“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
Closing in on the Open
From June 11 to 17, the Oakmont [Pa.] Country Club will host the U.S. Open, one of golf's premier events, for the eighth time.
The venue has a long and storied tradition in championship golf, and the sport's greatest players will once again contend with the course's 180 deep bunkers, hard and slick greens and tight fairways. (For more about the facility, visit www.oakmont-countryclub.org.)
The nearest place to land your business jet is Allegheny County Airport, which has a 6,500-foot runway and Jet-A fuel. Its 24-hour FBO, Corporate Air (888-429-5377), will be running shuttles to the U.S. Open.