I somewhat like the guy so I may be a bit biased on this subject of him using the New Jersey state helicopter twice for family events:
Christie, a Republican, personally paid the state treasury $2,151.50 for his use of the chopper on two occasions in the last week to attend his son’s games in a state baseball tournament.
“Though the superintendent of the State Police noted yesterday the travel does not cost taxpayers additional dollars, the governor understands the sensitivity about this kind of thing and believes he owes it to the public to ensure that this is not a distraction,” Christie spokesman Mike Drewniak said.
His office also provided documentation of 33 times Christie has flown on the state helicopter since taking office in January 2010. Almost all were for official purposes; the final two were listed as family events.