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(Twitter)   To reduce cost, Trump has decided to remove some unnecessary functions from the new Air Force One - such as mid-air refueling capability   ( twitter.com) divider line
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2017-09-26 02:06:31 PM  
He's going to miss that feature when he starts a nuclear WW3, and needs to keep AF1 in the air in order to avoid direct attack.
 
2017-09-26 02:08:13 PM  
What the actual fark?

Really?

Is this satire?
 
2017-09-26 02:09:04 PM  
Air Force Half
 
2017-09-26 02:10:17 PM  

21-7-b: Air Force Half


Maybe they replaced the in flight refueling system with a soft serve ice cream machine.  Then the situation would begin to make more sense.
 
2017-09-26 02:10:29 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-26 02:11:47 PM  
I suppose we can send in Snake Plissken if he runs out of fuel and cras
 
2017-09-26 02:11:51 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: What the actual fark?

Really?

Is this satire?


This is the same man who demanded that the new CVNs all use steam catapults, so no.
 
2017-09-26 02:12:20 PM  
hes.
 
2017-09-26 02:15:58 PM  
At the Mrs. Grace L. Ferguson Airline and Storm Door company we're doing away with so-called frills and extras such as maintenance.....radar.....and a whole bunch of technical instruments up in the........
 
2017-09-26 02:17:39 PM  
He's found a plane that runs on Russian Hooker pee!
 
2017-09-26 02:22:33 PM  
General Dunford announced they will begin testing of the next generation Air Force One with President Trump aboard for a transpacific flight.
 
2017-09-26 02:23:15 PM  
Next up -- screen doors on all submarines.
 
2017-09-26 02:25:37 PM  
Why does this asshole get to make decisions like that? Shouldn't somebody else be designing the plane instead of the Sh*theel in Chief?
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-26 02:25:46 PM  

Prey4reign: Next up -- screen doors on all submarines.


What about submarines with swimming pools?
media.architecturaldigest.com
 
2017-09-26 02:25:59 PM  

Prey4reign: Next up -- screen doors on all submarines.


and after that - cut AF1 cost another 50% by unchecking the box for "cabin pressurization system" on the order sheet.
 
2017-09-26 02:26:20 PM  

naughtyrev: Prey4reign: Next up -- screen doors on all submarines.

What about submarines with swimming pools?
[media.architecturaldigest.com image 850x478]


ok, what is that from?  that's awesome!
 
2017-09-26 02:29:53 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: naughtyrev: Prey4reign: Next up -- screen doors on all submarines.

What about submarines with swimming pools?
[media.architecturaldigest.com image 850x478]

ok, what is that from?  that's awesome!


http://www.migaloo-submarines.com/
 
2017-09-26 02:31:16 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: What the actual fark?

Really?

Is this satire?


I wish it was.
 
2017-09-26 02:31:43 PM  
Trump is on Air Force 1. One of the engines goes out.  The pilot gets on the radio and says. Nothing to worry about it will delay our arrival by about 20 minutes.

A little while later. Another engine goes out. Trump getting mad, he's going to be late for golfing. The pilot announces. Sorry Mr. President, our delay will now be one hour.

Just then then the third engine quits working. Trump is furious! Mr. President the pilot says: we can still make it but we'll be 3 hours late.

The fourth engine quits.

Trump screams: GOD DAMMIT TO HELL!  WE'RE GOING TO BE UP HERE ALL NIGHT!
 
2017-09-26 02:38:07 PM  
Meanwhile, at Boeing and DOD HQ:

i.imgur.com
 
2017-09-26 02:38:22 PM  
The armed forces wants Trump to have some skin in the game in case of nuclear war?
 
2017-09-26 02:45:11 PM  
Just so you know, the defense of our fair nation is not reliant upon Air Force One, not when the NEACP is still around.
 
2017-09-26 02:47:23 PM  

DeaH: The armed forces wants Trump to have some skin in the game in case of nuclear war?


I was going to say Kelly must be facepalming again, until I read this.
 
2017-09-26 02:55:35 PM  
To be fair, I don't know that the capability has ever been used with the POTUS on board.  That being said, there certainly are situations where having the capability to mid-air refuel would be critical. This seems like one of those situations where it is better to have something and not normally need it than to need something and not have it. It certainly does complicate the design a bit and add costs, but these are specialized aircraft so they are going to be expensive.  Now if Trump is dumping this capability to pay for gold fixtures and decorations...
 
2017-09-26 02:55:57 PM  
I'm completely ok with this, as long as we get a new AF1 up and running just as soon as we have a President that we WANT to survive a nuclear holocaust.

DeaH: The armed forces wants Trump to have some skin in the game in case of nuclear war?


White House's idea, not DOD's. In other words, sure, you can have whatever you want Donny.
 
2017-09-26 02:57:12 PM  
I'm surprised the potus has any say except for what kind of decorating may be done, if that even. I'm betting he doesn't have any say.
 
2017-09-26 02:59:09 PM  

Daedalus27: It certainly does complicate the design a bit and add costs, but these are specialized aircraft so they are going to be expensive.


