Business Jet Traveler

August 28, 2016
  Hourly maintenance plans for airframes, engines, and avionics have become a regular and often expected part of aircraft ownership. In exchange for a fee paid for each operating hour (and sometimes fixed fees as well), plan providers agree to cover certain or all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, thereby bringing cost and performance surety to operations.
August 28, 2016
Chuck Berry's Cadillac
On September 24, President Obama will be on hand for the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, a 400,000-square-foot building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
August 22, 2016
Mark Bonfigli appreciates the LED mood lighting on his GV.
When you spend lots of time in business jets, you inevitably come to treasure certain technological solutions that make the airborne life more pleasant and productive. We asked five frequent fliers to tell us about their favorite on-board gear.
August 20, 2016
Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph
The new Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T tour­billon wristwatch is drawing stares as much for its price—a relative bargain at $15,950—as for the masterpiece of engineering visible behind its face. 
August 20, 2016
Photo Courtesy of Churchill Wild
I’m learning that safari is about patience. This is my first morning at Churchill Wild’s Nanuk Lodge, a former goose-hunting outpost marooned on the wide, curving edge of the Hudson Bay. It has been nearly two hours since we drove out of the perimeter fencing in search of  the world’s largest land carnivore—the polar bear. So far, nada. 
August 14, 2016
Dassault Falcon 900DX
Almost 30 years after it first entered service, the Dassault Falcon 900 series remains in a class by itself; from its three-engine layout to its advanced computer design to its construction using lightweight alloys and composites, it is truly peerless.
August 14, 2016
Playa Grande Golf Course
It’s the ultimate Mulligan in golf, and this time, well within the rules. Playa Grande Club, in Rio San Juan on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, has just emerged from a total makeover and the effect is stunning.
August 8, 2016
Cirrus’s Vision SF50
Nine years ago I stood in a Cirrus Aircraft hangar in Duluth, Minnesota and witnessed the unveiling of what was then reportedly the slowest single-engine private jet you could buy.
August 8, 2016
COURTESY OF KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL
Visiting Louisville? Make time for a stop at the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
July 31, 2016
Bruce Dickenson PHOTO: CAROL MOIR
 

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“I have an obligation to get you to your destination. You have an obligation to pay. What else is there? We don't need 24 pages of legalese.”

-VistaJet founder and chairman Thomas Flohr, on the company's unusually brief, easy-to-understand contracts