Inside the first ever private jet shows things have come a long way

  • The Lockheed Jetstar was the world’s first official private jet
  • The plane had unmatched luxury
  • It was the world’s first dedicated business jet

Published on May 30, 2024 at 2:44 PM (UTC+4)
by Daksh Chaudhary

Last updated on May 30, 2024 at 2:44 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Private jets have always been synonymous with ultimate luxury.

But this luxurious mode of travel has a long history that started with the Lockheed Jetstar.

It was the world’s first official private jet.

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Taking a peek inside this unique plane reveals just how much private jets have changed over time.

Owned by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Aristotle Onassis, the Lockheed Jetstar was a symbol of status.

In fact, Elvis Presley’s jet is still with us today, and has undergone a significant transformation.

It was the world’s first dedicated business jet with a capacity of 10 passengers, including a crew of 3.

Before the introduction of the Jetstar, the only option available for the elite to fly was the business class of a commercial plane.

But when it arrived in 1957, everything changed, and the plane quickly became a favorite, especially among the wealthy.

Just look at those cozy seats and the fine interior. It certainly gives those luxury vibes.

And to make chatting easy and quick, the seats faced each other.

But when you compare it to today’s private jets, like the one owned by Elon Musk, it doesn’t quite measure up.

But then again, we are talking about a jet from the 1950s here.

If you think an old-school jet like this couldn’t have impressive specifications, think again.

With a cruising speed exceeding 500 mph and a range of nearly 3,000 miles, the Lockheed Jetstar was as quick as it was beautiful.

Today, we have far better private jets that could possibly be bigger than your house.

From the Bombardier Global 8000 to the Gulfstream G650ER and the Airbus ACJ319neo, these jets have taken luxury to a whole new level.

But the Lockheed Jetstar’s legacy will never fade. As long as people fly, this private jet will always be remembered.


Daksh Chaudhary

Meet Daksh: Not your typical pro, but definitely a pro at being fascinated by supercars, tech, and all things futuristic. When he's not nose-deep in work, catch him glued to anime screens or lost in the pages of a good book.