✈️ James Brown with his Private Jet, the first African-American to own a one.
James Brown’s 1965 Learjet 23
Do you know why James Brown was always saying, “I feeeeel Good!” ? It’s because he rode everywhere in a Learjet. The Lear was one of many aircraft James owned. James Brown was a long time aviator. In fact, he was the previous owner of the Beech H18 aircraft that Otis Redding was killed in. And one of his dreams was to get to fly aboard the Airbus A380 before he died. When Brown purchased this Learjet with aircraft dealer Robert Graff, Brown was the first African American to own a private jet.