"I am an Air Traffic Controller at (airport name removed to protect the spies) airport in California. We recently noticed that one of the jets visiting the Gulfstream jet facility belonged to our very own Uncle Steve. If you Google N2N (the registration number) and click on the link to the FAA registry, you'll notice that it is registered to Steve Jobs!!!! It is kind of hard to see the N number in these pics, but it is Steve Jobs' very own Gulfstream."
Sure enough, this appears to be the Gulfstream V that Steve was given as a bonus when he returned to Apple as CEO.
This flying machine is capable of going Mach 0.885 - about 740 miles per hour, seats between 13 and 19 people and reportedly cost about $90 million dollars. When His Steveness got a Gulfstream of his very own, there were only 63 in existence. As of this day, I have not been invited to fly on any of them.
Pics after the jump...
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|Serial Number||586||Type Registration||Individual|
|Manufacturer Name||GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE||Certificate Issue Date||06/08/2001|
|Type Aircraft||Fixed Wing Multi-Engine||Type Engine||Turbo-Jet|
|Pending Number Change||None||Dealer||No|
|Date Change Authorized||None||Mode S Code||50307175|
|Street||C/O MARMALADE SKIES|
|6364 S LINDBERGH ST STE 2|