Business Jet Traveler

May 22, 2016
EvoLux founder Ray Leavitt says he wants to make it easier for you to book a helicopter seat. He has created computerized platforms that let you either reserve the entire helicopter or open up a helicopter you’ve booked to friends or the general public to cut your costs. Leavitt claims to have 200 helicopters enrolled in the system in major metropolitan areas, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Miami. His goal is to get enough helicopters and passengers in the sky to bring down the cost for both.
May 17, 2016
Gulfstream G650
Gulfstream’s long-range, large-cabin jets, which set the standard for value retention in a size category that long defied the broader market’s slack demand, are now joining the group’s descent.
May 16, 2016
Taylor Guitars' Kurt Listug with the company's productivity-enhancing Gulfstream G450. PHOTO: JEFF BERLIN
Discussing ethical use of business jets with Taylor Guitars cofounders Kurt Listug and Bob Taylor for this issue’s cover story was refreshing. These are guys who really get it.
May 16, 2016
Tony Robbins and his Bombardier Global Express XRS.
Tony Robbins needs to perform at his peak when he’s leading seminars for thousands of people, which he does regularly all over the world. To help make this possible, the life and business strategist has been flying privately for over two decades. 
May 13, 2016
New York Fire Department deputy chief Joseph Curry  at the World Trade Center. PHOTO: PRESTON KERES
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 deserving organizations in every issue.
May 13, 2016
Housed in the artsy Hotel Omm in the middle of Barcelona, the popular Roca Moo is a modern, stylish one-star Michelin restaurant that exudes a chic yet playful atmosphere. It is run by the three Roca brothers, who also operate El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, which was voted No. 1 on the prestigious S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list in 2013 and again last year.
May 8, 2016
Burgundy barge truffle hunt
If dining well means knowing that the food you eat is fresh from local farms, woods, or waters, then dining better still means experiencing nature’s bounty firsthand—picking the ripe crops, discovering the wild ones, even diving to the ocean floor in pursuit of dinner. No wonder food travel is such a hot ticket and food lovers are flocking to a wide range of hotel- and resort-sponsored, uniquely personal culinary experiences.
May 8, 2016
You have room to move on an ACJ318.
Maybe your group is too big to fit in a large-cabin business jet, or perhaps you and your travel companions simply want more space than those aircraft provide. Either way, you may be a candidate to charter a so-called bizliner—an airliner model that has been reconfigured for private use. 
May 6, 2016
The Napa Valley, California home of Chateau Montelena Winery, whose 1973 Chardonney bested its French counterparts. Photo: Tony DeSantis
The clink of glasses was heard around the world on May 24, 1976, when California wines outranked respected French ones at the Paris Wine Tasting, often called the “Judgment of Paris.” The occasion fostered a rise in popularity of California wines and increased respect for their quality.
May 6, 2016
Tony Robbins talks with Jennifer Leach English aboard his new jet. Photo: Cy Cyr
Tony Robbins first appeared on our radar screen several years ago, when we heard about his extensive use of charter and love of private flight. Recently, we learned that he had made the leap to full ownership by purchasing a preowned ultra-long-range, large-cabin Bombardier Global Express XRS through The Jet Business in London.




““The charter industry needs to become much more efficient…We need to take a page from the airlines’ code-sharing agreements…Part 135 charter [operators] could review each other’s schedules, use each other’s airplanes.” ”