When you need to bug-out fast, private jet ownership is the way to go.
Tech billionaires are investing in private jets both to flaunt their status and to ensure their survival. This lavish investment is a common purchase among the 2%, who often need to travel long distances to put together multi-million-dollar deals. More than just a means of business travel, however, these aircraft are key to fleeing to their hidden luxury bunkers alive, while they still have the chance. If your bunker isn’t within quick driving distance, you’re going to want to look into private jet ownership.
Private Jet Ownership: Pros and Cons
There are benefits and drawbacks to private jet ownership. Consider this list before you commit to investing.
- You won’t have to worry about traffic jams, blocked roads, fires that are knocking trees over, bridges that are out, or anything else that might stop you if you travel by vehicle.
- This is the fastest way to put space between yourself and your loved ones and a chemical attack, advancing enemy, or other threat.
- You will have the ability to oversee an area to assess it before you land there.
- You’ll be dependent upon fuel, which could run out quickly once the SHTF. You might end up using your jet to get away, and that’s it. However, your survival is worth it.
- If you don’t keep your jet in a hangar with tight security it will be vulnerable to theft, vandalism, and the elements.
- Bureaucratic red tape can prevent you from flying in the event the government is still in place when disaster strikes, i.e. airport closures and flight restrictions.
- Weather can prevent you from flying, as could poor visibility from smoke and fire.
As you can see, there’s plenty to consider, but it’s worth taking the time and effort to do so. As a doomsday prepper, this is one of the most costly and significant investments you can make.
The World’s Most Expensive Private Jets
Did you know there are no photos of the interior of the world’s most expensive private jet? The aircraft belongs to the wealthiest man in Russia, Alisher Usmanov, who paid $238 million for it, and photos are forbidden. These jets represent some of the most upscale aircrafts in the world, with amenities that rival any executive estate.
President Trump dropped $100 million on Trump Force One (pictured above), a Boeing 757 Private Jet. The President bought the jet second-hand, and one can imagine what the original owner, the late Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen, originally invested in it. As is his style, President Trump went all-out with the flashy upgrades, sparing no expense. If the President had a New Zealand bunker to steal away to after the apocalypse, he certainly wouldn’t have to worry about how he was going to get there.
Boeing 747-81 VIP
The next Trump Force One will be a Boeing 747-81 VIP Private Jet worth $367 million. This plane, which is also known as the Dreamliner, has a cabin with an incredible 4,786-square-feet of space. Features of the jet include elegant décor and a rich color scheme, a huge dining area, private lounges, an office, and a luxurious master suite that rivals any 5-star hotel. Billionaire Hong Kong tycoon Joseph Lau owned one, and you could be next.
American actor, playwright, filmmaker, and comedian Tyler Perry is the highest-paid man in entertainment, and when he flies to his private island, he does so in a $125 million Gulfstream III Private Jet. Perry purchased the plane for $65 million and then spared no expense when he upgraded the interior. What did Perry get for his astounding investment? Color-changing “mood windows,” a theater with a huge HD LCD screen and theater-quality lighting and audio, and an opulent lounge filled with antiques and original art.
Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich owns a Boeing 767-33A/ER, and it cost him $170 million. This private jet is a survivalist’s dream come true, because it’s more than just a mansion in the sky: it’s a defense system. This jet comes equipped with radar-jamming technology and an advanced missile warning system. It also comes with a dining table that seats 30 and space for 400 friends. If there is advanced warning before the end of the world, the owner of this jet will suddenly become quite popular.
You may not need a top-secret, nine-figure getaway vehicle, but then again, maybe you do. Even if you go for a more modest aircraft, like the more affordable lightweight Cessna Citation CJ3+, which sells for $8.3 million, or the midsize Cessna Citation XLS+, which sells for $12.8 million, you’ll still be surviving in style. Your jet could be the place you take the last ride of your life, so it’s not the place you’ll want to cut costs. In this case, your life could literally depend on this investment.
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