Obama's private jet touches down in the Virgin Islands

Obama's private jet touches down in the Virgin Islands

  • Order:
  • Duration: 0:26
  • Updated: 07 Nov 2007
  • views: 9551
videos
Barack Obama flies to the Virgin Islands for a fundraiser at the Ritz-Carlton.
https://wn.com/Obama's_Private_Jet_Touches_Down_In_The_Virgin_Islands
Now it's Caribbean sunshine on Richard Branson's island for Obama: Michelle quits washout California

Now it's Caribbean sunshine on Richard Branson's island for Obama: Michelle quits washout California

  • Order:
  • Duration: 5:51
  • Updated: 24 Jan 2017
  • views: 149
videos
Now it's Caribbean sunshine on Richard Branson's island for Obama: Michelle quits washout California for private jet flight to billionaire's paradise getaway Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have left Palm Springs after a weekend break in the desert - with the ex-first lady bound for the Caribbean. An eight-vehicle motorcade left the home of Spanish Ambassador James Costos and his partner Michael Smith, where the Obamas had been staying, around 10am and headed to a private terminal next to Palm Springs International Airport. A Riverside County Sheriff's Department vehicle blocked traffic in both directions on Highway 111 as the motorcade sped to the airport. Once there former First Lady Michelle was seen boarding a private jet owned by Sir Richard Branson. The aircraft was waiting on the tarmac next to the Signature Flight Support as the motorcade pulled in just before 11am. It was later revealed to have filed a flight plan to the British Virgin Islands' main airport. Branson's private island of Necker is part of the Caribbean archipelago. Her husband wasn't seen boarding the flight but Tom Nolan, the airport's executive director, later confirmed that the former president also departed Monday morning but it's not clear whether the couple left together. The private jet, a Falcon 900EX is a French made, long range, ultra luxury corporate jet, called Galactic Girl. The tail sports a blown up decal of millionaire Branson's iris on the tail fin, and a Virgin logo on the front of the fuselage. The jet has a maximum cruising altitude of 36,000 feet, speed of mach 0.87 (662 mph). it is customized for each owner and can have office space or beds installed. It is unclear if Branson was on board. The Virgin boss posted an Instagram video 10 hours before the plane took off which appeared to have been filmed in Necker, his private Caribbean island. The weather on Necker is significantly better than conditions in Palm Springs, which is affected by a winter storm warning. Necker on the other hand had some rain on Monday but is predicted to be dry, sunny, and around 80f for the rest of the week. Branson posted an instagram picture on Saturday of him with the former president during his time in office saying: 'Thank you Obama.' Earlier Monday morning Obama visited the Thunderbird Country Club gym, where the former president has exercised every morning since arriving in Palm Springs. The Obamas visited the area after attending the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. on Friday. On Saturday he spent about five hours at Porcupine Creek golf course, the ultra-exclusive course owned by Oracle founder Larry Ellison. Obama looked relaxed as he and a handful of secret service agents, negotiated the stunning 18-hole private course in several golf carts. Obama was seen chatting and laughing with his golfing companions on the first day of his vacation and at one point fist bumped another golfer after watching a decent shot. The world class private course in Rancho Mirage is one of the desert's best-kept golfing secrets and rests against a mountain backdrop with a stunning rugged landscape. The course is by-invitation-only and Golf Digest once ranked as one of the top 20 golf courses in California. Obama played at Porcupine Creek in February this year and back in 2014 he was spotted there during another visit to the desert to meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan. The course is part of a huge $75million 249 acre estate owned by Ellison. The estate named Porcupine Creek Ranch boasts a huge 18,400 sq ft main residence, eight guest houses, a pool, spa, gym and an amphitheater. The property has played host to many benefits and charity events. The perimeter of the estate has a privacy row of trees that blocks the prying eyes of the outside world. It had been a dreary, wet and windswept weekend from the moment the Obamas arrived in Palm Springs. On Friday low clouds covered the valley, temperatures dropped to a chilly 50 degrees Fahrenheit and rain flooded the streets of the city - not an ideal start to their vacation. The weather was so bad the government plane carrying the family was diverted to March Air Force Base, some 44 miles away. Fortunately, there was a break in conditions on Saturday and the sun came out allowing the former president to enjoy a round of golf. On Sunday, other than a visit to the gym at Thunderbird Country Club, the Obamas avoided the rain and stayed at home, with sports fan Barack likely watching the NFL playoff games between Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers followed by New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers.
https://wn.com/Now_It's_Caribbean_Sunshine_On_Richard_Branson's_Island_For_Obama_Michelle_Quits_Washout_California
Obamas Arrive in British Virgin Islands on Branson's Private Jet

