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Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:07 am

I thought it might be interesting to ask the a.net world this question... Of course the obvious are like Abramovich, Travolta, Trump, Oprah, etc., but who else do you know of?? If this has been covered before, I apologize...

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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:41 am

What a hit this question was, ay?
 
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Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:46 am

Paul Allen, his 757 is a common sight at PDX and SEA especially during basketball season
 
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Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:53 am

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Sun Oct 23, 2005 3:22 pm

Terry Semel (CEO of Yahoo and former co-head of Warner Bros.) has a GV.
 
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Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:51 pm

There is like some rich Middle Eastern guy ( I think from UAE) who bought a 763 and did it up. It was on Discovery wings on the Sky TV. Sombody Mussad, I think that was his name
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:24 pm

Here's what I found in the database...

Roman Abramovich

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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:34 pm

Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 6):
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Wow, thats nice!
Simple but nice.

But some things:
Whats with the cockpit windows?
And the unit on the top of fuselarge near cockpit?

Thanks for that man must have taken a while!

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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:14 am

I agree that is one sharp lookin' 767!


Quoting Aviation (Reply 7):
Whats with the cockpit windows?

That's just black paint "extending" them back for a nicer look.

Quoting Aviation (Reply 7):
And the unit on the top of fuselarge near cockpit?

Probably the IFE antenna.
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Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:31 am




Michael Schumacher has since bought a new Falcon:



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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:39 am

Dennis Quaid, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Wayne Newton, Steven Speilberg, George Lucas, Martha Stewart, Bob Johnson, Ozzie Osbourne, Hugh Hefner, Kevin Harvick, Jeremey Mayfield, Rick Hendricks, Daniel Synder, George Steinbrenner, Bill Gates, and Alex Rodriguez.

Just to name a few I'm sure I could come up with more.
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:28 am

It surprises me that PM of Lebanon has got a private 772ER, while the state-owned MEA struggles to lease an A332.
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Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:50 am

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Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:36 am

Anyone know who's AC this is? It is always at YYJ.

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Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:39 am

Not extremely wealthy or famous, but my uncle owns a Cessna 525 Citation and a Bell 407 Longranger.
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:43 pm

Most celebrities find it terribly troublesome to own a plane and use fractional so i guess a lot of the celebritie that

Quoting NASOCEANA (Reply 10):
Dennis Quaid, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Wayne Newton, Steven Speilberg, George Lucas, Martha Stewart, Bob Johnson, Ozzie Osbourne, Hugh Hefner, Kevin Harvick, Jeremey Mayfield, Rick Hendricks, Daniel Synder, George Steinbrenner, Bill Gates, and Alex Rodriguez.

mostuse Netjets franctional ownership and their jets.

I can add that Tom cruise owns a gulfstream V

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Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:29 pm

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 9):
Michael Schumacher has since bought a new Falcon:



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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:01 pm

Just curious, how much would this cost ? (about)

Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 6):

Roman Abramovich


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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:09 pm

Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 6):

Great work on getting the Photos.
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Out here Reliance Industries Mukesh/Anil Ambani & their Global Express.
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:18 pm

Funny, I thought Mr. T. Woods used NetJets. Also, Mr. Julio Iglesias' plane looks a lot like a NetJets aircraft as well...

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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:58 pm

Heres the BBJ owned by Russian Standard Bank & Standard Vodka owner. Take a look at how detailed the paint job is!! Absolutely FANTASTIC!! bigthumbsup 


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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:55 pm

Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 6):
PM of Lebanon


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EX Slained PM of Lebanon (Rafiq Hariri) not only owns the : 777, he also Owns a 737 And a 727.
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:25 am

Quoting DeC (Reply 17):
Just curious, how much would this cost ? (about)

According to this article.....

http://www.kommersant.com/page.asp?idr=1&id=516526

£56 Million, plus whatever the cost of the fit out. Chump change to a man like Abramovich - the 3 yachts he owns come in at a collective £200 million and lets not even start on what he has been spending on his football team  crazy 
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:45 am

Is there anybody who owns a fighter? I remember hearing that Larry Ellison (I think it was him, I may be wrong) tried to import a Russian fighter plane, but he was not allowed.
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:56 am

Quoting SLCPilot (Reply 19):
Funny, I thought Mr. T. Woods used NetJets. Also, Mr. Julio Iglesias' plane looks a lot like a NetJets aircraft as well...

Your right Woods, and Iglesias airplanes are Netjets.
 
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:04 am

Quoting Keta (Reply 23):
Is there anybody who owns a fighter?

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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:37 am

You know something! What kind of feeling is it to drive up to your own plane? Especially if there widebody.
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:32 am

Quoting Keta (Reply 23):
Is there anybody who owns a fighter?

I think I saw in an article years ago that Danny Glover paid to have a downed P-38 lightning pulled out of the jungle in New Guinea and restored.
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:29 am

I thought that I heard Phil Mickelson owned and flew his own Gulfstream
 
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:21 am

Michael Chowdry (CEO of Atlas Air), died in his own fighter jet a few years ago.
 
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:28 am

Quoting Brasuca (Reply 11):
It surprises me that PM of Lebanon has got a private 772ER, while the state-owned MEA struggles to lease an A332.

Again EX Slained PM of Lebanon (Rafiq Hariri) did not build his Fortune in Lebanon,Take a look :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafiq_al-Hariri


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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:45 am

Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 6):
Bill Gates

Come on Bill, you can do better then that tiny thing. I bet buying that plane to Bill Gates is the equivalent of one of us buying a skate board at Wal-Mart
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Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:56 am

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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:06 am

This morning on the news they were talking about Harrison Ford's "aviation hobby". Something about buying a helicopter. He was out at his Wyoming ranch and heard about someone stranded up on a mountain or something. He flew to the location and rescued the person. Don't know if it is real.

