on 9th March 2008 | 2 Comments »
Richard Branson keeps making it easier for the world to travel in style.
He wasn’t going to stop at Virgin Galactic; now he’s launched Virgin Charter, a new online service that lets the uber affluent charter private planes from anywhere in the world.
If the travel bug is crawling around under your skin again, or your, uh, “good friend” wants to take a last minute trip to a romantic destination like San Tropez, just log onto the Virgin Charter site, plug in your destination, and the company will pull up a listing of all the companies that can meet your needs.
on 3rd March 2008 | No Comments »
The Milner Motors AirCar will debut at the New York International Auto Show, March 21-30.
The Milner Motors AirCar is a four-seat advanced-composite car that is designed so that you can fly to your destination but then fold up the wings and drive it down the highway.
There is a foldable main wing in the rear of the vehicle and a lifting projection in the front.
on 18th February 2008 | No Comments »
A popular pastor, Mac Hammond of Living Word Christian Center in Minnesota is having to give up one of his pricey toys, his own private jet.
Hammond is reportedly marketing the Cessna 650 business jet aggressively and plans to reinvest the money in the ministry.
The Minnesota Star-Tribune also reports that the Living Word has also cut its hourlong TV show on Sunday mornings in half to save money.
on 13th February 2008 | No Comments »
With 10,000 private jets flying in the U.S., a few billionaires are signing up for something roomier – jumbo jets that can be outfitted as mobile mansions.
WSJ’s Wealth Report highlights on one such client, a Middle Eastern head of state, who shelled out $300 million on the notorious Airbus 380, an aircraft which is running way behind in its production schedule.
The unidentified buyer, will spend an extra $100 million to turn the craft into a more exclusive conveyance which Airbus eloquently calls “The Flying Palace”.
on 12th February 2008 | 6 Comments »
This is the Aerion Supersonic Business Jet, the first private plane that will fly at 1.6 Mach.
The first unit has just been purchased by Sheikh Rashid, the ruler of Dubai. This bird will be able to fly anyone from Paris to New York in just over 4 hours, so even while it has a $80,000,000 price tag, there will be no demand problems for it.
The aircraft specs are amazing: Thanks to its design, the Aerion Supersonic Business Jet will be able to cruise at 1.15 Mach over land without producing any boom on the ground.