Obamas Arrive in British Virgin Islands on Branson's Private Jet

  • Order:
  • Duration: 1:30
  • Updated: 25 Jan 2017
  • views: 11
videos
We will no longer be posting to this old channel. For all future and daily new reports, Subscribe and like our new channel. Click here to subscribe to our new Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu3dYw4N8q383xoh3FxZREA/featured www.TheNewsExposed.com
https://wn.com/Obamas_Arrive_In_British_Virgin_Islands_On_Branson's_Private_Jet
Billionaires: The Most Expensive Private Jets (2014)

Billionaires: The Most Expensive Private Jets (2014)

  • Order:
  • Duration: 1:50
  • Updated: 27 Aug 2014
  • views: 712230
videos
Category: Billionaires/Business ( August 2014) Donald Trump purchased Boeing 757 from Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft for around $100 million in 2011. Upon purchasing the jet, Trump spruced it up with gold and premium materials to make the Boeing 757 uniquely his own. *Donald Trump’s net worth was about $4.1 Billion (As of 8/24/2014 according to Forbes) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Roman Abramovich is the largest shareholder of Evraz, Russia’s biggest steelmaker by output. He owns stakes in Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest nickel producer, and London’s Chelsea Football Club. His investment holdings were amassed from dividends and proceeds he collected selling former state-owned assets acquired after the fall of the Soviet Union, including Sibneft and Aeroflot. *His Net worth is about $9.5 Billion (As of 8/24/2014 according to Forbes). Roman Abramovich has 2 private jets but the largest and the priciest one is Boeing 767-33A/ER known as “Bandit” ( $170 Million). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud is one of the wealthiest investors in the world. Contrary to popular belief, he does not own Airbus A380, aka “Flying Palace”. He ordered that plane in 2007. The list price of an A380 was $319 million at the time. But he never took possession of the plane. According to Shadi Sanbar, chief financial officer of the billionaire’s Kingdom Holdings Co. Prince Al-Waleed “sold his Airbus A380 jet plane” in 2012. He would not disclose the buyer or the sale price, citing “strict confidentiality” agreements. His Boeing 747-400Khaled & Reem” is the priciest jet in his fleet today( $220 Million). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah has an estimated net worth of $21.9 Billion (according to Forbes). Sultan has a whole collection of wide body jets at his disposal, including two Airbus A340s and a 767, but the Boeing 747-430 is his largest aircraft. He paid at least $100 million through Lufthansa to purchase a Boeing 747-430 and then he spent another $130 million to outfit the aircraft. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Alisher Usmanov is Russia’s richest man (2014 rankings). Usmanov owns 48 percent of USM Holdings, a British Virgin Islands-based entity that controls Metalloinvest, Russia’s largest iron ore producer, and publicly traded MegaFon. Through DST investment funds, Usmanov holds shares in Facebook, Twitter and Zynga, and Russian Internet provider, Mail.ru. He also co-owns the U.K. soccer team Arsenal. Alisher Usmanov owns the biggest private jet in Russia, and one of the top 3 most expensive private jets in the world – an Airbus A340-300.(approx. $500 million). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================ Private Jets of Billionaires (2014)
https://wn.com/Billionaires_The_Most_Expensive_Private_Jets_(2014)
Private Jets .Net Aircraft Charters New York City Los Angeles Miami Las Vegas Dallas

