It was his third try, and the first two hadn’t gone well. The man was seated in a bus-like facsimile of an airplane cabin suspended above what looked like an Olympic-size swimming pool. At the command of the leader of the exercise, the big blue “fuselage” plunged into the water and slowly turned upside-down. As the cabin filled with water, all the other “passengers” followed the prescribed procedure of keeping their feet on the inverted floor and calmly moving from one handhold to the next toward the closest exit.
The Special Olympics Games have profoundly impacted millions of people. Aircraft owners and operators help make the events possible.
Sales taxes offer an easy way for states to raise revenue, and business jets are a favorite target.
The multifaceted entertainer discusses his career, his business jet travel and his efforts to aid New Orleans musicians in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
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.
“"Many years ago, our company founder, Al Conklin, sold a new twin-engine business aircraft to a very successful entrepreneur. He had established a bit of a rapport with the individual and, after the sale, asked him straight out, 'How can you justify the cost of this airplane?' His reply? 'What is the cost of a divorce?'"–David Wyndham, president, Conklin & de Decker”