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Fly Farther, Faster in the Gulfstream G650

With the current record for the “farthest, fastest flight in business aviation history”, the Gulfstream G650 is a heavy jet with all the bells and whistles. The G650 (and its sister aircraft the G650ER) is
considered an ultra-long-range aircraft setting 100+ world records for speed. The G650s can fly over 7,365 statute miles non-stop, at cruising speeds of 652 mph, capable of flying westbound around the world in just over 41 hours. 

The Gulfstream 650’s cabin is best-in-class with a focus on comfort,  innovation and design. According to Gulfstream, the 4-zone cabin is designed to combat altitude fatigue and jet lag with “100% fresh air and the lowest cabin altitude in the industry”. The 16 signature
Gulfstream oval windows allow for more natural light,  providing panoramic views from anywhere in the cabin. The G650 offers an exceptionally peaceful and quiet atmosphere, giving passengers everything they need with space to work, play, relax or dine.

Cabin amenities generally include: a full-service galley and
refreshment center, high-speed Wi-Fi, a cabin management system, power outlets, data ports, video monitors, cabin speakers, a 42-inch flat screen TV, telephone/SATCOM, an entertainment system, an Airshow System and an exterior 3-camera system. This jet offers a fully enclosed lavatory and 195 cubic feet of ample baggage space that is accessible in-flight.

The Gulfstream G650 exceeds expectations in terms of reliability, performance and cabin amenities. The spacious and luxurious
interior of the G650 is 2138 cubic feet, with a cabin height of 6’2″, width of 8’2″ and length of 50’1″. This heavy jet can comfortably seat 15 (19 people at max capacity dependent on cabin
configuration) in the large stand-up cabin and can sleep up to 10 passengers. 

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The technological and safety advancements in the G650s are quite remarkable. “New safety and performance upgrades include steep-approach certification and Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS), which allows authorized pilots to land without natural vision in
low-visibility conditions. Planned enhancements include the
award-winning Predictive Landing Performance System, which is designed to help pilots avoid runway overruns.” – Gulfstream

To request a Gulfstream G650 for your next trip, contact us!

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Super Bowl LV is Still On!

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We understand that things are far from normal, however there is still a Super Bowl this year.  If you are one of the few that has access to the stadium or are looking to have a Super Bowl weekend getaway somewhere else, we have you covered

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If you’re planning to attend Super Bowl LV, where the two best teams in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers, will compete for the coveted championship, please keep these tips in mind when booking your private jet charter:

  • Book early. Availability of private jets flying on the day of the
    biggest sporting event of the year is limited and jets will book rapidly.
  • Do your homework up front. Many first-time fliers will be waiting on tickets and accommodations. Knowing costs and availability ahead of time will save you the hassle later and allow you to book swiftly when you are ready.
  • Avoid game-day travel. If you can avoid flying in and out of the Tampa Bay area airports on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 2021, traveling will be a lot less challenging. The host airport is generally closed to private jets on Super Bowl Sunday due to lack of ramp space. Additional aircraft restrictions are often in effect even after the game. Alternate airports also fill up quickly and a reservation system for private jets flying in and out of nearby
    airports may be in effect. Keep in mind that your final destination could be hours away from the stadium, but we will try our best to help you to plan accordingly.
  • Plan on the weather. This goes without saying in February, but weather can cause unexpected delays. Due to winter weather across the country, deicing may be required and further delays may be experienced due to the demand for deicing services. The crew and FBO will be working diligently to make sure your flights fly as close to schedule as possible. Be aware the de-icing fees will be an added expense. Avoiding game-day travel will help ensure that you don’t miss a minute of Super Bowl action.

If you’re planning to see the league’s top teams battle it out, consider FlyPrivate to get you there and back without unique and flexible “pay as you fly” business model. There are no deposits required to join. Find the best aircraft values through our valued partnerships, all with the top-notch service you deserve.

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FlyPrivate Focus: Naples

In the last year, there have been several shifts in behavior and
accelerated lifestyle trends due to the pandemic. In an effort to
provide you with useful resources, we have set out to present you with a brief overview of these happenings from experts in the field. We hope you enjoy each presentation and find them valuable. In the next month, we will look at the accelerated trend of investment in a Florida residence. 

