In case you didn’t know, I want my own plane. It’s one way we can buy time, which is priceless. The general consensus is, it makes sense to own if you spend over 300 hours a year in flight. And if I’m going to get a plane, the first thing to do is pick one out. I think I’ve decided on and Bombardier Global 6000. It’s the most recent variant of the Global Express. As far as private planes go, this one is a classic. The only thing it's missing is a washer and dryer. It’s NetJet’s flagship aircraft. It took its first flight in 1996. Although, the version known as the Global 6000 wasn’t announced until 2003. Now let me break it down to you why I’ve gone with this option:
- It holds 13 passengers. That’s quite a few. I don’t think of myself as traveling with more than 9 or so people. I’d put the vacant seats up for sale. I mean it’s big, but it’s not too big. Understated.
- The cabin has 6’2” of clearance, which is pretty good for a small plane. I don’t know about the 6000, but I know the 7000, which is coming out next year, can have a full size stand up shower.
- It’s got 2 Rolls Royce turbofans, which is very cool. Jet engines are neat. Those engines bring it to cruising speed over 3/4 the speed of sound.
- And it can travel 7000 miles on a tank of gas. That’s amazing! I’m lucky if I break 200 miles on 1 tank in my Defender. This is a major selling point for me. Non stop BOS-LAX. That's like 14 hours non stop. You never know when you’re going to need to get away. Being in the air could be a good hiding place.
- At $45,000,000 new, it’s a good value. You’d be insane to buy a new one anyway! This one for $28,500,000 is gorgeous. Plus, planes depreciate in value pretty quickly. IE you can claim it as a loss. "Fuck, my plane dropped $600,000 last year, it's a loss!" Maybe to the IRS, not to me! Keep in mind, the people that write the tax code fly on private planes. How many people are going to know about "accelerated depreciation?" I don't think anyone that has a plane would complain. If you're smart, you can get in you're own aircraft for $10,000/mo. So I'm told.
- You are on your own schedule. You fly when you want to fly, and if you’re running 15 minutes late, it’s no big deal. And there are no delays, no missed connections.
- You can always fly at night. Flying at night is much better for your body. Don’t you feel strung out when you fly? I do. And I blame solar radiation. That, and not being grounded in general.
- You can bring whatever snacks and drinks you want.
- If you lose a bag, it can only be your fault.
- The seats are bigger. And there’s probably a divan
- None of that TSA psyop bullshit.
- Parking is free. Just leave your car where the plane was.
Here is pretty much a documentary on how to choose your plane, and make it more affordable.