Ok, perhaps I’m being a bit cruel — it’s not like all CEOs are crooked, corrupt, greedy self-involved egomaniacs who care more about the bottom line than their own countries, human beings in general, or the world around them. It just seems that way lately. I’d like to see the CEO of BP on the panhandle scrubbing rocks, or washing a pelican. Hell, I think the government should make them do that shit. Or how about getting Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, to personally hand out checks to his low-level clients who invested in their funds while GS bet against them. That would be neat, wouldn’t it? (Btw, on that note there was an excellent Vanity Fair piece, The Bank Job, that goes into great detail about Goldman Sach’s shenanigans well before they were issued indictments — read it). Well those guys deserve a decent ride, right? Well then, howzabout the Eurocopter EC145 “Mercedes-Benz Style” Helicopter — I can’t imagine a better aircraft for execs at British Petroleum to relax in as they watch the oil spill touch ground on the gulf shore, knocking pretty much every fisherman from Texas to Florida out of business. For this special edition EC145 turbine-powered chopper, Mercedes Benz were hired to design the interior in a stylish and opulent manner, resulting in the EC145 “Mercedes-Benz Style”. The medium-sized, twin-engine helicopter features a plush, wood-paneled, yacht-like interior with high-end upholstery, three multi-function boxes offering a cool box, cup holders, tables, monitors, and DVD player, and a windowed partition wall between the cabin and the passenger area to keep the help from bothering the guests. Now that’s how to work it.
Eurocopter EC145 “Mercedes-Benz Style” helicopter