Business Jet Traveler

March 22, 2015
When Coppola asked for a paint-free airplane, it wasn’t as simple for Daher-Socata as just skipping the paint shop. (Photo: Chad Keig)
Today, few airplanes fly “naked.” Francis Ford Coppola’s TBM 850 is one that does.
March 18, 2015
SentryWorld Hole 16
A two-year renovation of Wisconsin's SentryWorld yields a much-improved public course.
March 15, 2015
There is no shortage of new turboprop models—including some twin-engine ones—on the horizon.
Turboprop supply has dwindled and demand has risen. Here’s what’s driving the trend.
March 12, 2015
Chef Mark at Ritz Carlton, Orlando
Some of the world’s best hotels and resorts have joined the farm-to-table movement, growing and producing food, wine and beer right on their property.
March 10, 2015
Converting to a Roth can be beneficial even if your tax rate declines, but here the devil is in the details.
The decision can be achingly complex. Here’s help.
March 10, 2015
The House of Masks and Puppets, a permanent exhibition with 1,300 masks and 5,700 Southeast Asian puppets, some more than nine feet tall. (Photo: Margie Goldsmith)
Residents of the tropical Indonesian islands Bali and Sumba tend to live in the moment. For visitors to their five-star resorts, the moment can be just about perfect.
March 3, 2015
The VIP version will seat eight to 12 and incorporate all the entertainment, information and high-speed-connectivity equipment that you can find on the latest private jets. (Photo: Mariano Rosales)
The 525 Relentless is Bell Helicopter's most ambitious project in years and its largest civil helicopter ever.
February 24, 2015
Interest rates remain shockingly low today, so you can still lock in a highly attractive fixed rate. (Illustration: Fotolia)
Financing an aircraft means wading through fine print.
February 22, 2015
“Many people who buy an aircraft get disillusioned by the cost of ownership. If you are going  to fly less than 250 to 300 hours a year, you should charter instead.” (Photo: David McIntosh)
ExecuJet Aviation chairman Niall Olver pioneered business aviation’s global migration, but he still believes the industry has plenty of room for improvement.
February 12, 2015
Forty species of mammals live here, including whitetail deer and the rare Florida panther. (Photo: National Park Service)
Now’s the time to visit the Everglades and, with the water low, see concentrations of wildlife.

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“"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."”

-business aviation entrepreneur Nick Popovich