Google’s Top Executives to fly on fighter jet
Top Googlers, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt added a new toy plane to include to their collection of Boeing 757, a refurbished Boeing 767 and two Gulfstream V’s. The latest addition was reported by NYTimes to be a 1982 Dornier Alpha Jet.
The Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet is a light jet attack and advanced trainer aircraft co-manufactured by Dornier of Germany and Dassault-Breguet of France. (source: Wikipedia)
[See more pictures of Alpha Jets here]
The top 3 Google executives was reported to have an existing agreement with NASA giving then landing rights to use Moffett Field, the NASA airfield near Google’s headquarters.
Jet for Training
“They are dedicating the plane primarily for NASA payloads,” said Steve Zornetzer, associate director of the NASA Ames Research Center, which operates Moffett Field near the Google campus. He said that the Google executives’ pilots would use the Dornier Alpha Jet for “training and pilot proficiency.”
Zornetzer said the Jet will be converted from military to civilian aircraft in Seattle for the next few months to make it quieter and to comply with noise restrictions.