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By eltonioni
#1779248
Trent772 wrote:https://thepointsguy.co.uk/news/germany-air-force-one-airbus-a350/


Good link. Angela's new crib

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Hang on, haven't we seen Angela's interior somewhere before?

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By johnm
#1779250
Angela's machine is a lot more elegant and stylish I reckon.
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By kanga
#1779255
eltonioni wrote:..
Eswatini; no, me neither, ..


used to be called 'Swaziland'; belated (by decades) analogy of Bechuanaland->Botswana, Basutoland->Lesotho, each reflecting the national name for its people at its core. Useful for quizzes :)

</trivia nerd>
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By nallen
#1779257
eltonioni wrote:France: Although they do operate "four Dassault Falcon 50s, two Dassault Falcon 900s, two Dassault Falcon 7Xs…"


Thereby allowing le Président to show off France's range of domestically produced bizjets.
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By eltonioni
#1779259
nallen wrote:
eltonioni wrote:France: Although they do operate "four Dassault Falcon 50s, two Dassault Falcon 900s, two Dassault Falcon 7Xs…"


Thereby allowing le Président to show off

Corrected that for you. :)
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By johnm
#1779260
Some of the decoration is likely to be vinyl rather than paint I suspect.....
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By Jim Jones
#1779279
johnm wrote:Some of the decoration is likely to be vinyl rather than paint I suspect.....



Would it withstand 500kts at 35000ft and minus 50C?
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By PeteSpencer
#1779296
I see the twitterati are already whining about the orientation of the flag

FFS it’s not a bleedin flag, it’s a stylised representation of the Union Flag .Its ‘orientation’ is irrelevant.

Peter
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By Propwash
#1779299
PeteSpencer wrote:I see the twitterati are already whining about the orientation of the flag

FFS it’s not a bleedin flag, it’s a stylised representation of the Union Flag .Its ‘orientation’ is irrelevant.

Peter

Its orientation is spot on. Viewed from the other side that would be obvious.

And I think it is very impressive.

PW
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By Trent772
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Jim Jones wrote:
johnm wrote:Some of the decoration is likely to be vinyl rather than paint I suspect.....



Would it withstand 500kts at 35000ft and minus 50C?


It is a micro perforated 3M product that is normally used. The 'Panty Liner' design on our Thomas Cock aeroplanes was vinyl as was a lot of the other stuff.
By johnm
#1779322
I haven't seen any discussion about the orientation of the "flag" and I agree it's a quite elegant stylised representation not an actual flag and it's either normal or a distress signal depending on where you think the flagpole might be :-)
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By eltonioni
#1779422
Just in case anyone might get any fancy ideas that the UK should have a fleet of a dozen dedicated VIP aircraft like France.



Let's think sideways. Now that military aeroplanes are either invisible to the enemy or viewable to everyone on FR24 this is a fantastic opportunity to show off Brand Britain. I think the time has come for the entire RAF fleet to be raspberry rippled. Even the Russkis couldn't resist publishing photos of red white and blue Typhoons intercepting their Bears.
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By johnm
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The old “what’s it for?” question is getting harder to answer in military circles I fear.