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Richard Branson's Private Jet For Sale  
User currently offlineGulfstream650 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 537 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 18681 times:


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Was flicking through Controller this morning, noticed that Branson's jet is for sale:

http://www.controller.com/listingsde...AULT-FALCON-900EX-EASy/1176199.htm


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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6530 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 18549 times:

1100 cycles for 2500h, doesn't seem to make a lot of long haul.


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User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 18504 times:

I love that site.. Puts things into perspective when you see EMB120's from 1988 cost around 1.5 mil lol.

http://www.controller.com/listingsde...-A340/1992-AIRBUS-A340/1186283.htm

^ Throw in an A340 mr branson and I'll think about it haha Big grin

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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9725 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 17954 times:

That's a very nice livery. I photographed it in SXM back in 2009:



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Nice jet!!!

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User currently offlinemattdell From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 17928 times:

Quoting Giancavia (Reply 2):

http://www.controller.com/listingsde...-A340/1992-AIRBUS-A340/1186283.htm

^ Throw in an A340 mr branson and I'll think about it haha 

Hah, I've flown on G-VHOL many times! Kinda strange to see her for sale.


User currently offlineammunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 17854 times:

maybe he is getting ready to buy something larger once he sells off VS to EY


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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 17807 times:

Wouldn't surprise me if he was "upgrading" to a 7X 

I love Gulfstreams, but IMO, it doesn't get much sexier than the Falcon.


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User currently offlinepoz2brs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 17785 times:

Quoting mattdell (Reply 4):
Hah, I've flown on G-VHOL many times! Kinda strange to see her for sale.

Line no. 002 no less! I'm assuming it was part of the test programme prior to joining VS?

Any idea what sort of figure the Falcon will go for?


User currently offlinemattdell From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 17747 times:

Quoting poz2brs (Reply 7):
I'm assuming it was part of the test programme prior to joining VS?

Yes, she was the 2nd prototype.

VS also has the 3rd (G-VSEA).

[Edited 2011-01-24 12:53:59]

User currently offlinecloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 17557 times:

Funny a GALX reg is on a Falcon!


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User currently offlinemanfredj From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 17248 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 6):
I love Gulfstreams, but IMO, it doesn't get much sexier than the Falcon.

Sir, you have very good taste. The Falcon is a beautiful beast.



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User currently offlinenwafan20 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 16193 times:

The Falcon 7X is one of the most beautiful planes ever made! I'm fortunate that I get to see almost every single one that comes off the line as almost every one comes here (KBTL) to get their interior, avionics, and paint done at Duncan Aviation. There's a beauty out there that is painted all black with a light silver ribbon running through it! I think i'm in love!

I can't imagine Branson is dumping his jet without upgrading to a new one

[Edited 2011-01-24 20:41:55]


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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7167 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 15910 times:

This one?? Agreed it looks pretty cool.

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This came to AKL the other day. Looks so slick. Here's hoping SRB goes for a 7X.

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User currently offlinetsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 14233 times:

looks like The Donald's plane is for sale, too:

http://www.controller.com/listingsde...EING-727-100-EXECUTIVE/1175026.htm

But wait, there's more! Call within the next 20 minutes and we'll throw in Trump's VHS collection...yours free with purchase of tacky 1980s kitted plane.

Sorry, couldn't help myself. That video library is frosting on one very ugly cake.



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User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 14177 times:

lol why on earth have they made the default sale pic for trumps 727 a flight simulator looking rubbish pic.. The other ones of the actual plane look far superior. And HUGE lol@ video collection.. My oh my! 

User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3738 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 14177 times:

I have always been a big fan of Falcons, but the new cockpit windows on the 7X are a major turn off for me...

I wish they still made the Falcon 50.



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineWilco777 From France, joined Oct 2010, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12952 times:

Also a big fan of Falcons! To me Falcons are the most sexiest and best business jets on the market even though i do like the look of a Global Exp. or Gulfstream GV. I also love the 7X cockpit and the technology inside directly imported from military jets... It must be quite an experience to fly those biz jets  

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39704 posts, RR: 75
Reply 17, posted (3 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 12911 times:

Quoting tsully (Reply 13):
looks like The Donald's plane is for sale, too:

http://www.controller.com/listingsde...EING-727-100-EXECUTIVE/1175026.htm

But wait, there's more! Call within the next 20 minutes and we'll throw in Trump's VHS collection...yours free with purchase of tacky 1980s kitted plane.

Sorry, couldn't help myself. That video library is frosting on one very ugly cake.



Ugly?
I see nothing ugly. That is a beautiful aircraft inside and out.  
Not too crazy about his selection of movies. The VHS tapes in that collection I like, I have already.
I like the wood panelling and soft and vibrant lighting of the interior.



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User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6588 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (3 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12263 times:

Isn't there a little Embraer or Premier bizjet with the ref G-SRBN? Does this belong to Sir Richard as well? Very appropriate reg for him.

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