Eighty miles off the Venezuela coast, the little jet dipped its wing, giving me a stunning view in the February sunshine of a place called Los Roques: three great igneous rock formations surrounded by brilliant blue water, green mangrove strips and thousands of shimmering white sandbars.
NetJets has planned since at least 2012 to expand into mainland China.
While professionals can point to indications of a turning preowned market, many have had their hopes dashed too many times in recent years to see the glass as half full.
Earl Weener is one of three active pilots on the National Transportation Safety Board.
After a complete restoration, it features an expanded course layout that testifies to the genius of designer A.W. Tillinghast.
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.
“You’re absolutely right—and you can’t stand up in your [expletive] Rolls-Royce, either.”