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Bertie / G-IV
Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:57 pm
Wonder if Bertie used the G-IV to visit George in Washington...or is this piece of machinery too old for him now...??
Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:29 am
You mean the Gulfstream?
Hector was on a documentary with him once and he says he does not like the Learjet, (No toilet, no kitchen etc.)
Sure I wouldnt imagine the lear would make to to chicago?
Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:45 pm
Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:58 pm
...he's the red headed fella...
Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:08 pm
the Lear of course can make it to Chicago. wasnt it down in South America.. remember when it failed to take off or even start up and Bertie & Co were left fuming for a while.
Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:29 pm
No, that was the gIV, the lear jet only arrived last year
and it's lack of use that cause all the problems on the GIV,
it's about 10 years old and only has about 600hrs on it, 90+% of flights are from bal-eidw or either of these to belfast, theres an occasional trip to brussells, and as mentioned further afield as well.
Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:33 pm
Was talking to a lad from the aircorp and he reconded that while Hector was on that flight he wrote 'Hector woz ere' on the back of the bathroom door.
Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:16 pm
Heliops wrote:the Lear of course can make it to Chicago. wasnt it down in South America.. remember when it failed to take off or even start up and Bertie & Co were left fuming for a while.
Thats the Gulfstream!!! Hector O' Houloigan or something like that isnt it?
Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:59 am
lazza wrote:and it's lack of use that cause all the problems on the GIV,
Its well known fact in the states that most,if not all G-V's,are hanger queens, and are used on short hops, with an average of two pax. So nothing unusual about the Irish ship doing short hops.
Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:39 am
Another major factor is that although it should be a hanger Queen it is not. Its spends a lot of time with the tail hanging out of the hanger because the hanger is too small. Thats why there was so much corrosion on the tail. It probably would have been 10 times cheaper to build the correct size hanger in the first place. However thats the sort of short sightedness the Air Corp are always up against with the Government. They must be so angry sometimes.
Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:14 pm
I olny posted about the Giv cuz thats what the topic is about and it was my bad as i misread a post.
Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:30 pm
I think he did use it to go to the states i picked it up on shannon high level frequencies at FL430 direct to dub,then they requested descent etc.