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December 20, 2011
Corporate Angel Network's first flight,1981.
Corporate Angel Network will mark the 30th anniversary of its first flight on December 22. The charity, which arranges free transportation to treatment for cancer patients and their families using empty seats on corporate jets, typically assists 250 to 300 patients each month and to date has flown nearly 40,000. On Dec. 22,1981, Leonard Greene--founder of SafeFlight Instrument Corporation and CAN’s cofounder--piloted the first CAN flight, which carried a 16-year-old boy from a New York treatment facility to his home in Detroit for Christmas.
November 30, 2011
Miura Golf, Passing Point 9003 Forged Cavity Back Irons
Searching for something special to give family, friends or business associates this holiday season? Business Jet Traveler has rounded up gift ideas for everyone on your list, from the gadget junkie to the chocoholic to the luxury hound.
November 17, 2011
BJT editor Jeff Burger has won a Silver Folio Award
BJT editor Jeff Burger has won a Silver Award in the annual Folio: Eddies editorial competition for his article “Is the Fractional Business Model Broken?”.
November 17, 2011
National Geographic Channel Documents Making of a Learjet
The National Geographic Channel recently spent two weeks filming at the Bombardier Learjet plant in Wichita for its Megafactories program. The show, which explores the inner workings of factories worldwide, will introduce viewers to the steps involved in making one business jet. The channel expects the episode to air early next year.

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