You can keep your Citations and Gulfstreams (as badass as they are)- I’m going with a turboprop:


“The P180 Avanti II is the world’s fastest turboprop business aircraft. It offers customers the speed of a light jet aircraft, the comfort of a large, quiet, midsize cabin, and fuel efficiencies that are nearly 40% better than most business jets and 25% better than most efficient twin turboprops. The cabin noise in a Piaggio is less than any jet. The noise level is so low in a Piaggio that it is very easy to carry a on a conversation with someone in an aft seat from the cockpit in a normal voice. The Avanti II clearly offers a performance value that is unattainable from any other aircraft in its class.”

Check out some more pics and specs here.


But wait- who is this Piaggio company? They are partially owned by Piero Ferrari (yes, the same one) and are the preferred means of travel for the Ferrari F1 team. If it’s good enough for Schumacher, it’s good enough for me.


When not at ESM, Chris can be found cycling up and down the Santa Monica Bay, re-engineering a turkey fryer into a pizza oven or reading about survival techniques in the Gobi desert.