"A guy looked at my airplane the other day and said I wonder how many people I could have fed for the price of that airplane...I replied I am not sure, it fed a lot of families at the Dassault factory where it was built. I’m sure it fed a bunch of families that rolled the aluminum at the Alcoa factory. It surely fed a lot of people at the Honeywell factory where the experts built the turbines. It fed a whole company for a few weeks when I had them build me a new interior. It feeds the families of the linemen that fuel it. That’s the difference between capitalism and a welfare mentality. When you buy something, you put money in people's pockets, and give them dignity for their skills. When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self worth. Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value. Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for."
Le véhicule d'essai OK-GLI (Buran Analog BST-02) a été construit en 1984. Il était équipé avec quatre moteurs à réaction AL-31 montés à l'arrière. Cette navette Bourane pouvait décoller par ses propres moyens pour des essais en vol, contrairement à la navette d'essai américaine Enterprise.