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December 1, 2008
-Fletcher Aldredge, publisher of the Vref Aircraft Value Reference, whose data shows larger declines in price for light jets in recent quarters than for any other market segment. Source: Architectural Digest
October 1, 2008
-Steven Stolman, one of the new breed of hitchhikers who hop free rides on friends' private jets, explaining the "rules of the road" Source: The New York Times
August 1, 2008
-Sandals Resorts owner Gordon "Butch" Stewart, in his Center Stage interview.
February 1, 2008
XOJet CEO Paul Touw, commenting on air-taxi VLJ operations
December 1, 2007
-Pro golfer Douglas Tewell
October 1, 2007
-Texas billionaire Robert M. Bass, who is financing an effort to build the world's first supersonic business jet
August 1, 2007
-Shanghai-based journalist James Fallows, in The Atlantic
June 1, 2007
-Warren Buffett, in his typically folksy annual letter to stockholders of Berkshire Hathaway, which owns NetJets
April 1, 2007
-Canadian businessman Al Kroontje, on his first flight in his Sierra Stallion, a converted Citation 501SP with enhanced range and speed.
February 1, 2007
-60 Minutes producer John Hamlin, in The New York Times

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““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”

-—actor and comedian Ricky Gervais