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Televangelists And Their Aircraft  
User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 21537 times:

The recent crash of Pat Robertson's Lear 35 made me wonder how many other famous television evangelists own or operate their private aircraft.
http://www.nbc4.com/news/9313955/detail.html

Does anyone know which televangelists or large churches actually own jet aircraft?

Jerry Falwell operates a Citation III N71LU, as part of his Liberty University.

I had heard that Kenneth Copeland has recently purchased a Citation X. He is asking his followers to join him in "Spreading the word around the world at Mach .92". He is asking for $2,000 donations to support his EliteCX team.
http://www.elitecxteam.org/

Per Landings.com, Copeland's Citation X is SN 240 N1962J is registered to Eagle Mountain International Church of Newark, TX.
Eagle Mountain Church also owns the following aircraft:
Gulfstream II-SP, N104VV
Cessna 421B, N1223H

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According to landings.com, Kenneth Copeland personally owns the following aircraft in care of Kenneth Copeland Industries of Newark, TX:
North American T-28B Trojan, N28VV
Beech Baron E-55, N413KG
Stearman B75N1, N450KG

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Boeing Flown: 701,702,703;717;720;721,722;731,732,733,734,735,737,738,739;741,742,743,744,747SP;752,753;762,763;772,773.
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User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1317 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 21477 times:
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User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5615 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 21455 times:

Ken Copeland Ministries not only owns remarkably nice aircraft, they own the airport at which they are based, too. http://www.airnav.com/airport/4T2


...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 21437 times:

Quoting CitationJet (Thread starter):
The recent crash of Pat Robertson's Lear 35

You would have thought that with his connections to a higher power, he would have seen it coming!


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 21400 times:

Gordon B. Hinckley uses Jon Huntsman Sr. Jet on trips. I can't find any pictures and I don't know the type. I have actually wondered what type for a while now...

http://www.deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,270019062,00.html



Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 21396 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 3):
You would have thought that with his connections to a higher power, he would have seen it coming!

Maybe he did........that's why he wasn't on board.  Wink



Boeing Flown: 701,702,703;717;720;721,722;731,732,733,734,735,737,738,739;741,742,743,744,747SP;752,753;762,763;772,773.
User currently offlineSkip17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 21385 times:

Quoting Sushka (Reply 4):
Gordon B. Hinckley uses Jon Huntsman Sr. Jet on trips. I can't find any pictures and I don't know the type. I have actually wondered what type for a while now...

Jon Hunstman owns A GIII and a GIV. He lets Pres. Hinckley fly on the GIV. I once flew on his III a few years back for work, it was nice but sure wish I could take a look at the IV.


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 21346 times:

Thanks Skip17. Do you know the regs?


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineCrjonbeez From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 21280 times:

i wish i new the name of the guy, but we have a preacher that flies on a personal G3, N302ST. they're based in SBN and pay rent for the hangar, but haven't been home in about 2 months, maybe longer.

benny hinn(sp) flew into SBN on a G4...don't know the reg


User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 21082 times:

According to Kenneth Copeland's website,
"As you know, Gloria and I have been believing God for a Cessna Citation X so that we can better fulfill the calling of Kenneth Copeland Ministries—to take the Word of God to the world—from the top to the bottom and all the way around."
And he is "Spreading the word around the world at Mach .92".

http://elitecxteam.org/kenneth/

Looking at his trips since March, the Citation X has taken the word of God to Vancouver, Las Vegas, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N1962J/history

Since February, his Gulfstream II-SP has traveled to Vail, Colorado to take the word to the skiers twice in March, to Shannon Ireland, and Los Angeles among others.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N104VV/history

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Boeing Flown: 701,702,703;717;720;721,722;731,732,733,734,735,737,738,739;741,742,743,744,747SP;752,753;762,763;772,773.
User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9740 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 21031 times:

Wasn't there a guy who owns a 747SP based in Akron OH? Owning a church must be a good business in the US, tax free and regular income and probably people working free of charge, or al

most, to make sure the next Gulfstream can be paid for.

Reminds me of my favorite prayer:

Oh Lord won't you buy me
A Mercedes Benz
My friends all drive Porsches
I must make amends
I wait for delivery each day until three
Oh Lord, won't you buy me
A Mercedes Benz.

