Rude Encounter With Airline Passenger Led To Private Plane For Oprah | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--10.14.19

Airborne UnManned--10.15.19

Airborne Unlimited--10.16.19

AMA Drone Report--10.17.19

Airborne Unlimited--10.18.19

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--10.14.19

Airborne UnManned--10.15.19

Airborne Unlimited--10.16.19

AMA Drone Report--10.17.19

Airborne Unlimited--10.18.19

Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Rude Encounter With Airline Passenger Led To Private Plane For Oprah

Calls The Aircraft Her 'Greatest Luxury' In A Recent Interview

Oprah Winfrey may have one of the most recognizable faces in the world, and she is perceived as being a very open person.

But "there are days when I am more open and warm than others," the television mogul said in a recent interview for a cover story in British Vogue. And when asked by Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful about her "greatest luxury", she said it as her private aircraft.

Winfrey told Enninful that a 1991 encounter in an airport with a rude traveler led her to purchase the aircraft. In the interview, as relayed by MSN, Winfrey said she was in an airport "minding my own business" when a woman approached her and said "You're not acting like you do on TV."

Winfrey told Enninful that the woman said she is often seen on TV "hugging everybody", but at the airport, she was just sitting down and not warmly greeting fans.

"If I'm in an airport, I'm not necessarily hugging people, OK? But I am always just myself," she said in the interview.

Winfrey currently owns a Gulfstream G650, the latest in a string of aircraft she has owner over the years. Others have included a G550 and a Bombardier Global Express XLS. The Wall Street Journal reported in 2009 that in a graduation speech at Duke University, Winfrey told the audience that "It’s great to have a private jet. Anyone that tells you that having your own private jet isn’t great is lying to you.”

FMI: Original report, Original report

Advertisement

More News

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.20.19)

"The Queen of the skies will become the jewel in the crown of our global test programmes. This is a significant investment that will expand our world-leading test capabilities even>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.20.19): Discrete Frequency

Discrete Frequency A separate radio frequency for use in direct pilot-controller communications in air traffic control which reduces frequency congestion by controlling the number >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.20.19)

Aero Linx: Children’s Flight of Hope (CFOH) Children’s Flight of Hope (CFOH) is changing the way kids with serious illnesses and injuries are treated through our missio>[...]

ANN FAQ: Contributing To Aero-TV

How To Get A Story On Aero-TV News/Feature Programming How do I submit a story idea or lead to Aero-TV? If you would like to submit a story idea or lead, please contact Jim Campbel>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 10.15.19: FLIR Acquires, Stratollite, Porsche-Boeing Partner

Also: NBAA 2019 Schedule, DJI Mavic Mini, Department of Defense, Chula Vista PD Drones, Terra Drone FLIR Systems has acquired the intellectual property (IP) and certain operating a>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC