Spotted In The Wild: GLOCK’s P-Jet

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Dan and I made fast friends with our shuttle bus driver Monday night, and good thing, too. He actually stopped in traffic so I could snap the cell phone pic above. Anybody know what kind of plane that is? Wonder if the giant GLOCK logo leads to more thorough customs inspections.

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  1. avatar Ryan says:

    Citation X

    1. avatar Tex300BLK says:

      Global Express

      Engines are too small in comparison to body to be a cjX and the part at the top of the rudder in the middle of the horizontal stabilizer is way more sleek than on the Citation.

      and a quick google search reveals that tailcone is unmistakably from the Global Express

  2. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    Either a Citation or a MD-88 or MD-90

  3. avatar Jessica Y. says:

    Bombardier Global Express!

  4. avatar Scott says:

    Yup. Global Express. $50+ million. Gaston can afford it!

  5. avatar Fletch says:

    It’s very rare for a corporation to put their logo on their jet. Most keep a low profile.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Very true.

      Folks with that kind of money don’t advertise it.

      That corporate logo is a neon sign saying “KIdnap Me!”

      1. avatar Jeremy S says:

        I think showing up in a $55mm private jet is indication enough that you are exceedingly wealthy, corporate logo or no.

      2. avatar MattfromMA says:

        It may usually scream “kidnap me,” but not moreso than any other display of wealth, like, for example a private jet.

        And Herr Glock probably would regard a kidnapping attempt as an opportunity to test his latest design, as well as excellent advertisement fodder.

  6. avatar LongBeach says:

    Is not blocky, plastic plane, ergo, not real Glock-brand jet.

    1. avatar Avid Reader says:

      Lego?

      1. avatar LongBeach says:

        Touché.

  7. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

    I knew it!!! They are parked next to the Juliet jet I bet. The one that goes out to Area 51. I bet it is where they come up with their secret plans for global domination in the gun market place lol

  8. avatar dano says:

    Per the tail number registration (oe-igg) its a Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      That’s cheating.

  9. avatar Lurker_of_Lurkiness says:

    Its an airplane that will never be hi-jacked.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Wrong. See my comment above…

    2. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Wrong.

      See my comment above…

  10. avatar Robert Inguaggiato says:

    In what airport was the plane? What state? So I guess it was in Vegas.

    1. Yes. McCarran Monday night.

  11. avatar mike says:

    There’s definitely more than just 1 company jet for sure.

  12. avatar displacer says:

    Everyone who guessed Bombardier Global Express is correct, specifically an XRS. I was actually part of the crew that did the completion work on the Glockjet in Illinois, unfortunately there’s nothing really cool like gun lockers or a shooting range or whatever in the cabin 🙁

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Anything particularly notable about the interior?

    2. avatar neiowa says:

      Perhaps they need to get Magpul to help with some design ideas.

  13. avatar Jay-El says:

    It can’t be in California — they won’t let planes in unless they have microburners that imprint the aircraft’s type, serial number and owner’s name on every molecule of jet exhaust.

  14. avatar Nick says:

    If only their pistols were as sleek as that plane…

  15. avatar CT_aviator says:

    So funny that this would be on here. Here it was in the daylight.

    🙂

    http://imgur.com/kyxnpCD

  16. avatar Model66 says:

    And remember, firearms are prohibited on aircraft. Then we all had a good laugh and smoked cigars.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      You can have guns on a private aircraft, providing it’s legal at the point of departure and destination.

      1. avatar Bob says:

        Until you have to make an emergency landing in New Jersey where everyone on board will be arrested and thrown in jail.

        1. avatar LarryinTX says:

          If you tell somebody.

  17. avatar G.P. Burdell says:

    The real question is: Will the plane still operate if we fill it full of peanut butter and sand?

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      Don’t forget we also have to try dipping it batter and deep frying it!

  18. avatar TFred says:

    As noted by others, it’s a Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS.

    Here you go, scroll down for the details under the photo:

    http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7846918&nseq=1

  19. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    Who the hell cares what make and model of plane Glock owns, any more than what brand of toilet paper Glock execs use in the corporate restroom?

    Focus, boys, focus. I know you all get wrapped up in hero worship and fanboyism, but I’m all about the guns.

    1. avatar cmeat says:

      from what i can see in the posts quite a number of individuals had a splendid time demonstrating their plane spotting acuity.
      rotax, a wholly owned subsidiary of bombardier, powers all manner of propelled contrivances for both on and off road, marine and air; hovercraft and ultralight. rotary valve two strokes are a favorite of mine. glockage is not.
      why don’t you send a reply tomorrow from the grocery store on your smart phone?

  20. avatar Fuque says:

    I don’t own a Glock, But Gun and Ammo Manufacturers vehicles always impress me. Iv seen a few, But that Glock Plane is pretty much at the top of any list Iv seen…

  21. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    How many pistols does Glock have to sell to just to cover the purchase of that plane?

    Let us assume that the average Glock pistol has netted the company $25 over the years. If that plane cost $50 million, then Glock would have had to sell 2 million pistols just to cover the cost of that plane. How many plastic fantastics have they sold?

    Next question: how many pistols does Glock have to sell to cover the operating expenses of that plane? Fuel, maintenance, and pilots have to total something like $1 million per year. Again, if Glock nets $25 per pistol, they have to sell about 40,000 pistols per year just to cover the operating expenses. Yikes!

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Read somewhere Glocks cost about $100 each to manufacture.

      The plane’s cost can be estimated on a per-hour basis, cost of the aircraft and financing, paying your flight crew, insurance, fuel, hanger, required maintenance, etc.

      It’s likely well over a million a year total.

    2. avatar doesky2 says:

      The execs at Remington wanted one too and they had this brilliant plan of selling R51’s twice…..

  22. avatar jwm says:

    That Glock logo is just to fool you. That’s the Chemtrail plane.

  23. avatar Thomas W. says:

    A plane with a shooting range would be an interesting thing to see.

    1. avatar cmeat says:

      b17. the world is your ashtray.

  24. avatar neiowa says:

    Then there are the others/enemy.

    “To Stop Global Warming, Activists Will Fly 1,700 Private Jets to Conference”

    http://www.libertynews.com/2015/01/to-stop-global-warming-activists-will-fly-1700-private-jets-to-conference/

  25. avatar Rick says:

    If you were able to get a look at the tail number you can enter it into the FAA Registry to find out the make and model of Glock’s jet.

    http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Inquiry.aspx

  26. avatar Barney Fifenmiester says:

    I have it! It’s a big jet, a really big jet, goes way fast-flies high in the sky! More interesting would be the question of how many Israeli supermodels have joined the 5 mile high club in it!

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