Business Jet Traveler » February 2010

February 1, 2010
Guests–including the Astors, Vanderbilts and Rockefellers–stayed for a month
Indians, soldiers and ghosts of Camelot have docked on her marshy shores. Early 20th century millionaires built castles and commanding women protected their estates. The history of Cumberland Island reads like steamy, romantic fiction. Now its mansions stand in ruin, with wild horses as their guests. But that doesn't mean there's nothing left to see or do here-far from it.
February 1, 2010
(Photo by Lisa Airplanes)
Two forthcoming light sport airplanes offer the aviation equivalent of the Swiss Army knife in terms of their versatility.
February 1, 2010
You can choose between two distinct approaches to seeing the spectacular Grand Canyon on the Colorado River: wait until February, send in $25 for a public lottery assigning launch dates for the following year and then gamely tackle the river yourself-or you can sign on with one of more than a dozen commercial rafting outfitters licensed by the National Park Service to show you the river-running
February 1, 2010
In the market for a boat? The 25th annual Palm Beach [Fla.] International Boat Show, to be held March 25 to 28, will showcase more than $350 million worth of watercraft-everything from powerboats, bowriders and personal vessels to yachts longer than 100 feet.
February 1, 2010
A news story cross-referenced the flight records of corporate jets with regis
Is your jet a business too? Or is it part of the executive compensation package? Among people who never fly privately, probably 99 out of 100 would view it only as the latter. We inside the industry, meanwhile, tend to acknowledge only the former-to a fault.
February 1, 2010
R. Donahue Peebles, a Miami real estate developer, on his Gulfstream IIB Source: NYPost.com
February 1, 2010
Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer isn't your typical business jet traveler. A curiosity about airplanes-and a fear of flying on early airliners-led him to the pilot's seat in 1956. He was just 27 then, but his aggressive play on the golf course and magnetic personality already were hinting at the greatness to come.
February 1, 2010
The Bell 429 has inherited some systems and parts from earlier Bell helicopte
You need good reasons to travel by helicopter. Compared with an airplane of similar size, a helicopter costs more to buy, lease, rent, charter and operate. So why bother with one?
February 1, 2010
Unless you’re Bill Gates, obtaining financing is no longer simply a question
The business jet finance field is unique because business jets are unique. For one thing, they move around-fast. A Gulfstream G550 that's in Zurich this morning could be in Tehran tonight.
February 1, 2010
“A man has to be right only three times in his life. Three major decisions ha
Stephen J. Cannell arrived in a black stretch limousine for our interview at Southern California's Van Nuys Airport, where the novelist and TV show creator, writer and producer keeps his Gulfstream III and Learjet 55. The 68-year-old Cannell is handsome and elegant while also exuding a charm that can put anyone around him instantly at ease.

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