AM From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 581 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 25113 times:
I've been searching for information regarding Disney's private jet fleet (if any) for company execs/VIP flights, but haven't found anything so far. I was wondering if someone could help me out with this. Do they have their own fleet? Do they charter from someone else?
In either case, I guess those jets should be based out of Burbank (KBUR)...
Thanks so much in advance!
"... for there you have been and there you will long to return."
Citation501SP From United States of America, joined May 2000, 205 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 24904 times:
And Some for the ABC Execs in NYC, and ESPN in CT... Disney is a company that like to keep things on the hush hush from my experience.
After Spending several years servicing Corporate aviation, There are many different philosophies when it comes to aircraft. Some outright own, others lease, others use fractional programs, and still others have a subsidiary that owns and operates the aircraft. Unlike the Airlines most corporations don't emblazon the tail with the company logo. Since most companies like to remain anonymous, Finding how many aircraft a company owns, type, and tail numbers can be difficult one at best.
However if you know what to look for, the signs are everywhere.
Dehavalandb From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 67 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 23652 times:
My God, who in their right mind would paint any aircraft jet black (pun intended). I've seen dark grey before, but never black. 1. It is a terrible color to try to keep clean. 2. How HOT do you think it gets in that thing, during the summer months (again, pun intended)? It does stand out of the crowd though. I suppose that is the intention. Or, maybe the HOTTIES getting on and of it would draw your attention from the aircraft.
"Common sense is not quite so common" Benjamin Franklin
Learjet23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 21244 times:
Back in 1969 I was a young ramper in Charleston S.C. at the hawthorne FBO several bizjets that came in with logo's on the tail were Coca Cola, Bicardi, Mack Trucks, and IMOP the coolest of all time, James Brown! his even had flames, his name on the tail, and his hit records on the side of the door! Good Gawd!
Learjet23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 21120 times:
Also, at Disneyland, when you tour the mock up of the office of Walt, there used to be on display on his desk, a small model of his biz plane. I can't remember what it was, just that it was very prominent. ON the same deal, Ray Kroc (McDonalds) and Del Webb, both said the best money making tool they had was the aircraft they used to scout out the best posible new locations in clean, young family communities (Ray Kroc) and Del Webb said his ability to find flat dry plats of open land he could turn into masterplanned retirement communities could only have been done with his loadstar. I know this because his former right hand man, R. H. Johnson is my uncle, and together they started out with a dream to become pro baseball players, and ended up hodding cement in Phoenix while waiting for the spring training to start, then started getting bigger and bigger contruction jobs. Sun City was spotted from a rented mail plane, the grand opening was filmed from his Loadstar.