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  • Senator Dianne Feinstein's death leaves her daughters wrangling over breathtaking $102MILLION property fortune and $62M private jet she used to visit her mansions

    09/30/2023 10:11:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 145 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/23/23 | Will Potter
    Dianne Feinstein's daughter and three stepdaughters are set to inherit the late senator's $102 million property portfolio, as well as her $62 million private jet. The California congresswoman, who died in DC Friday aged 90, leaves behind an Italianite mansion with stunning views of San Francisco Bay that's worth $21 million. Democrat Feinstein - whose vast wealth raised eyebrows - died in a Washington DC mansion she owned that's worth $7.4 million. She also owned a $5 million Hawaii duplex, $7.5 million beach house in Marin County, California and a $62 million Gulfstream G650 jet she used to shuttle between...
  • Missing F35: Debris field found in search for missing fighter jet, officials say

    09/18/2023 5:02:14 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 45 replies
    Fox 4 KDFW ^ | 09/18/2023 | AP staff
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Authorities found a debris field Monday from a Marine Corps F-35 stealth fighter jet that crashed in South Carolina after the pilot ejected and parachuted to safety. The debris field was located in rural Williamsburg County, according to the Marine Corps’ Joint Base Charleston. The field is about two hours northeast of the base, and residents were being asked to avoid the area while the recovery team worked to secure it.
  • Search for missing F-35 Lightning II fighter jet continues after pilot ejects during 'mishap'

    09/18/2023 2:06:24 PM PDT · by AirForceVet1988 · 59 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 9-18-23 | Andrea Vacchinano
    U.S. military officials are searching for a missing F-35 jet after a "mishap" caused its pilot to eject on Sunday afternoon. Joint Base Charleston said on Facebook that the aircraft was a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II belonging to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The pilot ejected safely and was transported to a local medical center. The base is working with Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort to help locate the missing aircraft. Emergency response teams have been deployed to find the jet.
  • REPUBLICANS join Dems to defeat bill forcing Pete Buttigieg to disclose government JET use

    07/20/2023 7:47:08 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | 07/20/23 | Thomas Catenacci
    A group of 10 House Republicans helped Democrats sink a bill that would have forced Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to report his flight records on government-owned jets. The bill — introduced by Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., as an amendment to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation — was defeated in a narrow 219-216 vote late Wednesday. According to the roll call, 10 Republicans voted against (snip) "We are disappointed that Representative Miller’s important amendment failed," Caitlin Sutherland, the executive director for watchdog group Americans for Public Trust (APT), told Fox News Digital. "After Secretary Buttigieg was caught excessively using a...
  • Oscar-winning Hollywood director who helps bankroll Just Stop Oil is accused of hypocrisy after it emerges he has an eight-bedroom holiday home 5,000 miles away in Ireland he jets off to 'when the going gets tough'

    05/29/2023 4:59:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/28/23 | Tom Kelly
    A Hollywood director helping to bankroll Just Stop Oil has been accused of hypocrisy over his lavish holiday home in Ireland – 5,000 miles from his Los Angeles base. Oscar winner Adam McKay, whose films include the Big Short and Don't Look Up, is one of a group of multi-millionaires behind the Climate Emergency Fund. The Beverly Hills-based fund raises cash from its mega rich supporters and distributes it to 'disruptive' activists, including handing almost £1million to help Just Stop Oil wreak havoc in the UK. Mr McKay is a director of the fund and has donated over £3.2million to...
  • Pelosi continues massive private jet spending after relinquishing leadership post

    05/03/2023 3:57:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/03/23 | Joe Schoffstall
    California Rep. Nancy Pelosi has continued her jet-setting ways despite relinquishing her leadership post and pushing for aggressive climate policies, according to a Fox News Digital review of campaign finance records. The former Democratic leader's campaign disbursed $43,663.80 on private jet travel with Advanced Aviation in March and appears to be the biggest private jet spender during the first quarter of the year, her filings show. Pelosi has now spent nearly $700,000 on charter aircraft in recent years, primarily with Advanced Aviation, her longtime preferred company. Based just outside of Washington D.C., in Northern Virginia, Advanced Aviation offers aircraft ranging...
  • Goldman Sachs scraps plan to buy private jet equipped with a shower: source

