Business Jet Traveler

December 13, 2015
St. Augustine Photo: Fotolia
September marked the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest continually occupied European settlement in America. The thriving, quirky city of 14,000 is a tourist magnet, and not just because of its historic landmarks and vintage buildings.
December 6, 2015
Business jet owners have been clever in trying to dream up ways around FAA compensation strictures.
Understand FAA rules before accepting payment for a business jet flight. Compensation for flights is one of the most important concepts to consider when you’re structuring the ownership and operation of a business jet. For the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the payment of compensation for air transportation usually makes a flight “commercial,” which requires that it be conducted under a commercial certificate.
November 24, 2015
“Annual depreciation going forward is probably not the  3 and 4 percent people saw for years, but more like 7 percent,” says one aircraft broker.
A global pullback accelerates declines in preowned-aircraft values. After several years of mixed signals and uncertainty, the preowned-aircraft market found its direction, if not its footing, in 2015.
November 24, 2015
AgustaWestland AW109E Power
A few relatively minor concerns notwithstanding, this feature-packed and stylish model delivers excellent value. The AgustaWestland AW109 light twin helicopter has been on the market since 1976 and has undergone several permutations, gaining weight, interior width and power along the way. Timeless Italian styling and fast speed have made this helicopter a popular choice for executive transport for decades.
November 22, 2015
“How about celebrating New Year’s Eve in Australia?” suggested my advisor. “Then you fly back across the  International Date Line and celebrate again, in Hawaii.”(Illustration: John C. Lewis)
A woman behind me muttered wearily, “If I had a million dollars, I’d never get on an airliner again.” As she spoke, holiday music was playing somewhere in the departure lounge, and I began daydreaming. If I had an extra million dollars, I thought, I’d have a Christmas wish list involving air travel, but none of it would be on an airliner.
November 22, 2015
The cofounder of Paul Mitchell Systems, the hair-care products company, grew up poor and has been homeless twice. Today he’s a billionaire who owns three business jets.
November 12, 2015
 World’s Best Chocolate – Chocohappy
Puzzled about what to buy that difficult-to-please friend, ­family member or business associate? Whether your gift recipient is sporty or chic, a brainiac or a daredevil, we’ve got you covered. You’ll find ideas here to make anyone on your list feel special.
November 12, 2015
You can dine indoors or out at Santiago, Chile’s D.O. Restorán, whose menu reports the source of every fish, piece of meat and vegetable. (PHOTO: Diego Varas)
D.O. Restorán, the initials stand for for “designation of origin”—is the brainchild of one of Chile’s most acclaimed chefs, Juan Morales.
November 12, 2015
Young, dynamic vintners are producing a wide variety of wines throughout Chile. Some of them rival or surpass anything you’ll find in the U.S. (Photo: Bob Ecker)
On a recent visit to Chile, I sampled many wines, tasted up-and-coming varietals and met a host of young, dynamic vintners.
November 12, 2015
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 deserving organizations in every issue.

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Quote/Unquote

“It is relatively easy to be thankful for the most important and obvious parts of life…but truly happy people find ways to give thanks for the little, insignificant trifles…the smell of fall in the air, the fragment of a song that reminds you of when you were a kid. ”

-Social scientist and musician Arthur C. Brooks