““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.’” ”
Miami-Area FBO Opens
Fontainebleau Aviation has opened an FBO at south Florida’s Opa-locka Executive Airport. The facility incorporates five hangars with more than 100,000 square feet of space and can accommodate aircraft as large as a Boeing Business Jet. It also has 19,000 square feet of executive and maintenance offices, many with direct hangar access, and work is underway on a new main building that will be completed in 2012. The FBO offers contract fuel and fuel discounts for tenants; conference rooms with audio/visual and web conferencing capabilities; a pilots’ lounge; flight-planning facilities; 24/7 line service availability; concierge and catering services; and discounts at nearby Turnberry Hotel Group properties.