#36 – Insider Programs, Zunum Aero and the Dwarf Planet Ceres

Can you keep a secret? Neither can we. In this episode we discuss the jungle of insider and preview programs in the tech world. We have a look at a new type of airplane that could have big impact over the next decade, before we talk transient atmospheres and dwarf planets. This episode sponsored by the little gnomes living in Joels beard.

Breaking News – Boeing-backed, hybrid-electric plane to hit market in 2022

A Seattle-area startup, backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing Co and JetBlue Airways Corp announced plans on Thursday to bring a small hybrid-electric commuter aircraft to market by 2022.The small airliner is the first of several planes planned by Zunum Aero, which said it would seat up to 12 passengers and be powered by two electric motors, dramatically reducing the travel time and cost of trips under 1,000 miles (1,600 km).Zunum's plans and timetable underscore a rush to develop small electric aircraft based on rapidly evolving battery technology and artificial intelligence systems that avoid obstacles on a road or in the sky.Zunum Aero is working to develop 'hybrid to electric;' craft that 'sip fuel only when they have to.' It’s hoped that this will make electric air travel more affordable, with frequent service across more than 5,000 regional and general aviation airports in the US. The firm claims these resources are currently underutilized. According to Zunum Aero, this means passengers traveling from regional airports in the Boston area to Washington DC, for example, would reach their destination in half the time, and at half the fare. In heavily-trafficked routes, this could decrease travel time by 40 percent. And, in areas with less congestion, it could even drop door-to-door times 80 percent. The firm says hybrid-electric propulsion will also allow for an 80 percent drop in emissions – and eventually, as battery densities improve, emissions could drop to zero.In a separate but related development, Boeing said on Thursday it plans to acquire a company that specializes in electric and autonomous flight to help its own efforts to develop such aircraft.Several companies, including Uber Technologies Inc and European planemaker Airbus, are working on electric-powered self-flying cars.Zunum does not expect to be the first to certify an electric-powered aircraft with regulators.Rather, it is aiming to fill a market gap for regional travel by airlines, where private jets and commercial jetliners are too costly for many to use.Zunum's planes would fly from thousands of small airports around big cities to cut regional travel times and costs."Airlines are very keen to know how to fly a shorter distance and make money on it," Matt Knapp, co-founder and chief aeronautic engineer of the Kirkland, Washington-based company, said in an interview.A flight from Silicon Valley to Los Angeles, for instance, would leave from Palo Alto, San Carlos, Hayward or Reid Hillview airports and arrive in Santa Monica, Burbank, Hawthorne or San Gabriel Valley airports.The cost would be about $120 one way, the company said.The travel time of over four hours would be cut in half by avoiding the crowds and security lines at big hubs that are required for larger planes.About 96 percent of U.S. air traffic travels through 1 percent of its airports, leaving thousands of small airports virtually untapped, Knapp said.Electric-vehicle batteries, such as those made by Tesla Inc and Panasonic Corp, would power Zunum's motors, although Zunum has no commitment with either company.A supplemental jet-fuel engine and electrical generator would be used to give the plane a range of 700 miles and ensure it stays aloft after the batteries are exhausted, Knapp saidZunum plans to make a larger plane seating up to 50 passengers at the end of the next decade, and the range of both would increase to about 1,000 miles as battery technology improves, Knapp said.The planes eventua1

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Kirkland based Zunum Aero is making hybrid electric planes

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Zunum Aero Jet Boeing Electric Hybrid Airliner #Boeing #ZunumAero HD

On Thursday, electric aircraft start-up Zunum Aero announced its plans to introduce a 12-seat hybrid-to-electric jet by 2022.

"With this announcement, we are coming out and saying our initial product will be a nine to 12 seat airplane," Zunum CTO, Matt Knapp told Business Insider in an interview. "It flies at about 300 mph and is really optimized for regional flights."

That means everything from short "puddle jumper" flights to longer routes of as much as 700 miles between cities such Boston and Washington D.C, Knapp said.

In April, the three-year-old company made news by earning financial backing from Boeing HorizonX fund and JetBlue Technology Ventures.

"We believe that the regional transportation industry is ripe for disruption and we're excited to support Zunum and its efforts to help introduce a new era of aviation," JetBlue Technology Ventures president Bonny Simi said in a statement.

Zunum believes its aircraft will be able to cut door-to-door travels on trips of less than 1,000 miles by more than half. For instance, the company claims a trip from San Jose, California to Los Angeles could be completed in just 2 hours and 15 minutes door-to-door instead of the four hours and 40 minutes it takes now. #Boeing #ZunumAero.

