Business Jet Traveler » February 2010

December 1, 2010
The Learjet 31 honored both pocket-rocket legacy and the Spartan cabin spir
When Bill Lear created the Learjet in the early 1960s, he envisioned a small, fast and ­simple airplane, a concept the marketplace embraced. His 20-series and the slightly elongated 30-series ­aircraft that followed sold briskly for more than 20 years, until long after he had left the company.
February 1, 2010
Even though your jet may be hibernating, don’t try to skimp on costs by negle
The recession's lingering effects may prompt you to consider storing your aircraft until conditions improve. That can make sense if you need to slash your flying costs yet don't want to sell your airplane while prices are depressed.
February 1, 2010
One glance out your window at Florida's Jules Undersea Lodge should be enough
To reach most hotels you simply fly or drive there, but to get to Jules Undersea Lodge you'll also need scuba gear. Located at the bottom of a lagoon in Key Largo, Fla., the freestanding resort sits at a depth of 21 feet and is monitored 24 hours a day from a nearby "surface control center."
February 1, 2010
We all have plenty of operators to choose from when we need to book a charter flight. I stay loyal to the ones that do the best overall job for me. I might not fly with them often, but when I need an airplane in their part of the country, they're the ones I call.
February 1, 2010
Do you have a favorite in-flight meal or caterer you’d like to see featured h
The Dish: Breakfast Struddle Gourmet Airfare in Detroit has reinvented the venerable apple struddle. The caterer's signature "breakfast struddle" features beaten eggs with cheese and cream and a touch of orange juice for color. To that the chef adds spicy sausage or bacon, or mixed vegetables for non-carnivores.
February 1, 2010
Guests–including the Astors, Vanderbilts and Rockefellers–stayed for a month
Indians, soldiers and ghosts of Camelot have docked on her marshy shores. Early 20th century millionaires built castles and commanding women protected their estates. The history of Cumberland Island reads like steamy, romantic fiction. Now its mansions stand in ruin, with wild horses as their guests. But that doesn't mean there's nothing left to see or do here-far from it.
February 1, 2010
(Photo by Lisa Airplanes)
Two forthcoming light sport airplanes offer the aviation equivalent of the Swiss Army knife in terms of their versatility.
February 1, 2010
You can choose between two distinct approaches to seeing the spectacular Grand Canyon on the Colorado River: wait until February, send in $25 for a public lottery assigning launch dates for the following year and then gamely tackle the river yourself-or you can sign on with one of more than a dozen commercial rafting outfitters licensed by the National Park Service to show you the river-running
February 1, 2010
In the market for a boat? The 25th annual Palm Beach [Fla.] International Boat Show, to be held March 25 to 28, will showcase more than $350 million worth of watercraft-everything from powerboats, bowriders and personal vessels to yachts longer than 100 feet.
February 1, 2010
A news story cross-referenced the flight records of corporate jets with regis
Is your jet a business too? Or is it part of the executive compensation package? Among people who never fly privately, probably 99 out of 100 would view it only as the latter. We inside the industry, meanwhile, tend to acknowledge only the former-to a fault.

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““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”

-—actor and comedian Ricky Gervais