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April 1, 2011
“The CEO and President [at JetBlue]...should have known better. it’s ironic t
Like Richard Branson, who arrived late and left early when I interviewed him three years ago, JetBlue founder David Neeleman seems to be a man in a hurry. He showed up 20 minutes after the appointed time for our talk, exchanged brief hellos and ducked into his office to check e-mail.
April 1, 2011
“I was astonished at how much paperwork was involved to [buy my jet]. I had t
Until a few months ago, I had somehow overlooked Stuart Woods and his nearly four-dozen novels and two nonfiction books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller lists. But then while browsing in a library, I noticed the cover of Loitering with Intent and picked up the book.
February 1, 2011
Terry Vance said he simply couldn’t take care of business if he had to rely o
"Screw it, let's ride" was the ­position Harley-Davidson took when the economy tanked. So said ex-motorcycle drag racer and ­business jet owner Terry Vance, who thinks the cure for general aviation lethargy could be a page out of the motorcycle company's marketing playbook.
February 1, 2011
"You want to make sure with a race in which you'll be flying home with other drivers that you don't crash into them. It's happened before, and it can make for a little bit of a tense situation." -Racecar driver Helio Castroneves
February 1, 2011
“I have flown in the Legacy, And wow, Embraer is doing an incredible job. I’m
The deep growl of an Audi R8 sidling into the parking lot beside a runway accompanied Helio Castroneves's arrival for our interview at South Florida's Palm Beach County Airport. Turns out the Audi is just one of a stable of hot cars that the three-time Indy 500-winning racecar driver has free access to, thanks to his relationship with car-share club Miami Drive.
December 1, 2010
“I would like to do something different and record an album with many kinds o
International piano sensation Lang Lang grew up on a Chinese air force base where his father played in the military band. He doesn't remember much about the airplanes there, but he does recall watching American television cartoons, with their animation often mated to classical music, and credits them for his desire to learn piano.
November 8, 2010
“My prediction is that in two years we’ll have an airplane shortage. The CEO
Nick Popovich looks like a bouncer and can talk like a longshoreman. But he also has a keen understanding of geopolitics, international finance and commercial trends. He runs a far-flung global aviation business, Sage-Popovich, from his 120-acre ranch near Valparaiso, Ind. He drives a Bentley, breeds thoroughbred Rocky Mountain horses and enjoys fine cigars.
October 1, 2010
We can leave Pittsburg [where our jets are based] and arrive at our destination quicker than we can get to the nearest commercial airport [which is two hours away].  --Ken Brock, CEO of Pittsburg, Kan.-based Names and Numbers
October 1, 2010
"Once you have sipped the sweet nectar of freedom, you don't go back. If I had to fly commercial and could stay in the suite in the top of a hotel or take a private plane and stay in just a room, I'd say, 'Give me the plane.' The airport experience is an on­going, deteriorating horror story." --political consultant James Carville  
September 15, 2010
“Hearing my name announced as Olympic ­champion every night is extremely surr
If you enjoyed watching Evan Lysacek skate his way to a gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, then you may also be one of the millions who tuned in to ABC TV's Dancing with the Stars last spring to see him compete for the mirror-ball trophy.

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“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”

-business aviation entrepreneur Nick Popovich