Your Private Jet Awaits, Mr. Mingus... Sun Valley, ID
One of the crazy things about the Allen & Company Media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho is how many private jets crowd the Sun Valley Airport while the conference is taking places. I suppose you should expect as much with so many billionaires in one place, but it really does make you realize how different the .0001% are from you and me.
I was shooting this jet for only a few minutes before a deputy from the Blaine County Sheriff's Department showed up to tell me that I wasn't allowed to take photographs of the private jets. When I asked why I couldn't photograph them she answered, "privacy." I guess the ultrarich really do value their privacy. I was told that they are particularly sensitive about the tail numbers on the airplanes for some reason. No clue why.
Security was especially tight because Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter was there speaking at the conference, not to mention, well, all the billionaires. I got photos of Carter's official United States of America private jet as well. Fortunately I got most of the photos of the jets I wanted before being chased away.