“I got a school boy heart, a novelist eye, Stout sailor’s legs, and a license to fly…” (from the song “School Boy Heart”)Jimmy Buffett received his pilot’s license shortly after his 40th birthday (a goal that he set). The first seaplane that he owned was a Lake Renegade. Below are some of the planes that Jimmy has owned over the years.
Jimmy currently has 4 planes registered as “Strange Bird Inc” based out of Wilmington, DelawareOver the past 30 years Jimmy has enjoyed spending his free time sailing and saltwater fly fishing. Below are some of the boats that Jimmy has owned or currently owns.(pictured: Jimmy Buffett aboard the Margaritavich) In 1988 Jimmy bought his first seaplane “Lady of the Waters”, a Lake Aircraft Renegade. Jimmy would later purchase a Grumman Widgeon G-44 “(tail number N1471N). On August 25th, 1994 he was involved in an accident with this plane at Madaket Harbor in Nantucket MA forcing him to land abruptly in the harbor shortly after take off – read the accident report. “N208JK” – 1998 Cessna Citation 208 (registered 3/18/1999). This was the first Cessna that Jimmy owned, it originally had the tail number N208JB. “N502JB” – 1982 Dassault-Breguet Falcon 50 (registered 4/13/2000) “N928J” – 1954 Grumman HU-16 (registered, serial number 137928). This plane was made famous by the Buffett song “Jamaica Mistaica” when it was shot at by Jamaican authorities who thought it was being used to smuggle in drugs. The Hemisphere Dancer is on display at the at the Margaritaville Cafe in Orlando, FL (at Universal Studios). “N43320 – 1941 Boeing E75 Stearman (registered 3/19/2002, serial number 75-8413). This plane can be seen in the music video “Trip Around the Sun“. “N908JB” – 1992 Dassault-Breguet Mystere Falcon 900 (registered 2/17/2005, serial number 112)