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Breitling Wingwalkers Perform Gymnastics While Strapped to Planes and Soaring Through the Skies of Dubai (Just Watch It)

One of our favorite watch brands, Breitling, has released a pretty dramatic video on their YouTube channel, showcasing their British Wingwalkers soaring about super iconic locations in Dubai—inc... via JustLuxe.com

The Busted Pilots of Instagram

By now I'm sure many of you have seen "The Pilots of Instagram" piece that's been going around the interwebs. I'm choosing not to post a link because the author printed the names and airlines of the pilots involved, even in cases where it's pretty clear that safety was not compromised and not even certain that regulations were violated. Show More Summary

Sixteen Again

At my new airline, as at Horizon, many of the captains I am flying with are my parents' age or a little younger. Most of these have adult children and part of the standard "getting to know you chit-chat" is inquiring how many kids they have, what they do for work, what their marital status is, and whether any grandkids are on the way. Show More Summary

Air France Opens Fully Renovated JFK Lounge for La Première, Business & Flying Blue Elite Plus Fliers

Yesterday Air France debuted its renovated lounge found in Terminal 1 at New York's JFK Airport. Strictly meant for La Première, Business and Flying Blue Elite Plus fliers, the new lounge promis... via JustLuxe.com

Trendy Virgin America Brings Craft Cocktails to Their Entire Fleet

While wine and liquor have been in the air for a while now, craft cocktails haven't really broken their way into the mainstream airlines yet. That is, until now. Austin Cocktails, a line of craft cockt... via JustLuxe.com

Kick It Out?

The following video has been making the rounds on the interwebs, showing a landing on runway 27L at Chicago O'Hare on a windy day last week: I initially thought the plane was an AA 737, but closer inspection shows it to be a JungleBus operated for AA by Republic Airways. Show More Summary

Etihad's $40K 3-Room Residence Suite Sells Out First 10 Flights

Etihad Airways have really hit the mark with their $43,000 Residence suite since the first 10 Airbus A380 flights have already sold out, according to the RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Etihad Airways Sends 13 New Hires to The Savoy Butler Academy For Serious Training

If you've ever flown on an Etihad Airways flight, you know how seriously they take service, so it should be no surprise that they're really making sure that the people they choose to be the Butlers... via JustLuxe.com

Chef Joël Robuchon Renews Air France Partnership With Hot New Dishes for La Première Passengers

Joël Robuchon is a pretty big name in the epicurean world and now that he's renewed his partnership with Air France, we may hop on a flight just to gorge on his Michelin-starred cuisine (in case y... via JustLuxe.com

Almost Home

Besides the better pay, work rules, and benefits, one of the reasons that so many young pilots aspire to fly for one of the remaining legacy network airlines is the variety of flying available to its pilots over the course of their careers. Show More Summary

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Bring Chef Richard van Oostenbrugge's French Techniques to Their World Business Class Flights

Passengers on KLM World Business Class flights departing from Amsterdam are getting some new cuisine options thanks to Dutch chef Richard van Oostenbrugge. Having officially begun on October 26, the Royal... via JustLuxe.com

Out of Touch

I just got back from 10 days of sailing in the British Virgin Islands, attending the 33rd Annual Interline Regatta. It's my third year at the regatta, and was a blast as usual. It had an interesting beginning in that I and several teammates...Show More Summary

Hamad Int?l Airport Brings Updated Luxury to Qatar & Includes its Own In-House Hotel

The Hamad International Airport (HIA) replaced Doha International Airport this summer as the five-star gateway to Qatar. This is a vital piece of Qa... via JustLuxe.com

A Trip to Catalina

Back in August I chartered a Beneteau 43-foot sailboat for five days out of Marina del Rey in Los Angeles with Dawn, my little brother Steve, and friends Lance, Ivy, Kelly, and Rob. We did a 4-day trip to Catalina Island, and then Steve and I spent an additional night anchored up at Paradise Cove near Malibu. Show More Summary

Carbon Envy

I have only flown a handful of taildraggers in my life: the Piper PA16 Clipper, Aeronca Champ, and Bellanca Super Decathlon before I had my tailwheel endorsement, and the Cessna 170B and my club's current 1946 Piper Cub since. I look at Luscombes, Piper Pacers, and Stinson 108s on barnstormers.com all the time, but I have yet to fly any of these. Show More Summary

Boutique Airline La Compagnie Aims to Bring the Style Back to Business Class

If you find yourself flying between Paris and New York fairly often, you should definitely check out La Compagnie. The business class-only boutiqu... via JustLuxe.com

The Airfield That Time Forgot

In case you missed it, my July "Taking Wing" column recounted a Cub flight to one of my favorite airports around, Stanton Field. It's now available for free on Flying Magazine's website:Taking Wing: The Airfield That Time Forgot

Oshkosh '14

This year was my fifth time flying to "The Show." I brought in a Cessna 172 (N738FZ) in 1999 and 2010, and a Cessna 170A in 2011 and 2012. So I'm quite familiar with the VFR arrival procedure and have landed on several different runways (including the infamous tight left base to 18R that got Jack Roush). Show More Summary

Nike and Teague Team Up to Eliminate Home-Court Advantage for Traveling Athletes

We’re a week into football season and the notion of home-field advantage is already apparent—10 of the 16 season-opening wins came from home teams. So what’s that mean? It means visiting teams, be it football, basketball, hockey or ba... via JustLuxe.com

The Hazards of Going On Autopilot

An interesting New Yorker article that mirrors a lot of what I've found to be true of cockpit automation over the years:The Hazards Of Going On Autopilot - Maria Konnikova

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