Fuel-less flights are on the horizon

Zunum Aero announced Wednesday it is developing electric aircraft to get travelers out of their cars and into planes for regional commercial flights of up to 1,000 miles.

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Zunum Aero, a pioneer in electric aviation, regional hybrid electric aircraft for the future

Zunum Aero, a pioneer in electric aviation, is developing regional hybrid-electric aircraft for the early 2020s, offering unmatched door-to-door speeds and reduced costs for flights from 700 miles at launch, to over 1,000 miles by 2030.
Zunum Aero aircraft are designed to take aviation into the future: enabling frequent service to the nation’s network of over 5,000 underutilized regional and general aviation airports.
These 10 to 50 seat aircraft will pave the way to a golden era of fast and affordable electric air travel, reversing the 70 year consolidation of air services.
Zunum Aero is backed by Boeing (NYSE: BA) and JetBlue Technology Ventures, a subsidiary of JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU); both believe that regional travel is ripe for transformation.
With multiple patented technologies already in place, Zunum Aero has designed an innovative class of hybrid-electric aircraft and is developing technologies to create a regional electric air network.
These aircraft, as part of new regional electric air networks, will offer a fast, flexible and affordable alternative to highways and high-speed rail, operating point-to-point and as feeders to hub airports.
By shifting traffic from hubs to regional airports, Zunum Aero is democratizing access to fast and affordable travel.
Designing aircraft for walk-on, walk-off travel from nearby airports addresses the major pain points of modern air transit while filling a vast regional transport gap.
For example, passengers can expect to travel from regional airports in the Boston area to Washington, DC for half the fare and in half the time it takes today door-to-door.
Among the many advantages hybrid aircraft will offer, according to Zunum, are –
1. Decrease door-to-door travel times on busy corridors by 40 percent and cut travel time on less-trafficked corridors by 80 percent;
2. Sharply reduce operating costs, enabling ticket prices 40-80 percent below current fares;
3. Cut emissions by 80 percent, falling to zero over time as battery densities improve; and
4. Cut community noise 75 percent, enabling all-hours access to smaller airports.
Zunum has been working with the United States Federal Aviation Administration since 2014 to drive development of certification standards for electric aircraft,a complete set of which is expected by 2018.
The first electrics are likely to become certified in 2020.

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Michael Jackson Biography, Net Worth, Cars, House, Private Jets and Luxurious Lifestyle

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Michael Jackson Life Story, Net Worth, Cars, House, Private Jets and Luxurious Lifestyle

Born (Aug 29, 1958) in Gary, Indiana, his father, a former boxer, was a steelworker & mother worked part-time at Sears

At 5, Michael started performing and later emerged as the lead vocalist of Jackson 5, they initially performed at clubs & lounges

When Michael was 9, while touring the East coast Jackson 5 won the weekly amateur night concert at the Apollo Theater in Harlem

Two years later he recorded the first album, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, with its single reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

When he was 11, Jackson 5 recorded their first album, with its single reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

At 13, he released his first solo album "Got To Be Out There", while still working as a member of the Jackson 5

At 24, he released Thriller, which generated 7 Top 10 hits and became the best-selling album in history

Total Earnings till 2016 (Src: Forbes)

Net Worth

Neverland Ranch, Santa Barbara County, California

Holmby Hills Mansion, Los Angeles (leased)

Nevada mansion (Rented)

Hayvenhurst House in Encino, California

Bahrain Home (Leased)

Private Island
Mansion in Amwaj Islands, Bahrain

Cars (Showcasing Few)
custom designed Rolls Royce Silver Seraph

1990 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II

1988 Lincoln Town Car

1954 Cadillac Fleetwood

Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL

1909 Detamble Model B Roadster

Neoplan Touring Coach 1997

Private Jet
Owned Private jet & also used XtraJet's Gulfstream aircraft charter service and private plane of Sony

He paid $47.5 million in 1985 to buy the original Beatles-packed ATV;
Mijac Music publishing catalogue

Sony/ATV publishing catalogue


Heal the World Foundation, founded in 1992
Victory Tour of 1984
United Negro College Fund
Michael Jackson Burn Center, California

A night before Michael rehearsed for his comeback London (This Is It) concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

On June 25, 2009 Michael tragically suffered of cardiac arrest and died later that morning

Michael's death triggered an outpouring of reactions and his memorial service was viewed by 1 billion people worldwide

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Life of an executive jet pilot

This shows how is the life, on the road of a private charter pilot. Between different hotels, FBO's, airports, climates, and weather conditions.

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Four Seasons + NetJets | European Escape

Immerse yourself in the cultural and culinary worlds of Europe’s most storied destinations on a six-night journey. Take off now with #FourSeasonsxNetJets:

Four Seasons and NetJets invite you to rediscover Europe with hand-selected experiences that illuminate the continent’s rich heritage and provide exclusive tastes of its most acclaimed cuisine.

