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Check Out Jackie Chan's New $20M Private Jet

Embraer has just delivered the first Legacy 500 private jet to none other than Jackie Chan. The actor’s relationship with the company dates back to 2012 when he got a Legacy 650 aircraft as China’s launch customer, becoming a brand ambassad... via

Congress Proposes Drastic Cut to GI Bill Flight Training

Buried in a proposed bill to pay VA podiatrists the same as doctors is a provision that would cut a decade-total of $882 million from GI Bill flight training for aviation degrees.

Southern Sun

Growing up in the Great White North, I knew a few snowbirds among my parents' circle of friends and supposed that everything south of the Mason-Dixon line was perpetual glorious summer. I wasn't fully disabused of this notion until my...Show More Summary

Jet Set to London for Afternoon Tea in Just 11 Minutes From NYC on the Antipode Hypersonic Aircraft

How would you like to fly from New York to London in 11 minutes? If put into production, Bombardier’s Antipode aircraft concept will reportedly be able to do just that. Able to hit a top speed of Mach 24, which is 18,414 miles-per-hour (almost 12... via

On The Road

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: airplanes are meant to fly, they like to fly, and the worst thing for them is to sit unused. This is one of the reasons flying clubs make so much more sense to me than sole ownership, at least for the average owner: the use rate on a large portion of the GA fleet is abysmally low. Show More Summary

From Apartments in the Sky to Trips to Space, Here Are 10 Awesome Ways to Fly in 2016

When it comes to flying in luxury, there are tons of different options out there, from tricked-out private jets to commercial planes outfitted with apartment-like cabins. Thanks to improving technology, a passion for flight and the desire for indulgenc... via

The Stunning $83M Skyacht One Just Took Over the Skies With Its Superyacht-Inspired Look

Air Force One has nothing on Skyacht One. SottoStudios took an Embrarer Lineage 1000E jet and transformed it into an $83 million superyacht for the sky and we’re in love. Starting with an exterior boasting a “hand-painted ‘trompe l... via

User-Fee ATC: Speak Up Now or Lose Access

3 weeks agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

User-fee ATC is sure to be part of the next FAA reauthorization legislation, and if general aviation is not vigilant, its access to the national airspace system will be diminished.

Trying Something New

4 weeks agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

Trying Something New Quite a few Jetwhine readers and listeners have asked what happened to The Aviation Minute, the editorial podcast series I began a couple of years ago using this neat logo. The simple answer is we’ve evolved a bit … from the early audio-based shows to a video-centered stories. Thanks to a new partnership […]

Scared of Flying? Choose Qantas, the Safest Airline in the World

If the thought of flying freaks you out but you still want to travel the world, you should definitely choose Qantas, which has been ranked the safest airline in the world by Airline Ratings. Winning the title for the third year in a row (... via

ADS-B For Cheapskates

Never say I never give you anything, dear readers. I'm about to show you how to make a homebuilt 978MHz ADS-B receiver in 30 minutes and for under $100. I built this a month and a half ago in preparation for a major trip with the Pacer that I'll be writing about shortly, and it has worked flawlessly and been an invaluable addition to the flight bag. Show More Summary

This Terrifying & Thrilling 360-View SkyDeck Is Truly the Best Seat On the Plane

Even though airlines offer plush first class cabins with private bathrooms, these features are now considered pretty standard for avid jet setters. The amenities may differ, but the actual experience remains fairly routine. That may not be the cas... via

Taking Time to Find Aviation Serendipity

last monthVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

To find aviation serendipity you must not ignore the signs pointing to small town airports, where it is most often found.

Watch the SpaceX Team Freak Out After Launched Rocket Lands Safely Back On Earth

In case you missed it, SpaceX made history on Monday when they launched a 15-story Falcon 9 rocket into orbit to release 11 satellites. That’s not the amazing part though. After the satellites were deployed, Elon Musk’s company then success... via

It Takes a Community to Promote Aviation

2 months agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

To promote aviation successfully, communities should look at the model provided by the Raisbeck Aviation High School.

The Last Tour

I was originally awarded the 757/767 back in February, but this came on a fairly open-ended bid that allowed the company to converted awarded pilots more or less when they pleased (though always in seniority order). At the time the thinking was that they needed us on the line yesterday, and I assumed I'd be trained and on the line by July. Show More Summary

American Airlines' New International Premium Economy Promises More Legroom & Complimentary Spirits

American Airlines announced today the 2016 launch of their new International Premium Economy section, which will give passengers even more seating choices. An enhanced version of standard Economy, this new section will be situated right behind Business... via

Europe's First Airbus A350 Brings Clean Air and Fuel Efficiency to Finnair Fleet

The very first Airbus A350 XWB aircraft to be delivered in Europe has gone to Finnair, which marks a serious upgrade for the Finnish airline. The plane has tons of cool features for luxury travelers, including greater fuel efficiency, an advanced air f... via

How Deep is Your Aviation Knowledge?

2 months agoVehicles / Aircraft : JetWhine

With the approach of December 17, which every airplane geek holds dear as Kitty Hawk Day, the birthday of powered flight, a brief quiz to probe your aviation knowledge beyond this momentous event. The questions come from Aviation Trail, a member of Dayton’s National Aviation Historic Alliance. Answering these questions during the Aviation Writers Summit […]

Ode to Mad Dog

Long before I was assigned the Mad Dog, I knew I was destined to fly her. My company assigns seniority within new-hire classes according to the last four digits of your social security number, and with a sub-0300 SSN I was guaranteed...Show More Summary

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