“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
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.