Race driver Lewis Hamilton bought the red Bombardier Challenger 650 for £ 16.5 million. No wonder that wealthy people like Trump, Abramovich and other businessmen also own private planes.
Lewis Hamilton is a famous racing driver, due to his talent was able to earn enough money to become a private jet owner.
For the world of private aircraft, the Bombardier Challenger 605 is a fairly modest option. The plane can accommodate only 10 passengers and it does not even have a shower. The maximum speed that the aircraft can develop is 870 km / h.
The racing driver purchased it in 2013 and invested in external and internal finishes. The plane was painted in a blood-red color, and the armchairs in the salon were covered with black leather with the initials of the athlete.
Inside the plane there is a bar, a lot of plasma screens and a pull-out bed – all for long transatlantic flights.
The final touch in the conversion of the aircraft was the change in the registration number to G-LCDH.
The last four letters are deciphered as “Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton”.
US President Donald Trump is also the lucky owner of a private jet.
Trump Force One is a private plane of the US president.
The Tram purchased Boeing 757-200 in 2011 for $ 100 million. The previous owner of the aircraft was Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. Trump changed the interior finish of the aircraft to his taste.
A large amount of gold: even the sink is trimmed with it in the bathroom and the buckles of the seat belts.
The interior of the plane resembles Trump’s apartments in his Tower.
Large armchairs and sofas, many pillows, wooden furniture and so on.
In the plane of the Saudi Prince Al-Walid, there is a heavenly throne. Walid ibn Talal Al Saud is the nephew of the Saudi King Salman, an entrepreneur and an international investor. The picture can not convey the entire luxury of a private jet Boeing 747 owned by the prince.
At the moment, Al-Walid is arrested, he is accused of corruption.
The plane has a dining room, which is designed for 14 people. At the head of the table there is the master’s throne. Al-Walid was the first person who ordered the Airbus A340 as a private jet. The project assumed the presence on board of a Turkish bath, concert hall, garage for several Rolls Royces and a special floor from the screens showing the terrain over which the plane is currently flying. However, the project was not completed, Al-Walid was forced to sell the Airbus A340, not having time to enjoy it.
Presumably the project involved well-known designers of aircraft interiors including help of a designer Celia Sawyer. She does not name her client, but she describes the “grandiose golden living room, with the likeness of a visual runway in the center leading to the bar, and both sides of it are golden sofas made of natural crocodile leather.”
According to rumors, Roman Abramovich on his Boeing 767-33A, nicknamed “Bandit”, installed a missile system. Sultan of Brunei demanded a sink of gold. And Donald Trump covered the buckles on the seat belts with 24-carat gold.
Turning a huge passenger liner costing a luxury private jet is not an easy task, according to Celia, customers of such projects usually want gold, marble, leather and lots of technical innovations.
The designer says that once the customer asked to make a bowling alley on board. Very popular are all kinds of spas and salons with a massage therapist and beautician. One of the most difficult tasks is a bath. Where to store water and where to drain it? People are willing to spend tens of millions and mistakenly believe that more is better, but you can not buy good taste for money.