Flying

The Scan Before the Storm

Knowing with confidence and precision where bad weather is makes for more than just safer flying.

Money

Murky Waters for Charter Brokers

Some charter brokers have become overly creative in the methods they use to stimulate business, running afoul of Department of Transportation requirements in the process.

People

A Conversation with NTSB Member Earl Weener

Earl Weener is one of three active pilots on the National Transportation Safety Board.

Time Off

Incredible India

‘‘Incredible India” is a phrase originally developed as a tagline to advertise the country’s magnificent hotels, tourist sites and natural beauty—the phrase caught on because it is so apt.

Bizav Basics

That new-airplane smell

When you’re buying a jet, months of work culminate the moment you sign the papers. You’re finished with research, analysis, due diligence and inspections. You’ve had the last of your consultations with brokers, attorneys, accountants, pilots and mechanics. The marathon has been run and now you can reap the rewards.

 

Bizjet Lifestyle

Tourists often overlook Chennai, but it’s India’s fourth-largest city, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and a great jumping-off point for exploring the area’s impressive Hindu temples. (Photo: Fotolia)
Step beyond your comfort zone, withstand the unpredictable and experience a different way of life.
In Oregon’s lush, green Willamette Valley, black and white winter truffles grow among the roots of young Douglas firs. (Photo courtesy of Oregon Truffle Festival)
European varieties of this delicacy command astronomical prices, but some foodies rave about the less-expensive, easier-to-find ones in Oregon.

Quote/Unquote

““CEOs go to their vacation homes just after companies report favorable news, and CEOs return to headquarters right before subsequent news is released. More good news is released when CEOs are back at work, and CEOs appear not to leave headquarters at all if a firm has adverse news to disclose. When CEOs are away from the office, stock prices behave quietly with sharply lower volatility. Volatility increases immediately when CEOs return to work.” —David Yermack, a New York University finance professor, whose recently released study shows a correlation between when CEOs take their private jets on vacation and movements in their companies’ stock price ”

-David Yermack