Feeds

Internode's Hackett to fly new jet around the world

Agile by name, agile by nature

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

iiNet Board member Simon Hackett has sunk some of the millions he scored by selling ISP Internode into a new plane that he intends to pilot around the planet.

Hackett founded Agile Communications in 1997 and cashed out last year. he has since written a cheque for a Pilatus PC-12 turboprop jet, which an aircraft comparison shopping site suggests is priced at around US$3.3million.

Hackett is fond of Tesla automobiles and is also a renowned aviation enthusiast, hence his intention to fly the six-seat leather-and-mahogany executive-interior-equipped bird home from Pilatus HQ in Stans, Switzerland.

Hackett flagged the start of his mission, departing from Adelaide on the weekend, on his blog.

Along with his flight instructor pilot, Hackett will be taking his new toy home from August 23rd, using a scenic route that will see him pass through Switzerland, Crete, Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh, Oman’s Muscat, a pit stop in India, another in Vietnam and then on to Bali and Broome before reaching sweet home Adelaide.

The interior of Simon Hackett's plane

A possible interior treatment for Simon Hackett's new plane

The experience will be video blogged by Hackett who is installing an AV-HD 1080p aviation video camera into the cockpit, which will be interfaced into the aircraft audio system. Hackett said he would “try to capture and record a sense of the experience of flying out of and into a new international airport every day in this amazing aircraft.”

The camera gear also has a special feature which eliminates vision of the prop while filming (don’t you hate it when that happens.) ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians
'Disciplinary treatment will be sharp and clear' vow spy-chiefs
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.