Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Country Club Idiocy

It is amazing the inanities one can overhear in even the most exclusive of country clubs. For example, this afternoon I happened to overhear a fellow member extolling the virtues of his new Gulfstream G450. Now, I would be willing to cut the gentleman some slack if he were a young fellow purchasing his first business jet – the G450 is a fine starter aircraft. But the gentleman in question is someone who really should have done better (I won’t embarrass him by revealing his name, but you would recognize it if I did). There is simply no comparison between the G450 and the Boeing Business Jet.

The BBJ has it all over the G450 in every important category:
Range: 6200 nm vs 4350 nm
Cabin Length: 79 ft 2 in vs 45 ft 1 in
Cabin Height: 7 ft 1 in vs 6 ft 2 in
Cabin Width: 11 ft 7 in vs 7 ft 4in
More importantly, the G450 has no full sized shower, no executive suite with a queen-sized bed, and no full dining area to name just a few of its deficiencies.

The only real advantage of the G450 is it’s lower cost – but believe me, the gentleman in question’s shareholders can afford the BBJ. Some people just have no class.


Blogger TFB said...

So maybe some night we can all hop on board your BJJ after some triv at Keegans?

7:18 PM  
Blogger Sisyphus said...

Sure Jo, I assume you mean my BBJ.

9:15 PM  

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