Private Jets .Net Aircraft Charters New York City Los Angeles Miami Las Vegas Dallas

  • Order:
  • Duration: 1:07
  • Updated: 27 Oct 2009
  • views: 1073
videos https://wn.com/Private_Jets_.Net_Aircraft_Charters_New_York_City_Los_Angeles_Miami_Las_Vegas_Dallas
Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson's private island

Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson's private island

  • Order:
  • Duration: 3:25
  • Updated: 05 Nov 2013
  • views: 173744
videos
www.neckerisland.virgin.com Welcome to Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson's private island paradise in the British Virgin Islands. One of our guests said it best when he said that Necker is somewhere that can't be imitated, only appreciated! Necker Island can be hired exclusively and also during selected 'Celebration Weeks' when couples can book individual rooms and share the island 'house party' style.
https://wn.com/Necker_Island,_Sir_Richard_Branson's_Private_Island
Barack And Michelle Obama Arrive In British Virgin Islands!!!

Barack And Michelle Obama Arrive In British Virgin Islands!!!

  • Order:
  • Duration: 1:24
  • Updated: 24 Jan 2017
  • views: 191
videos
Barack And Michelle Obama Arrive In British Virgin Islands!!! Barack and Michelle Obama have arrived in the British Virgin Islands after jetting in to the Caribbean on Richard Branson's plane. The former first couple posed with staff at Terrence B Lettsome International Airport, the islands' main airport, on Monday night after a flight from California.A photograph of the pair with their arms stretched around immigration officials and the local police commissioner appeared on social media after their quiet arrival.They were then whisked away in a waiting motorcade to be taken to a nearby boat to complete their journey to Branson's private retreat, Necker Island. Workers were seen loading the small wooden vessel with the couple's luggage before it launched.Michelle Obama was earlier seen boarding Branson's Falcon 900EX at Palm Springs International Airport. The couple spent the weekend relaxing at the home of Spanish ambassador James Costos and his interior designer partner Michael Smith after taking part in President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.Details of their visit to the Caribbean were not previously shared but they are believed to be spending at least some of their time on Branson's private retreat, Necker Island. The Virgin mogul was in the region last week but has since left to meet his newest grandson, Bluey. He celebrated news of the baby's birth on Necker Island, sharing a video of the special moment in an Instagram video on Monday. In Palm Springs, an eight-vehicle motorcade was seen leaving the home where the Obamas had been staying at around 10am. A Riverside County Sheriff's Department vehicle blocked traffic in both directions on Highway 111 as the motorcade sped to the airport. Once there former First Lady Michelle was seen boarding a private jet owned by Sir Richard Branson.
https://wn.com/Barack_And_Michelle_Obama_Arrive_In_British_Virgin_Islands
Now it's Carribean sunshine on Richard Branson's island for Obama: Michelle quits washout.

Now it's Carribean sunshine on Richard Branson's island for Obama: Michelle quits washout.

  • Order:
  • Duration: 2:59
  • Updated: 24 Jan 2017
  • views: 1113
videos
Now it's Carribean sunshine on Richard Branson's island for Obama: Michelle quits washout California for private jet flight to billionaire's paradise getaway. Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have left Palm Springs after a weekend break in the desert - with the ex-first lady bound for the Carribean. An eight-vehicle motorcade left the home of Spanish Ambassador James Costos and his partner Michael Smith, where the Obamas had been staying, around 10am and headed to a private terminal next to Palm Springs International Airport. A Riverside County Sheriff's Department vehicle blocked traffic in both directions on Highway 111 as the motorcade sped to the airport. Once there former First Lady Michelle was seen boarding a private jet owned by Sir Richard Branson. The aircraft was waiting on the tarmac next to the Signature Flight Support as the motorcade pulled in just before 11am. It was later revealed to have filed a flight plan to the British Virgin Islands' main airport. Branson's private island of Necker is part of the Carribean archipelago. It is unclear if Branson was on board. The Virgin boss posted an Instagram video 10 hours before the plane took off which appeared to have been filmed in Necker, his private Carribean island. The weather on Necker is significantly better than conditions in Palm Springs, which is affected by a winter storm warning. Necker on the other hand had some rain on Monday but is predicted to be dry, sunny, and around 80f for the rest of the week. Branson posted an instagram picture on Saturday of him with the former president during his time in office saying: 'Thank you Obama.' Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk
https://wn.com/Now_It's_Carribean_Sunshine_On_Richard_Branson's_Island_For_Obama_Michelle_Quits_Washout.
Former President Barack Obama visit neighboring island with billionaire host Richard Branson

