Business Jet Traveler » August 2009

September 1, 2009
Portugal-based Jet Republic's new "Free to Fly" program offers clients what appears to be a somewhat different twist on standard fractional-share deals. Buyers purchase an entire Learjet 60XR, which the company will buy back at 50 percent of original cost in five years.
September 1, 2009
Do you have a favorite in-flight meal or caterer you’d like to see featured h
The Dish: Sin in a Tin This perfectly named chocolate pâté, which is laced with 60-percent Belgian bittersweet chocolate, is created from an old French recipe. But it isn't the recipe that makes it special as much as the proper assembly of ingredients, said the chef. The dessert can be served plain or with fresh berries.
September 1, 2009
Hole No. 15
Of the nearly 300 design projects undertaken by Arnold Palmer and his longtime associate, Ed Seay, Old Tabby Links stands out as the most compelling. Opened in 1994 in Spring Island, S.C., it ranks No. 96 on Golfweek's list of the best modern courses.
September 1, 2009
Photos: Vincent Costello
If you love aircraft so much that you'd prefer to stay in one even when you reach your destination, then Costa Rica's Hotel Costa Verde (www.costaverde. com) has the lodgings for you. Its recently unveiled newest offering is a suite installed in the fuselage of a Boeing 727.
September 1, 2009
Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)
Senators Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback-both Kansas Republicans who have held their jobs since 1996-sent a letter to President Obama earlier this year [see box] to express concern over what they called "misguided and reckless statements and policy suggestions affecting the general aviation industry." In separate interviews, we recently asked both senators about the letter and the President.
September 1, 2009
Much has changed since last fall, when the National Business Aviation Association held its 61st Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando.
September 1, 2009
I must admit I've been treated royally during my stay here at Camp Ryabaga, above the Arctic Circle. In fact, I can't remember when I've been so pampered so far from home. Ten anglers fed by three chefs, looked after by four housekeepers, with five helicopter mechanics, a massage therapist and doctor on standby-30 staff altogether-evokes in one a blush of guilt. But one soon gets over it.
September 1, 2009
“You want to have a few delicacies, and that’s enough. The same with wine. It
When the effervescent Wolfgang Puck visits Spago, his signature restaurant in Beverly Hills, he often stops by each table to greet fans of his innovative "fusion" cuisine, which blends cooking styles and ingredients from various parts of the world.
September 1, 2009
Granted, President Obama's use of a private, albeit publicly owned, jet for a New York date night in May might have done more to fulfill a campaign promise to his wife than it did to support our industry. Still, it was a show of support.
September 1, 2009
A Falcon 900 needs more maintenance than a Twinjet, but burns less fuel than
A very good airplane is about to get better. The wide-cabin Falcon 900 trijet combines unequaled performance and versatility with a design that has remained popular since deliveries began in 1986. More than 400 are in service.

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-William Lear, in the early '60s, replying to a man who complained that he couldn't stand up in the original Lear Jet