Business Jet Traveler

December 1, 2010
Providers generally charge a minimum of 60 minutes per flight. So If all your
If you're new to the world of fractional shares, you may well be confused about how these deals work and about the terminology you're hearing. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions. How did the fractional-share concept get started?
December 1, 2010
The Learjet 31 honored both pocket-rocket legacy and the Spartan cabin spir
When Bill Lear created the Learjet in the early 1960s, he envisioned a small, fast and ­simple airplane, a concept the marketplace embraced. His 20-series and the slightly elongated 30-series ­aircraft that followed sold briskly for more than 20 years, until long after he had left the company.
December 1, 2010
Hole 9
Bucolic retreats like this in the middle of a major urban setting are usually reserved for parks or botanical gardens.
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.
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.

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““[Bill Gates] has been historically one of my best supporters…One of my favorite e-mails he ever sent me…I proposed this crazy project. And he sent back this two-line response: ‘This has got to be the craziest thing you’ve ever suggested. Please proceed.’” ”

-—former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold