Learning to Fly
Humphreys & Partners Architects CEO Mark Humphreys doesn’t have anything against Leer jets. His father was a Leer general manager back in the ’60s, and Humphreys even saw the first Leer take to the skies in 1965. As corporate fliers go, the Leer is extremely fast and still sports virtually the same time-tested, classic design since that first jet.
There’s only one problem: “The Leer jet uses 250 gallons of fuel per hour,” says the Dallas-based architect who realized a life-long goal of getting his pilot’s license at age 51. “You are literally throwing fuel out the window.”