Business Jet Traveler » August 2013

September 25, 2013
“With the hush kits, I can land [a GIII] at the same Stage III noise-restricted airports that a GIV can,” notes one fan of the airplane. (Photo: Barry Ambrose)
Hush kits quiet the critics, while other upgrades add the latest bells and whistles. In this age of $7-a-gallon Jet A fuel, what would you call someone who buys a 12-­passenger airplane that burns more than 550 gallons an hour? Crazy? Masochistic? How about...smart? 
September 18, 2013
One company offers an “all you can fly” membership for a flat monthly  fee of $1,650.
This increasingly available option can save you lots of money. Here’s what you need to consider.
August 14, 2013
Avantair’s 56 Piaggio Avanti twin turboprops have been grounded since June 6.
Fractional provider Avantair shut down in late June and furloughed employees.
August 14, 2013
Ben’s Lighthouse for Newtown’s Children
Helping the families affected by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in December 2012 is a cause that is close to our hearts. The publishing offices of Business Jet Traveler and parent company AIN Publications are in nearby Danbury, Connecticut, and several members of our team live in Newtown.
August 14, 2013
The view from the Cliff at Cap.
On the opposite side of St. Lucia from Castries, the capital, up some bumpy roads, sits the tucked-away paradise of Cap Maison. Located in the hills and perched on a ledge above the azure Caribbean, this luxury boutique hotel is a lovely retreat; and its casual yet elegant indoor/outdoor restaurant, the Cliff at Cap, is a tropical find.
August 14, 2013
Alex Forsythe's Streamlined Modern Truffle
Alex Forsythe, a freelance chef who has worked on business jets and yachts for more than 15 years, believes that healthy cuisine can tickle the taste buds just as effectively as dishes that cause the arteries to shut down.
August 13, 2013
Victorinox’s Spectra 1.0
I have always coveted the hard-sided candy-colored luggage carried by my European colleagues—it looks so indestructible and impossibly chic. However, I was raised by practical parents who favor soft nylon suitcases and I always assumed hard-sided luggage would be difficult to carry.
August 7, 2013
German cars have eliminated Lexus’s lead in the silk-road stakes, leaving the Japanese contender with a fresh need to stand out. (Photo: Nigel Moll)
It may not outperform German sports sedans, but it shines brightly in its strong suit—comfort and heft. 
August 6, 2013
Inventory Trends (click to enlarge)
Overall, jet buyers and sellers seem about evenly matched. But some models are in much greater demand than others. Gazing through the rearview mirror at the first half of 2013, we see that, overall, the number of used jets for sale is neither rising nor contracting. Some models are a different matter, however.
August 5, 2013
The certified Custom Control Concepts 3-D monitors, which come with 3-D glasses, are available in sizes ranging from 42 to 64 inches (measured diagonally).
With this gear aboard, you may wish your flight were longer.

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“You want to make sure with a race in which you'll be flying home with other drivers that you don't crash into them. It's happened before, and it can make for a little bit of a tense situation.”