Your journey begins in the City of Light. Settle in to luxury suite accommodations at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, before a sommelier-led tour of the Hotel’s hidden treasure, a wine cellar 46 feet below ground that houses 50,000 bottles. Afterwards, go behind the scenes of Le Cinq with Michelin-starred Chef Christian Le Squer. Sample an exquisite menu – personally prepared by Chef Le Squer – while getting a rare look into this celebrated restaurant. During your stay in Paris, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit the private home of one of the world’s leading fashion designers.

Your escape continues in Florence, Italy, where you’ll have a vintner-led tour at Marchesi Antinori, one of Tuscany’s oldest vineyards. Then join CEO Albiera Antinori, her sisters, Allegra and Alessia, and their father, Piero, for a private lunch in their state-of-the-art wine cellar. In Florence, you’ll also take an expert-guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery before indulging in a four-course meal, tailored to your tastes, by Michelin-starred Chef Vito Mollica on a private terrace atop the Ponte Vecchio.

Travellers with NetJets and Four Seasons then have the choice to continue on to Cap Ferrat or to Milan.

In Cap Ferrat, France, relax in luxury accommodations at the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel, before taking the keys to a 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider, yours for the day to explore the winding cliff-side roads of the Côte d’Azur. Later, you’ll savour a special dinner served in the art-filled Villa Santo Sospir—its walls frescoed by former resident Jean Cocteau—or the Villa Casa Mia, home to the Académie Princesse Grace School of Dance. You may also choose to spend an evening on a private sailboat cruise along the coastline.

In Milan, Italy, admire a view of the city that’s all yours during a private viewing from the Duomo’s terrace at sunset. Spend a day in quiet relaxation in the exclusive couples’ spa suite. Finally, finish your stay with an exclusive dinner at the Villa Mozart, home to one of the city’s most distinctive private art collections:

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Four Seasons + NetJets | Island Getaway

Explore Hawaii’s last private paradise by land, sea and sky. Take off now with #FourSeasonsxNetJets:

Four Seasons and NetJets invite you to experience Lanai’s little-known natural wonders. At the beginning of your four-day stay in Lanai, Hawaii, your dedicated Four Seasons ambassador will welcome you with warm aloha spirit, showing you to your Two-Bedroom Ohana Oceanfront Suite at Four Seasons Resort Lanai. After settling in, savour a customized multicourse menu while enjoying island entertainment in a private al fresco setting.

Your Island Getaway continues with exclusive activities ranging from tranquil to adventurous. Test your skills with a private archery lesson, and then hop into a 4×4 and follow dirt roads to unbelievable vantage points on Lanai’s southern shore. Stop for a gourmet picnic overlooking Shark Fin cove, an ideal snorkelling spot in the Pacific.

Explore some of the island’s thousands of lush acres on a horseback excursion with an expert guide. For dinner, roll NOBU LANAI’s signature sushi rolls with the restaurant’s Executive Chef before sitting down at a private table for a full omakase menu he has personally prepared. Later, set sail on a private stargazing trip around Lanai and neighbouring isles aboard a 50-foot catamaran.

Before your journey ends, meet with a PGA pro for an early-morning golf lesson—or just sip sunset cocktails—at Manele, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

The private paradise of Lanai is all yours on this Island Getaway, expertly designed by Four Seasons and NetJets:

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Four Seasons + NetJets | Ski Adventure

Experience peak thrills on the mountain adventure of a lifetime in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Vail, Colorado. Take off now with #FourSeasonsxNetJets:

Enjoy rare access to North America’s prime skiing and wildlife destinations. Your adventure begins as soon as you step onboard your private NetJets aircraft. After landing, you can spot bears, moose, bison and elk on a private sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge on your way to Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole.

Upon your arrival, after you settle in to your three-bedroom residence, our dedicated Ski Concierge will fit you for a new pair of custom-designed, handmade skis, waxed and ready for snow-packed mountains. End your first day with dinner at the chef’s private table at Westbank Grill.

The next morning, you’ll have the opportunity to ski with an Olympian. Rise early, skip lift lines and gain early entry to rarely trafficked back-country trails. Afterwards, savour a Four Seasons gourmet lunch served at an out-of-bounds location. Your adventure continues with a private helicopter tour of the Grand Tetons and a wildlife safari in Yellowstone National Park.

Private jet travel, by NetJets, will then take you to Vail, Colorado, and your designer residence with 360-degree mountain views at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail. That evening, you’ll join a seasoned mixologist at Remedy Bar for a private bourbon tasting and cocktail class. The samples will whet your appetite for the intimate four-course dinner that follows, overlooking Game Creek Bowl.

