A pilot friend sent me a great little snippet with the tongue-in-cheek question of how much to would cost to fuel this baby.
The answer is that it takes about 24,000 gallons of JetA at roughly
$5/gal. So when they pull up to the pump and say, "fill-er up" - the
bill comes to about $120,000. (Of course that does not include the
dry hourly operating rate.)
A sweet ride for two...
Silicon Valley tech giant has to have his jet. Google co-founders
Sergey Brin and Larry Page have settled on a Boeing 767 as their
personal jet, and it's currently down in Dallas getting interior work
done, or at least that's according to Jeff Nolan, over at SAP Ventures,
who told us that he'd bumped into a guy in the aviation industry who
said as much. In April, we reported that Chief Executive Schmidt sold
his ownership interest in his jet, which he had owned for several years
and let the company use for business trips. In February, he purchased
another jet, and the Google board agreed to reimburse him $7,000 an
hour for its use.