Business Jet Traveler

November 21, 2016
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF BOULDERS RESORTS & SPA
It seems something of a miracle of architecture and construction that developers could install a 1,300-acre golf resort, luxury hotel, and community amongst the towering 12-million-year-old granite stones in Carefree, Arizona, north of Scottsdale.
November 21, 2016
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The leaders in the premium sport-utility-vehicle field—Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Land Rover, and Mercedes-Benz—face fresh and striking competition in Volvo’s XC90.
November 20, 2016
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft’s SportJet is specially designed for sports-team transport. The cabin includes medical and IT solutions to reduce jet lag, hypoxia, dehydration, stress on the body, and aerophobia.
Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company hopes it has a sporting chance of attracting customers to a forthcoming variant of its Superjet SSJ100 airliner. Called the SportJet and scheduled for certification in 2018, the aircraft will target professional and amateur athletic teams’ charter flights. That’s a $600 million-per-year global market, according to the manufacturer.
November 20, 2016
Brad Keselowski. Photo: Wilson Grassmann
Stock-car driver Brad Keselowski has climbed to his sport’s challenging peaks, cranking out top-place finishes and wins for Team Penske. He has won races in each of NASCAR’s three national series and, last July, he came out on top in the Coke Zero 400—his first victory at Daytona International Speedway, as well as the Penske team’s 100th cup win.
November 14, 2016
A growing number of longtime charter customers are becoming aircraft owners. The continuing slide in preowned prices is one reason, but equally important is heavy demand for charter lift. That has led more charter management companies to offer generous revenue deals, to entice clients to buy an airplane and put it on the operator’s charter certificate.
November 14, 2016
man shooting pheasant
“Life is short and one bird season lost is one too many,” wrote Datus C. Proper in Pheasants of the Mind: A Hunter’s Search for a Mythic Bird, a lyrical little book on the sport published in 1994.
November 14, 2016
PHOTO: FOTOLIA
Should you call a charter operator or a broker to book your next flight? The type of aircraft you need, the pickup point, and the availability of nearby lift play large roles in getting the answers right. So does understanding the difference between the two types of providers, and what sets one broker or operator apart from another.
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!”

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