Ahh Naarmo. A day doesn't go by where I don't learn something new thanks to the Naarmo FAA file.
Today's finding is a 2008 Gulfstream 5 that's flying southeast from Bozeman, MT and is currently over Tennessee at the time of writing. If you were to lookup details about this plane, you'd see that the standard FAA database has it registered to TVPX Aircraft Solutions. Before I discovered Naarmo, the search would then lead me down a Twitter rabbit hole or maybe Google Images to try to find the owner.
However, thanks to Naarmo, I can see who owns that plane. Bonus points if you use the RadarAtlas Chrome Extension - you'd see right in the ADSBexchange UI that this plane is actually registered to Lowercase Capital Management LLC.
Googling immediately showed me who is behind this investment firm. It is Chris Sacca. The first sentence of Sacca's bio on the Lowercase website mentions his other firm, "Lowercarbon Capital".
Here's where it gets fun. The landing page on Lowercarbon Capital's website goes into the details of the kinds of companies they want to work with - "companies that make real money slashing CO2 emissions, sucking carbon out of the sky, and buying us time to unf**k the planet".
That's rich, Chris. Considering the jet that is registered to your firm is currently airborne, spewing emissions all over the atmosphere at 47,000 feet over Tennessee.
For some context on this flight, the plane is making its way back from Nairobi, Kenya, where it has been since July 30th. Below is an image from that flight yesterday, and here's a link to track the flight.
If you weren't so preachy about "unf**king the planet", I would not have written this post.