Jack Sweeney, who maintains a Twitter feed documenting the whereabouts of Elon Musk’s private airplane, claims that the plane made 134 trips that year. The data for the billionaire’s Gulfstream G650ER (call sign N628TS) was obtained by Sweeney, a college student who began watching the jet in 2020. However, the data does not reveal whether or not Musk participated.
Data suggested that Musk flew to Qatar in his private plane to see the December World Cup final between France and Croatia. The United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, France, Italy, and Brazil were among the other countries visited by plane.
On July 18, it flew the farthest distance, from Mykonos, Greece, to Austin, Texas. Musk was just photographed in Greece, so it’s probable that he was on board. According to the records, the plane stayed at Long Beach Airport for the six minutes it was in the air the entire time. The pilot may have been adjusting the plane’s position.
Los Angeles, Austin, and Brownsville in Texas were the most common final destinations. Musk threatened Sweeney with legal action in December when the latter posted his location, claiming that the disclosure endangered Musk’s two-year-old kid. Sweeney told Insider that he was unconcerned by Musk’s warning.
Sweeney uses automated software to collect and publish public flight data available on the aircraft tracking website ADS-B Exchange. A minor price compared to the projected $2.6 million yearly expense to run the plane, he told Insider that Musk could have avoided the public scrutiny his account caused if he had given him the $50,000 he’d requested to shut it down.
According to Sweeney, “another $50,000 for privacy would have been nothing.” After Twitter’s doxxing policy changed, Sweeney’s @ElonJet account was permanently suspended. However, he quickly set up a new account, @ElonJetNext, which shares identical information but does so 24 hours later.
The total CO2 emissions from all 134 flights were 1,895 tons, and the cost to operate the fleet, which included fuel costs, was a little over $1.1 million. Insider’s request for comment from Musk went unanswered.
According to Jack Sweeney, who keeps a Twitter feed tracking the movements of Elon Musk‘s private plane, the jet flew on 134 separate occasions in 2017. Sweeney, a student who began tracking the billionaire’s Gulfstream G650ER (call sign N628TS) in the year 2020, managed to gather this information.
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