Elon Musk’s private jet flew from San Jose to San Francisco – a 35-mile (56km) flight that lasted a total of nine minutes, according to Twitter users who track the tech mogul’s movements.
The flight across San Francisco Bay took place on May 6, but Twitter users widely shared the satellite map showing the plane’s flight path over the weekend, with many expressing outrage over the carbon footprint left behind by the head of an electric car company.
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“Elon Musk took a 9 minute flight to San Francisco from San Jose, which is 5 stops on Caltrain,” tweeted Hayden Clarkin, referring to a local commuter rail that connects San Francisco with cities to its south along the Bay.
According to the map, Musk’s plane flew some 35 miles from San Jose International Airport to San Francisco International Airport.
By car, it would be a 40-minute drive depending on traffic.
Last year, Jack Sweeney, a tech-savvy 19-year-old college student, founded the Twitter account @ElonsJet, which gives regular updates on flights taken by the world’s richest human on his private plane.
Musk, who said that the site was a security risk, was so alarmed by Sweeney’s Twitter account that he contacted the student last year and offered him $5 000 to take it down.
Sweeney rejected the offer.