Business Jet Traveler

April 1, 2007
A cushion system, such as that employed in the seats from Orego Aero, uses as
A comfortable business jet cabin is important, of course, but a comfortable seat in that cabin may be even more essential. After all, that's where you'll spend most of your time aloft.
April 1, 2007
Ride and Fly president John Garwood with a Beechjet charter and his own road
Few highways have achieved the popularity of U.S. Route 66, which for years led motorists from the frigid winters of Chicago south to St. Louis and then clear across the country to the warm breezes of Los Angeles. As Nat King Cole famously sang, "If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, the highway that's the best/Get your kicks on Route 66."
April 1, 2007
The bar at the elegant Columbia Tower Club, which occupies the top two floors
Savvy business jet travelers well know and appreciate the speed, security, convenience and time-saving benefits of private air travel. But how can you prolong the experience after you arrive at your destination? Where can you arrange a discreet meeting with the chairman of the company you've been wooing as an investment partner?
March 1, 2007
A 30-degree navigational error was immediately corrected after a passenger tu
Is it safe to use cellphones and other personal electronics on airplanes? It depends on whom you ask, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say that the cacophony of electronic "noise" emitted by portable devices brought onboard by passengers indeed can cause dangerous interference with navigation sensors in the cockpit.
February 1, 2007
Citing a desire by the Associação Brasileria de Aviação Geral (ABAG) to assume a more extensive role in organizing the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), the National Business Aviation Association in the U.S. has announced that it is scaling back its participation.
February 1, 2007
BMW Rolls BR710 turbofan on GV meets BMW Rolls.
You can buy the flagship Lexus LS460-a fine blend of engineering, craftsmanship and performance-for about $80,000. How can a Rolls-Royce Phantom possibly be good enough to justify costing more than four times as much? That's one question I pondered as a Rolls representative handed me the key to a $353,000 Phantom.
February 1, 2007
Despite concessions by NetJets Europe in a new contract offering in December, the company's pilots are moving to form their own union through the new NetJets European Pilots Association. At press time, a group made up of some of the pilots was expected to incorporate as a trade union under French law and to affiliate with the UK-based Independent Pilots Association.
February 1, 2007
Hand-sewn with silk accents, the carpet features images of alligators, sea tu
When you spend millions for an airplane, its carpet shouldn't look like the nondescript shag rug in your grandmother's living room.
February 1, 2007
The Airbus A380 double-deck airliner has received joint type certification approvals from both U.S. and French aviation authorities. At 1.19 million pounds and with 6,819 square feet of floor space, it is the largest airliner ever built.
February 1, 2007
The Homestead is “like a cruise ship in the mountains.”
Driving past bright green fields adorned with lazy dairy cows along Virginia's Route 220, you get the sense that you're entering a world where you can completely unplug yourself from the nine-to-five grind. You are-but you don't necessarily have to unplug all the way.

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“I have an obligation to get you to your destination. You have an obligation to pay. What else is there? We don't need 24 pages of legalese.”

-VistaJet founder and chairman Thomas Flohr, on the company's unusually brief, easy-to-understand contracts