AF flying Congress to a funeral?

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by kinnem, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    DevilDog 5-Year Member

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    I am with you on this. Also, why should they get the day off? If someone I know or a co-worker dies, I have to use my personal time. If a family member dies, then I get a few days off. Why does congress get priviledges that the people they represent would never be entitled to?
     
  3. NorwichDad

    NorwichDad 5-Year Member

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    Not just the cost of the flight but the lobster, champagne and $20 mints they serve on all those Air Force flights.
     
  4. AF6872

    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    Should be C130 in web seats down the middle and both sides and carry their own duffel. See how many sign up to go:shake: Maybe they could help on the manual landing gear crank if the hydraulics fail.
     
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    NorwichDad 5-Year Member

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    True and landing at a FOB in Eastern Afghanistan with a difficult approach to the runway
     
  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I'm beginning to think they will have a plush chartered airliner and the Air Force will simply pay for it.
     
  7. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    Nah. Don't overlook the fact that the Air Force owns 4 C-32s (Boeing 757) and 11 C-40s (Boeing 737) as VIP transports. I'm sure they would all fit in a few of those.

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  8. AF6872

    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    Still think they should walk down the ramp of a C 130 onto a hot tarmac or better yet do a HALO off the ramp over Florida.
     
  9. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Liking the HALO idea. Might be the only way to get "term limits". :smile:
     
  10. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

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    Careful...the whole aircrew would net 3 air medals each out of such an event.
     
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    And they should pack their own parachutes because there are plenty out there who would not do a good job of packing a congressman's parachute given their performance in their jobs lately...
     

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