Monday, October 28, 2013

Elvis' fleet

Well of course Elvis had himself a couple of planes, why not?! The man had pretty much anything anyone could ever want.
Above the Lisa Marie, the largest of the planes, also known as the Graceland in the sky.
The setup they have for the planes is very nice, you feel like you are going through the Elvis airport and boarding the Elvis plane!
Inside everything is covered to keep it preserved. It's hard to tell from the photos but everything in the plane is leather or suede, including the table tops that were also covered in plastic for protection.
It's a little hard to tell from this picture but if you look close there is a seat belt across the bed, this is a TSA regulation, but what I want you to see is the buckle of the belt, it's gold! Not solid gold of course but all the buckles on all the seat belts were plated in gold! Also the sinks in the two bathrooms on board were flecked in gold flakes! This plane was definitely for the man that already owns everything.
There was a second plane but of course I forgot to take a picture of that from the outside, here you can see the inside. This was a smaller jet, with just a cockpit and a few chairs in the back. This smaller plane was used for a lot of quick impromptu trips, you know when Elvis was sitting around bored and decided to just head to the beach in Mexico for a few hours, ah why not?!

I can't imagine the up keep on these planes, but the man had more money than he knew what to do with at the time so why not buy some planes and hire a staff to keep them in beautiful working condition. Oh if only life were that difficult for all of us. 

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