Archive for August, 2012

XOJET Commercial Makes its Debut

August 27, 2012  |  XOJET

Tennis balls aren’t the only thing flying during the U.S. Open! The brand-new, never-before-seen XOJET commercial soared into living rooms nationwide on Monday, August 27, on the Tennis Channel, in 15-second and 30-second versions.

Starring actual XOJET pilots, the commercials give viewers an inside look at the preparation that goes into every XOJET flight, which is customized to fit each customer’s specific needs.

The commercials were shot in Oakland in Landmark Aviation’s Hangar 5, former Bay Area home base of Amelia Earhart, where she made headlines as one of the most influential…

This Isn’t Your Dad’s Ferrari: XOJET Test Drives the 2012 Ferrari FF

August 22, 2012  |  Luxury

By Timothy Ng, XOJET Advisory Board Member 

At XOJET, we don’t only fly fast above the clouds. Sometimes, we fly on the ground. That was certainly the case when XOJET advisory board member Timothy Ng recently tested out the new Ferrari FF at XOJET headquarters in Brisbane, Calif. We asked Tim, a Ferrari aficionado, to share a few thoughts about his experience.

There’s a saying among car companies: “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday,” which refers to the notion that racing improves the breed. But no car company has taken the notion…

From Basics to Balance Sheets: New Book Explains Aircraft Finance

August 16, 2012  |  Aviation

XOJET Advisory Board member Reza Taleghani has a deep understanding of the operational aspects of the aviation industry and how to explain its inner workings. It’s experience he gained on the job as the former president and CEO of Sterling Airlines.  

Now Taleghani and co-authors Bijan Vasigh and Darryl Jenkins are sharing their industry expertise in their new book  Aircraft Finance: Strategies for Managing Costs in a Turbulent Industry. Whether you’re running an airline, operating a corporate fleet or managing your own investments in private jets, Aircraft Finance will answer questions like: How do…

XOJET Around the World: St. John’s, Antigua

August 14, 2012  |  Pilots

Clear blue waters, white sandy beaches and a birds-eye view of it all. A picture-perfect scene from the skies of St. John’s, Antigua, courtesy of XOJET pilot Cort de Peyster.

See more of Cort’s and other XOJET pilots’ pictures in the Facebook album “XOJET Around the World.”

The XOJET 10: Roxann Paulson, Cosmetics Executive

August 9, 2012  |  XOJET 10

In her role as a cosmetics executive for numerous global companies—Avon, Estee Lauder, and most recently, Amsterdam-based Philips Crystalize, where she served as CEO and GM—work has taken Roxann Paulson all over the world. And given that she travels as much as two-thirds of the year for business, it’s not surprising that she has very high expectations of her travel accommodations. A self-professed “hotel snob,” she balances her strong opinions with a healthy sense of humor and genuine perspective. Now working as a private consultant for small firms and Fortune…

XOJET Around the World: 51,000 ft above Texas

August 6, 2012  |  Pilots

XOJET captain Cort de Peyster’s altimeter may show an altitude 51,000 feet (that’s in the stratosphere), but the real show is outside the Citation X’s cockpit.

If you look closely, you can see the Earth’s curvature contrasting against the dark sky.

 

Check out more of Cort’s and other pilot submitted photos in the “XOJET Around the World” Facebook album.