Business Jet Traveler

December 1, 2010
Driving toward Dixville Notch, you enter some of the remotest territory in Ne
"Remember, tight tuck," coached Chris, a plucky zip-line tour guide, as she readied my cables for one of the granddaddies of zips-an 830-foot-long swoop over Rosebrook Canyon in Bretton Woods, N.H. "Use your left hand to straighten out if you start to turn."
December 1, 2010
With the push of a button, the car suddenly felt capable of handling the 470
Most people with a passion for things automotive can remember a time in their youth when they steamed up a face-size oval on a local showroom's window while absorbing every curve and gleam of a must-have new car.
December 1, 2010
Editor Stephen Pope
I've heard so many people comparing Wichita with Detroit lately that I've started to wonder whether maybe, this time, the talk is true.
November 30, 2010
No airplane has done more to mold business aviation history than the Douglas DC-3, which turns 75 on December 17.
November 30, 2010
Writer and television and movie producer Stephen J. Cannell, who wasfeatured in BJT
November 30, 2010
The FAA’s move sent a wave of panic through the business jet industry, partly
Not everyone can register an aircraft in the U.S. For starters, in most cases you have to be a U.S. citizen, as defined by federal statutes and FAA regulations. Under applicable statutes and FAA rules, a corporation isn't considered a U.S. citizen unless its president, two-thirds of its board of directors, two-thirds of its "managing officers" and three-quarters of its owners are U.S.
November 29, 2010
Photo: Aviointeriors
Need another reason to keep flying privately? Consider the SkyRider ultra-high-density seat, which Italy-based Aviointeriors has developed for airline use. The 23-inch-pitch seat looks like a cross between a miniature horse saddle and a thinly sliced seatback.
November 1, 2010
Sociologists talk about how societies throughout history have had varying tolerance for ­disparities of wealth. That is, the degree to which the ­economic gap can expand before the unwashed masses rise up and take down the well-scrubbed wealthy few. Think Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution.
October 1, 2010
If you fly only 100 hours per year, don't expect owning your own jet to be co
ELSEWHERE IN THIS ISSUE, YOU'LL FIND PLENTY of discussion about the tangible and intangible benefits of using business aviation, but what about the expenses? Nobody ever said flying privately is cheap, but the good news is that it can be less costly than you might think-if you take steps to minimize expenses.
October 1, 2010
Supporters of business aviation often point out that there are more than 5,000 airports in the U.S. that are accessible by general aviation aircraft. But that figure includes everything from large international airline hubs to tiny grass strips.

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