Jet Dreams Captures the Appeal of Flying Your Own Jet

A gorgeous pictorial about owner-flown turbine aircraft is presented by aviation photographer and author Jessica Ambats.

Award-winning photographer Jessica Ambats captures that turbine feeling in her stunning coffee-table-worthy book, Jet Dreams.

When you wake up in the morning, do you crave the aroma of jet-A? Or do you have places to go and people to see—and family, colleagues, and friends to take along with you?

Aviation photographer and author Jessica Ambats captures those feelings you can grasp only from flying your own jet in her stunning coffee-table-worthy book, Jet Dreams.

With a forward from legendary aerobatic pilot and instructor Sean D. Tucker, Jet Dreams takes the reader to incredible locations where Ambats has framed owner-flown jets of all sizes in her lens—including the Refuge Air Ranch in Alpine, Wyoming.

Ambats is a seasoned aerial photographer and pilot, and her expertise in coordinating the photo missions that create the foundation of Jet Dreams comes through. She pairs the images with inspirational quotes from the pilots of each jet.

The 11-inch-by-11-inch hardcover photography book contains 216 pages. It’s available at—but you can preview some of those pages right here.

Pilot and photographer Jessica Ambats understands the meticulous planning and coordination necessary to conduct a safe and effective air-to-air mission.
Ambats uses a variety of platforms from which to shoot the jets in the book, including this Beech A36 Bonanza.
The Cessna Citation Mustang pairs beautifully with the aerobatic stylings of Sean Tucker—who also wrote the forward for the book.
The Model CE-510 Mustang is a popular owner-flown jet for its pilot-friendly flight deck.
A trio of Mustangs sets up over the Pacific Ocean.
This 2017 Cessna Citation CJ3+ flies over the stunning Western U.S.
The Refuge Air Ranch in Alpine, Wyoming formed a beautiful backdrop for many of the jets featured in the book.
Based in Maryland, Julie is an editor, aviation educator, and author. She holds an airline transport pilot certificate with Douglas DC-3 and CE510 (Citation Mustang) type ratings. She's a CFI/CFII since 1993, specializing in advanced aircraft and flight instructor development. Follow Julie on Twitter @julieinthesky.

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