Business Jet Traveler

February 14, 2016
When I was 10 my dad bought a Cessna 182. When you’re that age, any airplane is cool, but the Cessna was pretty much a Buick with wings. While I enjoyed the flights we took in it and hanging out at the airport, the aircraft picture that ended up on my bedroom wall was of an Aerostar. This futuristic-looking mid-wing piston twin oozed cool factor.
February 14, 2016
golf course
Out here in the deep frontier of Montana, there’s a clear sense of where you are. Wide open spaces. Rugged, mountainous terrain. Deep lakes. Crystalline skies. This is a world that seems custom made for skiing, hunting, fishing and golf.
February 7, 2016
With the possible exception of nuclear-power plants, aviation is the most highly regulated industry I can think of. Laws and rules apply to every aspect of business flights, from where and when you can land to whether and how much you can pay for a flight. As a result, most everyone who works in business aviation exhibits an impressive awareness of legal requirements.
January 22, 2016
Randy Padfield, BJT’s first editor, has been named the 2016 winner of Helicopter Association International’s prestigious Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award, which is part of the organization’s Salute to Excellence awards program.
January 22, 2016
Photographer and frequent BJT contributor Bill Bernstein has been garnering accolades for his new coffee-table book, which documents a unique period in New York City nightlife.
January 20, 2016
Erin Andrews
The Fox Sports reporter and Dancing with the Stars cohost needs to be in three cities in a typical week. Business aviation makes that possible.
January 19, 2016
Man in kayak
I dipped my paddle into the crystal-clear saltwater shallows and set off a series of minor explosions. Instantly, a dozen elegant, squawking great egrets leaped into the air from a grove of leathery-leafed mangroves. Then a school of silvery baby tarpon erupted, splashing beneath the prehistoric-looking, reddish-orange dangling roots.
January 19, 2016
Falcon 8X
Is said that the margin of victory in life can sometimes be measured in inches. Dassault seems to think so.
January 18, 2016
Restaurant in the jungle
Usually, eating out is all about being part of a restaurant’s bustle and ambiance. Maybe, too, about being seen. But sometimes, the goal is different. For special occasions, the best seats in the house aren’t necessarily at booth No. 1 or the table with the sweeping view of the dining room.
January 17, 2016
Fractional providers are refreshing their fleets, taking delivery of new models in the industry’s first major upgrade wave since the 2008 economic downturn.




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