The Sunshine State has always been a winter escape. Warmer weather, quality healthcare, outstanding boating, fishing, golf, tennis, world class culture, dining, social and charitable communities have added new dimensions to many residents’ lives. Recently there has been an emerging trend to make Florida a full-time residence even if it means relocating business interests from other states. The pandemic has created an environment where many professional functions can be performed remotely. This one shift has accelerated the timetable for considering Florida for full-time residence.  Florida also offers other benefits that UHNW (Ultra High Net Worth)
individuals can benefit from that make acquiring a home in Florida even more attractive, such as no state income or inheritance tax. Most areas in Florida are a 3 hour or less flight from the Northeast, Midwest, and Mid Atlantic, making travel to and from other
residences very convenient. 

Let us look at popular areas in Florida to see what they have to offer. In this installment, we will look at Naples, Florida through the eyes of Ben Maltese of Gulf Coast International Properties. Ben has been involved in the Naples market for the past 25 years after relocating from Michigan. 

FlyPrivate:  Naples is very popular choice for a Florida home, but why is it so popular?

Ben Maltese: It really has to be the vibe. Naples is a welcoming
community where you always feel like you are on vacation. It is home to world-class culture, dining, beaches, waterways, sunsets, boating, tennis, and golfer’s paradise. It is mix of sophistication and relaxation not found in many places on the planet.

FlyPrivate: Does Naples seem to attract people from specific areas more than others?

Ben Maltese: The Midwest has always been the major feeder
market for Naples, specifically Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio,
Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Missouri. Recently, the Northeast has become as big. States like New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maryland.

FlyPrivate: Can you tell us what the most popular areas of Naples are for UHNW homeowners and what they have to offer?

Ben Maltese: Naples’s unique location along the Gulf of Mexico
provides breathtaking residential options. The neighborhoods of Port Royal, Aqualane Shores and Old Naples offer Classic Estate, Mediterranean, Old Florida and Contemporary Architecture with water access and proximity to the vibrance of 5th Avenue. Naples also boasts some of the finest luxury golf communities in the world.  The combination of unmatched design and construction combined with a five star golf and club experience is spectacular. Mediterra and Pelican Bay top the list of neighborhoods that are always in high demand.  

FlyPrivate: Is there a luxury golf community listing you are excited about that our readers might enjoy?

Ben Maltese: Yes, 17010 Verona Lane in The Club at Mediterra. A Modern Zen masterpiece built in 2017, this property has just under 6000 ft.² of living area, 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 1/2 baths and it sits on a private .83-acre homesite. It is in the Mediterra golf community offering 36 holes of golf, amazing club facilities and a beach club. The Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture blends the indoor with the outdoor. From the sturdy bronze gates, entry courtyard to the
meditation deck and expansive outdoor covered living space looking out to a large fire pit, oversized pool & spa (60’ length). The main
living area which includes an amazing chef’s kitchen, eating area and great room are surrounded with floor to ceiling glass, further joining the indoors with the outdoors. The central theme is privacy, peace, and tranquility. The exterior landscaping was designed in a manner to minimize the time landscapers are around your home.

FlyPrivate: Ben, thanks for giving us a brief glimpse into Florida
lifestyle possibilities in Naples. If you would like to speak to Ben about real estate in Naples you can reach him at:

Ben Maltese, PLLC 
(239) 273-8700

5th Avenue Downtown District
691 5th Avenue South
Old Naples, Florida 34102

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The Citation CJ4: An Elite Light Jet

The Cessna Citation Jet 4 is a light jet, taking its first flight in May of 2008.  According to Cessna, “the CJ4 has added speed, range and cabin size over its predecessor (Citation Jet 3) without incurring midsize jet operating costs.” While both the CJ2 and CJ3 will remain in production and available for charter, the CJ4 offers many pilot and passenger-friendly enhancements.

The Citation Jet 4 (CJ4) was designed for versatility, able to travel 2491 statute miles before needing a fuel stop. The CJ4 cruises at
average speeds of 519 mph and like the CJ3, it offers impressive short runway capabilities, allowing it to be chartered in and out of smaller airports getting passengers closer to their destination. The CJ4 differs most significantly from previous Citation Jets in its swept wing design which was modeled after the Citation Sovereign.

