The teenager, who follows Elon Musk’s private jet, says he can stop in exchange for a new Tesla. 19-year-old Jack Sweeney says he doesn’t want to give up his fun hobby without getting something “life-changing” in return.
A teenager who followed the movements of Elon Musk’s private jet and shared it with everyone said that he could stop doing this in exchange for the billionaire giving him a new Tesla.
19-year-old Jack Sweeney, who regularly shares Musk’s flights on his @ElonJet account on Twitter, said in an interview on Saturday that he would consider closing the account in exchange for $50,000 or a car of his own.
“I just started it as a hobby and I don’t want to give up my hobby for something that won’t really change my life,” Sweeney told CNN host Michael Smerconish.
Earlier, the teenager explained that Musk sent him a private message on Twitter saying “I don’t want to be shot by someone crazy” and asked him to close the account because it was a “security risk”.
Sweeney said that the boss of Tesla and SpaceX, who is the richest person in the world with a net worth of $ 224 billion according to Bloomberg, offered him $ 5 thousand to stop, and he rejected this offer.
This account has every right to post jet whereabouts, ADS-B data is public, every aircraft in the world is required to have a transponder, Even AF1 (@AirForceTrack) Twitter policy states data found on other sites is allowed to be shared here as well. pic.twitter.com/Wol8O1DRiq— ElonJet (@ElonJet) January 18, 2022
Sweeney also tracks private jets used by former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and former president Donald Trump.
But @ElonJet faced fierce opposition from Musk’s huge fan base. Some fans have been known to collectively attack and harass those who criticize Musk on Twitter in the past.
“This account has the right to report where the jet is,” Sweeney said on Twitter last month.
ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) data is publicly available, every aircraft in the world [even the US Presidential jet Air Force One] should have a transponder.
One person replied to Sweeney, “You are putting Elon in danger with your actions. You should remove the account.” Another replied, “It’s a matter of morality, not legality.”
Sweeney is studying Information Technology at the University of Central Florida with hopes of working in the aerospace software industry.
Photos from Elon Musk’s $70 Million Private Jet
Photos from inside the Gulfstream G650ER private jet owned by Elon Musk, the richest person in the world, have been published. Tesla and SpaceX CEO, who bought the plane for about $ 70 million in 2016, said that his jet was the only exception in his humble life.
Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos and football star Cristiano Ronaldo also own the Gulfstream G650ER. The G650ER isn’t Musk’s first plane, however: The Tesla CEO also owns a Dassault Falcon 900B, which he bought in 2004.
“I USE PRIVATE JET TO WORK MORE” In an interview with Chris Anderson at the TED Conference in April, Musk said that “he doesn’t spend billions of dollars a year on personal consumption, but his private jet is an exception to his frugal lifestyle: ?I have a house or a yacht. no. I don’t take a vacation. My only exception is this plane. Because if I don’t use it, my time to work will be reduced.
The plane, registered N628TS, last landed in Austin, Texas on April 15, according to an ElonJet Twitter account that tracked the location of Musk’s jet, run by a 19-year-old teenager named Jack Sweeney.
OPERATING COSTS REACH MILLIONS On the other hand, Gulfstream G650ER’s prices start at $66.5 million. Operating costs are expressed in millions.
According to flight records obtained by the Washington Post, Musk spent $700,000 on his private jet flying across the US, Europe and Asia in 2018 alone.
The Washington Post reported that Musk and his family boarded the plane for “fun getaways.” Musk also flew in and out of five mansion buildings in the Los Angeles area. According to the newspaper, Musk flew to more than 250 destinations in the same year and covered more than 250 thousand kilometers.
The 19-person jet has a kitchen where food and beverages can be prepared. The kitchen also includes two storage compartments, a microwave and a convection oven. A touchscreen controlling parts of the plane appears to be placed on the front wall of the kitchen.
The 30-meter-long jet also has a customizable interior. The main cabin of the aircraft, which has four living spaces, consists of 10 seats and a sofa. The interior of the cabin is designed with contrasting pale leather seats and wood furnishings, while the G650ER features 16 oval windows that Gulfstream says are the largest in aviation.
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