With a distance of only 9.6km, billionaire Elon Musk decided to go by sewing machine instead of just 10 minutes by car, simply because he likes it.
Jack Sweeney, a 19-year-old boy famous for owning the Twitter account @CelebJets, specializes in tracking and updating very accurately the schedules of celebrity flights. Many interesting things have been discovered through the private flights of billionaires.
Elon Musk travels 10km by jet
Specifically, according to the information revealed, Elon Musk’s plane has a total time from takeoff to landing just … more than 5 minutes. Reportedly, the plane flew from Los Angeles International Airport to Hawthorne Airport with a total distance of less than 10km and only took 10 minutes if traveling by car.
The above data was collected by Jack Sweeney through the Twitter accounts he specializes in tracking the flight schedules of billionaires. With data taken from sites like ADS-B Exchange, information that Jack Sweeney is quite reputable, is followed by many people.
The Tesla boss has not yet commented on the incident.
Europe is suffering from a terrible heat wave due to climate change, private flights have become one of the objects of harshest condemnation when creating a large amount of carbon emissions during operation, causing the greenhouse effect.
Elon Musk is not the first case to be “reprimanded” for acting too boastful. Previously, female billionaire Kylie Jenner “bought” a private jet to travel. Immediately, she was strongly condemned by the online community for making a flight that lasted only 12 minutes with a distance of more than 40km. The young female billionaire took a plane from Van Nuys City, Los Angeles County, California to Camarillo City, Ventura County, California.
The “disease” of billionaires’ aircraft abuse.
With Sweeney, he shared that he was not surprised to learn about the ultra-short flights of Elon Musk or Kylie Jenner, because that’s what he sees every day in other billionaires.
Indeed, male rapper Drake was once heavily criticized for making a 14-minute flight from Toronto to Hamilton, a distance of just over an hour’s drive. @CelebJets also announced the amount of fuel that the flight had consumed for a distance of 38km as 402 gallons (or 1,522 liters), costing more than 2,700 USD. Accompanied by that is 4 tons of CO2 emissions.
Drake had a justification for this action:
“It’s just my pilots looking for a place to park the plane, maybe the plane has to move from one place to another for repair, maintenance or to the take-off of the following flights, etc. There were no passengers on that flight.”
With more than 500,000 followers a day, Sweeney revealed that Tesla’s boss once intended to “bribe” him $ 5,000 to keep quiet about the flights.
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