Following Mark Zuckerberg's new plane, a youngster who catches a train that owns Elon Musk begins

Following Mark Zuckerberg's new plane, a youngster who catches a train that owns Elon Musk begins ...

Sweeney, 19, started the Zucc Jet account in February, which included updates on the Gulfstream Jet believed to be Zuckerberg. A post in April confirmed that the jet, which has the registration N528AP, is no longer used by the Meta chief.

Sweeney''s new jet has been discovered by drawing a link between the aircraft''s travel history and Zuckerberg''s trips, according to a new statement.

Meta''s regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed that the company spent $27 million protecting Zuckerberg and his family last year. That amount included $1.6 million for the use of a private aircraft for personal travel. According to the filing, Zuckerberg began paying for his personal travel on an aircraft owned by him and operated by a charter company in March this year.

Sweeney started a Twitter account that tracked Elon Musk''s private jet and offered him $5,000 to shut the account, claiming that Musk didn''t "love the idea of being shot by a nutcase." Sweeney said he''d remove it for $50,000, but the world''s wealthiest person never returned after declaring that he''d think about it.

Sweeney has accounts that track Mark Cuban, Bill Gates, celebrities, and other Russian Oligarchs yachts and private jets, as well as one that tracks flights on Russian VIP jets registered to President Vladimir Putin. Before, the programmer said he uses bots to remove public air traffic data.

Some Twitter users have noted the potential security difficulties of monitoring billionaires'' planes, but others have commended Sweeney for making the accounts.

According to a study by the European Federation for Transport and Environment, only 1% of people are responsible for 50 percent of global aviation emissions.

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