Business Jet Traveler » December 2006

December 2, 2006
Business jets were involved in 18 nonfatal and three fatal accidents during the first nine months of 2006, compared with 16 nonfatal and one fatal accident in the same period last year. Despite the increase in fatal accidents, the number of deaths remained the same, at eight persons, according to safety analyst Robert E. Breiling of Boca Raton, Fla.
December 1, 2006
In the aftermath of the nonfatal collision of a Hawker 800XP and a sailplane
Over the last decade, business aviation safety has improved immensely. During that time, regulators have attempted to reduce accidents by introducing a variety of equipment, avionics and procedural requirements.
December 1, 2006
Fisher does onboard fittings for customers of NetJets, Blue Star Jets and Mar
You fly privately partly because you can't afford to waste precious hours to security lines and airline delays, so why would you spend any more time than necessary buying clothes? You probably wouldn't-which helps explain why businesses like Ted Fisher's are prospering.
December 1, 2006
BLR Aerospace has received a supplemental type certificate from the FAA for winglets that mean good news for King Air 300 owners. The Everett, Wash. company claims the winglets will increase the twin turboprop's cruise speed by five to eight knots, reduce fuel consumption 3.5 percent and increase the rate of climb by 300 feet per minute.
December 1, 2006
"I must have been unconscious for two or three minutes," recalled Dean Mortimer, president of Ontario, Canada's Cloud Air charter service. "I woke up looking upside down at the bottom of the lake, yet inexplicably I released my seat belt and fell headfirst to the roof of the aircraft."
December 1, 2006
If you enjoy cooking, get out of the kitchen and head for Beaver Creek resort, 10 miles from Vail, Colo., where the annual Culinary Classic takes place from February 1 to 3.
December 1, 2006
"I scrawled a note to my wife. It said that because of our love I was able to
As I write this on what happens to be my 60th birthday, I am unceasingly aware that my astonishing luck to be alive today coincided with the horrible fate of 154 people who plunged to their deaths on September 29.
December 1, 2006
Race car driver Jesse Harris with BizJet International’s Bern Kowalewski and,
When it comes to a hot ride, it doesn't get much hotter on the ground than Jessie Harris' dragster, the Queen of Diamonds. A 6,000-lb thrust GE J-85-5 turbojet engine powers the dragster to speeds in excess of 300 mph.
December 1, 2006
New World Jet Corporation describes its recently introduced 91Plus program as a turnkey solution for companies dealing with reimbursements for personal and entertainment use of corporate aircraft. New World CEO Bruce McNelly noted that a variety of governmental agencies now closely monitor such corporate aircraft use and many companies require executives to pay for any personal use.
December 1, 2006
Pete Dye Golf Club Hole No. 4
Our series on America's best golf courses continues with a look at the three best modern courses in the Southeastern U.S., as determined by Golfweek magazine's handpicked panel of 385 course raters. The raters, who are students of architecture, attend national workshops and each evaluate 15 to 20 courses per year.

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“[New billionaires in fast-growing countries] have to buy longer-range airplanes. If you’re flying from Mongolia to Nigeria, it’s either a three-day journey flying commercial or a nine-hour flight on your jet.”

-Steve Varsano