Ever wondered how it is like living a life of famous people like Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford? Aside from the beautiful houses, the attention and the perks, a life of a certified VIP is not complete without a luxurious ride!
Here are some well-known people who gave the word “ride” a whole new meaning! On the list includes Jim Carey, Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie and Mark Cuban. We hope to get you inspired by knowing that some of our stars are also aviation enthusiasts like you!
Tom Cruise – this successful actor owns luxurious airplanes like his $100,000 Aviat – Pitts S-2B, a $1.2 million Beech F90 and a $28 million-plus Gulfstream IV jet.
Harrison Ford – Another well-known aviation enthusiast, Harrison Ford owns eight planes several planes which include De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver , Cessna – 525 and Aviat – A-1B. Harrison Ford’s De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a former US military model restored by Kenmore Air.
Paul Allen – Mr. Allen owns two customized Boeing 757s — one for personal use, and one for his sports teams (the Portland TrailBlazers and the Seattle Seahawks). Both are registered to Vulcan Aircraft Inc. He also owns a Dehavilland – DHC-6-300
Angelina Jolie – One of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.” Flies a Cessna 208B (N48JA) registered to Chivan Productions, Inc.
Mark Cuban – Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban bought his GV , purchased a new ultra-long range Gulfstream V via the Internet in 19999. The sale is the first new aircraft sold over the Internet by Gulfstream. With a retail price in excess of $40 million, it is the largest transaction ever conducted over the World Wide Web, securing a Guinness Record for “the largest single e-commerce transaction.” He takes advantage of his Gulfstream, licensed to “Radical Ventures LLC,” to catch away games.
Oprah Winfrey – Oprah’s ride is a $42 million custom-build Global Express XRS built by Bombardier Aerospace. Ms. Winfrey recently joined the likes of Steven Spielberg and Bill Gates as the proud new owner of a Bombardier Global Express XRS jet. She said that flying in a private jet is one of the great material perks that money can buy.
Sergey Brin and Larry Page – Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are customizing a Boeing 767-200 for private travel
John Travolta – Mr. Travolta acquired his customized Boeing 707 as part of a Qantas promotion; as an honorary pilot of the company, he personally flew the Australian soccer team to Germany for the 2006 World Cup. His 707 is registered under “Jett Clipper Johnny LLC.” He also owns a Grumman – G-1159 and a Beech – V35B
Jim Carrey – Owns a private jet aircraft, Gulfstream V, with tail number N162JC. Jim Carrey enjoys his private jet, but he also leases his Gulfstream V, which he purchased in 2001, for $8,000 an hour.
Sources: www.toptentopten.com, www.celebrityaircraft.com,photos from Google