Leave it to Gerald Flurry to imitate Herbert Armstrong in another endeavor. Never one to come up with anything original, Flurry had to buy his own flying whorehouse so that he too can fly unencumbered by having to sit next to the unwashed masses on regular planes. That is one of the excuses that the Philadelphia Church of God actually used when they tried to justify buying the plane. Gerald Flurry, God's special chosen prophet/apostle, should not have to fly sitting next to dirty and uncouth passengers who might give him a cold or perhaps accost him for preaching utter nonsense.
Philadelphia Church of God is having money issues and yet the church buys a jet that sells for over $12,000,000.00 for a 2008 model and up to $43,000,000.00 for a brand new one. Average cost for a used jet is $16,000,000.00. It is considered one of the least economical jets out there when compared to others.
One thing is for certain, Flurry's grand kids will now be able to fly in luxury as they fly around the world to enter Irish Dance contests. After all, this is the official dance of the Kingdom of God and who better to teach it than a Flurry family member. Being an elite in the Church of God still has its rewards.
Original Price: $38,000,000.00
Compared to the average cost for all Private aircraft, which is $496,400, the Gulfstream G450 costs:
Fuel Cost per Nautical mile: $6.072
Fuel cost per seat per nautical mile: $75.90
Compared to the average fuel costs for all Private aircraft, which are $0.58* per nautical mile and 23.79¢* per seat per nautical mile, the Gulfstream G450 costs:
*Assumes a $6 cost per gallon of jet fuel
1 Nautical Mile = 1.15 Miles
Once this was announced on Facebook, the happy-clappy seals starting giving their accolades to this miracle from god.
Not everyone was as excited as the gullible ones