Google (Spy Agency) Gets 3 Million Gallons of Jet Fuel From Pentagon!Submitted by Barracuda_Trader on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 05:23
~Google Jet Fleet Loses a Pentagon Fuel Perk
Questions Raised about Founders Use for Non-Government Flights~
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin may have to dig deeper to operate their fleet of private jets, after the Department of Defense ended a little-known arrangement that allowed the billionaires to travel on sharply discounted jet fuel bought from the Pentagon.
Even so, the contract between H211 (Google)and the Pentagon stated that the fuel was supposed to be used only "for performance of a U.S. government contract, charter or other approved use," and said violations could trigger civil or criminal penalties. There is no indication of any such investigation.
Flight records from the Federal Aviation Administration suggest that the vast bulk of the flights by the Google executives' fleet have been for non-NASA purposes.
The main jets in the fleet—a Boeing 767, Boeing 757 and four Gulfstream V's—have departed from Moffett a total of 710 times since 2007, FAA records show. The most frequent destinations were Los Angeles and New York, but the planes also flew 20 times to the Caribbean island of Tortola; 17 to Hawaii; 16 to Nantucket, Mass.; and 15 to Tahiti.
Meanwhile, as of last year NASA told Sen. Grassley that the Google craft had flown a total of 155 missions for it. All but 11 of those, however, had been flown by the small Alpha jet, a fuel sipper compared with the big aircraft.