The next day, you’ll have your pick of fresh powder via heli-skiing over the Colorado Rockies before a Four Seasons chef prepares a private mountaintop lunch for you.

Skip lift lines and gain early entry to superior runs. Jackson Hole and Vail are yours at every elevation, only with Four Seasons and NetJets:

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Four Seasons + NetJets | The Height of Luxury

Two iconic travel brands. Three extraordinary adventures. Take off now with #FourSeasonsxNetJets:

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, and NetJets, the world’s largest private aviation company, are coming together to offer three exclusive adventures that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

In each expertly designed journey, you’ll travel via a NetJets private jet to Four Seasons destinations. Experience the excitement of rare access to Jackson Hole and Vail, North America’s prime skiing and wildlife destinations, via horse-drawn sleigh, heli-ski and back-country trails—with a gold medallist as your guide. Explore Hawaii’s last private paradise by land, sea and sky on a tropical getaway to Lanai. Immerse yourself in the cultural and culinary worlds of France and Italy by cruising the Corniche roads of Cap Ferrat and savouring a menu from a Michelin-starred chef on a private terrace above the famed Ponte Vecchio.

Throughout each exclusive journey, Four Seasons will provide all luxury accommodations on the ground, while NetJets arranges an unforgettable experience in the sky.

You and up to 13 friends or family members will travel knowing that every detail will be handled seamlessly, including at 41,000 feet. NetJets owns and operates the world’s largest fleet of aircraft, with flight plans covering more than 150 countries and a team of pilots who average more than 10,500 hours in the air. Each aircraft is equipped with the latest entertainment and technology, so you can turn your flight into a movie event or a morning meeting with ease.

Back on the ground, a dedicated personal concierge will ensure your stay is both flawless and extraordinary, customizing your trip to fit your every need.

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Donald Trump Net Worth, Cars, Bikes, Houses, Private Jets and Luxurious Lifestyle

Find out more about Donald Drumpf's Net Worth, Cars, Bikes, Houses, Private Jets and Luxurious Lifestyle.

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Donald Drumpf Earnings and Luxurious Lifestyle

Chairman of The Drumpf Organization and a politician

The Drumpf Organization generated revenue of US $9.5 billion (Rs 63,384 Crores) in 2014

Net Worth: $3.7 Billion / Rs. 24,677 Crores

House –
Drumpf Tower Penthouse
Three-story penthouse on top of his Drumpf Tower
Drumpf's penthouse has a gold- and diamond-covered door, an indoor fountain, a painted ceiling, and an ornate chandelier.

Mansion named Seven Springs in Bedford, New York
The mansion has 60 rooms, three swimming pools and a bowling alley and is used as a private retreat for the Drumpf family

Kluge Estate in Virginia
The estate includes a wine yard
The estate has a total of 45 rooms, a movie theater, a stable for horses, a green house, and a guest cottage.

Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago Mansion
Paid $10 million and turned it into a private club
58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, 12 fireplaces, and three bomb shelters.

’50s Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud
1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Rolls Royce Phantom

Gold Motorcycle
custom motorcycle out of 24-karat gold and "elite custom parts."

Private jets
S-76 Helicopter (three Sikorsky helicopters)
He spent a reported $750,000 on the redesign, which includes plenty of 24-karat gold plating.

Boeing 757
In a commercial configuration the jet can accommodate 228 passengers, but Drumpf’s jet is designed to carry 43, featuring a dining room and two bedrooms.

Gold Plated Interior
Almost all metal objects on board are gold plated, including the seat belts and taps and sinks.

Cessna Citation
It is known as the fastest business jet in the world

He is now the 113th richest person in United States and 324th richest in the world

Mukesh Ambani Net Worth, Cars, House, Private Jets and Luxurious Lifestyle

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Mukesh Ambani Earnings and Luxurious Lifestyle

Chairman of second largest company in India Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

RIL with revenue of US$44 billion (Rs 2,69,000 Crores) in 2016 is the 2nd biggest company in India after the government-controlled Indian Oil Corporation

Net Worth: $22.8 Billion / Rs. 1,52,133 Crores

House – Antilia
World’s most expensive home

Cars (168 luxury cars)
Armored Mercedes-Benz S600
BMW 760li Armoured Version (Bulletproof Custom Built Model)Rs.
Bentley Flying Spur
Rolls Royce Phantom

Private Jets
Falcon 900EX
Boeing Business Jet 2 – Plane has a full-fledged executive office and a private bedroom suite

Airbus a319 Corporate Jet (Gifted his wife on her 44th birthday)