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December 20, 2011
Corporate Angel Network's first flight,1981.
Corporate Angel Network will mark the 30th anniversary of its first flight on December 22. The charity, which arranges free transportation to treatment for cancer patients and their families using empty seats on corporate jets, typically assists 250 to 300 patients each month and to date has flown nearly 40,000. On Dec. 22,1981, Leonard Greene--founder of SafeFlight Instrument Corporation and CAN’s cofounder--piloted the first CAN flight, which carried a 16-year-old boy from a New York treatment facility to his home in Detroit for Christmas.
December 2, 2011
Ferrari 458 Spider
If there is such a thing as an Everyman's Ferrari, you're looking at it. The newly introduced 458 Spider caters to a segment whose taste for open-air driving can carry the stigma of lesser machinery hampered with the weight penalty and compromised structural rigidity of a vanishing roof.
December 1, 2011
Red Ledges
When your golf and ski seasons each run seven months, you can count on some overlap. But this is ridiculous. Or idyllic.
December 1, 2011
Antarctica
"You can do this," I told myself. I stripped out of my yellow expedition jacket, wool cap, gloves, fleece layers, tights, rain pants and long underwear–down to my bathing suit. I was ready to step into the frigid South Atlantic Ocean off Deception Island to become a member of the Antarctic Polar Plunge Club.
November 30, 2011
The Stafford Hotel in London's tony St. James district
The Stafford Hotel in London's tony St. James district has been welcoming guests since 1912 in a building that dates from the 17th century. Visitors come not just for the first-rate lodging, but for the facility's inimitable American Bar. You should, too.
November 30, 2011
Miura Golf, Passing Point 9003 Forged Cavity Back Irons
Searching for something special to give family, friends or business associates this holiday season? Business Jet Traveler has rounded up gift ideas for everyone on your list, from the gadget junkie to the chocoholic to the luxury hound.
November 17, 2011
BJT editor Jeff Burger has won a Silver Folio Award
BJT editor Jeff Burger has won a Silver Award in the annual Folio: Eddies editorial competition for his article “Is the Fractional Business Model Broken?”.
November 17, 2011
Los Cabos, Mexico
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card program–which provides 25, 30 or 35 hours of flying time on Bombardier aircraft–is offering a bonus to customers who sign up by January 31: a getaway to Los Cabos, Mexico, created by luxury travel consultants Abercrombie & Kent.
November 17, 2011
National Geographic Channel Documents Making of a Learjet
The National Geographic Channel recently spent two weeks filming at the Bombardier Learjet plant in Wichita for its Megafactories program. The show, which explores the inner workings of factories worldwide, will introduce viewers to the steps involved in making one business jet. The channel expects the episode to air early next year.
October 1, 2011
Boxgroove-affiliated Little Turtle Golf Club in Westerville, Ohio
It's now possible to golf at any of 400 private clubs, thanks to Boxgroove, a Web-based service that allows members to sign up for available tee times at participating U.S. venues. Depending on your membership (basic membership is free), a round of golf starts at approximately $90 per person.

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““CEOs go to their vacation homes just after companies report favorable news, and CEOs return to headquarters right before subsequent news is released. More good news is released when CEOs are back at work, and CEOs appear not to leave headquarters at all if a firm has adverse news to disclose. When CEOs are away from the office, stock prices behave quietly with sharply lower volatility. Volatility increases immediately when CEOs return to work.” —David Yermack, a New York University finance professor, whose recently released study shows a correlation between when CEOs take their private jets on vacation and movements in their companies’ stock price ”

-David Yermack