Private Jets Pouring Out of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport After Super Bowl

If you did this Super Bowl thing right, you're one of the many visitors flying home from the Phoenix metro area in your private jet.

The FlightAware website this morning shows what one blogger calls a "swarm" of posh personal airplanes leaving the Valley. Accessing the site's general-aviation listing for Phoenix International Sky Harbor at about 11:15 a.m. still shows the large number of departures of private jets as they soar back to locales all over the country.

Click here for the interactive site with live private-aircraft data.

By clicking on each airplane's ID number, you can see what kind of plane it is. You'll see a lot of Cessna Citations, plus twin-jet Gulfstreams, a Canadair Challenger, a Dassault Falcon 2000 and other brands you probably never shopped for. Doesn't anyone own Lear jets anymore?

"Judging by the map, there's going to be more than a few east coast-bound flights that'll run out of champagne in the not-too-distant future," writes Daniel Cooper of Endgadget in a blog post about the interesting flight data.

Spend a few minutes daydreaming about the aircraft on this interactive website, and you're likely to forget how firmly your butt's planted in that office chair.

Got a tip? Send it to: Ray Stern.

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.