Very Light Jets: A Viable Option

Citation Mustang

The twin engine VLJ is a nice choice for shorter trips, combining the comfort of a jet with the economy and shorter field performance of the Turboprop.

Citation Mustang

Very Light Jets (VLJs) are small light aircraft that typically hold a small group of 4 or 5 passengers comfortably. The very light jets are a fairly new category of aircraft, and thus are equipped with the very latest in jet engine technology which delivers the speed, quality, and fuel efficiency that allow for a more cost effective means of private jet travel.

Eclipse 550

The Very Light Jet, entry-level jet or personal jet, previously known as a microjet, have slightly shorter cabins than light jets, but are
generally just as tall and wide. Most commonly available for charter are the Eclipse 550, Cessna Citation Mustang and the
Embraer Phenom 100. There have been thousands of VLJ’s
delivered since production began in 2007.

Phenom 100

Most of the deliveries to date have been to owner operators so
charter availability can be limited. For years we have been
presenting VLJ’s to our customers saving them substantial dollars and improving the quality of their flight experience.

Phenom 100

If you would like more information on the VLJ for charter, please contact us or request a flight quote. We look forward to helping you plan your next trip!

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Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

 

What Your Jet Card Doesn’t Want You to Know

Are you new to private aviation? Have you ever heard of round trip pricing? Probably not. Over the past few years all the major
membership companies have phased it out.

Who wins? Jet Card/Jet Membership Company

Who loses? You

Let’s look at the example of a same-day trip from New York (TEB) to Indianapolis (IND). You depart at 9:00 AM and you return at 4:00 PM. The trip is just about 2 hours in each direction so it serves as a great example for other same-day destinations. You have 4
passengers and you prefer to fly in a midsize aircraft.

It doesn’t matter which program you are in: Delta, Sentient Jet, Net Jets, Wheels Up, etc. Your hourly cost for a midsize jet is $7,000 per hour all in, billed at actual flight time plus taxi-time. In fact, it’s
actually a few hundred dollars more per hour, but the cost
difference is so extreme we actually rounded down!


Jet Card/Jet Membership (Hawker 800XP, Citation XL)

Depart: 9:00 AM    TEB-IND

Arrive: 11:00 AM    (2 hours flight time)

Depart: 4:00 PM     IND-TEB

Arrive: 6:00 PM       (2 hours flight time)

Price:  4 Hours Total Flight Time x $7,000 per hour = $28,000


FlyPrivate  (Hawker 800XP, Citation XL, Hawker 1000, Citation Sovereign)

Depart: 9:00 AM    TEB-IND

Arrive: 11:00 AM    (2 hours flight time)

Depart: 4:00 PM     IND-TEB

Arrive: 6:00 PM       (2 hours flight time)

At FlyPrivate, we will provide you with several midsize options (in this example trip, we also had super midsize jet availability for the same price).

You will know your full cost before you fly. We price by the trip, not by the hour, upfront and fixed. This method allows us to leverage the marketplace to get you the best pricing and aircraft options.

Price: 4 Hours Total Flight Time x $4,842 per hour = $19,368 *all in

Citation XL:  $19,368

Hawker 800XP: $19,368

Hawker 1000: $19,368

Citation Sovereign: $19,368 (super midsize jet)


Analysis:

Same-Day Trip

Jet Card:       TEB-IND-TEB           Midsize Jet = $28,000

FlyPrivate:    TEB-IND-TEB           Midsize Jet = $19,368

Savings with FlyPrivate: $8,632  (30.8%)


Conclusion:

As previously stated, the major membership companies have phased out round trip pricing, to benefit themselves, not their clients like you. A couple of these jet card/membership companies offer you a 10-15% discount on some trips, but they are still gouging you by 30%, so a 12% give back now and then, makes everyone feel good.

Let us state this VERY clearly: You are overpaying by 30% for the SAME TRIP ON THE SAME AIRCRAFT.

Here is another secret. FlyPrivate and all of the major membership companies, use the same Part 135 charter aircraft.

In case it didn’t sink in the first time – YOU ARE OVERPAYING BY 30% FOR THE SAME AIRCRAFT!

Don’t continue down this path, now that you have been educated on this topic, please contact us for your next “round trip” itinerary and we will provide you with the options.

With our service, you only “Pay as You Fly”.

Join other experienced private fliers who have shed their membership and regained their capital. Over the past 18 years we have saved our clients millions of dollars and allowed them to fly hundreds more trips with the savings.

Welcome,

Don Smith

Chief Operating Officer

FlyPrivate

P.S. Your “one-way” itineraries will also cost you less for the SAME AIRCRAFT.

The Piaggio Avanti: A Hybrid Turboprop

Piaggio P180 Avanti II Exterior

(Photo credits to www.piaggioaerospace.it)

Italian aerospace company Piaggio’s P-180 Avanti II is a luxurious and economical turboprop with cabin amenities and interior space comparable to larger light and midsize jets. When it comes to
performance, the Piaggio Avanti is significantly faster than a
traditional turboprop and operates more like a jet with props. 
The Avanti II is often thought to be a turboprop-jet hybrid and offers passengers and pilots the best of both worlds.

As stated by Piaggio, “With its totally innovative aerodynamic
solutions, the design of the P180 Avanti II is unique and
unmistakable. A single, continuous aerodynamic curve surrounds the Piaggio P180 Avanti II from nose to tail to create a perfect
profile that maintains laminar flow, thus minimizing drag and
maximizing performance. Thanks to the configuration with three lifting surfaces, drag is reduced by 34% when compared with
conventional aircraft. This amazing design solution, which
significantly reduces weight and drag, translates into higher
performance combined with remarkably low operating costs.”

