““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”
Charter Operator Donates to Help Animals
San-Diego charter firm Schubach Aviation ended its yearlong “One Cent Per Mile” fundraising campaign for orphaned animals by donating $10,160 to Helen Woodward Animal Center, which is also located in San Diego. Schubach began the campaign in January of last year, promising to donate one cent for every mile flown by its 15 aircraft through the end of 2011. The company also gave its customers the opportunity to make a small donation of their own, based on their trip miles.
“We’re very pleased to have supported Helen Woodward Animal Center this past year,” said president Henry Schubach, whose own golden retriever and rescued Labrador-mix are permanent fixtures at the firm’s Palomar Airport headquarters. “We’re big dog people here, as are many of our customers, who use our private aviation services sometimes mainly so they can safely and comfortably bring their own dogs with them on their flights.”