Last month young Jack Sweeney became famous for the repercussion of one of his Twitter accounts, through which he monitors and posts every flight of billionaire Elon Musk’s jet. Now the 19-year-old has turned his talents to a new subject: Russian oligarchs.
For this, he created a new account, called Jets of Russian oligarchs, and began tracking the whereabouts of some of Russia’s wealthiest business executives, posting when and where their planes take off and land. O food automated posted its first tweet on Sunday and already has 146,000 followers.
Sweeney creates the account at a time when many of these oligarchs have become part of the sanctions lists placed in response to the Russian aggression against Ukraine last week. In recent days, jets and helicopters have started to be repositioned to neutral countries, to avoid apprehension – and it all started to show in the boy’s account.
The Oliarch Jets account has already traced several flights of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s aircraft, including a Gulfsteam G650 trip this morning of March 1. Dozens of jets are watched by the boy.
Roman Abramovich’s Jet LX-RAY took off near Moscow, Moscow Oblast, RU. pic.twitter.com/qWyWdYeGLr
— Russian Oligarch Jets (@RUOligarJets) March 1, 2022
He didn’t stop there, but created another account, named Russian VIP Jets and Putin to track flights on planes registered to Putin and Russian government VIPs, although Sweeney has alert don’t expect it to be too accurate as there were a lot of planes and not as much flight data available in Russia as elsewhere.
The latest trace of this account was of a flight of an Ilyushin IL-96 on Russian government service, which landed in Moscow six hours ago.
RSD073 Landed near Moscow, Moscow Oblast, RU. Approx. flt. time 3 Hours: 25 Min. pic.twitter.com/Hqv1BxTfcM
— VIP and Putin Russian Jets (@PutinJet) March 1, 2022