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April 11, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Well-heeled travelers bound for the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of the Maldive Islands now have a new place to park their private jets.  Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa  has put paradise on the radar with a private jet airport terminal. The terminal, at Gan International Airport in Addu Atoll, is a five-minute speedboat ride to the resort and is for the exclusive arrival and departure of the resort's guests. A private lounge offers one-stop immigration, custom and baggage screening services.
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NATIONAL
November 10, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
David Banach, 39, pleaded guilty in Newark to interfering with pilots of an aircraft by shining a hand-held laser into the cockpit of a private jet and could be sentenced to two years in prison, federal court officials said. Banach, who originally blamed the incident on his 7-year-old daughter, was charged with interference with pilots of a passenger aircraft -- a Patriot Act offense that carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Oracle Corp. Chief Executive Larry Ellison will be allowed to land his private jet at San Jose International Airport after curfew--at least for a while, a federal judge ruled. The city's 11 p.m. airport curfew was not invalidated by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel's decision to temporarily grant Ellison's Gulfstream V permission to land. The order will stand only until Ellison's suit against the city is settled.
NEWS
October 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. jet fighters escorted a private jet headed for Washington, D.C., to an unscheduled landing in Brandon, Canada, because of incorrect information from an on-board electronic device. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Steve Saunders said F-16s from Minot Air Base, N.D., brought the Gulfstream aircraft to its landing 50 miles north of the U.S.-Canadian border. The plane, with 10 people aboard, was flying to the U.S. from Japan.
OPINION
April 7, 2003
As the president of Operation USA, an international relief organization, I take strong exception to Franklin Graham's cheery description of Samaritan's Purse, his evangelical relief group set up as an adjunct to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn. ("No Strings Attached," Commentary, April 3). Graham raised more than a few eyebrows some months ago when he opined that Islam was a "very evil, wicked religion." That he would think he'll get a friendly reception in Iraq is sheer fantasy. More telling is Nicaragua's experience with Samaritan's Purse, which came in 1999 after Hurricane Mitch.
SPORTS
February 15, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
It appears skier Lindsey Vonn and golfer Tiger Woods are getting serious about their romance, with the two spending more and more time together in recent weeks. Earlier this week, Woods let Vonn use his private jet to return to her home after she suffered a knee injury during the world ski championship in Austria, which many took as the first public sign of their relationship. After all, you don't usually lend your private jet to just anyone. I certainly don't. Now, according to Us magazine, Vonn and Woods have met each other's families and Vonn gave Woods' kids a ski lesson as they spent Valentine's Day together.
BUSINESS
November 8, 2007 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
Flying in a private jet has been typically reserved for the privileged few who can easily drop $20,000 for a weekend ski trip to Aspen, Colo. But two Santa Monica High School graduates are starting a no-frills discount "air taxi" service that could allow more people to join the jet set. Next year, the company, JetAviva, will begin offering seats on a new line of small planes that it says will bring airline affordability to the private-jet experience.
NEWS
February 14, 1986 | Associated Press
An Air Force fighter-bomber, flying at supersonic speed, transported a heart from Oklahoma to Hartford early today, enabling doctors to transplant the organ into a 46-year-old man. Richard Reinhardt of Pine Plains, N.Y., was "doing well" after the life-saving surgery at Hartford Hospital, spokesman James Battaglio said.
NEWS
August 2, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The bodies of two people killed in the fiery crash of a private jet near here were too badly burned and mangled to be identified by usual means, authorities said Monday. The twin-engine jet slammed into the ground Saturday after its pilot requested permission to land at March Air Force Base, about 30 miles southeast of its destination of Chino, officials said.
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