Tesla Giga Texas has a Helipad next to its parking space. It was spotted as a drone was flown over Giga Texas and there were also many Cybertruck-themed planters. There seem to be many changes to Giga Texas than initially seen, much different from other Giga factories of Tesla.
Although the Model Ys is certainly something to talk about, many of the comments to Jeff’s tweets speculated that the first image was either a helipad or a SpaceX rocket landing pad. In response to a question about this being a helipad, Jeff said that he was thinking it was and that the drone operators would have to start flying carefully around that area and keep their heads up. Earlier this month, there were rumors going around that Elon Musk was building his own private airport on a 73-acre plot of land owned by The Boring Company in Bastrop, Texas. Those rumors were squashed by Elon Musk when he confirmed that the reports were not true.
— Jeff Roberts (@peterdog15) August 20, 2022
Elon Musk said on Twitter, “Tesla is 5 mins from Austin International airport. Would be silly to build another private airport, however, the existing commercial airport needs another runway, as Austin is growing fast!”
Elon Musk has had several high-profile guests at Giga Texas. U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visited Elon Musk at Giga Texas where he was given a tour. In April 2022, Elon Musk met with a delegation from Indonesia at Gigafactory Texas. It would make sense for Tesla to provide a helipad for various reasons including visiting guests who could be politicians and officials as well as Elon Musk himself.
Not true. Tesla is 5 mins from Austin International airport. Would be silly to build another private airport, however the existing commercial airport needs another runway, as Austin is growing fast!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 4, 2022
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey lists LAX as the airport with the fifth-highest traffic globally. Austin International was not within the Top 50. If Musk wanted privacy, he likely would have wanted to do it in LA, and not in Austin.
There is no airport, but there is a Helipad which is more practical and adaptable. After Tesla moved its headquarters to Texas late last year from Palo Alto, California, the automaker started production at its newest U.S. production facility, which is located just minutes from Austin International Airport. From start, Musk seems to have had no plans for an airport, but a helipad. There seem to be various things going on and more updates are to be revealed in the coming months. The details remain a mystery so far. Potentially the AI Day 2 this year could be in Giga Texas, which does make sense.