What does he have? I know he actually flew the plane in 6 days 7 nights.
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:15 am

Quoting COrocks (Reply 28):
I thought that I heard Phil Mickelson owned and flew his own Gulfstream

I did a search and came up with zero hits in the FAA pilot data base. I read his autobiography and his dad is a retired Captain... I'm guessing PSA or Delta since they lived in San Diego, and it also showed a picture of him flying a Beech C90, so I'm at a loss.

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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:02 am

Teterboro airport in NJ gets lots of Celebs and CEO's, I took a tour of Jet Aviation's terminal and was awe struck at the luxury. I was advised during the tour that If I run into any celebs to basically pretend like their just like anyone else.

They specifically mentioned Bill Cosby and Robert Deniero coming through.
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:30 am

Oprah has a G-IV.


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I am surprised she doesn't have $$$$ painted all over it!

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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:07 pm

Quoting Keta (Reply 23):
Is there anybody who owns a fighter? I remember hearing that Larry Ellison (I think it was him, I may be wrong) tried to import a Russian fighter plane, but he was not allowed.

That's a very big list. One of the companies specializing in bringing these in is just down the road from me - drove by Friday and they were out in an L-39. Try http://www.l-39aftc.com/sale.htm if you've got an extra $250,000 laying around!

I used to work for a company whose owner had a personal F-86(plus a few other toys). Unfortunately, he had a compressor stall at about 20' agl during an air show and didn't survive.
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Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:59 pm

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Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:10 pm

This used to be Ayrton Senna's private jet. Now it's operated by a company called LHT Air out of Tupelo, MS.


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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:15 am

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 36):
Oprah has a G-IV.

No, she has a widebody!  Smile
 
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Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:50 pm

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 31):
Come on Bill, you can do better then that tiny thing. I bet buying that plane to Bill Gates is the equivalent of one of us buying a skate board at Wal-Mart

That's not his only plane. I believe he also has a Learjet, and one other plane, i'm not sure.
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Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:59 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 18):
Out here Reliance Industries Mukesh/Anil Ambani & their Global Express.

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Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:59 am

Quoting Slarty (Reply 40):
No, she has a widebody!

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Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:21 am

Quoting Slarty (Reply 40):
No, she has a widebody!

Nice, maybe a 777 would be more appropriate. Might have a little trouble getting it in and out of PWK though.

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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:56 am

Quoting Aileron11 (Reply 26):
You know something! What kind of feeling is it to drive up to your own plane? Especially if there widebody.

For me it would be a feeling of utter shame and disgust knowing how much fuel I'm burning for one person to travel, and how much money I'm spending on this when there are millions of people starving.. I think I'd probably throw up before even getting up the stairs to board "my plane".. utterly disgusting!
 
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Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:48 am

Quoting KLMA330 (Reply 45):
For me it would be a feeling of utter shame and disgust knowing how much fuel I'm burning for one person to travel, and how much money I'm spending on this when there are millions of people starving.. I think I'd probably throw up before even getting up the stairs to board "my plane".. utterly disgusting!

When your name is Bill Gates or Opera, I'm sure you'd feel different.

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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:58 am

Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the founders of google, just bought a 767-200 for themselves. A WSJ article mentions that it may be ex-Qantas. Interesting indeed.

Quoting KLMA330 (Reply 45):
For me it would be a feeling of utter shame and disgust knowing how much fuel I'm burning for one person to travel, and how much money I'm spending on this when there are millions of people starving.. I think I'd probably throw up before even getting up the stairs to board "my plane".. utterly disgusting!

Being an aviation fan (which is implied by your presence on this site), I sincerely doubt that. If you ever amassed enough money to be able to afford to buy and maintain any type of private jet aircraft, you would jump at the chance because, after all, it is a pretty exclusive luxury for the super, super rich, one that few people can afford, and being an aviation fanatic and in a position to have your own...well that is pretty once-in-a-life-time. Honestly, how many people can say that they have ever FLOWN in a private jet, much less HAVE one. There are a lot more things we have to fix about the world before we start worrying about a small fraction (.0000000000000000000000000000000000000001%) of people on this planet flying their own jets (that they earned in most cases, BTW).

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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:07 am

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 31):
Come on Bill, you can do better then that tiny thing. I bet buying that plane to Bill Gates is the equivalent of one of us buying a skate board at Wal-Mart

Bill Gates is not an extravagant individual. He doesn't get chauffer driven around and buy incredibly lavish things that serve no purpose. A large portion (well over the cost of a jet) is invested each year into the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is an amazing charitable organization that helps people out. The Bombardier Global Express while fancy, lavish and expensive in its own right is nothing compared to what his cofounder Paul Allen owns. Paul Allen has one of the biggest hangers at Boeing Field (aside from the ones belonging to Boeing) and has two 757s as well as a fleet of smaller planes including a helicopter. Why anyone would need to 757s is beyond me, but Paul Allen owns so many things, that I guess he puts them to good use.
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RE: Famous/wealthy And Their Aircraft?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:55 am

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 13):
Anyone know who's AC this is? It is always at YYJ

It belongs to Pacific Sky Air Services and will gladly take you and a few of your closest friends to a private function of your choosing anywhere within North America, I'm sure.

http://www.pacificsky.ca/aircraft_boeing.html


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