Business Jet Traveler » December 2009

December 1, 2009
Victoria-based Helijet will offer charter flights from Vancouver to the Olymp
The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olypmics countdown is on. Opening ceremonies take place on February 12, when tens of thousands of Olympic athletes, coaches, officials and organizers will be joined by hundreds of thousands of spectators at the BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver and the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort.
December 1, 2009
Since the Wright brothers' first flight, major improvements in safety have resulted primarily from technological advances. The reduction in accidents over time has paralleled improved airplane and wing design and engine-propulsion technology, the introduction of traffic collision avoidance systems, terrain warning indicators and other innovative equipment.
December 1, 2009
-Susan Friedenberg, president, Corporate Flight Attendant TrainingSource: The New York Times
December 1, 2009
PLANNING TO FLY to British Columbia in Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics? The games start with a ceremony at Vancouver's 60,000-seat BC Place on February 12.
December 1, 2009
One of the most unusual hotels anywhere exists for only part of the year.
December 1, 2009
Business aviation would be nowhere if it weren't for the pioneers who jump-started aeronautical development in the first part of the last century. The Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and the early air racers who squeezed every ounce of available technology into what were then state-of-the-art airplanes all deserve much credit.
December 1, 2009
When French Business Jet maker Dassault wanted a working model of its Falcon 7X flagship trijet to grace the lobby of its headquarters near Paris, it approached Francis Laurens, then an engineer employed by the company.
December 1, 2009
AVIATION LEGEND JIMMY DOOLITTLE made the first "blind" landing in September 1929, a little more than 80 years ago. He used an experimental Sperry gyroscope to serve as his artificial horizon and then-revolutionary radio beacons to home in on the runway.
December 1, 2009
"The SJ30 has sea-level cabin pressure to 41,000 feet so you are a lot freshe
Morgan Freeman began acting in grade school plays at age nine. By the time he was in high school he was on the radio in Memphis. He turned down an acting scholarship to Jackson State University in Mississippi to join the Air Force, but after his military service he began a slow, steady climb to show business prominence, initially as a dancer and later as an actor in touring companies.
December 1, 2009
AMERICA'S ECONOMIC DOWNTURN has dealt a crippling blow to the fractional-share industry. Rapidly declining used-aircraft prices and fewer flying hours over the past year have forced fractional operators to defer aircraft deliveries, cut staff and explore new ways to keep flying.

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