Business Jet Traveler » December 2006

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
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
"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
Do you have a favorite in-flight meal or caterer you’d like to see featured h
The dish: A light, sweet mango mousse served in a chocolate shell and topped with fresh seasonal berries, from the caterer's south Florida regional menu.
December 1, 2006
The new executive-jet division of Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer-best known in past years for building regional airliners-is doing remarkably well. Third-quarter numbers, which the company released in November, show that it had received 300 orders for its new Phenom 100 very light jet and Phenom 300 light jet as of September 30.
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.
December 1, 2006
-NetJets CEO Richard T. Santulli, in The New York Times
December 1, 2006
Rockwell Collins will be able to continue providing satellite broadband network service to its eXchange business aircraft customers. The move comes thanks to a deal with Arinc that will bring eXchange into the SkyLink satellite network.
December 1, 2006
Thinking about making your aircraft available for charitable flights? Before you do, be sure you understand the relevant FAA and IRS rules. If you don't, you might wind up needing almost as much help as the charity.

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