Bill Gates New Jet?

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2000flyer said:
Is this correct or some other rantings from the spotter crowd?

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Sure...why not ? If you had his money, you'd have one too, only the paint job would be prettier.
 

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Here you go.

For some reason, I cannot cut and paste and post to the thread. Anyway, the aircraft is registered to a company out of Oklahoma City by the name of Interface Operations LLC, C/O MCAFEE & TAFT. Address is 221 North Robinson, Oklahoma City, OK, 73102-7109

Hope this helps.
 

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FalconPilot69 said:
For some reason, I cannot cut and paste and post to the thread. Anyway, the aircraft is registered to a company out of Oklahoma City by the name of Interface Operations LLC, C/O MCAFEE & TAFT. Address is 221 North Robinson, Oklahoma City, OK, 73102-7109

Hope this helps.
I've got to believe it's through some leasing company (for tax advantages). I didn't get any hits on the tail number.
 

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I'm not so sure. I know that when their CL604 comes in, armed security is out at the airport, they got the Challenger's N number blocked, and there is certainly no obvious signs that it's owned by Microsoft. So I really doubt that Microsoft would put MS on it's N number. Besides when did Microsoft change its color to green?
 

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501261 said:
I'm not so sure. I know that when their CL604 comes in, armed security is out at the airport, they got the Challenger's N number blocked, and there is certainly no obvious signs that it's owned by Microsoft. So I really doubt that Microsoft would put MS on it's N number. Besides when did Microsoft change its color to green?
to be expected

Gates is the richest man in THE WORLD, period.

Low profile is key for his safety
 

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G100driver said:
They also have a Global
I thought that they had a 75??
 

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Hey Bill, interesting choice of color on your biz jet. Green, they say genius' pick green.


But you didn't pick the color.
 

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satpak77 said:
to be expected

Gates is the richest man in THE WORLD, period.

Low profile is key for his safety
When I was a doorman at a fancy hotel (mid-1990's), Bill Gates used to drive in with his wife in a rented Lincoln Towncar. His nanny would follow in another Towncar with his kid strapped in the back seat. No security!!! This was a hotel frequented by President Clinton, the Dalai Lama and every other high-profile person you could imagine. They all had gobs of security. Not Bill. Always seemed kind of strange.

I've also seen Mr. and Mrs. Gates walking along the beach in Santa Barbara a few times. Again, no security.
 

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Yes, Paul Allen has the 57's. I see these aircraft frequently at my home away from home.

Last I heard he was going to renvovating them as con-air aircraft ;)
 

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If I remember when Gates bought his 604, some reported asked if MS would be paying for it and he replied, "No, I would not want to burden MS with this expense." So, he just wrote a check. I think if Gates bought this 767, he would not have MS buy it. I hear he is very happy with his Global. I think a 767 would be too flashy for a guy like Gates. His Global is just a couple 3 years old, and though he flies international quite a bit to give away money, I think the Global is doing the job. The only advantage to getting a 767 for him would be more cabin space and easier to get fixed Worldwide when AOG, not that Globals are MX hogs. Paul Allen on the other hand has a pair of 757 (one for his sister it is reported). He is a flashy guy and a risk taker. A rouge warrior (Richard Marcinko). Sees the big picture. We need more guys like him out there.
 
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HMR said:
When I was a doorman at a fancy hotel (mid-1990's), Bill Gates used to drive in with his wife in a rented Lincoln Towncar. His nanny would follow in another Towncar with his kid strapped in the back seat. No security!!! This was a hotel frequented by President Clinton, the Dalai Lama and every other high-profile person you could imagine. They all had gobs of security. Not Bill. Always seemed kind of strange.

I've also seen Mr. and Mrs. Gates walking along the beach in Santa Barbara a few times. Again, no security.
you just didn't SEE the security.....trust me on this....
 

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757BBJ_Capt said:
If I remember when Gates bought his 604, some reported asked if MS would be paying for it and he replied, "No, I would not want to burden MS with this expense." So, he just wrote a check. I think if Gates bought this 737, he would not have MS buy it. I hear he is very happy with his Global. I think a 737 would be too flashy for a guy like Gates. His Global is just a couple 3 years old, and though he flies international quite a bit to give away money, I think the Global is doing the job. The only advantage to getting a 737 for him would be more cabin space and easier to get fixed Worldwide when AOG, not that Globals are MX hogs. Paul Allen on the other hand has a pair of 757 (one for his sister it is reported). He is a flashy guy and a risk taker. A rouge warrior (Richard Marcinko). Sees the big picture. We need more guys like him out there.
You're typed on the 767 but can't tell it from a 737? Better take another look at that pic, Captain.
 

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I just talked to the pilot for that plane. I won't say who's plane it is but it isn't their first bbj. They have another one and just bought that one out of the middle east. It's supposed to go into paint next month to match the fleet.

It's not a microsoft plane or anything to do with it.
 
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