    03/28/2023 5:46:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 28, 2023 | Ariel Zilber
    Goldman Sachs has abandoned a plan to buy a pricey private jet equipped with its own shower, ... in canceling the order for the shower-equipped model, Goldman likely forfeited a big deposit, with one industry expert estimating it was likely equal to 5% of the purchase price, or $3.75 million. ... The use of a private jet by Goldman CEO David Solomon and other top bankers has reportedly been a source of angst among staffers ... For decades, top bankers at Goldman were loathe to fly on a company-owned private jet — instead opting to assume fractional ownership in an...
  • For the Sake of Climate Change, John Kerry is Headed to a Tropical Location

    02/14/2023 10:24:12 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 14, 2023 | Katie Pavlich
    Climate Czar John Kerry is headed to a tropical location in the dead of winter for the sake of fighting climate change. "Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Nassau, The Bahamas, from February 14-16 and Munich, Germany from February 17-18. In Nassau, Secretary Kerry will continue efforts to advance international cooperation among nations particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis at the 44th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)," the State Department released in a statement Monday night. "In Munich, he’ll participate in the Munich Security Conference to engage...
  • Video Shows Soldiers Flying in "Iron Man" Jet Suits Above Navy Ship-(Tactical Jet Suit Drills)

    11/06/2022 5:25:29 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 37 replies ^ | 11/6/2022 | Michael Martin & Gravity Industries s
    A surprising viral video shows British soldiers strapped to jet packs flying around a ship, Iron Man style. The clip has drawn delighted reactions online, and plenty of questions. How do these things work? Are they being used by the military now? Can anyone buy one? Read on to find out. Tactical Drill Link
  • F-16 fighter jet landing gear does not deploy

    06/07/2022 1:56:23 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 74 replies
    KHON2 TV ^ | June 6, 2022, updated June 7, 2022 | Linda Dela Cruz
    <p>HONOLULU (KHON2) — An F-16 fighter jet’s landing gear did not deploy upon landing on the 4R runway at the Daniel K. International Airport in Honolulu, according to the Hawaii Department of Transportation.</p><p>As of 8:45 p.m. the runway was still closed from the incident which happened around 2:45 p.m. Monday, June 6.</p>
  • BLM leader used $73,000 of charity funds for private jet service ‘due to security threats’

    05/23/2022 2:19:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/17/22 | Isabel Vincent
    Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation provided private jet service for its executive director, its latest tax filings show. In addition to luxury real estate purchases in the US and Canada, filings show that Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of the group and its only board member for fiscal 2020, enjoyed charter jet travel “due to security threats and during the COVID pandemic,” according to the tax filings which provide few other details. “This travel was for organizational purposes,” the filing said. “The expenditure was voluntarily reimbursed subsequent to year end.” Filings show that Cullors, who resigned from the group in...
  • Blinken Claims He Is Working on Polish Jet Plan Poland Called ‘Fake News’

    03/06/2022 11:52:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/06/2022 | Jack Montgomery
    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken claimed he is looking “very actively” at a scheme for Poland to donate Soviet-designed jets to Ukraine and have them replaced with American jets — hours after the Polish government said the plan was “fake news”. “We are looking actively now at the question of airplanes that Poland may provide to Ukraine and looking at how we might be able to backfill should Poland decide to supply those planes,” Blinken claimed during a visit to Moldova, which borders Ukraine and, like its larger neighbour, involuntarily hosts Russian-backed separatist territory.
  • Jet powered blower…I want one!!!

