IslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8262 times:
I was wondering what individuals owned their own personal jetliner. By jetliner, I mean something DC9-size or larger. Besides heads of state (let's leave them out), the only people who can afford a personal jetliner are rich celebrities or businessmen. The only individuals I can think of:
Elvis Presley - Convair 880
John Travolta - Boeing 707
Donald Trump - didn't he have his own L1011 at one time?
Steve Ballmer - doesn't he have a personal BBJ?
Who else? Boeing has sold quite a few BBJs, are any of these bought for individual use rather than corporate?
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8139 times:
Hugh Hefner of Playboy had a DC-9-30 for awhile.
Arnold Palmer has a Gulfstream jet.
Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman had a Learjet together.
Donald Trump had a 727-100 at one time.
Michael Dorn has a T-33 jet.
All I can think of at the moment. Regards.
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E1FAIL From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8119 times:
Jack Roush, who owns Mark Martin's team owns at least one 727. In fact Jack owns quite a few aircraft including a P-51. A high percentage of Winston Cup drivers are also pilots and have high powered aircraft, but none of them own anything larger than a Gulfstream.
Brons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3017 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8032 times:
Jack Roush, who owns Mark Martin's team owns at least one 727
Rousch actually has three of them and runs charters for racing teams. There was an article about it in USAtoday (i think) a while back. It was also posted here. Anyways, he has a fleet of 3. Lucky dog!
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