Business Jet Traveler » August 2011

August 1, 2011
Although slightly slower than the Gulfstream G200, the Legacy 600 can fly non
Morphing a commuter jet into a bizliner is no easy task, but Embraer has succeeded with the Legacy 600. The aircraft is based on the wildly successful and rugged EMB 135, a 37-seat commuter jet. When introduced in 2002, the Legacy offered a simple value proposition: a capacious cabin on par with that of a Gulfstream GV–and for half the price. Today, used Legacies are an even bigger bargain.
August 1, 2011
Activity in the preowned market continues unabated, yet at a measured pace. In fact, inventory levels are now about where they were in October 2008 (and climbing for almost a year), when the calamity on Wall Street reverberated around the globe and dealt a devastating and unprecedented blow to the new and used aircraft business.
August 1, 2011
Hole No. 17
The hard part about designing a cliff-top golf course like Royal Isabela is making the inland holes interesting.
August 1, 2011
Chartering your own aircraft can help you save on sales and use taxes and, in
You wouldn't think of buying a house and then renting it to yourself. Why would you ever want to charter your own aircraft?
August 1, 2011
The latest Avro Business Jet (ABJ) executive version of the Avro RJ regional
For some business jet buyers, money isn't a consideration. Such buyers can focus on completing or refurbishing a cabin to reflect their tastes and lifestyle and needn't worry much about what others will think of it. That group should now turn to the next story.
August 1, 2011
Transformation is one of the most extraordinary themes of the human experience. We strive for it, experience it, witness it–sometimes even dread it. But one thing we can be sure of is that constant change and evolution surround us.
August 1, 2011
While plenty of companies used private lift in the first half of the last century, business aviation really took off after World War II, thanks to the availability of inexpensive former military aircraft and out-of-work pilots and the development of purpose-built jets like the Sabreliner and Lockheed Jetstar.
August 1, 2011
Ernest Hemingway was just one of the characters who engraved the Club in popu
For more than seven decades, the Bimini Big Game Club was a larger-than-life destination on this tiny Bahamian island just 50 miles off the Florida coast.
August 1, 2011
Kieler Woche is the world’s largest sailing event and the largest annual fest
The Jutland Peninsula–which Germany and Denmark share and which separates the North Sea from the Baltic–includes a region that was once the independent kingdom of Angle. This is where the English language originated and the Danish Vikings headquartered. On top of its colorful past, however, Angle has an enjoyable present.
August 1, 2011
Most of the time, business aviation makes air travel painless and trouble-free. That's what you're paying for and that's why you love it.

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