Business Jet Traveler

August 20, 2016
Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph
The new Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T tour­billon wristwatch is drawing stares as much for its price—a relative bargain at $15,950—as for the masterpiece of engineering visible behind its face. 
August 20, 2016
Photo Courtesy of Churchill Wild
I’m learning that safari is about patience. This is my first morning at Churchill Wild’s Nanuk Lodge, a former goose-hunting outpost marooned on the wide, curving edge of the Hudson Bay. It has been nearly two hours since we drove out of the perimeter fencing in search of  the world’s largest land carnivore—the polar bear. So far, nada. 
August 14, 2016
Dassault Falcon 900DX
Almost 30 years after it first entered service, the Dassault Falcon 900 series remains in a class by itself; from its three-engine layout to its advanced computer design to its construction using lightweight alloys and composites, it is truly peerless.
August 14, 2016
Playa Grande Golf Course
It’s the ultimate Mulligan in golf, and this time, well within the rules. Playa Grande Club, in Rio San Juan on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, has just emerged from a total makeover and the effect is stunning.
August 8, 2016
Cirrus’s Vision SF50
Nine years ago I stood in a Cirrus Aircraft hangar in Duluth, Minnesota and witnessed the unveiling of what was then reportedly the slowest single-engine private jet you could buy.
August 8, 2016
COURTESY OF KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL
Visiting Louisville? Make time for a stop at the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
July 31, 2016
Bruce Dickenson PHOTO: CAROL MOIR
 
July 18, 2016
Compère Lapin
If you’ve never previously been to New Orleans or a few years have passed since your last visit, you’ll surely head first for a culinary classic like Commander’s Palace or Antoine’s. But on night two or three, you’ll do well to try a fast-rising newcomer called Compère Lapin.
July 5, 2016
ILLUSTRATION: JOHN T. LEWIS
he Truth in Lending Act of 1968, requiring “full disclosure of the terms and conditions of finance charges in credit transactions,” was an unlikely inspiration for the FAA to enact a regulation requiring a “truth in leasing” clause in aircraft leases.
July 5, 2016
ILLUSTRATION: JOHN T. LEWIS
From your vantage point in the cabin, do you feel most comfortable with a military-trained crew at the helm? Or does it make little difference to you where the front-seat occupants of your business jet cut their aeronautical teeth?

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“"Not everything can fly. We will not install a swimming pool or a fireplace. That is not possible."”

-Walter Heerdt of Lufthansa Technik