““[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.’” ”
Learjet 85 Unveiled at Intrepid Museum in New York City
Flexjet and Bombardier showcased the new Learjet 85 aircraft at an invitation-only event at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City on October 3. The event was the eighth stop on an 11-city tour across the United States that is being held in conjunction with Rolls-Royce and other luxury lifestyle partners. Guests were able to step inside a mockup of the Learjet 85 and were also invited to test drive the Rolls Royce Phantom and Ghost automobiles. Flexjet is the aircraft's first fractional-jet-ownership customer, with deliveries scheduled for 2013, the same year Learjet will celebrate its 50th anniversary.