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January 2, 2013 - 12:28pm

When John Adams proclaimed, “I believe in a government of laws, not of men,” he couldn’t have imagined just how many laws—or how much legal mumbo-jumbo—his descendants would have to endure. In his day, after all, people didn’t do things like put an empty sheet at the end of the Constitution labeled, “This page intentionally left blank.”          

December 4, 2012 - 10:25am
S. Claus, a Business Jet Traveler reader, wants the magazine's help to purchase a bizliner.

This month, I’m turning my blog space over to the reader who submitted the following letter to our magazine.—Jeff Burger, editor of AIN sister publication Business Jet Traveler

An Open Letter to the Editors of Business Jet Traveler:

December 3, 2012 - 7:34pm
Citation X

A reader recently took me to task for writing that the FAA is reinterpreting Part 135 regulations, in a story about the FAA’s belief that contract charter instructors and check airmen apparently are not complying with the rules.

November 18, 2012 - 10:00am
Matt Thurber

Recently I was fortunate to experience something that is probably fairly ordinary for most corporate pilots, initial type rating training at a simulator training center. I had the opportunity to complete a Citation V type rating initial course at FlightSafety International’s Long Beach, Calif., learning center. And for a pilot who hasn’t spend much time in a two-pilot cockpit environment nor flying a jet, the experience was tremendously beneficial, illuminating and hugely enjoyable.

October 24, 2012 - 12:51pm
While the view from the front office of a jet might be commonplace to some, for others it's like an initiation into a private club.

As a non-pilot I have rarely found myself in the cockpit of a jet airplane in flight. In fact, I have been afforded this distinct privilege exactly twice in two distinctly different aircraft.

October 18, 2012 - 10:57am
President Obama

Virtually every industry and profession in America enjoys the backing of an association and its lobbyists. And it doesn’t matter whether those lobbyists represent funeral directors, textile manufacturers, dairy farmers or dental consultants.

October 15, 2012 - 11:40am
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

By the time we first discussed putting Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh on the cover of Business Jet Traveler, I had already been a steady customer of the company for five years and knew all about its astonishing service standards.

October 10, 2012 - 1:11pm

Someone intimated I was old this week. Well, actually what he said was, “Dude, you’re so a fossil.”

“I have a Facebook page,” I blurted out in my defense.

“Lame,” was the response.

October 3, 2012 - 7:36pm
737 in Shanghai

We’re at it again, hyping the upcoming pilot and mechanic shortage. (How come we never talk about flight attendant shortages?) Maintenance shops are having a hard time finding mechanics, and the new 1,500-hour rule for airline pilots means that airlines that are now losing their 65-year-old pilots to retirement are sucking instructors out of flight schools.
Oh, woe is us! What are we going to do?

October 1, 2012 - 9:21am

For several years, you’ve been able to book charter flights on the Internet and now, as we’ve reported in Business Jet Traveler, there’s a retail store in London–The Jet Business–where you can actually walk in off the street and buy an airplane.

I think I can see where this trend is headed.

 
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