    02/19/2022 11:35:14 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/19/2022 | Youtube
    Not much of a description but it’s basically a jet powered leaf blower. It’s about as funny as you think it could be…but also cool to have it get as a Christmas gift!
  • Californians Desperate To Escape Cling To Landing Gear Of Last Jet Leaving LAX

    09/16/2021 3:26:48 PM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 09/16/2021 | Babylon Bee
    LOS ANGELES, CA—One day after Governor Newsom fended off recall and secured the continuation of his reign, swarms of Californians descended upon Los Angeles International Airport desperate to escape. As planes filled and people began getting turned away, mothers attempted to pass their babies over the fence of the tarmac, and others clung to the landing gear of the last departing planes. Timothy Sawchuck of Pomona, who released his grip on the landing gear just before it became too late, said, “Grabbing the landing gear is what you do when you’re fleeing an authoritarian regime, right? I’m pretty sure I...
  • Lake Tahoe plane crash: Twin-engine jet accident kills all passengers, FAA says

    07/27/2021 10:18:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    Fox ^ | 01/27/2021
    It wasn't immediately clear how many people were aboard the Bombardier CL 600. The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft crashed at 1:18 p.m. on Monday while the pilot was attempting to land at nearby Truckee-Tahoe Airport. The owner of the aircraft and the flight plan were not immediately made public, although authorities later said it might have come from either Coeur d’Alene, Idaho or Florida. The CL 600 is a multi-seat business jet with twin engines mounted on the rear fuselage and a distinctive T-shaped tail. The jet can hold as many as 14 passengers and two crew.
  • Frank Whittle: The underrated British hero who built a jet engine

    05/16/2021 2:51:17 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 MAY 2021 | Jennifer Harby
    "Whittle's jet engine design was a paradigm shift from the piston engines that were used in aeroplanes until that point," he said. "To understand a jet engine required a different understanding of aerodynamics and thermodynamics. A lot of very distinguished British engineers could not get their heads around that. As Whittle and his young family stood outside their Warwickshire home to witness the November 1940 bombing raid on Coventry, he was in despair. "He was born and bred Coventry," said Ian. "It was awful for my father. On 15 May 1941, Whittle and a party of interested engineers and RAF...
  • Fighter Jet Activity [Vanity]

    05/07/2021 11:20:53 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 32 replies
    https:/// ^ | May 07, 2021 | CivilWarBrewing
    Loose lips sink ships, so discussion of location not necessary, BUT..On a DAILY basis I usually hear fighter jets (mostly F-35's) flying around my area. For more than a week I haven't heard ANY. NADA, ZILCH!
  • Kerry family jet flies to Idaho while he goes on international climate tour (only 9.71 years left)

    04/09/2021 4:15:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | 4/09/21 | Sam Dorman
    The jet belonging to climate czar John Kerry's family made its way to Idaho, where he and his wife have reportedly vacationed, as he traveled in Asia to promote the Biden administration's message on the issue. Flight records show that the jet left Boston late afternoon and landed in Hailey, Idaho, later that evening. It's unclear what the trip was for but the Idaho Press reported last year that he and his wife, Teresa, have been part-time residents in the nearby Sun Valley for decades. According to the State Department, the former secretary of state is currently on a trip...
  • Marine jet crashes after mid-air collision in Riverside [CA] County

    09/29/2020 9:07:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    KTLA ^ | 09/29/2020
    A Marine Corps fighter jet collided in mid-air with another plane during a refueling operation in a remote desert area of Southern California Tuesday afternoon. But the pilot ejected and the other aircraft landed safely, the military said. The F-35B jet collided with a Lockheed Martin KC-130J tanker around 4 p.m., according to a statement from the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in nearby Arizona. The other plane reportedly had eight crew members on board. None were injured.
  • The Air Force Secretly Designed, Built, and Flew a Brand-New Fighter Jet

    09/18/2020 10:40:49 AM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 22 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 9/16/2020 | KYLE MIZOKAMI
    The Air Force Secretly Designed, Built, and Flew a Brand-New Fighter Jet And it all happened in just one year. Yes, that's mind-blowing. The U.S. Air Force revealed this week that it has secretly designed, built, and tested a new prototype fighter jet. The fighter, about which we know virtually nothing, has already flown and “broken records.” (The image above is Air Force concept art from 2018). The Air Force must now consider how it will buy the new fighter as it struggles to acquire everything from intercontinental ballistic missiles to bombers. The Air Force’s head of acquisition, Will Roper,...