Exactly.  and since it's already in use on current AF1, it won't be a huge lift for Boeing to add it to the next AF1.  It's basically "existing/known tech" at this point.
 
2017-09-26 02:59:51 PM  
I was a tough choice but he decided to go with the ice cream maker instead...
 
2017-09-26 03:05:14 PM  

redoctober65: I was a tough choice but he decided to go with the ice cream maker instead...


Let's not be cynical.  Maybe it was a hot tub.
 
2017-09-26 03:15:03 PM  

naughtyrev: What about submarines with swimming pools?
[media.architecturaldigest.com image 850x478]


Okay. THAT is cool.

*Wants one.*
 
2017-09-26 03:18:01 PM  
Sorry Rasheed Wallace.

expressionsstores.com
 
2017-09-26 03:18:07 PM  
What a sheltered dotard.  I really think this is a product of Trump never being in a situation he couldn't bad-breath his way out of.
 
2017-09-26 03:18:21 PM  
Hair Farce One.
 
2017-09-26 03:19:10 PM  
I bet this makes Pence very happy. Whatever plane he will be flying on probably has mid-air refueling.
 
2017-09-26 03:20:14 PM  
No sweat, plebes. He'll just parachute down on his majestic golden (totally real) hair. Like a more heroic version of all those loser combat pilots that bailed when things got too bigly and covfefe.
 
2017-09-26 03:20:31 PM  
This just in:

Trump decides to scrap the in-flight oxygen drop down masks in case of emergency. Cites the fact that there's oxygen all around us.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2017-09-26 03:20:42 PM  
It's not easy to always be wrong.  How the hell does he do it?
 
2017-09-26 03:21:29 PM  

Daedalus27: To be fair, I don't know that the capability has ever been used with the POTUS on board.  That being said, there certainly are situations where having the capability to mid-air refuel would be critical.



To be fair, this is the first presidency in my lifetime where i think that its very possible some catastrophe will make it necessary. But, please get rid of it. If I can't get to safety because his dumbass couldn't stop instigating a nuclear war, I want his ass standing right down here next to me.
 
2017-09-26 03:23:00 PM  
So?  You don't need to refuel mid-air to get from DC to Florida or New Jersey.
 
2017-09-26 03:23:52 PM  

d23: It's not easy to always be wrong.  How the hell does he do it?


Years and years of practice.
 
2017-09-26 03:24:27 PM  

wooden_badger: At the Mrs. Grace L. Ferguson Airline and Storm Door company we're doing away with so-called frills and extras such as maintenance.....radar.....and a whole bunch of technical instruments up in the........


That bit still kills me to this day.
 
2017-09-26 03:24:29 PM  

Prey4reign: Just so you know, the defense of our fair nation is not reliant upon Air Force One, not when the NEACP is still around.


I thought the Prez was on AF1, and the duty Command General for SAC was on NEACP.  Am I wrong?  Seems like having both planes in the same location, awaiting arrival of the Prez, is a bad idea.
 
2017-09-26 03:24:40 PM  
It only has to make it to Russia.
 
2017-09-26 03:24:41 PM  
If you really want to reduce fuel costs, keep the President's fat ass off it.
 
2017-09-26 03:24:46 PM  

cgraves67: I bet this makes Pence very happy. Whatever plane he will be flying on probably has mid-air refueling.


More like (in Gollum's voice): "No, planes making me thinking of sex. Bad. So very bad."
 
2017-09-26 03:25:02 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: 21-7-b: Air Force Half

Maybe they replaced the in flight refueling system with a soft serve ice cream machine.  Then the situation would begin to make more sense.


Two Scoops doesn't like that soft serve stuff. He only eats hard packed.
 
2017-09-26 03:25:33 PM  

Daedalus27: To be fair, I don't know that the capability has ever been used with the POTUS on board.  That being said, there certainly are situations where having the capability to mid-air refuel would be critical. This seems like one of those situations where it is better to have something and not normally need it than to need something and not have it. It certainly does complicate the design a bit and add costs, but these are specialized aircraft so they are going to be expensive.  Now if Trump is dumping this capability to pay for gold fixtures and decorations...


The ability to refuel while airborne is actually pretty important under certain circumstances...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3784327/President-Bush-s-9-11​-​Air-Force-One-passengers-tell-harrowing-confusing-chaotic-journey-Amer​ica-s-darkest-day-readied-nukes-launch.html
 
2017-09-26 03:26:07 PM  

CVGScorch: This just in:

Trump decides to scrap the in-flight oxygen drop down masks in case of emergency. Cites the fact that there's oxygen all around us.


In case of emergency Ivanka drops onto the president's face.
 
2017-09-26 03:27:46 PM  
Do you need to refuel when flying from Trump Tower to the White House to Mar Largo?
 
2017-09-26 03:27:47 PM  

WTFDYW: I'm surprised the potus has any say except for what kind of decorating may be done, if that even. I'm betting he doesn't have any say.


They've never had one dumb enough to enforce that say.
 
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