“"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”
Phenom 100 Launch Customers Complete Round-the-World Flight
Jim and Betsy Frost, who took delivery of the first
Phenom 100 in December 2008, completed another first on October 24-the round-the-world flight in the aircraft. The trip covered 22 countries in 56 days and spanned 31,462 nautical miles. The Frosts spent 98 hours aloft and made 42 stops. They reported these highlights: best hotel stay, Amanpuri, Phuket; favorite stop, Palau, Micronesia; most unusual stop, Kangaroo Island, Australia; best meal, Terasa U Zlatestudne, Prague; best FBO, Nagoya, Japan; best surprise, handling in Russia and India, which "far surpassed" expectations; best value, Best Western in Kodiak, Alaska.