Business Jet Traveler » December 2012

March 25, 2013
Jets for the long haul
The changing face of global commerce is rerouting flight plans. “Many companies are using large-cabin, long-range business jets to provide nonstop access to overseas markets, especially Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa,” said Ed Bolen, the National Business Aviation Association’s CEO.
January 28, 2013
Haute Cuisine: A Magical Paella
Paella had its Western origin in Spain around the 10th century, when Moorish Muslims occupied much of the Iberian Peninsula and brought with them the cuisine of their native North Africa. There are probably as many paella recipes today as there are chefs who make the dish, according to Amina Halim, owner and founder of JetFinity, a San Francisco-based business aviation caterer.
January 28, 2013
Oregon’s Oval Office
Ever wonder what it would be like to occupy the Oval Office? Now you can find out–sort of–without even having to campaign. In its new terminal, Rogue Valley International Airport in Medford, Ore., has created a replica of the president’s Oval Office, which it hopes to rent out to generate revenue.
January 28, 2013
NetJets Europe Adds Ultra-Long-Range Global 6000
The Bombardier Global 6000 will join NetJets Europe’s fractional fleet on February 1, allowing for flights of 6,180 nautical miles. That means trips of around 13 hours, which explains why so much attention has been paid to the 400-square-foot cabin. Big enough for 13 passengers to travel in style, it is pressurized at 51,000 feet to feel like 5,700 feet.
January 28, 2013
Like to arrive on time and in style? Here are two innovative timepieces that should help you do both: 
January 28, 2013
Photo credit:  IAVA
BJT readers–who represent one of the highest-net-worth magazine audiences anywhere–clearly have the means to contribute to a better world. To help you do that, we’re spotlighting one deserving organization per issue.
January 28, 2013
Buying business aircraft: The board member’s role
For most corporations, the purchase of a business jet represents a major transaction that requires approval of the board of directors. What should the directors consider when the company is thinking about buying an aircraft?
January 23, 2013
Seating arrangements
When you board a private jet, where should you sit? The question may seem silly, until you pick the wrong seat someday. No, I’m not talking about being “safer near the tail,” or any of the other nuggets of flying safety wisdom that have passed through the ages. It has more to do with making a prudent choice based on etiquette–social or corporate.
January 17, 2013
North Central Idaho
A map of Riggins, Idaho, comfortably fits on a cocktail napkin. Straddling Highway 95, the only north-south artery between Boise and the Canadian border, the town is squeezed between Preacher Mountain and the Salmon River and is home to only about 420 people.
December 5, 2012
Chartering out your jet
Perhaps you own a business jet and have been thinking about making it available for charter. That’s not always a great idea (see below) but if it makes sense for you, it can offer a rather painless way to recoup some operating costs. Here’s how to proceed.

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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