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Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:38 pm

Everybody knows about John Travolta being a enthusiastic pilot who owns a B707 and others. But what about the rich and famous around the world, what kind of an airplane do they own? And, do you know if they flight themselves?

I came up with a short list. Help me out with this one to get it larger.

•President of the USA ... B747-200
•President of Mexico... B757-200, B737, Learjet
•Emperor of Japan... B747
•Sultan of Brunei... A340
•Donald Trump... B727
•Carlos Slim... Gulfstream V, Dassault Falcon 900
•Queen of England... BAe 146
•Michael Dell... B757
•John Travolta... B707, Grumman 1159
•Bill Gates... Bombardier 700
•Michael Jordan... Beech 300
•Steve Jobs... Gulfstream - G-V
•Brad Pit... Cessna 210
•Opra Winfrey... Bombardier 700
•Olegario Vázquez Raña... Bombardier 700
•Harrison Ford... Cessna 525B


I appreciate your info.
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Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:04 am

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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:05 am

Paul Allen: (2) B757-200.

Harrison Ford: Bell 206 JetRanger.

John Travolta: Gulfstream II, Lear 24, hawker 1A, Citation 1 and 2, Tebuan and Vampire Jet.
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:10 am

This is discussed many times. You may distinguish state owned (presidential) aircraft from private owned ones.

See for the first: Head Of State Aircraft (by RickYHM May 23 2007 in Civil Aviation)

I like Roman Abramovich's private B767-3ER:


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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:16 am

Quoting Anthsaun (Thread starter):
•Sultan of Brunei... A340

May I add that he also has a 762 and a 744, used to have 2 A342s now only one, and also had an A310 and 747 SP, but they were all sold.

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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:19 am

Don't the founders of Google have a 767?
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:37 am

Quoting Anthsaun (Thread starter):
•President of the USA ... B747-200

I don't think he owns any B747-200 ...

Former Prime Minister of Lebanon Rafik Hariri owned several jets, including a B777-200.

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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:06 am

Angelina Jolie owns a Cirrus SR22 I believe.
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:14 am

Who on those lists actually flies their own aircraft besides JT?
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:15 am

IIRC, Tom Cruise owns and flies a P-51 Mustang.

And on a side note, the heads of state you listed don't own those aircraft, except maybe the Sultan of Brunei. Their respective nations own them and whoever happens to be the head of state at any given time has use of them.
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:21 am

Quoting Anthsaun (Thread starter):
•President of the USA ... B747-200

The president doesn't own the 742, the U.S. taxpayers own it.

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 2):
Paul Allen: (2) B757-200.

He sold the Seahawks jet.
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:50 am

Quoting FlyTUITravel (Reply 4):
Quoting Anthsaun (Thread starter):
•Sultan of Brunei... A340

May I add that he also has a 762 and a 744, used to have 2 A342s now only one, and also had an A310 and 747 SP, but they were all sold.

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If we are going to be picky The sultan ownes the cointry and therefore he ownes the whole airline

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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:58 am

The late John Denver used to own a Learjet 35 that he used to fly with his farther who was a USAF pilot/trainer.
 
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:29 am

Quoting Anthsaun (Thread starter):
•Opra Winfrey... Bombardier 700

I could be wrong, but I thought Oprah owned a G-V
 
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:46 am

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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:46 am

Donald Trump: Boeing 727-23 http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/photos/9/7/6/0294679.jpg
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:56 am

Formula 1 Driver Ralf Schumacher, brother of Michael Schumacher:

IAI 1126 http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/photos/6/5/5/0762556.jpg and
Raytheon 390 Premier I http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/photos/4/8/0/0815084.jpg
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:19 am

Quoting DLCnxgptjax (Reply 14):
I could be wrong, but I thought Oprah owned a G-V

She had a G-IV, but has gotten a Bombardier.
HARPOPRAH's Jet (by ChiGB1973 Apr 22 2007 in Civil Aviation)

It has since been blocked from flightaware.

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Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:35 am

Quoting SEPilot (Reply 5):
Don't the founders of Google have a 767?

Yes, an ex-QF -200ER.


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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:44 am

I know Arnold Palmer owns and flies his own plane, but have no idea what make and model.
Speaking of golfers, Greg Norman also owns several aircraft and flies them. At least one is a helicopter which he lands on his yacht's helipad.
 
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:47 am

Since when does MIchael Dell own a 757? Anyone got pics? I don't think I've ever seen it at AUS unless he flies into some other airport.
 
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:51 am

Vince Mcmahon of the WWE owns a Canadair CL 600. Registation is N247WE.
 
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:17 am

Quoting ER757 (Reply 20):
I know Arnold Palmer owns and flies his own plane, but have no idea what make and model.
Speaking of golfers, Greg Norman also owns several aircraft and flies them. At least one is a helicopter which he lands on his yacht's helipad.

I thought AP had a Citation X, but according the the photo, it is no longer.


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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:17 am

Actor Morgan Freeman owns a Citation (not sure what type). He is hoping to own a Sino Swearingen SJ30-2 soon.
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:58 pm

Quoting PHLJJS (Reply 22):
Vince Mcmahon of the WWE owns a Canadair CL 600. Registation is N247WE.