Former President Barack Obama visit neighboring island with billionaire host Richard Branson

  • Order:
  • Duration: 0:57
  • Updated: 01 Feb 2017
  • views: 2640
videos
The Obamas, who traveled from a long weekend in Palm Springs to the islands on Branson's private jet last Monday, were spotted on a neighboring British Virgin Island Tuesday enjoying lunch in photos obtained by DailyMail.com. The pair are believed to be staying at one of Branson's private islands. He owns both Necker and the recently opened eco-resort Moskito Island.
https://wn.com/Former_President_Barack_Obama_Visit_Neighboring_Island_With_Billionaire_Host_Richard_Branson
The Obamas take off in Richard Branson's private jet from their ten day island getaway.

The Obamas take off in Richard Branson's private jet from their ten day island getaway.

  • Order:
  • Duration: 6:13
  • Updated: 03 Feb 2017
  • views: 3179
videos
Back to reality! The Obamas take off in Richard Branson's private jet from their ten day island getaway- after taking a helicopter to the airport. All good things must come to an end! The Obamas have jetted out of paradise after ten days in the Virgin Islands - with no children and no work obligations. The former first couple - looking understandably relaxed - took off from the island of Tortola on Thursday Their beaming smiles were a far cry from the tensions left behind in Washington DC, where President Trump on Thursday eased a sanction on Russia, said he wouldn't rule out military action against Iran, insulted the U.S. deal with Australia, and started the National Prayer breakfast with a prayer for Arnold Schwarzenegger's Apprentice ratings. The Obamas arrived at the Tortola airport via a red helicopter. They then made their way back to Washington, and returned to their home just blocks away from Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. A motorcade was seen pulling up to the house, while signs dotted the road on neighboring lawns welcoming the former first family home. The pair have been staying on one of Richard Branson's private islands, believed to be the eco-resort island of Moskito, which the Brit owns in addition to Necker, where he keeps a home. The pair holidayed in the Caribbean without their daughters Sasha and Malia, who had joined them their first weekend after leaving office for a few days in Palm Springs, California. Sasha is believed to be back in DC where they former first couple will live as she finishes high school, and Malia is in New York on her first week of an internship working for Harvey Weinstein. On Tuesday the Obamas posed up with well-wishers on Tuesday on a lunch out, despite the fact all employees on Branson's island were reportedly been banned from even carrying a smartphone while the first couple are in residence. During day eight of their tropical vacation, the Obamas enjoyed the afternoon with their billionaire friend on the island of Anegada having lunch at the local beachfront restaurant Cow Wreck Beach Bar. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk
https://wn.com/The_Obamas_Take_Off_In_Richard_Branson's_Private_Jet_From_Their_Ten_Day_Island_Getaway.
Michelle and Barack Obama enjoy a stroll in the Virgin Islands

