Pilot to Copilot - We Going Down in Flames


Hehehe. This is a fun one. Apparently Google's private jet is a party jet somewhere in the supplmental results, with progress on it potentially being held up due to lawsuits.

Google pushes that different kind of company angle. The WSJ published an article [sub req] about Google's corporate governance at its finest.

Mr. Jennings says Messrs. Brin and Page "had some strange requests," including hammocks hung from the ceiling of the plane. At one point he witnessed a dispute between them over whether Mr. Brin should have a "California king" size bed, he says. Mr. Jennings says Mr. Schmidt stepped in to resolve that by saying, "Sergey, you can have whatever bed you want in your room; Larry, you can have whatever kind of bed you want in your bedroom. Let's move on." Mr. Jennings says Mr. Schmidt at another point told him, "It's a party airplane."

So the question remains...are the Google founders really that crazy, or do they try to turn EVERYTHING into a plublicity stunt? Or both?


Hey, its their party

Let them have some fun, the worked for it.

At least they are not sparring over something important.

Doubt if he stock will take a hit because of it.

However, I would suggest that they both have their own private plane, so if one goes down, not all is lost.


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When I read the title of this thread, I was reminded of a story a friend told me about her husband who is a small plane instructor.

She said that her husband has to be really calm in all situations, otherwise if you freak out, the newbie freaks out and you actually endanger yourself more. Absolutely nothing freaks this guy out anyway as he's the most mellow person on the planet.

So one day, she was in listening to her husband teach a newbie over the radio. (Not sure how that's possible) She heard him saying in a very slow, calm voice:

"The plane is falling out of the sky. Throttle up."

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