posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 03:00 PM
reply to post by jd140
jd.....not to belabor a point that YOU brought up that is sorta off...but exactly which airplane would YOU suggest for the First Lady to travel?
Would you be able to find any examples of AF1 being used for Fmr. First Ladies in recent Administrations? BTW, the jet itself is NOT designated
'AF1' unless the President is onboard.
how about this? We'll call it even....the $100,000 or so that they are NOT using for re-decorating could more than easily pay for fuel....or, push
it hard enough, and get them to pay for it!!!
This is penny-ante stuff, folks!
Another BTW....I crunched some numbers. Let's use avg 3000/lbs/hr per engine, and at most two hours from DC to ORD. That's somewhere around
(rounding up) 4,000 gallons. (Jet-A weighs 6.7lbs/gal).
Now, what does Jet-A cost the Government? We're talking the Military here. OK, let's really throw caution and say it's $3.50 per. I've bumped
everything up for the benefit of the doubt....that would be a fuel cost of $14,000.
As I said....penny-ante....let's try to keep things in perspective, hmmmm??
EDIT for jd....I won't even mention how many vacation days and trips to TX or ME our /former/ Pres used AF1........oops, I just mentioned it.
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