Warren Buffett nicknamed his jet ‘The Indefensible’ – then renamed it ‘The Indispensable’
Theron Mohamed from Yahoo Finance – Reports Warren Buffett bought his first private jet in 1986 and upgraded to a much pricier one in 1989. Buffett and his business partner, Charlie Munger, clashed over the extravagant purchases. The investor changed his plane’s nickname from “The Indefensible” to “The Indispensable.” Warren Buffett may rank among the […]
Orient Express Silenseas: The world’s largest sailing ship is unveiled
Vicky Karantzavelou from TravelDailyNews – Reports A 220-meter-long ocean treasure with a tonnage of 22,300 UMS, Orient Express Silenseas will feature 54 Suites measuring on average 70-square-meters, including a monumental 1,415-square-meter Presidential Suite (including a 530-square-meter private terrace), two swimming pools including a lap pool, two restaurants and a speakeasy bar. 140 years after the […]
Abigail Disney’s Call To Ban Private Jets Is Out Of Touch
Doug Gollan writing for Forbes – Reports According to her Twitter profile, Abigail Disney is an “Emmy-winning documentary producer and director. Professional noodge. happy camper.” At least some of that is probably a direct result of being the granddaughter of The Walt Disney Company co-founder Roy O. Disney and her inheritance, which gives her an […]
A Sad Day for Foodie Enthusiasts – The World’s Best Restaurant, Noma, is closing.
“Winter 2024 will be the last season of Noma as we know it”. If you have Noma on your wishlist, now might be the time to fight for that reservation. The famous Copenhagen spot may have taken home the No. 1 spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list five times and earned itself three […]
Elvis Presley’s 1962 Lockheed Private Jet Has Sold for $260K
Mircea Mazuru from Auto Evolution – Reports Elvis purchased the jet on December 22, 1976, for $840,000 – that’s around $4.4M in today’s money. The King of Rock and Roll owned several private jets, two of which are currently showcased at Graceland. This example is one of 202 production JetStar airplanes manufactured by Lockheed. If […]
After Two Years of High Demand, Private Jet Charters Are Coming Back Down to Earth
Michael Verdon from Robb Report With charters down 23 percent in a year-over-year period, one analyst believes the newcomers who created record demand—and havoc—over the past two years are returning to the commercial airlines. One analyst monitoring private aviation thinks that the newcomers who rushed in during Covid may be migrating back to the commercial […]
Tax Super-rich on Private Jet Travel to Fund Public Transport, says UK Charity
Rupert Neate from The Guardian – Reports Campaign for Better Transport calls on government to make wealthy pay for ‘hugely damaging’ private flights. The super-rich should be forced to pay an extra tax each time they fly on “hugely damaging” private jets to help fund better and cleaner public transport, a charity has said. The […]
Inspired! Surely one of the Most Unique Holiday Rentals in the World!
Alessandro Renesis from SupercarBlondie – Reports This Boeing 737 has been turned into an ultra-expensive private villa. This decomissioned Boeing 737 has been turned into a gorgeous private villa in Bali, Indonesia. The Boeing 737 used to be part of Mandala Airlines’ fleet, but Indonesian airline officially ceased operations in 2014. A few years later, […]
Euronews Report on Some Positive Environmental News from 2022
Marthe deFerrer and the Euronews team – Reports At Sentinel Aviation we are committed to defining a long term sustainable future for the private aviation sector. We aim to be fully carbon neutral across our entire business by 2025 – reducing climate impact of our flying. We saw this great article on the Euronews website […]
Flying at 1,400 MPH in the Supersonic F-104 Starfighter Jet
Michael Verdon from Robb Report – Reports “It was like a missile with a man on it,” says veteran pilot Evan Dick. With thousands of hours of flight time and a coveted ATP pilot’s rating, Evan Dick has flown many aircraft types, including classic fighter jets like the L-39. But even he wasn’t prepared for […]
World’s first Boeing 747-8 BBJ ‘Queen of the Skies’ scrapped after just 30 flight hours
Gabrielle Petrauskaite from Aerotime Hub – Reports A Boeing 747-8 Business Jet (BBJ), the most luxurious ‘Queens of the Skies’ aircraft, will be dismantled at the Pinal Airpark boneyard in Marana, in the United States on December 19, 2022. The giant passenger plane, registered N458BJ, is the world’s first 747-8 airframe to be scrapped after […]
Private Jet Menus – What Cuisine to Expect
Devdiscourse – Reports Thinking about flying by private jet but not looking forward to the nasty aircraft cuisine? Think again; here are some of the amazing dishes to enjoy in the sky. For anyone who charters or owns a private jet, a life of luxury is something they have come to expect, especially when it […]
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