Skip to comments.Nancy Pelosi Wants Bedroom on Jet
Posted on 02/08/2007 7:32:14 PM PST by do the dhue
Critics charge that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is abusing the perks of power by asking for a jumbo military jet with sleeping accommodations for her flights across the country.
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Pentagon agreed to provide the speaker, who is second in the line of presidential succession, with a military plane for added security during trips back home.
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican, flew in a small commuter-sized Air Force jet.
Pelosi wants a larger aircraft that can fly to her San Francisco district without stopping to refuel.
Some sources are claiming that Pelosi demanded access to the C-32, which seats 45 and has a stateroom for the primary passenger, a conference facility, an entertainment system and three convertible beds.
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Besides, you don't have to refuel a broom. What is the matter with her broom?
Even better, get her an ox and a cart. Maybe she will make it to Washington before the 110th Congress ends.
MAN we Freepers had way too much fun on Nancy expense
Pelosi wants to join the mile high club Ewwwwwww!!!
Mile High Club members are already resigning......
This is so hot.
I have yet to see the specifics of what she actually asked for.
So Stretch is really exposing her LIMOSINE LIBERAL blood. What a pathetic wench. Talk about sick, arrogant elitism. If she does not get the bed, it will become a SEXIST issue. Her Highness has already played the gender card...this is really getting good. Just give her a supersonic broom, and be done with it.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
"...MAN we Freepers had way too much fun on Nancy expense..."
And that is a bad thing because...?
a military version of a luxury 757-200
And whatever plane she gets, make sure it has the proper insignia on it --- A RED STAR.
She ain't the third-most powerful person in the world if the air force doesn't want to give her a luxury jet on demand for her and 42 of her best friends, any time she wants, $300,000 a flight, all on taxpayer dime. Somehow, she doesn't have that much power. She doesn't have a printing press for moneyprinting either, somehow she missed out on that power, too. But she certainly thinks she does, and assumes all these things are her entitlement and whines when the law says she doesn't get them. Dollars to donuts she will try to put the air force in jail for not accomodating her as her servants. But I doubt she will succeed. She just doesn't have that much power.
A bed? doesnt she hang from a perch upside down?
This is the one Pelosi wants:
The C-32 is a specially configured version of the Boeing 757-200 commercial intercontinental airliner. The C-32 body is identical to that of the Boeing 757-200, but has different interior furnishings and 21st century avionics. The passenger cabin is divided into four sections:
-- The forward area has a communications center, galley, lavatory and 10 business class seats.
-- The second section is a fully enclosed stateroom for the use of the primary passenger. It includes a changing area, private lavatory, separate entertainment system, two first-class swivel seats and a convertible divan that seats three and folds out to a bed.
-- The third section contains the conference and staff facility with eight business class seats.
-- The rear section of the cabin contains general seating with 32 business-class seats, galley, two lavatories and closets.
Because the C-32 is a high-standing aircraft, it is easier to see under and around it -- an important security factor for protecting the plane and its passengers.
The C-32 is more fuel efficient and has improved capabilities over its C-137 predecessor. It can travel twice the distance on the same amount of fuel, and operate on shorter runways down to 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) in length. Its 92,000-pound (41,731 kilogram) fuel capacity allows the aircraft to travel 5,500 nautical miles unrefueled.
Heading the safety equipment list is the Traffic Collision Avoidance System and Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System that gives advance warning of possible air and ground threats. Weather systems are enhanced with a Predictive Windshear Warning System. Other items include the future air navigation system with Global Positioning System and Flight Management System/Electronic Flight Instrument System.
Inside the C-32, communications are paramount. The vice president, heads of state and other decision-makers can conduct business anywhere around the world using improved telephones, satellites, television monitors, facsimiles and copy machines. The C-32 has state-of-the-art avionics equipment.
The C-32 is a military version of the Boeing 757-200 extended range aircraft, selected along with the C-37A to replace the aging fleet of C-137 aircraft. Active-duty aircrews from the 1st Airlift Squadron, 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., fly the aircraft.
The contract was awarded for the C-32 in August 1996. By using commercial off-the-shelf acquisition practices, a new record has been set from contract award to aircraft delivery -- less than two years. The C-32 is the first military aircraft ever to be acquired in this manner. The 89th Airlift Wing acquired the first of four aircraft in late June 1998.
Primary Function: High-priority personnel transport
Builder: Boeing Company
Power Plant: Two Pratt and Whitney 2040 engines
Thrust: 41,700 pounds static thrust each engine
Length: 155 feet, 3 inches (47.32 meters)
Height: 44 feet, 6 inches (11.02 meters)
Wingspan: 124 feet, 8 inches (37.99 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 255,000 pounds (115,668 kilograms)
Range: 5,500 nautical miles unrefueled range
Ceiling: 42,000 feet (12,727 meters)
Speed: 530 miles per hour (Mach 0.8)
Load: 45 passengers
Unit Cost: Unavailable
Crew: 16 (varies with mission)
Date Deployed: June 19, 1998
Inventory: Active force, 4; ANG: 0; Reserve: 0
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