Aviation

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

January 8, 2016

[embedded content] Photos/Video Credit: Windspeed Technologies, LLC. 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 case for long though, thanks to a crazy concept called SkyDeck. Designed by Windspeed Technologies, SkyDeck is a viewing bubble that sits atop an aircraft, giving you the best seats in the house. Accessed via stairs (or an elevator if you’re fancy), the bubble is set near the rear of […]

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Secure One of Cobalt’s First Ultra Private Jet With a $15k Deposit

November 17, 2015

San Francisco-based Cobalt officially launched its very first models last week, the Co50 Valkyrie and Valkyrie-X, and are now accepting pre-orders in the United States. Calling it the fastest aircraft in its category, the Co50 is fully certified and can be reserved for summer 2017 by putting a $15,000 deposit down. “10 years ago, I had a vision to disrupt the aviation industry with an innovative private aircraft, that is not only technologically sound and safe, but also design-centric and luxurious,” says David Loury, founder and chief executive officer of Cobalt. “Today, Cobalt is […]

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Piper Soars To New Heights With Its M-Class

April 13, 2015

While cars are the primary form of personal transportation here at Pursuitist Autos, we’ve spent more than a few hours at the controls of a wide range of private planes, which is why we were excited to hear from American aircraft manufacturer, Piper about a new line of luxury airplanes they launched today. Building on the success of their proven Matrix and Meridien airframes, Piper has launched the M-Class, a comprehensive line of single-engine, business-class personal aircraft that offer more performance, range, efficiency, comfort and safety than ever before. The M350, M500 and M600 […]

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Headed to the Masters Golf Tournament? Here’s Why You Should Fly Private!

April 10, 2015

 The Masters Golf Tournament is without a doubt one of the biggest golfing events in the world, setting off a run of four key events commonly called “the majors”: Masters, US Open, Open Championship, and PGA Championship. Held at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, the tournament attracts droves of spectators, industry leaders and professionals, which naturally correlates with an increase in private jet travel. After all, you have to get there somehow. To get the skinny on why people are choosing private over commercial, we spoke with executives at Flexjet, XOJET, and […]

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Bombardier Global 7000

March 21, 2015

With its four distinct living spaces, the Global 7000 business jet provides unparalleled spaciousness, luxury, and comfort, in a homelike environment that can be as productive or as leisure-friendly as any moment demands. Seats position you perfectly to take in the view from the largest cabin windows in its category. Enjoy exquisite dining experiences at a table for six, journeying non-stop between key cities such as London and Singapore. Relax, sleep, and refresh in the tranquility of a private stateroom, reaching more of your world faster, more luxuriously, and better prepared.   General characteristics […]

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Gulfstream’s Extended-Range G650ER Business Jet Enters Service

March 1, 2015

Speed and range are key parameters for those who use business jets, and the new Gulfstream G650ER, which first reached customers ahead of schedule in mid-November, aims to deliver on both. Among the new breed of large-cabin ultralong-range business jets, the extended-range version of the top-of-the-line Gulfstream G650 can carry an extra 4,000 pounds of fuel, thanks to an advanced fuel-quantity monitoring system and other upgrades, increasing the range by 575 miles—enough to cruise 8,600 miles, connecting New York to Hong Kong nonstop or Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia. The jet can cruise at […]

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