Being a recognized celebrity comes with advantages and disadvantages. Being famous is not always an easy lifestyle though. Wherever a celebrity goes, fans crowd around asking for a selfie or autograph. For celebrities of a certain magnitude, it is even necessary to travel privately to protect their privacy and security. Below are seven celebrities who own their own private jet for personal use.
John Travolta’s Jet Collection
John Travolta has been in the spotlight for decades. He first achieved stardom as Vinnie Barbarino in the classic 1970’s sitcom, Welcome Back Kotter. Most known for iconic films such as Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Pulp Fiction, Travolta is a licensed pilot and jet enthusiast. As of 2022, Travolta owns at least seven jets. Jets in his collection include the Bombardier Challenger 601 (N392JT), Eclipse 500 (N218JT), Dassult Falcon 900, and a Boeing 727. Travolta owns property in Florida, which serves as a personal airport.
Kim Kardashian and KIM AIR
Billionaire and popular influencer, Kim Kardashian, has been in the spotlight since her friendship with Paris Hilton. The reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, increased her fame to a whole new degree. She was married to a famous rapper, Kanye West, from 2014 to 2022. Together they share four children. Kardashian is one of the most followed individuals on social media platforms such as Instagram. She has recently acquired a G650ER aircraft that she named KIM AIR for $150 million. KIM AIR was personalized to Kardashian’s tastes and features leather seats and a cream cashmere interior.
Taylor Swift and the Mystere Falcon 900
Behind hits such as “Love Story,” “You Belong With Me,” and “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift is an accomplished, beloved, and globally recognized music star. She is idolized by fans of all ages and genders. Swift owns a Dassault-Breguet Mystere Falcon 900 (N898TS). She acquired it for $40 million in 2011. She has always been connected to the number “13” and decided to play a noticeable “13” on the side of her jet.
Harrison Ford’s Collection
Harrison Ford became one of the most iconic actors of the late 20th century after his starring roles in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Other notable film appearances include Blade Runner, Patriot Games, and Witness. Ford, like Travolta and Freeman, is a licensed pilot who has found flying to be an enjoyable hobby. He owns ten planes, including an $18.8 million Cessna Citation Sovereign. Additional planes in his collection include a 1929 Waco Taperwing, 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR, 1955 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, and a 2009 Aviat A-1C-180 Husky.
Tom Cruise’s Gulfstream IV and P-51 Mustang
Tom Cruise is an entertainer that needs no introduction. Known for films such as Top Gun, Risky Business, Rain Man, and the Mission Impossible film franchise, Cruise is a force in Hollywood to be reckoned with. He will star in the highly anticipated sequel, Top Gun 2, this summer. Cruise has a multi-plane collection with the crown jewel being a $35 million Gulfstream IV, which can seat over 17 passengers. The Gulfstream IV exuberates luxury and a comfortable experience. Cruise additionally owns a vintage P-51 Mustang, which was manufactured in the World War II era.
Morgan Freeman’s Syberjet SJ30 and Others
Morgan Freeman is one of the most prolific actors of the 21st century. Interestingly, Freeman’s popularity did not reach its peak until later in life. Freeman may be one of the most recognized elder actors in Hollywood. Freeman first became famous as a children’s entertainer in the 1970’s on the show, The Electric Company. Known for his work in films such as Driving Miss Daisy, Street Smart, Glory, Unforgiven, and The Dark Knight Trilogy, Freeman is also a licensed pilot. He owns three jets, including a Cessna Citation 501, Cessna 414, and Emivest (Syberjet) SJ30. He acquired the Syberjet SJ30 in 2009.