Owning a plane is the ultimate status symbol for celebrities. From going to a luxurious mansion for a vacation to a business meeting, owning a private jet has its advantages.
When air travel is in question, the rich and the famous have their own private jets. Fully equipped with luxurious interiors, these private planes such as Boeing, Convair or Cessna make the trips their wealthy owners more enjoyable and comfortable.
But for the rest of us, an occasional flight in economy class or the once-in-a-blue-moon first class is an event worthy of celebration, an Instagram or Twitter post. That’s why we enumerated the top 10 celebrities who only fly private jets, for the next time you fly in the economy class, you’ll think about these lucky guys.
Travolta is perhaps the most accomplished and well-known celebrity pilot. He owns seven planes, including a Bombardier Challenger 601, Boeing 727, Boeing 707 and three Gulfstream jets. Additionally, the actor even has his own functional airport located at his house, according to Business Insider.
The 72-year-old actor is also a licensed pilot and currently owns a total of eight planes, according to the Daily Mail. Among them is a Cessna 680 Sovereign which can seat 12 people and has a price tag of $18 million.
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These members of the entertainment industry royalty each own a $42 million Bombardier Global Express XRS. It also reportedly has a luxurious leather interior. In addition, it can fit anywhere from 8 to 14 passengers.
The Top Gun actor owns a $36 million Gulfstream IV plane, according to Aviation CV. The state-of -the art G4 jet has a crew of two and also a room for up to 19 passengers.
The American comedian owns one of the highest performance private jets in the world in Gulfstream V. It costs $59 million and can accommodate up to 16 passengers. It can also fly nearly as fast as the speed of sound.
The Maleficent actress owns a Cirrus SR22 and is reportedly working towards obtaining her pilot’s license. The SR22 has the world’s best-selling single-engine, four-seat aircraft, according to Wikipedia.
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The music industry’s royalty couple reportedly own a Bombardier Challenger 850 Learjet. It is complete with a living room decked out entirely in leather and also has a price tag of $40 million.
The American singer/songwriter owns a Grumman HU-16 Albatross. It is also known as Hemisphere Dancer. The vintage aircraft is currently set on display at Margaritaville in Orlando, Florida.
The King of Rock n’ Roll purchased his Convair 800 in 1975. Nicknamed as Lisa Marie, Elvis’ private plane was considered the epitome of flying luxury.
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