Business Jet Traveler

October 23, 2016
Aerion AS2
The road to a supersonic business jet has been excruciatingly slow, and most who have taken a stab at developing one over the last four decades have either folded, used the venture to secure government research grants, or relegated it to the back burner in favor of more economically expedient projects.
October 16, 2016
Credi: Ucumari Photography
Planning a trip to Antarctica, northern Scandinavia, or anywhere that promises frigid temperatures? If you dress in layers and pack the right gear, you can remain warm and comfortable throughout your visit.
October 16, 2016
Eclipse EA500 PHOTO: MARK WAGNER
With prices that can run from less than $1 million to slightly more than $2 million, a used Eclipse EA500 can be the best very light jet value on the market. But to determine whether a particular Eclipse is worth what it costs, you need to know which of the myriad available modifications and upgrades have been made to it over the years.
October 9, 2016
Rolls-Royce Dawn (Photo: Rolls-Royce Motorcars NA)
When an automobile executive says, “We’re not a car company. We’re a luxury company. We build a lifestyle,” my skepticism alarm sounds. But when that company is Rolls-Royce, there’s clearly some substance to the notion.
October 9, 2016
ILLUSTRATION: JOHN T. LEWIS
At the height of presidential primary season last spring, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump had been flying around “in his sleek Cessna jet” (a Citation X) even though its FAA registration had expired almost three months earlier.
October 9, 2016
Now you can soar over the dunes in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, just as Orville and Wilbur did more than a century ago, aboard an exact reproduction of their 1902 glider.
Want to experience the excitement of the Wright brothers’ first experimental flights? Now you can soar over the dunes in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, just as Orville and Wilbur did more than a century ago, aboard an exact reproduction of their 1902 glider. The museum-quality replica is one of just a few in existence and the only one available for public use.
October 2, 2016
People boarding a business jet.
A record-breaking 1,285 BJT subscribers responded to our 2016 Readers’ Choice survey—a 26 percent increase from last year. As promised, we have made a contribution on behalf of those subscribers to Corporate Angel Network, which arranges free flights on business aircraft to treatment centers for cancer patients and their families.
October 2, 2016
Orbis has helped hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom are children. PHOTO: ORBIS
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 one -deserving organization per issue.
September 22, 2016
At the Furama Villas & Spa Ubud, Bali executive chef, Wayan Sugata, begins his teaching at the local market. PHOTO: FURAMA VILLAS & SPA UBUD, BALI
If you love to cook, why not combine a vacation with a culinary-arts class at your hotel? Here’s a look at some current offerings:
September 19, 2016
PHOTO: HONDAJET
The views from a private jet can make for a sublime experience. You really do get the feeling of having “joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds” and “chased the shouting wind,” to quote Royal Canadian Air Force pilot John Gillespie Magee Jr.’s stirring 1941 sonnet, “High Flight.”

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“The time spent on the airplane can build relationships—with employees as well as business colleagues. Taking someone along on a trip is sharing, rather than giving. ”

-Taylor Guitars cofounder Bob Taylor