Same reason people own boats. People like to ride in the boat for fun. I like flying my plane for fun. I don’t actually use it for any type of business travel. I spent many years flying commercial airlines overseas for work. There is no comparison between the two things. My plane isn’t a rich toy. It’s just a small experimental aircraftGenuine question. I don't get why anyone would need their own plane when if you are rich you can fly first class. Why do you need one?