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November 26, 2013
Learning to Fly Helicopters by R. Randall Padfield
Ever wonder what it would be like to pilot a helicopter? Then pick up the new second edition of a book from former BJT editor-in-chief R. Randall Padfield, which employs a conversational style to demystify the art and science of helicopter flying.
November 25, 2013
Too many gift recipients and too little time? Relax. We’ve done the legwork, scouring the Internet, studying the catalogs and cruising the store aisles. Result: winning ideas for everyone on your list, from senior staffers to sweethearts and from $7.50 to $1.5 million.
October 3, 2013
Direct Relief aids people affected by poverty, natural disaster and civil unrest.
BJT readers—who represent one of the highest-net-worth magazine audiences anywhere—clearly have the means to contribute to a better world. To help you do that, we’re spotlighting one deserving organization per issue.
October 3, 2013
Three south-of-the-border favorites (Photo:Svetlana Aleksandroff)
Mexican wine, while still a relatively small player on the world stage, boasts intense flavors and well-crafted vintages. Three prize-winning bottles to look for:
August 14, 2013
The view from the Cliff at Cap.
On the opposite side of St. Lucia from Castries, the capital, up some bumpy roads, sits the tucked-away paradise of Cap Maison. Located in the hills and perched on a ledge above the azure Caribbean, this luxury boutique hotel is a lovely retreat; and its casual yet elegant indoor/outdoor restaurant, the Cliff at Cap, is a tropical find.
August 14, 2013
Alex Forsythe's Streamlined Modern Truffle
Alex Forsythe, a freelance chef who has worked on business jets and yachts for more than 15 years, believes that healthy cuisine can tickle the taste buds just as effectively as dishes that cause the arteries to shut down.
August 1, 2013
Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute
Everyone from aviators to divers can find a top-of-the-line timepiece designed specially for their needs. 
June 26, 2013
Thanks to a new crop of ultra-premium tequilas, this complex spirit no longer wears the frat-boy clothes of yore. Tequila can now be sipped and savored, in the same way you’d enjoy single-malt scotch or fine wine. Tequila types range from blanco (“white,” unaged, light and smooth) to extra añejo (“ultra-aged” for at least three years in oak barrels).
May 30, 2013
book of lists
Welcome to Business Jet Traveler’s second annual Book of Lists, where you'll learn about the world's strangest hotel suites, John Travolta's favorite airplanes, how to pick a worthwhile charity, trips that could change your life and much more.
May 21, 2013
John Travolta
We caught up with BJT cover subject John Travolta at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva.

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“You want to make sure with a race in which you'll be flying home with other drivers that you don't crash into them. It's happened before, and it can make for a little bit of a tense situation.”