The Air Force’s 89th Airlift Wing exists to provide airlift support to government officials. The most visible part of this is operating a pair of modified 747s as Air Force One. But they also operate a fleet of other smaller aircraft to support other members of the government, such as cabinet officers, congressional leadership, and such.
Now, I don’t have a huge problem with Nancy Pelosi, ,the Speaker of the House, third in line as head of government, availing herself of a lift now and then. But apparently, she’s not satisfied to just have a C-37 (Gulfstream V) at her beck and call. No, she likes the C-32, which is the Air Force’s version of a 757 appointed as a bizjet. OK, a plane capable of carrying 200 people being used to ferry her back and forth. A bit much, but hey, her job has to have some perks, right?
I sure wish I could get a private jet to cart me around the country and only have to pay coach fare.