University of Central Florida student, Jack Sweeney has a plan to go after Russian oligarchs.
Sweeney who recently gained national attention for launching a Twitter bot that tracks the movements of Elon Musk’s private jet has a new aviation-themed target: Russian oligarchs and billionaires.
The 19-year-old is also known for the of use legal websites that track aircraft transponders and his own IT and coding skills to make the bots, Fox News reports.
Meanwhile, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered Sweeney’s intention to launch a new account, @RUOligarchJets, on Saturday, which is currently tracking over a dozen jets, including those owned by Russia’s wealthiest person, Vladimir Potanin, Chelsea soccer team owner Roman Abramovich and Alexander Abramov, the head of the country’s largest steel producer.
The most crucial of all the accounts was the Sweeney’s launching of a separate account called @PutinJet.
However, he warned that it may not be accurate, noting “there are a dozen VIP Russian planes, and ADS-B coverage isn’t great in Russia.”
Sources have also revealed that the @RUOligarchJets account has about 154,000 followers and the @PutinJet account has over 29,000 followers as of the time of publication.