A 19-year-old student has created a Twitter account that automatically posts the takeoffs and landings of Elon Musk’s plane. The billionaire would be in negotiation with the owner of the bot to have it removed…
No need to slipin the pocket of to be able to follow his movements. A bot on Twitter publishes each takeoff or landing of the plane of the CEO of , with the name of the airport in question and lots of other information.
This is not to the liking of the billionaire, who, according to the site , first asked the owner of the @ElonJet account a few months ago to delete it for security reasons. ” I don’t like the idea of being shot by a madman “, he said in their exchange. In response, he asked for a « for laughs, unless? ».
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The owner of the bot, which is now followed by more than 87,000 people, is Jack Sweeney, a 19-year-old student. He created 15 different accounts to track the planes of different celebrities, includingand . In all, this project only earns him $20 a month, but offered him $5,000 to delete this account. In return, Jack Sweeney tried his luck asking for $50,000, and the billionaire said he would think about it.
Elon Musk’s plane is on the LADD list of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which limits theinformation on the web. However, devices can also be tracked in real time through the ADS-B system on sites like ADS-B Exchange. The bot can then correlate this information with anonymous flight plans shared by the FAA to identify which one matches the aircraft it is looking for. Last I heard, Jack Sweeney has applied for an intern position with , and awaits Elon Musk’s response…