Meta, MMA, And Now The Sky: Zuckerberg Might Be Planning To Join The Elite 'Flight Club' Including Elon Musk, Sam Altman

Meta Platforms Inc. META CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly intends to join the ranks of Elon MuskOpenAI’s Sam Altman, and Snap Inc. SNAP CEO Evan Spiegel to pursue a new passion: piloting planes. 

What Happened: Records from the Federal Aviation Administration revealed that Zuckerberg obtained his student pilot certificate earlier this year, reported Business Insider. 

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The ability to pilot a plane would grant Zuckerberg entry into an exclusive league of tech bros like Musk, Altman, and Spiegel.

For the uninitiated, Musk has been known for his love of flying. In the past, Musk once owned and piloted aircraft, including a fighter jet. However, he has scaled back his piloting activities over the years, citing the demands of his work, the report noted.  

“I have to work when I fly and have too many thoughts in my head to pay the necessary attention to the plane — I can be absent-minded at times, which is a really bad habit for a pilot,” he said in 2008. 

Why It’s Important: Flying isn’t the only daring hobby Zuckerberg has been pursuing. In fact, his prowess in jiu-jitsu and MMA fighting prompted a challenge from Musk, who expressed readiness for a “cage match” against his tech rival. 

The highly anticipated fight piqued more interest from netizens and tech enthusiasts alike because of Meta’s Twitter killer, Threads, launch — which gained 100 million users in just five days. Although Zuckerberg’s Threads app now seems to have a notable decline in daily active users and app usage time.

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