Anybody who owns his or her own aircraft probably has more than enough money to buy happiness, too. That's because flying costs some serious dough. But just how much money is tied up in the world's airplanes?
Think you have it tough at the pump? How much does it cost to gas up a Boeing 747 (in 2009)?
more than $14,000
more than $140,000
more than $1.4 million
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich doesn't just own the Chelsea football club. He also owns his very own Boeing 767. How much might one of these set you back?
The supersonic Concorde was never a travel option for most flyers, but as the last flight landed in 2003, it's currently a flight option for no one. If you had booked a round-trip ticket from New York to London back in October 2001, how much would it have cost?
Let's say you wanted an intercontinental bomber that can also fly undetected through enemy radar. How much might you pay for the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit (also known as the stealth bomber)?
More than $1 billion
More than $5 billion
The Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the Spruce Goose) was the largest flying boat ever built, and boasted the largest wingspan and height of any aircraft. How much did it cost to build in 1940s dollars?
Budget airlines sound like a great idea. Just how cheap do one-way ticket prices get?
Some of the earliest attempts at human flight involved fantastic wingsuits, most of which were tragically lacking in aerodynamics. Today, specially designed wingsuits allow skydivers and base jumpers a chance to glide through the air. How much will a beginner wingsuit cost you?
In April 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama took a one-day round-trip flight to Chicago aboard Air Force One. How much did that trip run?
On Nov. 24, 1971, the hijacker commonly known as D.B. Cooper parachuted out of a Boeing 727 aircraft. How much money was he packing?
What? The Earth's atmosphere isn't good enough for you? You'd rather book a flight into space? Fair enough. At what price do tickets aboard the Virgin Galactic spaceline start?