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The teenager who follows Elon Musk’s private plane showed his face and was even offered a job

Jack Sweeney, creator of a Twitter account that tracks all the movements made by Elon Musk’s private plane, became known last week because the founder of Tesla offered him $5,000 to stop doing it. Now, from the exchange they had, he showed his face and even revealed that they offered him a job.

The tech-savvy teen told The Post that Stratos Jet Charters, an Orlando-based private charter company, was impressed enough to offer him a job at your technology development team.

“It was great. They’re UCF alumni, so it’s pretty interesting,” Sweeney told the Post. Furthermore, he explained that he is “not sure” whether he will even accept the offer, given his other obligations. The university student pointed out that already works as an application developer part time for UberJetsanother private charter company.

Stratos CEO Joel Thomas, a UCF alumnus, confirmed that he has been in contact with Sweeney about working for the company.

Jack Sweeney, the young man who tracks Musk’s movements and his chat. Photo Courtesy Jack Sweeney (via NY Post)

Thomas told The Post that the college student “showed his creativity” by creating the plane tracking accounts. “Sweeney’s knowledge of real-time flight tracking data could help Stratos more efficiently query vendors and predict flight times more accurately“, he added.

The exchange with Musk

@ElonJet is one of 15 flight tracking accounts Sweeney created, run by bots that he programmed to analyze data and tweet every time a specific plane takes off or lands. They each follow a high-profile person, almost everyone in tech, including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

Musk’s tracker is the most popular, with almost 83,000 followers. The popularity of the account seems to have spooked Musk. “I don’t like the idea of ​​being shot by a madman”, he told Sweeney in their DM conversation. For this, she asked him to close it.

The conversation continued for a few more messages. Musk asked Sweeney how much he made from Twitter accounts, and Sweeney said it wasn’t more than the 20 dollars a month. Then Elon Musk made his own offer: “$5,000 to delete the account and help the billionaire stop the crazies from tracking his location.

Sweeney told Musk to add another 0. ‘Any chance of upping that to $50k? It would be a great support in college and possibly allow me to buy a car, maybe even a Model 3‘” they explained.

Musk said he was going to evaluate it, but so far he hasn’t paid him and the account is still working. Sweeney says that he’s fine with being a ghost. He has benefited a lot from @ElonJet and the other accounts, he said, gaining a following on social media, learning to code, and even landing a part-time job at UberJets as an app developer. Better yet, the self-described Elon Musk “fan” had a conversation with a man he’s admired for years.

Jack Sweeney, the young man who tracks Musk's movements and his chat.  Photo Courtesy Jack Sweeney (via NY Post)

Jack Sweeney, the young man who tracks Musk’s movements and his chat. Photo Courtesy Jack Sweeney (via NY Post)

Jack Sweeney, the young man who tracks Musk's movements and his chat.  Photo Courtesy Jack Sweeney (via NY Post)

Jack Sweeney, the young man who tracks Musk’s movements and his chat. Photo Courtesy Jack Sweeney (via NY Post)

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