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Google founders make a sick move, can park their Boeing minutes from HQ

Published Sep 13th, 2007 12:04AM EDT

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In the world of the uber-rich, it takes quite a bit to actually out-do another similarly-rich person. The founders of Google, though, have done just that, becoming the first (and only) people to be able to land, take-off, and park their Boeing 767 (or private aircraft of any kind) at a federally funded and maintained airstrip in the heart of Silicon Valley. Moffett Field, which is only about 4 miles from Googleville HQ, is run by NASA, and typically allows nothing in the way of private or commercial aircraft into its midst. But, for $1.3 million a year, Larry Page and Sergey Brin can. But that’s chump change for anyone owning a multi-billion-dollar Valley business…why are they so special? The catch is that NASA gets to put scientists, researchers, and gear on the uber-modified aircraft free of charge. This cuts down on the costs NASA typically has to spend on their own similar flights. Talk about a pimp move! We can already picture other company founders cursing their names as they sit in Frisco traffic trying to get to their office.