The college student who tracks Elon Musk’s private jet on Twitter has now turned his attention to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s plane.
Jack Sweeney, a University of Central Florida student, has set up a Twitter account with the handle @DeSantisJet to track the movements of DeSantis’s government-owned jet.
It follows days after Florida passed a new law that would shield the travel records of the governor and other state leaders from being publicly disclosed. However, Sweeney is still able to track the plane using publicly available data from an FAA-sanctioned satellite platform called ADS-B. The technology allows satellites to track aircraft and helps avoid collisions.
Sweeney’s new account has already started posting DeSantis’s movements.
The 20-year-old college student told Insider that he set up the account because of the rising national interest in DeSantis, who is a potential Republican candidate for the 2024 presidential election. His @DeSantisJet account issued its first tweet on Friday