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Disruption at LHR due to George W Bush

Old 13th Jun 2008, 13:02
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Bush induced chaos at LHR on Sunday 15th

Anybody know when Air Force One is due to land at Heathrow on Sunday? I'm meant to be meeting an inbound T3 flight at 10:30.
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Don't think you'll get the answer on an internet forum.

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Oh dear will they lock me up for 42 days?
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Don't know about his arrival at LHR, but when he came to PHX two weeks ago, AF1 was scheduled to arrive at 14:15, and the airplane landed at precisely....14:15

Scheduled to depart at 20:45, departed....20:44

Now, I can't personally say much anout his policies, but on time he most certainly is.
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Surely the USAF Colonel in the left hand seat should take the credit for on time performance.
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Its called Brize Norton isn't it? And aren't those whirly things called helos.
Oh well why do the obvious secure and efficient solution when you can disrupt Heathrow, delay thousands of pasengers and assuage your green credentials by forcing aircraft into holding patterns.
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Oh well why do the obvious secure and efficient solution when you can disrupt Heathrow, delay thousands of pasengers and assuage your green credentials by forcing aircraft into holding patterns.
It's called an ego trip.
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<<Surely the USAF Colonel in the left hand seat should take the credit for on time performance.>>

Nope - the Air Traffic Controllers. At a busy airport it's quite a skilled job to get an aircraft to land at an exact time.
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It's called an ego trip.
Really?!

So the choice of landing destination is not decided by the host nation?

Damn, we have got to start exercising our power in more direct ways!

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Whats a day compared to 8 years of chaos caused by the man.
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 15:55
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Next time AF1 should work the pattern at LHR...err multiple circuits. Bush should have stopped off at that new terminal and whipped it in to shape.
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Nope - the Air Traffic Controllers. At a busy airport it's quite a skilled job to get an aircraft to land at an exact time.
Partially HD, but the landing phase is only one small part of a flight. The aircraft commander is responsible for the timings from pre-flight briefing to arriving on blocks as planned. Adverse winds and weather, enroute air traffic delays and tech problems can and will conspire to ruin his day!
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Old 13th Jun 2008, 16:05
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Its called Brize Norton isn't it? And aren't those whirly things called helos.
Oh well why do the obvious secure and efficient solution when you can disrupt Heathrow, delay thousands of pasengers and assuage your green credentials by forcing aircraft into holding patterns.
Perhaps Gordon intervened and insisted that Heathrow must be used to cut down on the carbon footprint?
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Mildenhall would have been even better placed than Brize, surely?

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Perhaps Heathrow is easier to find?
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Grundyhead said..........


"MI5 now tracking your IP address Brakewell"




Too late, CIA had him cold at 1503.
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As Gee Dubya seems to have Hijacked the Armed Forces of the UK as his own assets, surely he should be treated as a hijacker and made to land at Stansted airport, then remain indefinitely in the UK.
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Then it would only be him and other immigrants inhabiting blighty in the long run.
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As Gee Dubya seems to have Hijacked the Armed Forces of the UK as his own assets, surely he should be treated as a hijacker and made to land at Stansted airport, then remain indefinitely in the UK.
Again, really?! Then I hope he moves some decent muscle to hold to the Falklands until we can develop the oil there.

Of course, we'll have to use our carriers and ships to get that muscle there.

Not to mention, that even France found the gumption to stand up to 'the man.' Amazing that the Frogs found a spine to say 'non,' but not you.

As the Iranians discovered.
 

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