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Your Own Jet... What Will It Be?  
User currently offlineFlyingHippo From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 711 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9548 times:

Hey... One can always dream...

I have day dreamed about this so many times...

Let's say you're a multi-billionaire CEO of a multinational company, and a plane lover (A prerequisite). Your company's HQ is in NYC, and you have offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, and South Africa...

Since you're such a good CEO and they decided to spend $200 million to buy your own private jet... what would you choose?

(You can only choose planes that's currently in production)

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User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9517 times:

Size doesn't matter .... I take a G550 withouth a moment of hesitation. The most elegant airplane ever designed ...

User currently offlineThelowfarehero From Cayman Islands, joined Aug 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9514 times:

777-200 of course. With a little bit of customization needed. I would sport a nice tall pair of winglets and would deffinately have to have a full lounge/bar, a large theater room, maybe a gentlemans club, a few suites, couple of offices, and a spa and sauna room...a bit overboard I guess, but if I could afford it I would do it.


I HAATE AA!
User currently offlineAirbuff From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9487 times:

I might as well get in on this....B787 would be nice to get, ouf course all custome fit in executive config.


Where am I going, and why am I in this handbasket?
User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9478 times:

GV or BBJ, no question...leaning more towards the GV.

Danny



Bring back Bethune!
User currently offlineFlyingHippo From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 711 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9478 times:

Quoting Airbuff (Reply 3):
I might as well get in on this....B787 would be nice to get, ouf course all custome fit in executive config.

NEEEHHHH...... No good... 787 is not in production yet.


User currently offlineACdreamliner From UK - Scotland, joined May 2005, 520 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9472 times:

for me i'd take a A340-200. Exec config, obviously... 50 seats at the front for my guests, and an office room, washroom (with shower etc.), tv room, bedroom and a dining/drinking area


Where are you going?
User currently offlineSlashd0t From Canada, joined Dec 2002, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9460 times:

Citation X (C750) no question Big grin


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User currently offlineFlyingHippo From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 711 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9456 times:

I'd get two planes...

Global Express for the lower 48 states and flying to smaller airports.

Still deciding between a 773ER or a A345... :-p

773ER is more efficient, will have more room and MTOW, so I can put more toys in there for myself (showers, bed roooms, living room, a bar... )

A345 has 4 engines so I won't be restricted by ETOPS, and is a lot quieter than B777s.


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6788 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9456 times:

Quoting FlyingHippo (Reply 5):
NEEEHHHH...... No good... 787 is not in production yet.

Aren't some parts of the 787 already built? would taht be considered Production (pre-production).. a loophole perhaps?



Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9453 times:

Either a Global Express or 767...I would lean towards the 767 OR I could get a C150 and keep the rest for myself Big grin!!!!

[Edited 2005-08-11 21:54:20]


Propeller, we don't need no stinkin propeller
User currently offlineZamaria From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9447 times:

I think I'd get a BBJ2 and use the extra $100 million or so to get some nice homes in those cities and maybe a couple of those new Bentley Continental GTs. Those are sweeeet.

-Z


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9441 times:

F-15 Eagle.

Not an option?

SpaceShipOne.

Still no?

OK, a G550 and a Cessna Mustang.



When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineFlyingHippo From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 711 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9436 times:

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 9):
Aren't some parts of the 787 already built? would taht be considered Production (pre-production).. a loophole perhaps?

They only produced 2 sections to test out the new manufacturing methods. No engines yet... those are pretty important to your private jet, no?

Quoting N328KF (Reply 12):
OK, a G550 and a Cessna Mustang.

How many refuelling stops would it take for you to go from JFK-SIN???

[Edited 2005-08-11 21:39:17]

[Edited 2005-08-11 21:41:10]

User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6788 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9425 times:

I'd get a 777-200LR for long haul and a E75 for short haul.. pimped out by Xzibit..


Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineAirbuff From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9424 times:

Ah, come on I want a B787. If that is not eligible for my own wish, then I will take a B773 for now till my B787 is ready.


Where am I going, and why am I in this handbasket?
User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9412 times:

Quoting FlyingHippo (Reply 13):
How many refuelling stops would it take for you to go from JFK-SIN???

The G550 could do it in one stop:

http://www.gulfstream.com/g550/

A lot more for the Mustang, though.  Wink



When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineHMUcfm56 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9399 times:

Quoting FlyingHippo (Thread starter):
Since you're such a good CEO and they decided to spend $200 million to buy your own private jet... what would you choose?

