Trump's High-Flying 2016 Campaign Jet Lands In Texas: GOP Megadonor Acquires 'Rocket In The Sky'

Republican megadonor and Texas real estate developer Mehrdad Moayedi has purchased one of former President Donald Trump's private jets, valued at around $10 million.

According to a recent report by the New York Post, the terms of the deal for the 1997 Cessna, which Trump primarily flew on during his 2016 campaign, were undisclosed.

The high-speed jet, referred to as a "rocket in the sky" on the Trump Aviation website, seats nine passengers and flies at speeds up to Mach. 92 and altitudes as high as 51,000 feet.

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The Cessna isn't the only aircraft Trump owns; his custom Boeing 757, powered by a Rolls-Royce engine, can fly for up to eight hours within a 3,000-mile range. The jet features Italian leather seats embroidered with the Trump family crest, 24-karat gold-plated accents, two private guest rooms, three bathrooms, dining and conference areas and an entertainment system that rivals a private theater.

The Trump Organization also owns a fleet of Sikorsky S76 helicopters with high-end interiors, refreshment centers and live map displays.

In 2019 and 2020, Moayedi, an Iranian American, contributed $245,000 to Trump Victory, which raised funds for the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee and various state Grand Old Parties (GOP). He gave the maximum allowed to the Trump campaign: $5,600.

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Moayedi, who operates Centurion Custom Homes near Dallas, has contributed to other Republican figures, including Sen. Ted Cruz and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. He also donated a maximum $2,900 to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona independent who some Democrats have criticized for her Republican-friendly positions.

The jet may not be the only asset Trump is forced to sell. The former president has legal judgments against him, estimated at over half a billion dollars.

After Judge Arthur Engoron's Feb. 16 ruling against Trump, New York Attorney General Letitia James registered the judgments in Westchester County — an indication that his Trump National Golf Club Westchester and 210-acre Seven Springs estate could be at risk.

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