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Old 07-02-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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Flying Airstream with VP

I just watching a Fox News story with Joe Biden in a air transport (like a C5-A or C141) about his trip to Iraq---right behind him was an Airstream. The odd thing that occurred to me was that the story wasn't about the Airstream. Seen at: 4:30PM PDT, July 2, 2009.

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Old 07-02-2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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It was a C-17 Cargo Jet

Here's the article in the New York Times.

Biden Begins His Visit in Iraq - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com


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Old 07-02-2009, 07:53 PM   #3
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Randy, somebody else reported this story when the "other guys" were in office a couple of years ago. I'd be interested to see if this thread goes "political" like that one did. Good luck and keep yer head down.

Just my 2 cents.

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Old 07-02-2009, 09:26 PM   #4
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:30 PM   #5
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:26 PM   #6
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Ohh, it drew a few politics deletions, but not many. I like the oldest thread best anyway.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...ion-11165.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...eam-40865.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f224...eam-42698.html
Between one and two years back these got zeroed out of the budget. Whether rising prices truly means they're building new ones ... kinda doubt that. So... what's the black tank capacity? Not! Of course these are probably all 12 volt.

I'd say it looks like a pretty comfortable way to travel in the spartan cabin of a military transport making a corkscrew descent into Baghdad.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:19 PM   #7
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Vice President's Airstream?

Anyone see the newscast today of VP Biden's trip to Iraq. The Fox newscast showed an Airstream strapped in the bay of a cargo airplane (possibly C-17) while the VP was participating in an interview with reporters who were sitting in the troop seats along the side of the airplane and facing the Airstream.

I believe the Airstream might be a way make executive accomodations in a combat zone. The VP can have nice quarters on the way over, and once there, have his quarters rolled off and parked wherever needed.

Sounds nice to me.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:27 PM   #8
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Think how much it weighs when clad with armor. Might need something bigger than a ProPride or a Hensley. Have to tow it with a Peterbuilt.

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Hmmm, Up-Armored Airstreams....
Might be a good money maker with a niche market. Like for folks that want to overnight in Colorado Spring's Wal Marts
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Cheney used it during the Bush Administration.....
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Wow. As I was writing sending the message below these two threads must have been merged. All of a sudden the thread I was following was gone. Very strange.

Here are three other threads with photos.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/usaf-silver-bullet-mission-11165.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/cheney-airstream-40865.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f224/laura-bushs-airstream-42698.html
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