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  1. The early-fall sun rises over Portovenere, a small town south of La Spezia on Italy’s western coast, and reflections of red, pink, and yellow buildings reach across the water and up the dark blue...
  2. For Gary Epstein, the once-pleasurable pastime of boating aboard his 50-foot Hatteras and 39-foot Tiara sport cruiser had become an annoyance. His appointment book, which included the dates of...
  3. Because most of the private flights flown in the United States are of short duration, light jets are the workhorses. They can accommodate a CEO visiting several remote offices in one day or a small...
  4. In addition to purchasing a jet outright, you can fly privately through local charter companies, national charter operators, national charter brokers, 25-hour fractional programs, or fractional...
  5. While national charter operators have yet to add the Embraer Legacy to their fleets, industry professionals believe the price and performance capabilities of the Brazilian aircraft will make this a...
  6. The Gulfstream IV is perhaps the most sought-after plane for long-distance private flights. Gulfstream began designing the G-IV in 1983, building four production prototypes and completing the first...
  7. Although these aircraft are designed for intercontinental travel, fliers more often prefer them for their interior space rather than their long-distance capabilities. Families can take them from the...
  8. In February 1997, less than a year after golfer Arnold Palmer took delivery of the first plane off the production line, the Citation X won the National Aeronautic Association’s Robert J. Collier...
  9. As of September 2004, there were 274 Learjet 60s in service. The Canadian company introduced the plane, which is the largest in the Learjet lineup, in 1990 to replace the Learjet 55C. In 1998,...
  10. Under optimal conditions (fully fueled, a small number of passengers, no headwinds), a midsize business jet can complete a flight from one U.S. coast to the other. However, these aircraft are better...

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