Citation Jet 4 Interior

The CJ4 is not only fuel-efficient, it offers single-point refueling
capabilities and can easily fly from New York to Phoenix.  The CJ4 is powered by two Williams International FJ44-4A engines each
offering 3,621 pounds of thrust. When designing the CJ4, Cessna’s engineers relocated the main landing gear inboard, thus reducing the track.  A narrower track significantly improves ground handling of the aircraft.  Cessna also prides itself on their jets’ landing gear. “The same long-stroke, trailing-link landing gear common to all CJs guarantees the softest landings and smooth taxiing.”

Citation Jet 4 Exterior

The CJ4’s cabin sits seven passengers comfortably, with two seats for the crew. As far as cabin amenities, the CJ4 has everything you need and more. “Six deep-cushioned, wide leather seats track in three directions and can be configured to fully recline for long,
comfortable trips. Each features a patented retractable armrest with available lumbar support and seat-side media docks.” The cabin offers WiFi, temperature control, and the highly regarded Rockwell Collins Venue™ High-Definition Integrated Cabin Management

The CJ4’s lavatory is unique because it is externally serviceable. This aircraft also has a small refreshment center and retractable tables, perfect for conducting business or for personal entertainment
purposes. The cabin measures 17′ 4″ in length, 4′ 9″ in height and 4′ 10″ in width. The external baggage space in the Citation Jet 4 is
generous at 77 cubic feet and can hold several pieces of luggage.

CJ4s are well liked by passengers and pilots alike for their
reputation of superior performance, range and speed.

To request a CJ4 for your next trip, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with a flight quote.

Citation Jet 4 Specifications

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Get Going in a Gulfstream G150

Gulfstream 150

The Gulfstream G150 is a high speed super midsize jet with a
“dispatch-reliability rating higher than 99.8 percent,” according to Gulfstream. Versatility is a mainstay of the Gulfstream G150. This aircraft offers ample cabin space, a cockpit equipped with advanced flight deck technology, and is able to fly coast to coast in just 6 hours.

The G150 can travel non-stop over 3,100 statute miles at a cruise speed of 482 mph. With a forward galley, taller side walls that
provide generous headroom, and a fully enclosed lavatory, the G150 specializes in passenger comforts. There is also 80 cubic feet of
baggage space allowing passengers to bring their golf bags while still leaving room for additional luggage. “Closets at the front and the rear of the plane offer enough storage for anything one might need to access in-flight.”

Gulfstream 150 Interior

The Gulfstream G150 sets the standard for both versatility and
efficiency. The G150 can seat up to 8 people at max capacity in a number of different configurations, some with sleeping
arrangements. The cabin is ideal for conducting business on the go with advanced soundproofing technologies that cuts outside noise significantly. To combat fatigue and contribute to passenger
comfort, fresh air is circulated around the cabin every two minutes. The 11 oval windows allow for more natural light in the cabin giving it a more spacious feel and making for a more enjoyable ride.

The interior of the Gulfstream G150 is 465 cubic feet, with a cabin height of 5′ 10″, width of 5′ 10″ and length of 17′ 9″. Many G150s come standard with other cabin technologies including: a
high-definition entertainment center and televisions, satellite phone, CD/DVD player, Wi-Fi network, electrical outlets, and tables to conduct work or enjoy a meal.

Gulfstream 150 Interior

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The G150 is also a pilot-friendly aircraft with impressive cockpit
capabilities. According to Gulfstream, “Flight information, weather conditions, electronic charts and options for advanced navigation create one of the most technologically equipped super midsize
business aircraft ever to take flight. Four liquid crystal displays
provide pilots crisp graphics and flight data. The avionics system also features an Engine-Indication and Crew-Alerting System, which monitors key engine performance and alerts pilots when a
component is operating outside ideal parameters. The flight
management system also integrates a Global Positioning System and a diagnostic maintenance computer.”

If the Gulfstream G150 sounds like the jet for your next trip, contact us for a flight quote!

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Land Closer to Your Destination in the Citation Jet 2

CJ2 Interior

Cessna’s Citation Jet 2 was flown for the first time in 2000 as an
upgrade to beloved Citation Jet 1. It is the second model in the
Citation Jet line. With a number of enhancements, this light jet is a perfect choice for private fliers looking for an aircraft with
versatility, high-performance, and lower operating costs.

