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December 1, 2008
-Fletcher Aldredge, publisher of the Vref Aircraft Value Reference, whose data shows larger declines in price for light jets in recent quarters than for any other market segment. Source: Architectural Digest
October 1, 2008
-Steven Stolman, one of the new breed of hitchhikers who hop free rides on friends' private jets, explaining the "rules of the road" Source: The New York Times
August 1, 2008
-Sandals Resorts owner Gordon "Butch" Stewart, in his Center Stage interview.
February 1, 2008
XOJet CEO Paul Touw, commenting on air-taxi VLJ operations
December 1, 2007
-Pro golfer Douglas Tewell
October 1, 2007
-Texas billionaire Robert M. Bass, who is financing an effort to build the world's first supersonic business jet
August 1, 2007
-Shanghai-based journalist James Fallows, in The Atlantic
June 1, 2007
-Warren Buffett, in his typically folksy annual letter to stockholders of Berkshire Hathaway, which owns NetJets
April 1, 2007
-Canadian businessman Al Kroontje, on his first flight in his Sierra Stallion, a converted Citation 501SP with enhanced range and speed.
February 1, 2007
-60 Minutes producer John Hamlin, in The New York Times

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“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”

-Howard Guy of Design Q, a UK-based consultancy