Picture the scene. You love flying. Your balls drop (on the lottery..) and you're £30m richer.
If you're a PPL you get your ATPL and if you're already an ATPL, you hang up your cap but decide to get yourself a nice shiny aircraft to fly yourself in.
After blowing a bit on big houses, lose women and a few Lamborghinis you have a look around for the perfect aircraft.
But what do you buy? Blow £20 million on a nice shiny new A320 or 737? Or lease a 747SP for those longer journeys and kit out the upper deck like Austin Powers? Or buy an old but very plush VIP 727 with a jacuzzi?
Basically, if you could buy any aircraft for your own use, what would it be and why???
First thing I would buy is a nice big house somewhere remote with a nice chunk of land around it. I would then build a nice 2000m long runway which would also make up a section of the private race track. In the hanger would be 2 replica Mosquitos to keep the replica Spitfire Mk IX and P-51 company. Possibly a Cessna Citation 525 to go places. Alongside that would be a Twin Squirrel helicopter, Mrs FP has always wanted to learn to fly one you see.
In the garage I would have have a Lamborgini Diablo, Ferrari 345, Ducati 916SP and an Aprilia RSV mille (maybe a Honda Pan European as well for touring). I suppose I would have to have something sensible to go to the shops in like a Range Rover or maybe an Isuzu Impreza 555. I would have half a dozen Formula Ford single seater racing cars for when my chums come round for the weekend, so we can play on the race track.
I would build a nice wee distillery on the property somewhere producing a nice wee malt as well. I would give 100,000 quid to the PPRuNe fund and I would probably waste the rest of the money on aviation fuel.
I'd buy one of those yachts that you can land a helicopter on, and the helicopter to go with it, and a tropical island somewhere to sail/fly them to - then I'd worry about what to do with the spare change.
Um, how 'bout a coupla Titan missiles, second hand ones left over from the cold war - get em on the cheap. Strap a Learjet cockpit on the top and borrow a space suit from a retired astronaut mate. Whack an "EXPERIMENTAL" sticker on it just above the door and away-we-go-now!
Spend 15 million on racehorses, women, and yachts. 10 million on the all-time Concorde round the world charter with a few pals. 4.5 million on roulette and blackjack. 450K on a really serious wine cellar.