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Old 06-11-2008, 12:22 PM   #15
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I am really interested in the tow vehicle......wonder how much it costs...and do you think it is properly equipped and powerful enough to do the job? Silly me.....always worried about the wrong things.............pj
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:00 PM   #16
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YEAH! Whats up with the price? I want one!
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:33 PM   #17
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I am really interested in the tow vehicle......wonder how much it costs...and do you think it is properly equipped and powerful enough to do the job? Silly me.....always worried about the wrong things.............pj
That's the kicker, the government only paid 8,000 (roughly $16,000 in todays $$$'s), but they paid $380,000,000 US for the tow vehicle (troupe transport)!

Actually, I think that says a lot about the government these days, I think some of the past presidents would have wanted a Newell or Prevost for a transport for their wives.
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Old 06-20-2008, 03:32 PM   #18
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[quote=Minnie's Mate;579019]That's the kicker, the government only paid 8,000 (roughly $16,000 in todays $$$'s), but they paid $380,000,000 US for the tow vehicle (troupe transport)!
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Actually a C-130J Series Transport with a full electroincs pack only costs $48.5 million. A bargin considering the full funtionality of the aircraft, its mission capabilities and field service. As for the UFO's I can tell you that having spent way too many hours flying well over 45K feet there are a ton of them flying around out there. They usually like to hang around the 47 to 50K which is where we have seen most of them. They do ocasionally dip down to 3 to 5K just to get the humans excited but don't do it like they used to do in the 50's. Of course not all of the UFO's can come down that low anymore since they have upgraded their crafts the lower atmosphere is too dense and they have a tendancy to stall and if that happened there would eventually be a crash and then the White House would have to admit that there really are UFS's and Aliens. Speaking of aliens, there are a few well hidden in the military and upper goverment cabinet positions.
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:05 PM   #19
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Some of you are making it very hard to not respond to your (political) posts without violating the forum policies...however much I would like to...
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:59 PM   #20
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Some of you are making it very hard to not respond to your (political) posts without violating the forum policies...however much I would like to...
Nah, it's easy. I found this little red button in the upper left corner of all web pages on Macs (a tiny "X" for Windows users) that makes the whole conversation disappear.
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:31 PM   #21
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Political satire does seem to evoke a response, hits us in the gut!

From where I'm sittin' .. not getting any younger, we are in the majority insofar as age and population. Freedom of speech and seniority combined, should allow us to express our opinions freely.

We have been there, done that. Baby Boomers have witnessed an extraordinary change in every facet of life. Space travel, global communication, rock and roll, etc. etc.

Hi Fyrzowt good to talk again.
In my aged opinion, I think if you got something to say, Go For It!
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:50 PM   #22
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There are a couple of reasons why I don't.

1. I respect the wishes of the owner and staff of this website.
All too often folks think they can do whatever they want, whenever they want and call it "rights".
IMO, if you are violating the rules of the forum, you have the right to sanctions and possible removal of posting rights.

2. I value my posting privileges. Notice I didn't say "rights".

Maybe this is all just the Black and white/law enforcement side coming out...
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:05 AM   #23
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Well George just came to Naples yesterday,didn`t see any Airstreams,but there sure were a bunch of attack helicoptersand Secret service to be seen. Dave
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:33 AM   #24
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Watch the news. For security reasons you will see American dignitaries land in certain countries for only a few hours. Meetings often occur right at the airport. These airborne pallet units make some sense when you don't want to secure an off-airport hotel for freshening up.

This general topic has been the subject of other interesting threads:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...ion-11165.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...eam-40865.html

I thank our members who are keeping this within the Community Rules guidelines, "Discussion of politics and religion is permitted only in association with the topic of this forum." People & Airstream discussions -- good. Discussing policies and personal allegiances .... well, there have been no edits whatsoever. Thanks again!
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:36 AM   #25
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$16,000 for 2 flight seats and a bit of cabinet rework that not a bad deal considering what we spend for a hammer.

I like the sway control straps. Just wondering what they used for WD a Ha Ha or the new Pro.
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:47 AM   #26
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Don't need a hitch if you treat it like a moho. John Irwin beat us (and the Air Force) all to the starting line - http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...html#post75288

Goes to show if you give 10,000 monkeys and me a keyboard they'll certainly produces something silly and (ir)relevant.
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[quote=rickandsandi;579038][quote=Minnie's Mate;579019]That's the kicker, the government only paid 8,000 (roughly $16,000 in todays $$$'s), but they paid $380,000,000 US for the tow vehicle (troupe transport)!
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Actually a C-130J Series Transport with a full electroincs pack only costs $48.5 million.
You are right. Quite the bargain considering what a little two seat fighter cost.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:21 PM   #28
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Some people will believe anything that fits there prior delusions.....

I'll take two at that price....

What you saw is a self contained shielded communications pod to keep in touch with them...
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