N-number : N247WE
Aircraft Serial Number : 5369
Aircraft Manufacturer : CANADAIR LTD
Model : CL-600-2B16
Aircraft Year :
Owner Name : WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT INC
Owner Address : 1241 E MAIN ST
STAMFORD, CT, 06902-3521
Type of Owner : Corporation
Registration Date : 26-Oct-2000
Airworthiness Certificate Type : Not Specified
 
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:03 pm

The owner of Busch Gardens owns 2 Bell 407 helicopters, don't know of any fixed wing types in that fleet.
 
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:24 pm

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 10):
The president doesn't own the 742, the U.S. taxpayers own it.

I wait for the day to see a taxpayer fly on it, LOL!!!!!
 
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:25 pm

In addition to owning Kalitta Air, Connie Kalitta flies his own aircraft (unsure of type).

Also most any NASCAR team owner owns some sort of aircraft for personal/business use
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:26 pm

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 18):
She had a G-IV, but has gotten a Bombardier.

N-number : N54SL
Aircraft Serial Number : 9187
Aircraft Manufacturer : BOMBARDIER INC
Model : BD-700-1A10
Engine Manufacturer : ROLLS-ROYC
Model : BR 700 SERIES
Aircraft Year : 2006
Owner Name : HARPO INC
Owner Address : 110 N CARPENTER ST
CHICAGO, IL, 60607-2104
Type of Owner : Corporation
Registration Date : 21-Feb-2007
Airworthiness Certificate Type : Standard
Approved Operations : Transport
 
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:39 pm

Quoting BlueSkys (Reply 27):
I wait for the day to see a taxpayer fly on it, LOL!!!!!

Try again. The press corps are also U.S. taxpayers too.
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:45 pm

http://www.celebrityaircraft.com has some information on the fleets of various celebrities....no idea how accurate it is though...
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:52 pm

Morgan Freeman has a citation?? He lives not terriably far from me in mississippi, Oddly saw him a week or two ago
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:42 pm

I believe Michael Dorn (Worf from Star Trek) ownes and flies a Saber Jet
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:28 pm

Quoting Gearup380 (Reply 16):
Donald Trump: Boeing 727-23

If I'm not mistaken, he owns a Challenger, too. Unless he was ferried in it, because he came to SBM for the PGA in 2004, and that's what he arrived on

By the way, Phil Mickelson: G-II


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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:53 pm

Quoting Anthsaun (Thread starter):
•President of the USA ... B747-200

So GWB owns the 747-200? And all other Air Force Ones he is on as well I would guess?  Wink Will he sell them all to the next president or how does it work?

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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:50 pm

I guess that means Gordon Brown owns the Royal Flight huh! since he can say when the Royal family can or can't use them, but loans them out on Gordon business( he wasn't even elected)
 
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:03 pm

The italian actor Carlo Pedersoli also known as Bud Spencer established Mistral Air in 1984 and owned several helicopters and planes
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:26 pm

Well I like this one of Mohammed Al Fayed.... but not as nice from the inside.

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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:41 pm

Quoting Anthsaun (Thread starter):
Harrison Ford... Cessna 525B

Harrison Ford's CJ3:

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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:20 pm

Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 1):
Michael Schumacher with a Falcon:

What is the range of Michael Schumacher's jet, can it make normal long hauls that are 12+ hours long just as with a A340 or B744? Also any ideas on the interior of this plane, does it have beds etc?
 
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:39 pm

Quoting GlobeEx (Reply 39):
Well I like this one of Mohammed Al Fayed.... but not as nice from the inside.

GlobeEx

G-V not a Global Express!!
 
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Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:21 am

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 41):
What is the range of Michael Schumacher's jet, can it make normal long hauls that are 12+ hours long just as with a A340 or B744? Also any ideas on the interior of this plane, does it have beds etc?

Not hardly. Range on the falcon 2000EX is about 3800nm and carries a typical layout for such an airplane. http://www.dassaultfalcon.com/aircraft/2000ex/cabin.jsp
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:22 am

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 41):
What is the range of Michael Schumacher's jet,

3800 nautical miles @ .80 Mach
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:37 am

Quoting GlobeEx (Reply 39):
Well I like this one of Mohammed Al Fayed.... but not as nice from the inside.

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Quoting KBGRbillT (Reply 42):
G-V not a Global Express!!

GlobeEx was just signing his member name. He was not indicating that the photo was of a Global Express.....
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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:09 am

Quoting CitationJet (Reply 45):
GlobeEx was just signing his member name. He was not indicating that the photo was of a Global Express.....

Indeed,..... was actually supposed to be beneath the picture as well....
I do know the difference very well, not only have I been in a couple of each.... and as my comment indicates,.... in this one as well.
Sorry for the irriation anyways.

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Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:52 am

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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:13 am

For a listing of the aircraft you can always go to the FAA web site and check the "N" numbers at

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_inquiry.asp

We use a paid for subscription service that updates daily the contact information for every private aircraft in the world and that is an impressive list. However, it is important to note, that private jets are also owned by many people and companies that earned the aircraft through hard work and dedication. It is extremely expensive to operate these aircraft let alone the publicity some want and some do not with these types of planes.

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RE: Celebrity Owned Airplanes

Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:10 am

Quoting Anthsaun (Thread starter):
President of Mexico... B757-200, B737, Learjet

HI

The planes arent owned by the President of Mexico. They are owned by the Mexican Gvt. or air force (I really dont know)

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