Jet Asia Pacific - - Editor’s - Anthony Lam Editor-in- Chief

I like to start off every new year looking forward to bold, unconventional, or otherwise extraordinary trends and achievements. In this issue, we explore eccentric goals and milestones in the private aviation and space sectors.

We’ve handpicked the top 8 greatest moments in flight – from the Wright Flyer to the Spacex Falcon 9. We’re also lifting off for a sneak peek in this year’s dozens of space missions, including private space flights and space tourism. Artificial intelligence and automation are the next steps in the evolution of private aviation, so we’ve got a special feature on drones and unmanned flights as relevant to private and business aviation, too. For both fixed-wing and rotor wing aviators alike, be sure not to miss our spotlight on the bizarre AW609 tiltrotor for your next VIP vertical take off and landing (VTOL) flight.

If you missed last year’s Macau Business Aviation Exhibition or the NBAA, not to worry – we’ve got our exclusive recaps in this issue. Thinking about attending Singapore Airshow in February or ABACE in April? We’ve included previews for both shows to help wet your appetite. Check out what past events featured and what the upcoming editions have in store for you.

Just because you’re staying ambitious this issue doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the finer things in life. Join us on a journey to “Fog City” – my hometown of San Francisco and explore the perfect mix of art, food, wine, fashion, and tech. Sit-in on our interview with Co-president and Head of Jewellery Design of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele, and learn first-hand how a family business can play in the big league.

On behalf of the JET Asia-pacific team, I’d like to wish you and your loved ones a bold and extraordinary new year. Stay eccentric, and most importantly – stay you.

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