Business Jet Traveler

November 14, 2011
On Fridays at my daughter's preschool, the children take a designated time out to reflect on the week: what they accomplished, what they're proud of, what they could do better and how they helped others. They set goals for the following week and then spend time discussing their families, their communities and how they can make the world a better place.
October 1, 2011
Having completed construction of its 263,000- square-foot production facility in Greensboro, N.C., earlier this year, Honda Aircraft has been busy building more HondaJets, accelerating the flight-test program and preparing to ramp up the assembly line for Honda's first foray into the aviation market.
October 1, 2011
Among comments we received on this subject: “The airlines have ZERO respect for time, customer service or flexibility. The government, through TSA, has…an entirely inappropriate approach to security. Collectively, they have decimated the American people’s ability to travel effectively or efficiently.”
October 1, 2011
Boxgroove-affiliated Little Turtle Golf Club in Westerville, Ohio
It's now possible to golf at any of 400 private clubs, thanks to Boxgroove, a Web-based service that allows members to sign up for available tee times at participating U.S. venues. Depending on your membership (basic membership is free), a round of golf starts at approximately $90 per person.
October 1, 2011
Originally from the Champagne region of France, Chef Philippe Jeanty has long been a Napa Valley fixture, having opened the restaurant at Domaine Chandon back in 1977. After more than 20 years as executive chef at that premier spot, Jeanty decided to launch his own place and, in 1998, Bistro Jeanty was born.
October 1, 2011
Want to stay at a resort without staying put? The new Yogi superyacht, which is now available for charter, offers all the ­amenities of a high-end resort, plus the ability to set sail.
October 1, 2011
Nearly a thousand subscribers responded to BJT's first annual survey on business jet travel. Read on to find out why our readers fly privately; what they like best and least about fractional, jet card and charter providers and their own jets; and what aircraft they'd pick if they could have any available model.
October 1, 2011
No pain, no plane. The saga of Boeing's new widebody, mainly composite 787 Dreamliner reads like the Bible's Book of Job or Murphy's Law in hyperdrive.
October 1, 2011
Carrying extra fuel may save money but never saves fuel and always hampers pe
Although business aircraft account for just 2 percent of aviation carbon emissions and .04 percent of manmade emissions, pressure on private jet operators to mitigate the effects of their impact on the environment remains high. The Jan. 1, 2012 deadline for U.S.
October 1, 2011
Try conducting a conversation without headsets and you’ll end up passing note
High-performance piston aircraft don't like operating much above 18,000 feet and to get them to do so you have to outfit them with temperamental accessories such as superchargers, turbochargers and intercoolers that are prone to break, shorten an engine's useful life or both.

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“"Many years ago, our company founder, Al Conklin, sold a new twin-engine business aircraft to a very successful entrepreneur. He had established a bit of a rapport with the individual and, after the sale, asked him straight out, 'How can you justify the cost of this airplane?' His reply? 'What is the cost of a divorce?'"–David Wyndham, president, Conklin & de Decker”

-David Wyndham