Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bill Gates' Bombardier BD-700 Global Express

Owned by a Washington state-based company called Challenger Administration LLC on Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates' behalf, this Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express was built in 1999. It is rumored that the initials "WM" in the N887WM tail number stand for "William" and "Mary," the first names of Gates' parents. Bombardier's top-of-the-line business jet, the Global Express can carry eight people far above the weather at a cruising altitude of 51,000 feet for a distance of 6,500 nautical miles -- a range that permits nonstop Tokyo-New York or Los Angeles-Moscow flights.

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