CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2013 |
Santa Monica Airport is steeped in glamour and history. Douglas Aircraft Co. built its famous DC-3s there, and in 1924 it was the jumping-off point for U.S. Army pilots who were the first to circumnavigate the globe by air. The first woman to fly the U.S. Mail began her milestone flight in Santa Monica in 1938. More recently, actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford and casino mogul Steve Wynn have been among the celebrities and business tycoons who have kept planes there.
January 5, 2002 |
A private jet bound for the United States crashed on takeoff at Birmingham airport in central England, killing five Americans on board. The twin-engine Canadair Challenger carrying three crew and two passengers crashed just after noon. AGCO Corp., a farm equipment manufacturer based in Georgia, said its president, John Shumejda, and a senior vice president, Ed Swingle, died. The crew members' identities were not available.
November 27, 1987 |
Saudi Arabian Princess Shoaa Al-Farhan is being treated for third-degree burns to 93% of her body and began undergoing skin grafts today, hospital officials said. The princess, 43, a cousin of the late King Faisal, was burned at her home in Saudi Arabia on Nov. 17 when a gas fire ignited her clothes. She arrived Wednesday by private jet and was taken to the Baltimore Regional Burn Center.
April 11, 2013 |
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.
October 27, 2001 |
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.
November 10, 2005 |
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 |
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.
March 2, 1986
Political asylum to a dictator? Or political asylum to a crony? What a big farce! Just give the Marcoses (especially Imelda) a short time before they can buy themselves into the heart of the moneyed elite of Palm Beach, Beverly Hills or Palm Springs with the same money they spirited away for the "rainy days" from the U.S. aid or from the Filipino people. Pretty soon, Imelda could be hobnobbing with the selected few amidst the glitters and social swirls of the ritzies and the powers of White House or perhaps jetting in her own private jet, to the Santa Barbara hideaway for a tete-a-tete with you know who. Fantasy?
February 15, 2013 |
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.