By Isaac Stanley-Becker The Washington Post Thu., March 14, 2019 As a private citizen, Donald Trump glided through the sky on the trusted wings of his personal pilot, whose job it was to “make sure that everything happens seamlessly behind the scenes for Mr. Trump.” That’s how easy air travel used to be for the businessman, due to John Dunkin, who explained his role in a segment of the “Mighty Planes” series, broadcast on the Smithsonian Channel before Trump’s presidential liftoff in 2016. “Everything’s good, John?” Trump asked his trim, gray-haired pilot in the segment, whose producers couldn’t have found a more convincing aeronaut if they had hand-picked one from “central casting,” as the president likes to say. “Everything’s perfect, Mr. Trump,” replied Dunkin, whose work with the real estate tycoon dates to 1989. Now that he occupies the Oval Office and Air Force One, … [Read more...] about Trump reportedly wanted his personal pilot to head the FAA. The job is still vacant
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The Airbus A380 superjumbo is the largest commercial airliner in history. The A380 was once thought to have the potential to revolutionize air travel. Instead, the 331 Airbus superjumbos sold now play more of a niche role for flights operating in high congestion areas. The A380 first flew in 2005 and entered service in 2007. A while back, we had the chance to take a tour of one Etihad‘s A380s. The Airbus A380 is one of the most impressive and yet controversial airplanes in aviation history. As the largest airliner in history, the A380 is undoubtedly a technological wonder. When the European planemaker dreamed up the A380 three decades ago, it was for an aircraft that would revolutionize air travel with grand visions of unprecedented luxury for passengers and earnings power for airlines. Things haven’t worked out quite as well as Airbus had hoped. Instead of becoming the workhorse of airlines around the world, the A380 has become … [Read more...] about The $446 million Airbus A380 is the largest and most expensive airliner in the world. Take a look inside.
caption Combined, Donald Trump and his family are worth more than $4 billion. source Brendan McDermid/Reuters President Donald Trump‘s net worth is currently estimated to be $3.1 billion, according to Forbes. Combine that with the individual net worths of the Trump children, and the entire Trump family is worth more than $4 billion. They spend their money lavishly, from a hefty real estate portfolio and an aviation fleet to designer clothes. Donald Trump‘s net worth is currently estimated to be $3.1 billion – down an estimated $400 million since he took office in January 2017, reports Forbes. And that’s not to mention the individual net worths of his adult children – a reported $150 to $300 million for Eric Trump, reported $200 million for Donald Trump Jr., and reported $600,000 for Tiffany Trump, according to Cheat Sheet. Ivanka Trump, who runs her own business, has the largest net worth of all the children, estimated to … [Read more...] about From a 58-bedroom estate to a helicopter fleet, here’s how the Trump family spends their billions