Wings & Water: Sea and Be Seen

Joe Vittoria smiles as he recalls the time several years ago that his Grumman Albatross landed off the coast of Connecticut. “It sure attracts attention,” says Vittoria, the 70-year-old former chairman and CEO of the Avis rental car company and the owner of three sailing yachts, including Mirabella V, the world’s largest sloop. He employs […]

Aircraft: For God and Backcountry

We are 2,800 feet above the northern Idaho backcountry on this cool, clear October morning and descending toward the grass strip at Cavanaugh Bay, on the eastern edge of Priest Lake. The tamaracks paint splashes of gold in the forest that surrounds the lake, and the glasslike surface of the water below mirrors the clouds, […]

Boating: Flying Right

The owner of San Juan Composites’ first San Juan48 Flybridge is not the type of person for which the Anacortes, Wash., company expected to build the boat. The new model derives from the company’s 48-foot express cruiser, which it introduced two years ago in response to requests for more interior space from owners of its […]