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Posted: March 14, 2016

5 reasons to be jealous of Donald Trump’s plane

Donald Trump speaking in Dayton
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Donald Trump speaking in Dayton

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By Jerrod Boitse

Dayton Daily News

DAYTON —

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it Superman? If you guessed plane, then you would be correct.

When Donald Trump came to the Dayton-Cincinnati area recently, he addressed the crowd in front of one of his most prized possessions – his plane.

It may be incredibly extravagant, but it also serves a purpose.

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“It can be an absolutely vital tool for business,” according to Trump.

Trump does do a lot of traveling these days, being the leading presidential candidate for the Republican Party.

But he didn’t get just any old plane, he bought and accessorized a 757 and took its value to an estimated $100 million.

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Here are five things you need to know about this Ferrari of airplanes, according to a virtual tour posted on Trump’s YouTube page. (Scroll down to watch the video.)

1. This is not his first plane, not even close. Trump owns a corporate jet, two helicopters, and once even had his own airline called Trump Shuttles. Before his current 757, he had a 727 which seemed to not be doing the trick for him. In 2011, he sold his 727 and upgraded to the 757. The plane previously belonged to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

2. This plane is big - YUGE even. Before Trump altered the interior, this plane could seat 228 passengers. Now, 43 people can fly with the utmost luxury and style.

3. There is 24k gold at almost every turn. The seatbelts, the light fixtures, the knobs on the cabinets, even the bathroom sink.

4. If you want to see this plane, you may have to go to one of his rallies to catch a glimpse. Trump had made the request to not let the public track his plane. It has been taken off of real-time, online tracking. Security seems to be the most obvious reason.

5. Trump is very proud of this last fact: This plane was made in the United States by Boeing, which is the world’s largest aerospace company. It’s good to buy domestically.

If you’d like the tour guided by his assistant Amanda Miller, here’s where you can find the video.

Or watch here:


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