A good CEO wouldn´t spend all the $200 million  Wink .
So I´d choose a nice BBJ2 with an exclusive paint scheme and even more exclusive interior (like the Eagle / N737SP)

Regards, Michael


User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9399 times:

A BBJ3, or as I would call it, the 757-200LR. It would (does) have better airport performance than the BBJ. Design it so that the entire cargo area would hold fuel. (Hell, it would be a bitch to get bags in there without a loader anyways) Winglet equipped of course. 8,500 nm range.
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An interior layout like in these photos as well as some first class "suite" seats like UA or BA has for my staff with office(s) and one or two private bedrooms.

Yea, that'll do.  bigthumbsup 

Quoting FlyingHippo (Thread starter):
(You can only choose planes that's currently in production)

Hey, this has been my fantasy corporate jet all along, so in theory, you asked me this two years ago.  Wink


User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9390 times:


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The Global Express for short, medium and long haul. The 777-200LR for medium, long and ultra long haul.



Dejale Caer tu el Peso! YOMO
User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9361 times:

Quoting FlyingHippo (Thread starter):
Since you're such a good CEO and they decided to spend $200 million to buy your own private jet... what would you choose?

Sorry guys, but if $200 million is the budget, 777-200LRs would blow it out the window.  Sad


User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9353 times:

Citation X (C750) Great Jets, not too hard to clean.

-Sam



The Pilot is the highest form of life on Earth!
User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9347 times:

Quoting FlyingHippo (Thread starter):
You can only choose planes that's currently in production

Too bad, otherwise it would definitely be the L15:

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As for aircraft still in production, these two are very nice IMHO (A319 CJ and A332):

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User currently offlineFlyingHippo From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 711 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9341 times:

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 20):
Sorry guys, but if $200 million is the budget, 777-200LRs would blow it out the window.

Ask whoever orders 747/777/787 from Boeing to order one extra 772LR for you, so you get the same discounts as them...
 laughing 


User currently offline7FTwinOtter From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9319 times:

Their not jets and there certainly not in production but I'd love to commission someone to build me a zepplin (helium filled of course) or a Boeing 314 clipper (with turboprops), they would take a while to get you to where you want to go but the ride would be enjoyable and there would be no plane in the air with more style.

Otherwise I'd settle for an A332.


