Steve Jobs is flying again

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Steve Jobs is flying again,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “His private jet, grounded for most of 2009, is back in the air.”

“From January to March, Apple’s CEO racked up $127,000 in expenses on his private Gulfstream V jet [vs. $550,000 in autumn 2007 and only $4,000 for all of 2009 while Jobs battled health issues],” Elmer-DeWitt reports.

Elmer-DeWitt reports, “Apple managed just fine while Jobs’ jet was grounded, although investors will probably be happy to learn that it’s flying again. We know Jobs made trips to the East Coast to demonstrate the iPad to New York-based publishers. Whatever else he might be up to is not revealed in Apple’s Form 10-Q.”

Full article, with chart of Jobs’ flight expenditures, here.

MacDailyNews Take: Deals, deals, deals!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. Probably making loops and low level buzzing of Microsoft’s campus.

    Of course the Apple shaped Chaf is ready for any misguided attempt by Microsoft missile defence system. When it works!

  2. @Another

    Please be more specific about what he’s preaching. Give specific examples and quotes. And no, you cannot ask Fox News what to say.

    On another note at least you can ADMIT you’re a peasant.

  3. The plane was in his garage most of ’09.
    Steve was tinkering with the engines, and working on the body, and paint.
    Steve’s Gulfstream has now been chopped and channeled and lowered. Steve has massaged another 37 horsepower out of ‘er, and she’s now coated in 4 coats of Candy Apple Red Metal-Flake, and 5 coats of clear lacquer.
    Now that he’s finished this latest mod, you’ll be seeing lots more of Steve’s jet.

  4. “although investors will probably be happy to learn that it’s flying again.”

    As an AAPL investor, a Mac fanboy, and more importantly, as a human being – I pray for the well being of the pilots, the maintenace crew, Steve Jobs, and anyone else who may be aboard the various flights.


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