Monday, December 9, 2013
Citadel Pilots: Can you give me an idea of the costs involved with flying operators out of St. Maries to small strips out in other parts of CONUS? I know there are many variables, so create 1-3 scenarios that are most likely and go from there.
Here are a couple of variables: How much weight can the average small plane carry? (I know, big variables there.) What is the average range before you need to set down and refuel? What are the rules for TSA/.gov inspecting payload?
I assume each of you intend to bring your own craft to St. Maries - what would be prudent for the Citadel to purchase if routine operations included flying out to help Patriots in far-off hot-spots?
If we have an assortment of prop-driven planes and maybe even a helicopter, is there any modification we can make that will neutralize local air assets (obviously not fighter planes - but LEO observation craft)?
Should we look into the possibility of purchasing an old fighter jet - say a Phantom or an old prop - fighter? Can we do anything realistic with them? Remember, this is WRoL and SHTF, assuming FedGov is busy elsewhere and we are on our own.
What sort of helicopter should the Citadel consider buying for the same purpose? I like the Jolly Green Giant, but reality and budgets are a bitch.
Also, if a one-man operator decided to ask you to deliver him to an AO with a 60# kit and a 300# motorcycle so he could run a caper, is this do-able?
Educate us, please.
Posted by K at 7:14 PM