Flexjet and Jet Art Princess Create One-of-a-Kind Art Pieces Using $11 Million Learjet “Paintbrush”
April 30, 2013
West Palm Beach, April 30, 2013 (www.flexjet.com) – Flexjet, one of the world’s most
exclusive private jet services companies, has partnered with the famed Jet Art Group to create
distinctive artworks in celebration of Learjet’s 50th anniversary. On April 30 and May 1, 2013, at
Signature Flight Support in West Palm Beach, artist Princess Tarinan von Anhalt will harness
the power of Flexjet’s Learjet 45 XR engine to replace the traditional paintbrush.
“Fifty years ago, Bill Lear created a new category of business aviation, one focused on
performance, elegance and, most notably, speed,” said Deanna White, President, Flexjet.
“Today, in partnership with Jet Art Group, Flexjet is celebrating Bill’s innovative and
adventuresome spirit by harnessing the power of his legendary work of art to create one-of-akind
pieces to mark this golden anniversary.”
To create the masterpieces, von Anhalt hurls paint into a force of approximately seven tons –
several times greater than hurricane winds – while standing 50 feet between the aircraft and the
canvas. The heat and velocity dispensed from the Learjet aircraft’s engine blends and welds the
paint onto the canvas, resulting in unusual abstract paintings. There are a number of factors von
Anhalt must consider for success: wind, temperature, heat, the right thickness of the paint itself
and exact timing.
“The blast from a Learjet aircraft engine creates the most amazing texture and structure, which
simply cannot be achieved by a brush or a palette knife,” said Princess Tarinan von Anhalt,
Jet Art artist. “To create Jet Art, I need exceptional control and manipulation of the aircraft,
which would not be possible without collaboration with Flexjet’s highly skilled aviation specialists
and technicians. It’s been an honor to work with them, and the resulting artwork speaks for
Since 1981, Jet Art’s works have been credited with bringing Jackson Pollock’s concept into the
Jet Age and have been sold to collectors for sums in the six figures. Flexjet will donate one of
the creations to Auction Napa Valley to help the organization raise funds for the healthcare,
youth service and affordable housing non-profit organizations it supports.
For more information about Flexjet, please call 1-800-FLEXJET or visit www.flexjet.com.
Richardson, Texas-based Flexjet—a division of Bombardier, the world’s largest business
aviation manufacturer—first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995. Flexjet now
offers whole aircraft ownership and management, fractional jet ownership, jet cards and charter
brokerage services. Flexjet’s fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized
as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Industry Audit Standard, and Flexjet is the first
and only company to be honored with its 14th FAA Diamond Award for Excellence. Flexjet’s
fractional program fields an exclusive family of Bombardier business aircraft—the youngest in
the fractional jet industry with an average age of approximately five years—including the
Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 business jets.
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Flexjet has an approved fractional ownership program pursuant 14 C.F.R. Part 91, Subpart K,
and manages flights for individual aircraft owners under Part 91 whole aircraft management
program. All other flights (e.g. Flexjet 25 jet card program, charter brokerage program, etc.) are
provided by certificated air carriers in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, as
Flexjet is not an air carrier.
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carrier. Flexjet acts as an agent for Jet Solutions, LLC, in connection with the Flexjet 25 Jet
Card program. Flexjet acts as an agent for the customer with on-demand charter broker
services when arranging transportation operated under Part 135 by U.S. air carriers.
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