Michelle and Barack Obama enjoy a stroll in the Virgin Islands

  • Order:
  • Duration: 0:36
  • Updated: 01 Feb 2017
  • views: 672
videos
Michelle and Barack Obama enjoy a stroll in the Virgin Islands Michelle and Barack Obama enjoy a stroll in the Virgin Islands VIDEO: Michelle and Barack Obama enjoy a stroll near the beach in the British Virgin Islands with Richard Branson.Barack Obama and Michelle Obama enjoying at the Caribbean Island of Necker with host Richard Branson Obama family arrive on Caribbean island of Necker on Sir Richard Branson's private jet .The Obamas visit neighboring island with billionaire host Richard Branson during second week of vacation on his private Necker island Michelle y Barack Obama disfrutan de un paseo por las Islas Vírgenes Michelle y Barack Obama disfrutan de un paseo por las Islas Vírgenes VIDEO: Michelle y Barack Obama disfrutan de un paseo cerca de la playa en las Islas Vírgenes Británicas con Richard Branson.Barack Obama y Michelle Obama disfrutando en la isla caribeña de Necker con el anfitrión Richard Branson Obama llega a la isla caribeña de Necker en el jet privado de Sir Richard Branson. Los Obamas visitan la isla vecina con el multimillonario anfitrión Richard Branson durante la segunda semana de vacaciones en su isla privada de Necker Michelle et Barack Obama se promènent dans les îles Vierges Michelle et Barack Obama se promènent dans les îles Vierges VIDÉO: Michelle et Barack Obama jouissent d'une promenade près de la plage dans les Îles Vierges britanniques avec Richard Branson.Barack Obama et Michelle Obama apprécier à l'île des Caraïbes de Necker avec l'hôte Richard Branson La famille Obama arrivent sur l'île des Caraïbes de Necker sur le jet privé de Sir Richard Branson. Les Obamas visitent l'île voisine avec le milliardaire hôte Richard Branson pendant la deuxième semaine de vacances sur son île privée de Necker ميشيل وباراك أوباما التمتع بنزهة في جزر فيرجن ميشيل وباراك أوباما التمتع بنزهة في جزر فيرجن فيديو: ميشيل وباراك أوباما تتمتع نزهة بالقرب من الشاطئ في جزر فيرجن البريطانية مع ريتشارد Branson.Barack أوباما وميشيل أوباما تتمتع في جزيرة الكاريبي من نيكر مع المضيف ريتشارد برانسون وصول عائلة أوباما على جزيرة في البحر الكاريبي من نيكر على متن طائرة خاصة زيارة. وأوباما السير ريتشارد برانسون الجزيرة المجاورة مع مضيفه الملياردير ريتشارد برانسون خلال الأسبوع الثاني من عطلة في جزيرته نيكر خاصة
https://wn.com/Michelle_And_Barack_Obama_Enjoy_A_Stroll_In_The_Virgin_Islands
BVI British Virgin Islands DARK JETS PWC MACFARLANES FRESHFIELDS DELOITTE Biggest Tax Evasion Case

BVI British Virgin Islands DARK JETS PWC MACFARLANES FRESHFIELDS DELOITTE Biggest Tax Evasion Case

