““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”
Going Places: Airshow magic hits the UK
You have to be an industry professional to visit England's Farnborough International Airshow from July 14 through 18, but anyone can enjoy the event on July 19 and 20.
Perhaps the show's most popular feature is its daily four-and-a-half-hour flying display of the world's most advanced aircraft. Many of these aircraft are also on static display, so visitors can appreciate their finer details.
The biennial airshow, which is marking its 60th anniversary this year, also provides an opportunity to see manufacturers' latest offerings for the business jet market. Among the exhibitors are Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream and Hawker Beechcraft.
For more information about the airshow, call +44 (0) 207 227-1043 or visit www.farnborough.com.
If you can't get to Farnborough, be sure to check out AINtv.com to see the daily flying displays and get the latest news from the show.