Business Jet Traveler

October 31, 2016
PHOTO: FOTOLIA
You undoubtedly already know that the fourth quarter is a good time to review your tax planning and that a key strategy involves accelerating deductions to the current year and pushing income into the following one. Here are some tips for how to do that, along with some other factors you should consider as 2016 winds down.
October 31, 2016
Lisbon's Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT).
The Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT), an ultra-modern structure in Lisbon’s Belem district, opened October 5 with an exhibition by contemporary French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster.
October 30, 2016
Joe Sharkey, with Emilia Clarke, on the set of Above Suspicion. PHOTO: DON DAMP
Emilia Clarke looked at me with those big green eyes, touched my arm, and said, “I would not be here if it weren’t for you.” I recounted this encounter to my daughter, Caroline, in an email. “The Mother of Dragons said that to you?” she replied. “Dad, that’s the coolest thing I’ve ever heard about you!”
October 23, 2016
Aerion AS2
The road to a supersonic business jet has been excruciatingly slow, and most who have taken a stab at developing one over the last four decades have either folded, used the venture to secure government research grants, or relegated it to the back burner in favor of more economically expedient projects.
October 16, 2016
Credi: Ucumari Photography
Planning a trip to Antarctica, northern Scandinavia, or anywhere that promises frigid temperatures? If you dress in layers and pack the right gear, you can remain warm and comfortable throughout your visit.
October 16, 2016
Eclipse EA500 PHOTO: MARK WAGNER
With prices that can run from less than $1 million to slightly more than $2 million, a used Eclipse EA500 can be the best very light jet value on the market. But to determine whether a particular Eclipse is worth what it costs, you need to know which of the myriad available modifications and upgrades have been made to it over the years.
October 9, 2016
Rolls-Royce Dawn (Photo: Rolls-Royce Motorcars NA)
When an automobile executive says, “We’re not a car company. We’re a luxury company. We build a lifestyle,” my skepticism alarm sounds. But when that company is Rolls-Royce, there’s clearly some substance to the notion.
October 9, 2016
ILLUSTRATION: JOHN T. LEWIS
At the height of presidential primary season last spring, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump had been flying around “in his sleek Cessna jet” (a Citation X) even though its FAA registration had expired almost three months earlier.
October 9, 2016
Now you can soar over the dunes in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, just as Orville and Wilbur did more than a century ago, aboard an exact reproduction of their 1902 glider.
Want to experience the excitement of the Wright brothers’ first experimental flights? Now you can soar over the dunes in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, just as Orville and Wilbur did more than a century ago, aboard an exact reproduction of their 1902 glider. The museum-quality replica is one of just a few in existence and the only one available for public use.
October 2, 2016
People boarding a business jet.
A record-breaking 1,285 BJT subscribers responded to our 2016 Readers’ Choice survey—a 26 percent increase from last year. As promised, we have made a contribution on behalf of those subscribers to Corporate Angel Network, which arranges free flights on business aircraft to treatment centers for cancer patients and their families.

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“You are so motivated to make sure the trip goes smoothly, because you know that the organs of these two kids are now going to save the lives of more than just a handful of other kids.”