This Embraer Phenom 100 was designed after Star Wars

BEAM Staff
October 15, 2017
Occasionally seen at airshows in the United States, this Embraer Phenom 100 came to be known as the Millenium Phenom due to its custom made paint inspired by the world famous Star Wars movie franchise.

Built for Mark Holt, the Phenom Millenium is the latest in a series of planes owned by the American businessman that earned his pilot license back in 1994. Regularly flying across the country as part of his work on Varied Industries, a biotech company he then owned, Holt decided at some point that he didn't want to fly commercial anymore.

Holt went upgraded through several airplanes before ultimately arriving at this Embraer Phenom 100, a popular aircraft model, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with over one million flight hours collectively across the Embraer fleet. Second hand models of this line are currently on the market for around $1,8-$2 million.

Although Holt first used his Phenom 100 for business purposes, taking his prospects for plane tours that he says had near 95% close rates, when he sold his company, in December 2014 to Church & Dwight, he had to find another use for his airplane, which led to its transformation into the Millenium Phenom.

Named after the legendary Millenium Falcon from the Star Wars series, the plane features a custom-made exterior design with a dark/white gradient hull with impressive detailing of space ship elements drawn on the wings and reactors. One of the ways Holt decided to give back to society - give disabled veterans airlifts.

The smallest aircraft in Embraer's range of executive jets, the Phenom 100 has a range of 1,178 nautical miles.