Business Jet Traveler

December 4, 2016
Illustration: John T. Lewis
Many business jets have recently been depreciating faster than ever before. Some models whose value historically declined an average of 4 percent per year experienced losses in excess of 20 percent in 2015.
November 30, 2016
BJT editor Jeff Burger’s newly published Lennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon anthologizes some of the artist’s most illuminating interviews.
November 30, 2016
colorful sky
FOR THE BUSINESS JET TRAVELER
November 21, 2016
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF BOULDERS RESORTS & SPA
It seems something of a miracle of architecture and construction that developers could install a 1,300-acre golf resort, luxury hotel, and community amongst the towering 12-million-year-old granite stones in Carefree, Arizona, north of Scottsdale.
November 21, 2016
car
The leaders in the premium sport-utility-vehicle field—Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Land Rover, and Mercedes-Benz—face fresh and striking competition in Volvo’s XC90.
November 20, 2016
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft’s SportJet is specially designed for sports-team transport. The cabin includes medical and IT solutions to reduce jet lag, hypoxia, dehydration, stress on the body, and aerophobia.
Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company hopes it has a sporting chance of attracting customers to a forthcoming variant of its Superjet SSJ100 airliner. Called the SportJet and scheduled for certification in 2018, the aircraft will target professional and amateur athletic teams’ charter flights. That’s a $600 million-per-year global market, according to the manufacturer.
November 20, 2016
Brad Keselowski. Photo: Wilson Grassmann
Stock-car driver Brad Keselowski has climbed to his sport’s challenging peaks, cranking out top-place finishes and wins for Team Penske. He has won races in each of NASCAR’s three national series and, last July, he came out on top in the Coke Zero 400—his first victory at Daytona International Speedway, as well as the Penske team’s 100th cup win.
November 14, 2016
A growing number of longtime charter customers are becoming aircraft owners. The continuing slide in preowned prices is one reason, but equally important is heavy demand for charter lift. That has led more charter management companies to offer generous revenue deals, to entice clients to buy an airplane and put it on the operator’s charter certificate.
November 14, 2016
man shooting pheasant
“Life is short and one bird season lost is one too many,” wrote Datus C. Proper in Pheasants of the Mind: A Hunter’s Search for a Mythic Bird, a lyrical little book on the sport published in 1994.
November 14, 2016
PHOTO: FOTOLIA
Should you call a charter operator or a broker to book your next flight? The type of aircraft you need, the pickup point, and the availability of nearby lift play large roles in getting the answers right. So does understanding the difference between the two types of providers, and what sets one broker or operator apart from another.

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“Whenever we book deals or anything like that, we’re always like ‘plane money, plane money!’ It’s the way you want to travel, absolutely. ”

-Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews