It’s blatantly unfair for the President to have a new air wing created for him to campaign against Mitt Romney.
Word coming out of a military web site is revealing that a new back-up aviation wing has been created to support President Obama’s Air Force One air fleet for the upcoming election year campaign flights.
This new air wing includes 5 C-130 H medium transport with 8 full sets of air crew, plus 60 maintenance personnel and 12 operations employees to constitute the 305th division out of Delaware. The 306th wing out of Andrews AFB includes 4 C-17 heavy lift transports, 7 full air crew, 60 maintenance personnel, and 10 more operations employees.
Look at that again. 9 C-130 H aircraft. the C-130 is a four engine turboprop, (A jet engine connected to a propeller), with 18,000 prop shaft horsepower per aircraft. Each of the nine C-130’s can lift 21 tons and weighs 73 tons. That’s one huge carbon footprint as well a a huge dollar footprint. See: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2857591/posts and http://www.af.mil/information/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=92