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iiNet Board member Simon Hackett has sunk some of the millions he scored by selling ISP Internode into a new plane that he intends to pilot around the planet. Hackett founded Agile Communications in 1997 and cashed out last year. he has since written a cheque for a Pilatus PC-12 turboprop jet, which an aircraft comparison …

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I'm very happy for him

And I'd like to thank him for sharing that with us. Some might say it smacks a teeny bit of gloating, but they are just envious of this geezer and his good fortune.

Oh, and nice 70s porn interior in that plane, you smug, selfish bastard!

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A Pussy Boy's Plane

A single-engine prop plane? C'mon, the really rich dudes laugh at those toys for poor people. A Saudi prince or a Wall Street hedge fund manager wouldn't been seen dead within 100m of anything with a propeller, let alone a single-engine jobby. Paris Hilton wouldn't let the owner of a Pilatus give her a lift to her Pilates class.

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Re: A Pussy Boy's Plane

He probably values his life. Any good pilot would only be caught dead trying to fly the typical axial turbine business jet around the world.

Our family will only use Pilatus, and we only hire weather mod rated pilots.

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Re: A Pussy Boy's Plane

Don't be ridiculous. Are you an instrument-rated pilot with a turbine type certificate? If not, you have no idea how much skill and training that requires. I'm a long time pilot and he has my respect for that.

You are either a pilot or a passenger. The former requires skill and guts. The latter only requires money.

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