“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
Going Places: A Feast for Auto Aficionados
If you collect classic cars or just enjoy viewing them, mark your calendar for January 11 to 18. That's when Barrett-Jackson will host its 38th annual car collector show in Scottsdale, Ariz. Last year's event drew a remarkable attendance-280,000 people.
The highlight of the annual "automotive lifestyle" show is an auction, which last year featured 1,163 cars. In addition to high-end automobiles such as Corvettes, Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, visitors will find pre-World War II gems; concept, custom-built and muscle cars; and rebuilt classics outfitted with the latest amenities.
A special treat awaits aviation enthusiasts at this year's event: a Ford Tri-Motor, one of 199 built, will be on the block. The 1929 model survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. It returned to service shortly thereafter and was recently restored to its original specifications.
The most convenient airport for business jet travelers is Scottsdale Airport, located just north of the city. The airport, which has three FBOs, offers an 8,249-foot runway.