Friday, May 25, 2012

Jackson Hole Makes New Business Jet Traveler Book of Lists

Business Jet Traveler magazine just published its first-ever Book of Lists. Jackson Hole made the lists as one of the Top 10 places to live the sporting life.  Headquartered here in Jackson Hole, we at New Flight Charters would like to pass on that particular list and a few select other highlights:

10 First-Rate Business Aircraft, according to Industry Insider editor Matt Thurber

1. Mitsubishi MU-2

Speedy and efficient, but make sure your pilot is well trained, and often.

2. Sabreliner

The pioneering bizjet and still going strong after decades of reliable service.

3. Learjet 25

Sure, the GE CJ610 engines are noisy and use lots of fuel, but dang does a Lear 25 climb like a homesick angel!

4. Gulfstream II

Progenitor of the big-cabin Gulfstreams, the latest being the bigger and ultra-long-range G650.

5. Dassault Falcon jets

Does beauty in the form of sleekly shaped aluminum matter? Dassault would say, “absolutement!”

6. Pilatus PC-12

The ideal business hauler, a twin-turboprop cabin with single-engine efficiency and bladder-busting range

7. Cessna Citation X

Why not go fast? Isn’t that why you bought a jet?

8. Hawker 4000

The ideal combination of passenger comfort and pilot pleasure.

9. Embraer Phenom 100

Quiet, strong, quick – what a light jet should be.

10. Eclipse 500

Under new owners, finally becoming the personal jet that launched the very light jet revolution.
Thurber, a senior editor at Aviation International News, is a certified commercial pilot, flight instructor and aircraft mechanic.

10 Best Places in the U.S. to Live the Sporting Life according to Outdoor Adventures editor Thomas R. Pero

1. Anchorage, Alaska

2. Aspen, Colo.

3. Bozeman, Mont.

4. Hilton Head, S.C.

5. Jackson Hole, Wyo.

6. Key West, Fla.

7. Kona, Hi.

8. Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

9. Steamboat Springs, Colo.

10. Sun Valley, Idaho

Pero, who writes BJT’s Outdoor Adventures column, owns Seattle-based Wild River Press. He spent 16 years as editor of Trout magazine and founded Wild Steelhead & Salmon and Fish & Fly magazines.

4 of the Least-Expensive Business Jets

1. Diamond D-Jet

$1.89 million

2. Eclipse 500

$2.15 million

3. PiperJet

$2.38 million

4. Embraer Phenom 100

$3.91 million
Source: Conklin & de Decker

5 of the Fastest Business Jets

1. Cessna Citation X

525 kt

2. Gulfstream G650

516 kt

3. Bombardier Global 5000

511 kt

4. Bombardier Global Express XRS

511 kt

5. Bombardier Global Express

505 kt
Speeds are maximum cruise. Source: Conklin & de Decker

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