BUSINESSMAN Logan Ravishankar knows a fair bit about the lifestyle of some people in the jet-set thrill-seeking crowd he caters to. In the past 14 years, he has been running MyJet Asia, an aircraft charter company that leases out Gulfstreams and Learjets to wealthy individuals.
His company specialises in helping private jet owners to subsidise the cost of running their aircraft by chartering them out to those who can afford the price.
Charter fees start from US$100,000 (S$152,000) for a weekend trip from Singapore to Melbourne.
The business has served him well, as MyJet Asia is said to be the region's foremost boutique aircraft charter company. Most of the 14 aircraft in the hangars are owned by Asian billionaires, and his charter clients come from all over the world.
In the last two years, his largest clientele are the Russians, who love jetting to Thailand. He has flown the British royal family, presidents, dictators, rock stars, tycoons, industrialists, oil sheikhs and even several felons who are now doing time in prison.
At last count, he has flown more than 20 people from this year's Forbes rich list.
Providing premier service with a personal touch is very important, he says. "I travel with almost all my clients and act as their onboard secretary, personally making all sorts of arrangements for them on the satellite phone. If you think about it, we are really like glorified taxi drivers."
Before a flight takes off, he gets detailed information about his clients' preferences - cuisine, pillows, blankets, pens, the cabin crew, you name it.
He has had to meet requests for exotic foods, or something as specific as roti prata from Jalan Kayu or chicken rice from the Chatterbox. Some of his clients even travel with their personal chefs.
Then there are those who want pictures of Sai Baba, statues of the Buddha or an exercise bike on board the flight.
He says: "No point getting the best and biggest jet if the experience inside the aircraft sucks. Most people even forget that they are in a jet once they get over the fact, and that's when the professionalism of the crew takes over."
Is there hanky-panky among his passengers once the flight takes off? Mr Ravishankar confides that it happens sometimes when he flies actors and rock stars.
"They always travel with lots of booze and beautiful women. A couple of them have asked if we could close the door to the back area for them to have fun. After all, a private jet is like a Louis Vuitton of the skies, so you should be able to do anything you legally can."