“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]. ”
Swing, sip and savor
Relaxing on the golf course is only one attraction of the inaugural Golf and Wine Academy, which will be held October 16 through 19 in California's Livermore Valley, a 45-minute drive from San Francisco. Hosted by Cork & Tee, a company that specializes in golf vacations, the event is designed to deliver a good time but also to teach participants something about subjects of interest to them. As such, the long weekend combines golf coaching and competition with sommelier-led wine instruction and tasting.
The most convenient airport for those arriving by business jet is Livermore Municipal, which has a 5,255-foot runway, jet-A fuel and rental cars. Cork & Tee can arrange transportation to the event for those who fly into San Francisco or Oakland.
For more information about the Golf & Wine Academy, which is limited to 40 participants, visit www.corkandtee.com.