State puts 23-year-old Turboprop on the Market

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist isn't about to be outdone by Sarah Palin when it comes to state aircraft.

Palin, the Alaska governor who is the Republican vice presidential nominee, likes to say she put her state plane on E-Bay, although it didn't sell there.

After an audit last week suggesting that Florida's three planes are costing the state too much money in a weak economy, the state
is going ahead and advertising for sealed bids on its oldest
aircraft for sale on and It's a
1985 Beechcraft King Air 300 turboprop plane that's been stuck on
the ground a lot this year for maintenance reasons.

Crist, however, isn't putting his preferred jet on the block. Not yet, anyway.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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