25 Matt27 : I would go for an A330-200. About 30-50 seats would be good, then I would need a TV-room, bathroom (w/toilet and a shower), a bedroom and a bar with a
26 FlyingHippo : That would be the day... go up to a FEW hot chics in the bar, and ask them "Would you like a ride to... Bora bora and we'll continue our drinks and co
27 Post contains links and images Bongo : Then your company go bankruptcy Just a joke... Seriously I'd choose a nice Boeing 777 or an Airbus 340 View Large View MediumPhoto © Jan Szidat
28 Post contains images FlyingRPh : I think a 707 would be kinda nice, nostalgic you might say. No needs for ETOPS, big enough for you, your family and about 100 of your closest friends
29 Post contains images Ari : How much does an AN225cost?!?!.....just think.....a swimming pool and tennis court inside it!!!!!lol! ari
30 Post contains links and images Skibum9 : Here all you are....talking about all these great airliners to use as your corporate airliner. Sure they are all great planes that are more than suffi
31 SthPacific787 : See if John Travolta will sell his 707. It's ready to go but it would have to come with his sweet Qantas deal whereas they look after the maintenance.
32 Post contains links and images Desertwolf98 : http://www.military.cz/usa/air/war/bomber/b29/b29.jpg Bah, all this new junk :p I would take a B29 bomber retrofitted inside to be more modern (looks
33 Milan320 : Oh, for sure the A319CJ. Just love the A319. -Milan320
34 Post contains images Henpol747 : Without hesitation: Airbus 340-500 Henpol747
35 Post contains images FlyingHippo : And someone thought sitting in business class from EWR to SIN is bad... sitting in a cockpit for 10+ hours... and NO BATHROOM!! Better grab a few uri
36 Post contains images UAalltheway : It's tied between the Austin Powers 747 and the 757.
37 Jeffry747 : I would pull an older 747-200 outta the graveyard and have it beautifully restored to airworthiness. If it has to be still in production, then gimme a
38 Post contains images TupolevTu154 : Either... For Space, and transporting my employees And for me! (I've flown on the Falcon pictured in the second photo anyway, it's pretty nice, equipp
39 Post contains images 777ER : Just need to looks at my username to work it out
40 AirxLiban : Well...when i first read this tag I was getting my whole fleet of private jets ready, but since we're talking only $200 million... I'd probably go for
41 Jspitfire : I would definitely go for a GV, its such a beautiful plane.
42 Skywatch : Gulfstream V and E190. Those are just great lookin' planes, and the flight decks are just great! ---Skywatch
43 Jafa39 : 727 with winglets and a really cool black and silver paint job...
44 Post contains links and images Amy : Why still in production today? That's just dull. I'd have one of these... View Large View MediumPhoto © HansAir If it really has to be made today
45 Post contains images HighFlyer9790 : Ok, Id raise that grant by $300 Million and get a 747-400 and a 777LR for those kangaroo routes.
46 Doona : Hello? Buy a used 744, and show people that you're king of the sky.
47 N908AW : Global Express or BBJ2.
48 Post contains links and images Dragon-wings : I would choose between a Gulfstream V (aka G550) View Large View MediumPhoto © Weimeng BBJ or BBJ2 Citation X (aka C750) View Large View MediumPh
49 Post contains images Airbus3801 : A350 all the way, but tweaked of course with the likings of a private jet .
50 CORULEZ05 : B752....my absolute fav aircraft. Could do short flights into smaller airports or long haul flights also....very versatile.
51 Post contains images ZKSUJ : My own 747-400. King of the skies, and big too
52 TUNisia : I'd def. take a 777-200, but I'd have a small area up front for me and the rest of the plane be fitted with business class seats so I transport people
53 Post contains images Ipilot777 : I'd like to buy a 777-300ER and unlike others, I wouldn't care much about the interiors! I would fly the plane on my own but of course with a co-pilot
54 Post contains links and images MH017 : Definitely this fabulous looking aircraft: View Large View MediumPhoto © Kent Scott View Large View MediumPhoto © Turker Hasimoglu View Larg
55 CXA330300 : Either an A330-300, a B767-300ER, or an A320.
56 Brokenrecord : Yak-420 Actually just kidding. I'd have a BBJ.
57 AFC_ajax00 : I would get 2 aircraft, a Boeing BBJ and a Dassault Falcon 900EX.
58 Post contains links and images Msl747 : I would like a 777-200LR, but according to Boeing's website one of those will cost me some where between 209 and 232 million, and i've only got 200. O
59 Post contains links and images Swissgabe : Airbus A340-500 View Large View MediumPhoto © K.L.Yim
60 Transair737 : I'd go with a BBJ, although smaller than some people's choices it can still land at almost any strip you might want to stop at!
61 Post contains images XJRamper : Global Express: And the Falcon 900: And my personal (favorite) aircraft the Piaggio 180: Gotta love the tail number on the Piaggio. XJR
62 CruzinAltitude : Something about the 757 just does it for me. Power, performance, beauty. Its just a complete package. I would have to go with a retro C/S, possibly th
63 Post contains images TimePilot : I'd take a 747-400. If there was any money left over, I'd bling-it out with retro 60s & 70s type fashions, especially a ROTARY STAIRCASE!! Like I saw
64 NASOCEANA : Well with anything that you love so much; you just can't have one! Just ask John Trovolta. So I would choose any of the Boeing 777 family. I think the
65 Post contains images WILCO737 : Wow, $200 million, thats not bad... hmmm, lemme think... Maybe a 777-200LR for the longer flights and a 738 or BBJ for the shorter flights... But I do
66 TimePilot : I guess the 747 is "over budget" Ok, I'll take either a - 767 - ATR-72 - Learjet 51A(?) - Beech King Air 200 (I think it was ...) - B-17 (love those e
67 747LUVR : I'm going with my favorite...744 all decked out. local or long distance....I'm flying in my own personal 744!
68 Post contains links and images UsAirways16bwi : hmmm.... cant decide between these three: A330-300 View Large View MediumPhoto © James Richard Covington 767-400 View Large View MediumPhoto &cop
69 SthPacific787 : Hey, now that's different. I never considered the 764. I like it. In fact, I'll take it!
70 Ib16uk : Boeing 757 !!! Iain x
71 United905 : Id have to rescue one of those lovely united 744s out of the desert.oh what fun could be had on one of those baby's.
72 Post contains images FlyBoy84 : When I was kid, I always wanted my own 707 (or 720 or 880/990)! That was until I saw the stretched DC-8. staying true to that dream, today I'd want a
73 Post contains images Gokmengs : Completely agree plus look at the money you are saving compared to buying a BBJ. Use it to buy a yacht
74 Post contains images F14D4ever : Amazing no one has mentioned the most beautiful biz-jet in the sky: the Raytheon Hawker 800XP!
75 Post contains images A340600 : Boeing 757-200 for me! Cheers, Sam
76 Post contains links and images Espion007 : Well,since the first commercial models are already being built,without hesitation ill spend an additional $200mil to pimp out my own a380 View Large V
77 Boeing Nut : Ahhhh youth.
78 Post contains images USADreamliner : A 777-200 for my long haul flights, you know Nice,Tahiti,a shopping weekend in Dubai... A Airbus 319 for my short flights. And a Concorde just to show
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