Business Jet Traveler

January 3, 2016
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Business aviation and privacy go hand in hand for good reasons, says our columnist. Some people in the general aviation industry object to the term “private flying,” on the theory that it suggests to the general public that we must have something nefarious to hide. I understand the concern, though I’ve never thought of it that way, any more than I’ve thought “private property” signs in a driveway implied the people living there were up to no good.
September 20, 2015
Bombardier Challenger 300
The large number of new aircraft entering service in the next few quarters heralds further downward pressure on preowned-airplane prices.
May 4, 2014
A century ago, Nebraska’s greatest novelist, Willa Cather, gave voice to the raw nature and overwhelming scale of the state’s landscape. No one who has ever read her books, O Pioneer! (1913) or My Ántonia (1918), would mistake them for golf writing. But in drawing attention to the stark beauty and unremitting power of Nebraska’s vast open spaces, she identifies what makes a place like the Prairie Club so compelling.
October 8, 2012
Learjet 85 Unveiled at Intrepid Museum in New York City Photo Credit:  Jason Tinacci
Flexjet and Bombardier showcased the new Learjet 85 aircraft at an invitation-only event at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City on October 3.
December 1, 2011
Murdoch’s Gulfstream G550
Last june, Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal published a tabloid-style exposé of high-ranking executives' personal use of corporate aircraft. Since then, our research into the movements of Murdoch's corporate jets–using the Journal's own "Jet Tracker" online snooping tool–has uncovered what can only be described as a heaping helping of hypocrisy.
 

Quote/Unquote

“I guess an airplane is pretty decadent, right? But if anyone has a problem with that, tell them to go f--k themselves, because I will live in that trailer [I own] in Alabama before I give up that f--kin’ airplane. That airplane is, hands down, the greatest luxury a human being could have. There’s nothing that f--king beats it. F--k a yacht. ”

-musician Kid Rock, when asked to name his most decadent purchase