Some U.S. pilots got a strange offer while they were at the 2007 MAKS air show in Russia this past week.
A wealthy Russia businessman asked the pilots if the B-52 bomber they flew to the show was for sale. The pilots responded by telling the pilots the plane was not for sale but if it was, it would cost around $500 million US dollars. The nouveau riche Russian businessman responded by saying “That is no problem. It is such a cool machine.”
I’d have to assume this guy has an airport at his disposal and a hangar to keep that plane at had his efforts been successful to purchase the plane. Plus I am sure that was the last thing the pilots expected was an offer from someone to buy the plane.