created appearance of improper disclosure of non-public information 3) Misused subordinates time and Government property 4)...

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by TropicBird
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force To Be Allowed To Retire More C-5As
Replies: 12
Views: 8015

RE: Air Force To Be Allowed To Retire More C-5As

Congress just increased the required number of "strategic airlift aircraft" from 299 to 316. So if my math is correct, that means 213 C-17's (205+8) and the remaining 111 C-5's means a total of 324 or 8 aircraft over the required 316. That paves the way for retiring at least 8 C-5's? House Chairman'...

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by TropicBird
Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Was This Government Gulfstream At SAN?
Replies: 7
Views: 6679

RE: Why Was This Government Gulfstream At SAN?

Yes the Sec. of Transportation & FAA Admin typically fly on aircraft N1 which is a G4.

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by TropicBird
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing To Propose 777 Tanker Version
Replies: 176
Views: 20511

RE: Boeing To Propose 777 Tanker Version

New rumor from Seattle <acronym title="Sunflower Airlines (Fiji)">PI</acronym> online (link below). "Novel tanker idea: Pentagon to shake up the whole thing? <a href="http://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/archives/172389.asp" target=_blank>http://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/archives/172389.asp</a>

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by TropicBird
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing To Propose 777 Tanker Version
Replies: 176
Views: 20511

RE: Boeing To Propose 777 Tanker Version

I believe the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> has never operated a 'twin' as an air tanker. I wonder if they will have to change operations to allow for this? Does the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> always send at least two tankers in case one has to abort the mission? For exa...

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by TropicBird
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing To Propose 777 Tanker Version
Replies: 176
Views: 20511

RE: Boeing To Propose 777 Tanker Version

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by TropicBird
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing To Propose 777 Tanker Version
Replies: 176
Views: 20511

RE: Boeing To Propose 777 Tanker Version

I have no problem converting the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135E's. In its study RAND even considered buying used aircraft and converting them but the Congress and US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> wanted only 'new' aircraft. A retired military officer w...

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by TropicBird
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing To Propose 777 Tanker Version
Replies: 176
Views: 20511

RE: Boeing To Propose 777 Tanker Version

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by TropicBird
Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing To Propose 777 Tanker Version
Replies: 176
Views: 20511

RE: Boeing To Propose 777 Tanker Version

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by TropicBird
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Status Of C-141 Question
Replies: 5
Views: 6890

Status Of C-141 Question

Anyone here know if all the C-141's have been stripped clean of engines and avionics while they wait for shredding? Is it possible for the US Government to put any of them back into service if they wanted without major spending? I know that just before they were retired, they spent a lot of money up...

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by TropicBird
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5M Update - Feb. 13, 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6426

C-5M Update - Feb. 13, 2009

Here is the latest on more aircraft inducted for modification. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: co...

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by TropicBird
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Gets 15 More C-17s
Replies: 47
Views: 8696

RE: Air Force Gets 15 More C-17s

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Hel...

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by TropicBird
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 "Gear Up" Landing At Bagram
Replies: 30
Views: 27380

RE: C-17 "Gear Up" Landing At Bagram

Here is a link to a picture of the aircraft on the runway. Note that you can download a bigger picture at the web-site:

http://www.af.mil/news/story_media.asp?id=123133880

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by TropicBird
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 "Gear Up" Landing At Bagram
Replies: 30
Views: 27380

C-17 "Gear Up" Landing At Bagram

Another damaged C-17 at Bagram.... <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr...

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by TropicBird
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: GAO: New C-5 Cost Estimates
Replies: 56
Views: 12823

RE: GAO: New C-5 Cost Estimates

<b>New information on the C-5M program status from a February 2, 2009 Air Force Magazine Daily Report:</b> C-5 RERP Must Still Prove Capability, DOT&E Report Says: According to the just-released Directorate of Operational Test & Evaluation annual report, the restructured C-5 Reliability Enhancement ...

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by TropicBird
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Obama - Cut FY10 DoD Budget Over 10%
Replies: 74
Views: 13126

Obama - Cut FY10 DoD Budget Over 10%

Now the real fun starts. What gets cut? <b>Defense Official: Obama Calling for Defense Budget Cuts</b> <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/01/30/defense-official-obama-calling-defense-budget-cuts/" target=_blank>http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009...obama-calling-defense-budget-cuts/</a>

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by TropicBird
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2009 RFP For New Air Force One
Replies: 132
Views: 22097

RE: 2009 RFP For New Air Force One

I did not see it mentioned here but this is not an RFP (Request for Proposals) but an RFI (Request for Information) from prospective bidders for the next AF1. An RFP is what will define exactly what the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> wants in the next AF1 and is likely a few years away a...

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by TropicBird
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 Off The Runway In Kandahar
Replies: 13
Views: 10006

RE: C-17 Off The Runway In Kandahar

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by TropicBird
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: GAO: New C-5 Cost Estimates
Replies: 56
Views: 12823

RE: GAO: New C-5 Cost Estimates

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Hel...

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by TropicBird
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 Off The Runway In Kandahar
Replies: 13
Views: 10006

RE: C-17 Off The Runway In Kandahar

Every time I read about one of these accidents it makes me think about the proposed <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-X tanker. Gen. Moseley wanted it to operate from austere runways in places such as Afghanistan. It seemed to me they would have had even worse problems ...

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by TropicBird
Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: GAO: New C-5 Cost Estimates
Replies: 56
Views: 12823

RE: GAO: New C-5 Cost Estimates

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by TropicBird
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: GAO: New C-5 Cost Estimates
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RE: GAO: New C-5 Cost Estimates

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