We have been very earnest on this blog, but from time to time it’s useful to dream and dream big. So we will look at some lifestyle issues ranging from travel to things most people would like to own … but can’t. One of them is our own private jet.
During a speech to Duke University’s graduating class Oprah talked about the secrets of joy and success. Among them: owning a mansion and a jet.
“It’s great to have a nice home. It’s great to have nice homes! It’s great to have a nice home that just escaped the fire in Santa Barbara,” she told the students. “It’s great to have a private jet. Anyone that tells you that having your own private jet isn’t great is lying to you.”
We have been fascinated by flying since we were kids and went out to the local airport and got a ride in a Piper Cub during a fund raiser were local pilots gave rides for “a penny a pound.” I got my pilot’s licence and spent time flying small rented planes when I could afford it. I have enjoyed my very occasional rides in corporate jets and still love flying … it’s the hassle at airports that have taken a lot of fun out of the experience.
Which is one of the other pleasures of your own private jet: no airport hassles with the TSA.