  • Order:
  • Duration: 3:01
  • Updated: 17 Jun 2012
  • views: 619
videos
UK GOVERNMENT DA-NOTICE NEWS BLACKOUT-MAINSTREAM MEDIA EXTRACTS: I The Carroll Foundation Trust and parallel Carroll Maryland Trust multi-billion dollar offshore tax fraud bribery scandal has recently disclosed that Gerald Carroll’s Farnborough Aerospace Development Plc and Carroll Aircraft Corporation Plc group structures were “centered around” HM Ministry of Defence high level officials in this case of international importance. It has also emerged that the UK Government’s Attorney General is “closely monitoring” these unfolding developments which are known to involve the security services. Sources have revealed that the sudden death of a HM Ministry of Defence retired Permanent Secretary who was Chairman of the Carroll Aircraft Corporation is fueling feverish speculation that his demise was actually cold blooded murder in a bungled attempt to cover-up the criminal liquidation of major operating divisions of the Carroll Global Corporation’s worldwide interests spanning an incredible sixteen years. Further sources have confirmed that Gerald Carroll’s Farnborough Aerospace Aerospace Centre in Hampshire England was “targeted” by BAE Systems and HSBC International within the framework of a systematic break-up embezzlement operation which effectively was impulsed by the fraudulent incorporation of UK Companies House “parallel registered” Farnborough Aerospace Development Corporation Plc Strategic Research & Development Corporation Plc and Carroll Aircraft Corporation Plc group structures. Scotland Yard “leaked” sources have disclosed that the Carroll Foundation Trust criminal “standard of proof” prosecution files contain forensic specimen exhibits of fraudulently incorporated HSBC International offshore accounts Barclays International offshore accounts and Coutts & Co Gerald Carroll accounts which embezzled a staggering two hundred million dollars of the Carroll Foundation Trust’s huge treasury investment holdings. UK GOVERNMENT DA-NOTICE NEWS BLACKOUT-MAINSTREAM MEDIA EXTRACTS: II Sources have disclosed that Sir Tony Baldry MP a criminal barrister is understood to be facing serious criminal allegations of racketeering bribery and obtaining funds under false pretenses in this City of London bank fraud heist which stretches the globe spanning a staggering sixteen years. Further sources have said that the explosive FBI Scotland Yard criminal standard of proof prosecution files have named a Penningtons Manches former partner Ellis Ezekiel who is also facing allegations of fraudulent mis-representation and obtaining funds under false pretenses. It has emerged that a Thompson Reuters Group firm the Hakluyt Holdingham Group has been named in the dossiers concerning the sacking of Ellis Ezekiel and the subsequent disclosure of yet two more high value crime scene locations which are “directly linked” to the ransacking complete theft of the entire contents of the Carroll Foundation Trust’s multi-million dollar Eaton Square Belgravia penthouse and Westminster residences in central London. Well seasoned political observers in Washington DC have recently remarked that the latest insights into the Gerald Carroll debacle has firmly highlighted the serious level of white collar organised crime penetration with the UK Government’s law enforcement inter-agencies who continue to pose a real direct threat to the economic national security interests of the United States of America. Scotland Yard leaked sources have said that a startling litany of HSBC Holdings Plc former chairmen are implicated including Sir William Purves Sir John Bond and Lord Green currently the UK Trade Minister for David Cameron. HSBC International are known to have been one of the principle banking institutions for the Carroll Global Corporation industrial empire which was the victim of a systematic embezzlement criminal liquidation operation that was executed by the FBI Scotland Yard targeted Withers Worldwide law firm crime syndicate which operates in the tax havens of the Bahamas Cayman Islands Gibraltar and at premises in the City of London. secret-intelligence-service FOOTNOTE: Niall FitzGerald is an Irishman by birth and chairman of the Hakluyt Holdingham Group which is a private intelligence company with a large contingent of former MI6 officers. Mr FitzGerald is co-chairman of Thompson Reuters Group Sir William Purves is a board adviser of the Hakluyt Holdingham Group. A Kroll Associates former partner Zolfo Cooper’s Neil Cooper has close links with the Hakluyt Holdingham Group and is known to be the subject of major allegations of racketeering complicity and obstruction in the Carroll Foundation Trust case. International News Networks: I http://mi6secretservice.blogspot.com/ International News Networks: II http://carrolltrustcase.com
https://wn.com/Bvi_British_Virgin_Islands_Dark_Jets_Pwc_Macfarlanes_Freshfields_Deloitte_Biggest_Tax_Evasion_Case
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

  • Order:
  • Duration: 3:25
  • Updated: 09 Jun 2014
  • views: 1149
videos
Video by VirginLimitedEdition: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW7lsC91UIss4vzntsg81rA Top 3 Secluded Islands Accessible via Private Aircraft... Necker Island, British Virgin Islands Owned by Sir Richard Branson, Necker Island is a 74 acre haven located in the British Virgin Islands. This secluded little peace of heaven is perfect for...http://goo.gl/9gErPW
https://wn.com/Necker_Island,_British_Virgin_Islands
MY PRIVATE PLANE!! - Adventure 107

MY PRIVATE PLANE!! - Adventure 107

  • Order:
  • Duration: 2:28
  • Updated: 20 Aug 2016
  • views: 83
videos
Took a trip to the British Virgin Island... got a private plane
https://wn.com/My_Private_Plane_Adventure_107
Now it's Caribbean sunshine on Richard Branson's island for Obama: Michelle quits washout California

Now it's Caribbean sunshine on Richard Branson's island for Obama: Michelle quits washout California

