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Why Was This Government Gulfstream At SAN?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:39 pm

I was at SAN watching some planes and saw this plane and was wondering why it would be at SAN. It was in SAN on June 16th, here's a picture (sorry the heat haze was really bad)
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RE: Why Was This Government Gulfstream At SAN?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:01 pm

Could be almost anyone from a Flag Level Officer (Gen., Adm.) to a Pelosi staff member (she was in Washington on the 16th), to a cabinet member, to a member of the WH staff.

Since the engines are covered, my guess is they at least RON. So a Pelosi goffer is my guess.
 
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RE: Why Was This Government Gulfstream At SAN?

Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:33 pm



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
Could be almost anyone from a Flag Level Officer (Gen., Adm.)

This is probibly most likely, with the MCRD right there, it was most likely a Marine Flag officer going for some review or something. And would either a Pelosi-ette or a WH staffer usually only warrent a C-21?
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RE: Why Was This Government Gulfstream At SAN?

Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:29 am

Did you catch the reg? I saw a similar aircraft departing PDX a few days previous to your sighting and it was wearing "N1". Comes back as being registered to the FAA.
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RE: Why Was This Government Gulfstream At SAN?

Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:37 am



Quoting DL767captain (Thread starter):
I was at SAN watching some planes and saw this plane and was wondering why it would be at SAN. It was in SAN on June 16th, here's a picture (sorry the heat haze was really bad)

I believe N1 is the personal aircraft of the US Transportation Secretary.


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RE: Why Was This Government Gulfstream At SAN?

Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:39 am

Yes the Sec. of Transportation & FAA Admin typically fly on aircraft N1 which is a G4.
 
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RE: Why Was This Government Gulfstream At SAN?

Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:53 pm



Quoting GEEDO (Reply 3):
Did you catch the reg?

It looked like N1 but it was really difficult to tell with the heat haze from my position
 
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RE: Why Was This Government Gulfstream At SAN?

Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:54 pm

Quoting Drewfly (Reply 4):
I believe N1 is the personal aircraft of the US Transportation Secretary.

I don't doubt that the DOT Secretary may often fly in N1, but it also undertakes many less significant missions. Irrespective, I believe I have the answer.

The Over-the-Line World Championships are next week if I'm not mistaken. It's obviously the Washington DC team arriving early to prepare.



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