Business Jet Traveler » December 2008

December 1, 2008
“The Liberty Hotel is about transformation, and how to make a jail into a joy
Real estate developer Richard Friedman has been winning plaudits for his unusual latest project: the transformation of the historic Charles Street Jail in Boston's Beacon Hill district into the luxurious, award-winning Liberty Hotel.
December 1, 2008
The wraps are off on Hawker Beechcraft's Hawker 450XP and Super King Air 350i, revealing extensive cabin makeovers.
December 1, 2008
Planning a holiday ski trip? Your fractional provider may need more advance n
One of the joys of the holiday season is getting together with friends and family from around the country-particularly when you can avoid the hassles of commercial air travel and fly privately. This is the time of year when many of our fractional-share clients get the most out of their private jet ownership.
December 1, 2008
Want to give something really unique? How about a 2,500-mph space flight?
Running short on time to find just the right gift for a fellow business jet traveler? Need an extraordinary present for a hard-to-please friend or loved one? Here are some suggestions to simplify your treasure hunt, at prices from about $20 to $200,000.
December 1, 2008
Jet Republic plans to buy up 110 Bombardier Learjet 60XRs, with deliveries of
Against a backdrop of tumbling stock markets and a huge banking crisis, Jet Republic has launched what it hopes will become a successful fractional and
December 1, 2008
Hole No. 17
Gozzer Ranch's setting is impressive enough-looking out onto the 60-square-mile Lake Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho. More stunning is how the property's developers, Discovery Land Co., have kept the whole place rustic and in low profile. The 700-acre land plan includes a Tom Fazio-designed golf course that snuggles easily into the native contours.
December 1, 2008
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December 1, 2008
“I’m not a believer that we’re all going to be flying private to Grandma’s fo
The aviation bug bit Alex Wilcox at an early age, back when an airline pilot could invite a wide-eyed youngster into the cockpit during a long flight. Wilcox's Swiss mother and American father spent lots of time in Europe, and he vividly recalls extended conversations with pilots while crossing the North Atlantic.
December 1, 2008
News is 95 percent negative. I just made that up, but I'd bet my 401(k) that I'm within the statistical margin of error. Not that my 401(k) is worth close to what it was two months ago. At this rate I'll be working until I'm 90.
December 1, 2008
Magellan Jets' Voyager Program is offering a 10-percent discount on the next flight if your aircraft isn't ready to depart at the scheduled time. Membership in the program costs $250,000, which is applied to flight charges.

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“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”

-Howard Guy of Design Q, a UK-based consultancy