The Citation Jet 2 (CJ2) was designed to be easily flown with a single pilot, able to travel 1237+ statute miles before needing a fuel stop. This CJ2 is also noted for its fuel efficiency due in large part to the two Williams/Rolls-Royce FJ44-2C turbofan engines, with 400+ lbs. more thrust than the Citation CJ1 at takeoff. The CJ2 cruises at
average speeds of 475 mph and offers best-in-class runway
capabilities, allowing it to takeoff and land at smaller airports with ease, getting you closer to your destination in less time.

Another major improvement to the CJ2 is the transition from the straight wing design of the CJ1 to a laminar flow wing. The switch to the laminar flow wings with the stretched wingspan greatly
improved overall lift-to-drag performance. 

CJ2 Interior

The CJ2’s cabin is also more spacious than its predecessor, stretched 33 additional inches. The cabin sits six passengers comfortably at a total volume of 248 cubic feet. The cabin is 50 cubic feet larger than the cabin of the CJ1 and can generally accommodate one more

The cabin measures 13′ 7″ in length, 4′ 10″ in height and 4′ 10″ in width. The external baggage space in the Citation Jet 2 is generous at 70 cubic feet and can hold several pieces of luggage with an
additional 4 cubic feet of baggage space on the interior. The CJ2 also has a small galley and lavatory on board.

CJ2 Exterior

The Citation Jet 2 avionics include: A Flight Management System, Full Glass Cockpit Technology, Dual GPS Navigation, Traffic Collision Avoidance System, and a Ground Proximity Warning System.

CJ2s are a light jet favorite of passengers and pilots alike for their fuel performance, runway capabilities, and affordability.

Our management team is always at your service. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like us to quote your next trip.

Citation Jet 2 Specifications

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What to Know About De-icing & Hangar Fees

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De-icing your aircraft when needed is critical for passenger safety. In the simplest terms, de-icing an aircraft means removing the ice and snow from a jet before takeoff.  Adverse weather conditions can
affect travel plans this time of year. Although an inconvenient charge, it can be a necessary part of cold weather travel, especially in and out of ski country.

Like fuel stops, no one likes de-icing or hangar charges.  However, they are a vital part of safe aviation during the winter months, and we try every measure possible to avoid them.

It is crucial to remove all of the ice and snow build up on the jet’s wings and rear tail, as well as the nose where the radar equipment is kept. The jet’s wings and tail shape are precisely engineered in order to produce the proper lift for flight. If there is a change in this shape due to snow and ice, it can cause critical issues with the aircraft’s performance, especially at take-off.

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Putting your jet in a hangar can make your life easier during winter weather and temperatures. When possible operators try to arrange to put the aircraft in a hangar prior to the flight. The few hundred dollars for a hangar is much better than the possibility of several thousand for a  de-icing bill.

Here’s a closer look at the de-icing process.
The De-icing Process
  • To remove the ice and snow, de-icing fluid will be sprayed onto the jet. The fluid will have de-icing and/or anti-icing properties.
  • In some scenarios, private jet passengers will be on board during this process to allow immediate takeoff after de-icing and to
    eliminate further flight delays.

Aircraft De-icing Fluids (ADF)/Aircraft Anti-icing Fluids (AAF)
    • There are a variety of types of ADFs/AAFs. They are typically made of ethylene glycol (EG) or propylene glycol (PG),
      thickening agents, corrosion inhibitors and UV-sensitive dye, among other ingredients. PG fluids tend to be used more often because they are less toxic than the EG fluids.
    • The Society of Automotive Engineers publishes the definitions of the four types of aviation de-icing fluids.
      1. Type I fluids have low viscosity, are sprayed on at high
        pressure and at hot temperatures. They offer short term protection because they do not stick to surfaces for long
        after use, and are generally orange in color for both
        identification and distribution purposes.
      2. Type II fluids contain a thickening agent to prevent it from immediately rolling off the jet after application. The Type II de-icing fluids are usually a light yellow color and generally stay put until the jet reaches a cruising speed of about 100+ knots. At higher speeds the fluid viscosity breaks down. For this reason, this type of fluid is only appropriate for larger jets.
      3. Type III fluids fall somewhere between Type I and Type II de-icing fluids. They are intended to be used on slower jets and are also a light yellow color.
      4. Type IV fluids are quickly becoming the most popular. They meet the same standards as Type II fluids, but they last
        considerably longer. Type IV fluids are usually dyed green for thorough application.
    • Type II, III and IV de-icing fluids containing
      thickening agents are commonly known as anti-icing fluids
      because they are made and utilized to prevent further icing
      after an initial Type I de-icing fluid has been applied.
De-icing Costs

De-icing fluid is an added expense and is charged after the
customers’ trip because it is not possible to predict in advance if
de-icing conditions will apply
. When possible, storing the
aircraft in a hangar can help to minimize de-icing charges. We encourage you to be on time for departures especially in cold weather. Leaving an
aircraft unnecessarily on the ramp could lead to additional de-icing. We advise you to communicate any possible departure changes as soon as you are aware of them.