If Janis would still be alive, she might have changed the lyrics to "Citation Jet". and " My Friends all fly Gulfstreams"

 pray 



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User currently offlineJetCaptain From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 21031 times:

Does Ernest Angley still have his B747SP ?


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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 21031 times:

Benny Hinn has his famous Gulfstream III, bought through charitable donations to "spread the gospel to the needy".

Yeah right!


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4136 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 20985 times:

Why don't Joel and Victoria Olsteen of Lakewood Church in Houston own one? After her wonderful little spat with a CO f/a last December, I would almost think the FAA would require one of them!


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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 20911 times:

God told me that I need a 767-400. I am now accepting 4000 Dollar donations.


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1922 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 20724 times:

WOW

You can donate $2,000 and help buy someone a Citation X so he can go on vacations.


that's ridiculous! I'm with Sushka, I'm also accepting donations for a new boat! I need Orange II, the fastest boat there is, to spread the word of sailing all over the place!

:D



They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 20662 times:

Slogan for all of them: "On a wing and a prayer."


Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 20632 times:

Quoting Sushka (Reply 14):
God told me that I need a 767-400. I am now accepting 4000 Dollar donations.

Actually this is what people that make a living off the church do. Don't get me wrong I'm not talking about priests I'm talking about people that are in the business of selling religion. It is surprisingly easy to get money from people in the name of god. After all giving money to the chuch one way to get rid of you sins. I know this because I have a friend that does this sort of work. He pays no taxes and gets to travel around not a bad gig. Not only does he bring money to the church but he also convinces rich believers to give him free stuff in the name of god. We've been to several cabins up in the ski resorts for free just because of him, I'm not complaining.


User currently offlineSkip17 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 20616 times:

Quoting Sushka (Reply 7):
Thanks Skip17. Do you know the regs?


Not off the top of my head. I'll try and find them!


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 20603 times:

Why do they even need airplanes?

If these guys can make the blind see, and cure cancer, then flapping their arms and flying from their cockamamie Southern HQs to wherever should be a breeze (so to speak).


User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 20591 times:

Why is the B-747-SP called Star Triple Seven? Doesn't make sense to me.

I used to work for Korean Air and Benny Hinn and his flock of staff used to fly to Korea on us. They ONLY flew in F class and he wanted all the miles to be credited to his DL FQTV account.

The guy is a crook, big time !!

When I would go make sales calls to the travel agency, located on-site at his ministry headquarters, descretely located in Grapevine, Texas, without ANY signage WHATSOEVER on the building, I had to be escorted back to the travel agency by a security guard. Geesh !!


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 20582 times:

I'm not sure what type of aircraft he flies, but we recently leased some ramp space, as well as the area to build a hangar, to Jesse Duplantis.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineChrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 879 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 20573 times:

Quoting JetCaptain (Reply 11):
Does Ernest Angley still have his B747SP ?

as far as i know............yes.



chris



Well nothing's dead down here, just a little tired
User currently offline3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 20551 times:

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 15):
that's ridiculous!

Be careful, that opinion can get you told you look like a buffoon and are incapable of doing anything other than bang on a keyboard. Apparenlty a.netters are unqualified to make a judgement of whether or not that's ridiculous. (Glad I'm not the only one who does, I was starting to wonder.)


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4136 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 20436 times:

Quoting Sushka (Reply 4):
Gordon B. Hinckley uses Jon Huntsman Sr. Jet on trips. I can't find any pictures and I don't know the type. I have actually wondered what type for a while now...

Gordon B. Hinckley is hardly the same type of Televangelist that Pat Robertson is  footinmouth  or Kenneth Copland  rotfl  or Joel and Victoria Olsteen  hissyfit  LOL!



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25 Post contains images SLCUT2777 : That is what I mean about the difference between Gordon B. Hinckley and Pat "Preach for Filthy Lucre--I'm a star" Robertson.
26 Post contains images Sushka : But he does appear on TV. Yeah not to bash anybody at all... but seriously the 2000 dollar donations could be put to much better use like helping the
27 VictorTango : Does EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) own an aircraft? Olly
28 SLCUT2777 : Perhaps 2-3 times a year. Never on national TV pandering to his crowd for more money on the collection plate. He DOES NOT GET PAID from the tithe fun
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