  • Order:
  • Duration: 5:07
  • Updated: 24 Jan 2017
  • views: 125
videos
Now it's Caribbean sunshine on Richard Branson's island for Obama: Michelle quits washout California for private jet flight to billionaire's paradise getaway Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have left Palm Springs after a weekend break in the desert - with the ex-first lady bound for the Caribbean. An eight-vehicle motorcade left the home of Spanish Ambassador James Costos and his partner Michael Smith, where the Obamas had been staying, around 10am and headed to a private terminal next to Palm Springs International Airport. A Riverside County Sheriff's Department vehicle blocked traffic in both directions on Highway 111 as the motorcade sped to the airport. Once there former First Lady Michelle was seen boarding a private jet owned by Sir Richard Branson. The aircraft was waiting on the tarmac next to the Signature Flight Support as the motorcade pulled in just before 11am. It was later revealed to have filed a flight plan to the British Virgin Islands' main airport. Branson's private island of Necker is part of the Caribbean archipelago. Her husband wasn't seen boarding the flight but Tom Nolan, the airport's executive director, later confirmed that the former president also departed Monday morning but it's not clear whether the couple left together. The private jet, a Falcon 900EX is a French made, long range, ultra luxury corporate jet, called Galactic Girl. The tail sports a blown up decal of millionaire Branson's iris on the tail fin, and a Virgin logo on the front of the fuselage. The jet has a maximum cruising altitude of 36,000 feet, speed of mach 0.87 (662 mph). it is customized for each owner and can have office space or beds installed. It is unclear if Branson was on board. The Virgin boss posted an Instagram video 10 hours before the plane took off which appeared to have been filmed in Necker, his private Caribbean island. The weather on Necker is significantly better than conditions in Palm Springs, which is affected by a winter storm warning. Necker on the other hand had some rain on Monday but is predicted to be dry, sunny, and around 80f for the rest of the week. Branson posted an instagram picture on Saturday of him with the former president during his time in office saying: 'Thank you Obama.' Earlier Monday morning Obama visited the Thunderbird Country Club gym, where the former president has exercised every morning since arriving in Palm Springs. The Obamas visited the area after attending the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. on Friday. On Saturday he spent about five hours at Porcupine Creek golf course, the ultra-exclusive course owned by Oracle founder Larry Ellison. Obama looked relaxed as he and a handful of secret service agents, negotiated the stunning 18-hole private course in several golf carts. Obama was seen chatting and laughing with his golfing companions on the first day of his vacation and at one point fist bumped another golfer after watching a decent shot. The world class private course in Rancho Mirage is one of the desert's best-kept golfing secrets and rests against a mountain backdrop with a stunning rugged landscape. The course is by-invitation-only and Golf Digest once ranked as one of the top 20 golf courses in California. Obama played at Porcupine Creek in February this year and back in 2014 he was spotted there during another visit to the desert to meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan. The course is part of a huge $75million 249 acre estate owned by Ellison. The estate named Porcupine Creek Ranch boasts a huge 18,400 sq ft main residence, eight guest houses, a pool, spa, gym and an amphitheater. The property has played host to many benefits and charity events. The perimeter of the estate has a privacy row of trees that blocks the prying eyes of the outside world. It had been a dreary, wet and windswept weekend from the moment the Obamas arrived in Palm Springs. On Friday low clouds covered the valley, temperatures dropped to a chilly 50 degrees Fahrenheit and rain flooded the streets of the city - not an ideal start to their vacation. The weather was so bad the government plane carrying the family was diverted to March Air Force Base, some 44 miles away. Fortunately, there was a break in conditions on Saturday and the sun came out allowing the former president to enjoy a round of golf. On Sunday, other than a visit to the gym at Thunderbird Country Club, the Obamas avoided the rain and stayed at home, with sports fan Barack likely watching the NFL playoff games between Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers followed by New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers.
https://wn.com/Now_It's_Caribbean_Sunshine_On_Richard_Branson's_Island_For_Obama_Michelle_Quits_Washout_California