Who says you can’t have it all? These private jets not only boast the industry’s most luxurious amenities and top-of-the-line aerial engineering, but their fantastic paint-jobs prove that function and fashion really can go hand-in-hand. Check out our list of private jets that give “flying in style” a whole new meaning!
Nike’s Gulfstream G650. This Nike G650 is owned by Phil Knight, co-owner of Nike, and its distinctive paint scheme – a stylized version of the University of Oregon football team’s helmet (the school’s mascot is The Ducks) and matching feather design on the underside of the wings – is homage Knight’s alma mater. The G650’s wingtips are also emblazoned with Nike’s signature “swoosh,” and the jet’s tail number is customized to perfection: N1KE.
Bank of America’s Dassault Falcon 7X. Owned by Bank of America since August 2012, the financial institution’s Falcon 7X is adorned with an attractive swirl of blacks, silvers, and reds. In 2013, the eye-catching plane was leased to a Brazilian holding company.
Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton’ Bombardier Challenger 605. It’s been purported that Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton – who, at 29 years of age, has a net worth of $200 million – purchased this devilishly good-looking blood-red Bombardier Challenger 605 to ease the strain of his long-distance relationship with X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger. In addition to a pull-out bed, several plasma televisions, and a bar, the 2008 world champion’s jet also has a personalized registration: The plane’s tail number, G-LCDH, stands for Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton.
Oakley’s Bombardier Global Express. Though at first glance, Oakley’s Global Express looks like a camouflaged military plane, the paint job on the company’s stylish corporate jet – which has no military specification or capabilities – is actually a representation of a map.
Prada’s Gulfstream G450. In keeping with the company’s image as a leader in both luxury and fashion, Prada’s Gulfstream G450 business jet boasts a head-turning matte-black color scheme. Rare on non-military or non-stealth aircraft, this black beauty shows why Prada is at the top of the industry.
Donald Trump’s Boeing 727-100. Not to be outdone by other private jet owners, Trump reportedly paid $100 million for his custom-built, custom-painted Boeing 727-100. Though the exterior is stylishly-gaudy – exactly what we’ve come to expect from The Donald – it’s the jet’s list of interior amenities that really turns heads: according to the lucky few who have been on board, the aircraft features an integrated home theater system with a 52-inch TV, oil paintings, crystal lamps, and gold plated seat belt buckles.
The United State’s Boeing 747-200B “Air Force One.” The “Flying Oval Office” or “Flying White House” not only sports one of the most recognizable and respected color schemes in the world, the President of the United State’s private ride also boasts over 4,000 square feet of interior floor space, hand-crafted furniture, self-contained baggage loader and stairways, and state-of-the-art navigation and communications equipment capable of surviving the EMP burst associated with an atomic blast. Also, though it can fly halfway around the world with a full tank, mid-flight refuel capability means that Air Force One can fly indefinitely if necessary.