"Big iron" at Sun Valley


When 90 corporate jets crowded into Sun Valley’s airport recently during a pow wow of business bigwigs, the value of all the “big iron” on the ground -- as pilots call it -- was estimated at $2 billion, reports the Idaho Mountain Gazette. Airport manager Rick Baird said that more than half the planes covering the tarmac were Bombardier Global Express aircraft, which cost $45 million each, while some of the bigger and pricier Gulfstreams sell for up to $450,000, new. We’re guessing that nobody cringed at the gas pump, yet filling the tank of one of the smaller jets is now an astounding $48,000.

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