Business Aviation Lifestyle

Information for users of private air travel, with the specific goal of helping them maximize their investments in private, business and corporate aviation for business and personal use; content primarily from AIN Publications’ award-winning Business Jet Traveler magazine and its website (www.bjtonline.com).

December 31, 2008 - 4:53am

For an elite band of thrill-seekers and the pilots who fly them, heli-skiing is the ultimate adrenaline rush.

“We change people’s lives,” said Mike Olson, one of the three owners of Wasatch Powderbirds, a leading heli-skiing tour operator. “Anyone who does this has a sense of adventure that we respect.”

November 4, 2008 - 4:48am

British business aviation companies have joined forces to help 16 seriously ill or disabled children and their families. Freestream Aircraft, Gama Aviation, TAG Aviation and TAG Farnborough Airport supported a special day held by the Fly2Help and Dreamflight charities at BAE Systems’ Filton Airport in Bristol on September 7.

October 27, 2008 - 10:12am

Actor/pilot Harrison Ford accepted the position of honorary chairman of Cessna’s 2010 Special Olympics Airlift at NBAA’08. “It is an opportunity for the athletes, an opportunity for Cessna to demonstrate its community-minded approach, and an opportunity for all of us in aviation to do something positive and high-profile to promote aviation at a time when aviation faces some difficulties,” Ford said.

October 6, 2008 - 2:25pm

The Corporate Angel Network recognized four corporate aircraft operators here yesterday as 2008 Quarterly Corporate Angels for their exceptional contributions to making life a little easier for cancer patients. The four aircraft operators are Air Frantz, Meredith Corp., Bank of America and General Motors.

October 6, 2008 - 8:26am

Helping others has a long tradition in aviation and continues today with the Corporate Angel Network, Angel Flight, NBAA Build and the Chairman’s Charity Classic Golf Tournament, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and many others. Here at the convention, Universal Weather and Aviation (Booth No. 219) is talking about two charitable opportunities it is supporting.

October 5, 2008 - 3:21pm

At a press conference here yesterday, actor/pilot Harrison Ford accepted the appointment of honorary chairman of Cessna’s 2010 Special Olympics Airlift.
“It is an opportunity for the athletes, an opportunity for Cessna to demonstrate their community-minded approach, and an opportunity for all of us in aviation to do something positive and high-profile to promote aviation at a time when aviation faces some difficulties,”  Ford said.

October 5, 2008 - 7:42am

Continuing what is expected to become an annual tradition, NBAA once again partnered with the nonprofit organization KaBOOM to build an aviation-theme playground for local kids. On Saturday, more than 250 NBAA members and community residents volunteered their services to construct the playground at the Hollowbrook Apartments near Orlando Executive Airport, the site of this year’s NBAA static display.

October 1, 2008 - 6:56am

Can you imagine Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd at an NBAA Convention? Well, you don’t have to imagine it. The duo will appear at the NBAA Charities Gala as The Blues Brothers tonight from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Rosen Centre Hotel. In addition to dinner, attendees will get the chance to see The Blues Brothers serve up some of their classic hits, including “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Messin’ with the Kid,” and, of course, “Soul Man.”

June 30, 2008 - 9:50am

Attendees at Falcon Jet’s annual NBAA Convention breakfast yesterday probably noticed, some with disdain, that one of the people at the head table stood out from the rest of the room by his attire: an open short-sleeved shirt and blue jeans–quite a contrast to those in the rest of the room wearing jackets and ties.

May 23, 2008 - 5:02am

Writing in the spring 2000 issue of the FAA’s Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, Rogers Shaw, team coordinator of the FAA’s Civil Aerospace Medical Institute’s aeromedical education division’s airman education program, offered these tips for heading off the dangers of dehydration:

• Drink cool (40 deg F) water (forget the old theory that lukewarm water is absorbed more quickly into the system).

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