De-icing fluid costs are calculated on a cost per gallon basis at each airport, and often there is only one supplier that a private jet is able to use.  Costs will be determined on a trip by trip basis.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can answer any additional questions or assist you in planning your next trip.

We look forward to working with you in the new year!

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Season’s Greetings & Happy Holidays!

During this season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have… like our partnership with you. We appreciate working with you and hope that the holidays and the coming year will bring you happiness, good health and success.

To our valued customers, we appreciate you choosing FlyPrivate for your business and personal travel throughout the year. Please
contact us
to discuss your 2021 travel plans. The New Year is the perfect time to experience the FlyPrivate difference.

Happy Holidays!

Aircraft Cabin Oxygen

Have you ever wondered how fresh oxygen in an aircraft is
processed and circulated for breathing? If this thought hadn’t crossed your mind in the past, you may be thinking about it now due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 virus. Even at the highest altitudes, cabin oxygen is suitable for breathing without the use of a respiratory device and without any additional effort, but how? 

Where does it come from?

In simple terms, aircraft (of all sizes) get fresh oxygen from the air outside the plane’s fuselage. The endless supply of oxygen allows aircraft to utilize this resource to provide the pilots and passengers with safe air to breathe and a comfortable experience in the cockpit and cabin. This oxygen source is plentiful and available at all elevations.

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How is it processed?

At high altitudes, outside air does not contain enough oxygen and therefore needs to be processed before being circulated around the cabin. Aircraft are designed to process air to make it safe to breathe. Air enters through the plane’s jet engines where it passes through several machines to be further processed. The air is heated to high temperatures where it is compressed, turning it into breathable air. Once this process is complete, the air can enter the cabin. 

Some of the air that is taken in through the jet engines is used for combustion to power those engines using a combination of fuel and air. The rest is processed for use in the cabin. Once the air is heated by the engine, killing the germs, viruses and bacteria, it is cooled down to cabin temperature before being circulated within.

The air will then exit the cabin through outflow valves at the aft of the aircraft and no recirculation is necessary. One full cycle can take less than two minutes to complete due to the smaller cabin size in a private jet. The air is constantly refreshed with air from outside, so there isn’t the need for a larger filtration system used on commercial airliners. It is necessary for outside air to go through this process, so pilots and passengers have fresh air to breathe during the duration of the flight.

At FlyPrivate, your safety and comfort are our priority. We are
always available to answer any questions you may have about
private jet charter. Please contact us with any safety questions or concerns.

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Last Minute Holiday Trip?

Challenger 300
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Last minute trip for the holidays? Let FlyPrivate help you get to and from your destination with ease.

Traveling during the busiest months of the year can be a bit stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! We are here to make sure your trip is
hassle-free so you can enjoy more time with your family and friends and less time worrying about the details.

When booking your next trip, here are a few reminders:

  1. The most popular holiday travel dates are expected to be:

– December: 17th – 31st

– January: 1st – 6th

  1. The number of private aircraft available to accommodate these trips is limited and once the aircraft is booked, the options for trips also becomes limited and the prices jump as a reflection of the increased demand and limited supply.
  2. Due to the increased demand for private flights, aircraft, FBOs, pilots, flight crews, caterers, and ground transportation are all
    affected and planning ahead becomes critical.
  3. The majority of people chartering private jets are flying in the same direction during the holiday season. Generally, we see an
    increase in traffic heading north to south, but some of the most
    popular destinations are Florida, Colorado and New York.
  4. Weather can also play a major role in how many flights are
    available during this time of year.

What does this mean for you? If you need to book your
holiday travel for you and your family, we highly recommend that you book your flights now to ensure the best options, pricing and jets are still available for your trip.

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