Business Jet Traveler » December 2013

March 5, 2014
A complete gut job on an airliner or a refurbishment of a used VIP 757 would ring the register at about $28 million to $35 million, airplane included.
I remember when I first saw a Boeing 757: While boarding one in 1983. I was struck by the highly cambered wings; the tall landing gear; the nose, which recalled a Lockheed Constellation; and the pair of big, high-ratio bypass engines, which seemed to produce a gentle hum as opposed to a whine. This was elegance and efficiency in motion mated to a comfortable cabin with plenty of headroom.
January 20, 2014
Don Campion, founder and president of Banyan  Air Service, and his wife Sueanne are working in  partnership with Samaritan’s Purse to revitalize  the Egbe Hospital complex in Nigeria.
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 20, 2014
The bucolic Baur au Lac Hotel dates from 1844 and is still run by the family that founded it.
Set in the middle of Zurich, Switzerland, the bucolic Baur au Lac Hotel dates from 1844 and is still run by the family that founded it. It offers an oasis of pastoral calm in an otherwise hopping city.
January 20, 2014
Don’t try this at home unless you have a industrial-strength exhaust system.
“Chicken Supreme” Lives Up to Its Name
January 8, 2014
View from the picturesque Shanqin Bay clubhouse. (Photo: Shanqin Bay)
The first time golf course architect Bill Coore walked this 400-acre site overlooking the South China Sea, he hardly said a word. Nothing unusual there, as he tends to take his time before deciding whether a piece of land will work.
November 26, 2013
Learning to Fly Helicopters by R. Randall Padfield
Ever wonder what it would be like to pilot a helicopter? Then pick up the new second edition of a book from former BJT editor-in-chief R. Randall Padfield, which employs a conversational style to demystify the art and science of helicopter flying.
November 26, 2013
Editorial Director Jennifer Leach English
The holiday season always causes some anxiety as I worry about getting appropriate presents for everyone on my list. This year, though, I compiled BJT’s annual gift guide, so I have more good ideas than usual.
November 26, 2013
Charter pilots typically say they don’t expect tips but always appreciate them.
Bizjet passengers often express confusion about when to give gratuities to pilots and crews. Here’s help. 
November 26, 2013
While buyers have held the upper hand for several years, we may now be witnessing a slight shift toward more equal power for buyers and sellers.
As inventories decline, a buyers' market may be fading.
November 26, 2013
(Photo: Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority)
No matter where you live, you're likely to feel a million miles from home here.

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