Business Jet Traveler

November 12, 2015
Young, dynamic vintners are producing a wide variety of wines throughout Chile. Some of them rival or surpass anything you’ll find in the U.S. (Photo: Bob Ecker)
On a recent visit to Chile, I sampled many wines, tasted up-and-coming varietals and met a host of young, dynamic vintners.
November 12, 2015
BJT readers—who represent one of the highest-net-worth magazine audiences anywhere—clearly have the means to contribute to a better world. To help you do that, we’re spotlighting deserving organizations in every issue.
November 12, 2015
Lilly Library (Photo: Kimberly Button)
Imagine being able to wander through a museum with no glass barriers, freely touching the historical pieces. Special-collection libraries let you do just that with unprecedented access to not only books and papers, but also rare memorabilia, audio recordings and more. Here are some of our favorites.
November 12, 2015
Jennifer Leach English (Photo: Ian Whelan)
John Paul DeJoria is as well known for his philanthropy as he is for selling shampoo. In his BJT interview with Cynthia Bowman (see page 14), the cofounder of the Paul Mitchell hair-care-products line tells a moving story about his mother teaching him and his brother early on that “success unshared is failure.” DeJoria learned the lesson well and today works with many charitable organizations, including his own JP’s Peace, Love and Happiness Foundation.
November 4, 2015
crowd at auction
Last August at Bonhams’s classic-car auction during the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance in Monterey, California, the first two autos sold uneventfully. But Lot No. 3—a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, one of only 39 made—was another story. The gavel of Bonhams chairman Robert Brooks started the bidding at $10 million, a huge jump from the $1.5 million that the last 250 GTO sold for 27 years ago. And higher bids kept coming, just as fast as Brooks could point at the would-be buyers. In just 11 minutes, the sale ended with an unnamed Ferrari aficionado winning the car for $38.1 million. It became the most expensive auto ever sold at auction and it ripped my heart out because, in 1970, I had turned down an identical 250 GTO for $6,000. That very car just sold privately for $52 million.
November 2, 2015
Gulfstream GVB on the runway.  Photo: Mariano Roselas
Should an aircraft appraiser be on your transaction team? Brokers typically play the role of appraiser, using their knowledge of the marketplace to set or counter an airplane’s price. But today, with the collapse of historical pricing models, the dearth of sales and the intensely private nature of the transactions, establishing an aircraft’s value is difficult.
October 24, 2015
Flowriding at Westin Kierland (PHOTO: KIM ROSENLOF)
As interest in endurance events continues to grow among high-end travelers, many resorts are expanding their wellness programs to provide professional coaching in running, swimming, triathlon and other forms of fitness.
October 24, 2015
Photo: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce
Heading for the Rockies this winter for a deep-powder skiing adventure? Consider the Tetons in Wyoming, with their 500 inches of dry, pristine powder and breathtaking alpenglow sunrises and sunsets.
October 24, 2015
Illustration by John T. Lewis
It’s no secret that the FAA and IRS approaches to business aviation differ in important ways. This cleavage is especially evident in their respective treatment of related or affiliated groups of companies.
October 15, 2015
It really doesn’t take much to keep a crew happy...the bottom line is that your crew wants to know that you take their jobs seriously. (Photo: Fotolia)
Keep them happy and they’ll keep you happy. Here are seven tips.

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“I have an obligation to get you to your destination. You have an obligation to pay. What else is there? We don't need 24 pages of legalese.”

-VistaJet founder and chairman Thomas Flohr, on the company's unusually brief, easy-to-understand contracts