Piaggio P-180 Avanti II Interior

The Piaggio Avanti II is an expertly designed aircraft with
technological innovations that allow for a 40% reduction in
emissions and fuel consumption compared to other jets in its
category and is considered a “green aircraft” for its environmental management system. For many of these reasons, P180 Avanti II is
one of “the most widely used aircraft in public services such as air ambulance and air rescue missions, law enforcement, and flight
inspections that ensure the safety of people and property.”

The P180 is equipped with two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-66B engines located at the rear of the plane and facing
backwards, allowing for a quieter and more comfortable cabin.
Piaggio also notes that “it is equipped with the comprehensive Collins Pro Line 21, digital avionics suite, which is completely integrated with the aircraft’s navigation and communication systems…” The Avanti II is the fastest turboprop ever built with a range of 1715  statue miles,  a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet and an average speed of 462 mph. It is capable of landing on shorter runways of less than 3000 feet, enabling it to reach destinations and airports not served by other business jets. The Piaggio outperforms many
business jets in power, technologies and economical operation,
making it both a passenger and pilot favorite.

Piaggio P-180 Avanti II

The Piaggio’s cabin is very impressive at 5’8″ in height, 6′ in width and 14’11” in length. It can comfortably fit 8 passengers (and two crew members) in several configuration options with comfy, fully reclining leather seats, and beautiful Italian styling. The
baggage compartment is also quite roomy with 44 cubic feet of space accessible from the outside of the aircraft, and large enough to hold bigger items like golf bags and skis. This aircraft also comes standard with a restroom at the rear of the plane with a sliding panel door for privacy.

Piaggio has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs of business travelers and exceeds expectations in
performance and cabin luxuries for turboprop fliers.

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

Piaggio P-180 Avanti II Specifications

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Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Jet Puzzle? Solved!

FlyPrivate

When it comes to reoccurring use of a private jet, there are many options. You can own the entire jet with full control, you can purchase fractional ownership, you can secure a fixed number of hours in a single aircraft or join an access membership.

All options sound easy but all require that you tie up substantial
capital to forecast (an inexact science) future use.

What if you fly more or less? What if you need a different size jet in a different part of the country? What if you have a round trip? What if you have a one-way? Now it is not so simple, now it is a puzzle!

What if there was a way not to tie up your money in some type of jet access or with some kind of long term commitment and only get a jet when you need a jet? What if there was a way to have access to hundreds of different types of jets? What if you only paid when you used a jet, with no long term financial commitment or no required money to spend before you need a jet?

Well here’s some good news – there is! I don’t know your situation but I do know this. You CAN have it allNo long term commitment. No paying the overhead associated programs. Get the jet you need, only when you need it. What could be better than that?

My name is Don Smith, COO of FlyPrivate – I’d love to tell you more about what we do differently so you can decide if it makes sense to explore what we do further.

Don’t worry – no sales pitch on my end. Just some basic information you might want to consider and I’ll be happy to share more
information about a new way to fly that has revolutionized private jet use for customers like you.

If you’re a bit intrigued, pick up the phone and give me a call at (800) 641-5387 or send me an e-mail at dsmith@flyprivate.com.

I look forward to speaking with you!

Best,

Don Smith
Chief Operating Officer
FlyPrivate
www.flyprivate.com
fly@flyprivate.com
1-800-641-5387

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Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

What to Know About FBOs

We use the acronym FBO quite liberally when booking a trip, but not everyone knows exactly what it stands for. A Fixed base operator (FBO) is a term developed in the United States after the passage of the Air Commerce Act of 1926. In common practice, an FBO is a
primary provider of support services to private or general aviation. FBOs are free of the congestion and confinement of a commercial terminal, providing a more relaxed and private environment.

FBO

The History of FBOs:

In November 1918, after the end of World War I, civil aviation in the United States was unregulated and primarily made up of “barnstormers.” These transient pilots operated inexpensive military
surplus aircraft, flying from city-to-city, often landing in farm fields on the outskirts of town, as airports were scarce.

The traveling aviators offered airplane rides, aerobatic flight
demonstrations, and frequently collaborated as “Flying Circuses,”
performing impromptu airshows for the townsfolk, and charging whatever the local economic conditions would allow. As a result, mechanics and early flight instructors moved around with the
aircraft and had no established business in any one location.

With passage of the Air Commerce Act of 1926 and its resulting
requirements in the licensing of pilots, aircraft maintenance
requirements, and regulations in training standards, the transient nature of civil aviation was curtailed. The pilots and mechanics that made their living on the road began establishing permanent
businesses, termed Fixed Base Operations. These airports quickly began popping up throughout the United States as a way to
distinguish permanent businesses from the transient businesses common prior to 1926.

Today many FBO’s have sleek waiting areas, state-of-the-art
conference rooms, flight planning facilities, pilot rest areas,
automobile valet and rental services, and on-site customer service that will provide you with personal assistance.

Ultimately, the FBO provides fuel service. Today fuel prices are volatile and each operator has varying relationships with FBOs to ensure the best pricing. At FlyPrivate we work with each operator, leveraging our relationships, to provide you with the best pricing possible. At times this may entail the switch of an FBO in order to uphold this commitment to you and we appreciate your cooperation.

Let us help you with a Flight Quote Request and give you the peace of mind that comes when you partner with FlyPrivate. We look forward to your next trip and a visit to a new or a familiar FBO.

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Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

What is Your Problem?

Every day you look to create value out of various obstacles and
challenges (otherwise known as problems) to best utilize your time. All of our clients use private aviation to solve their problems.

What are some of your problems?

business-people-boarding

Business

  • Do you need to get four (4) days of meetings accomplished in two (2) days?
  • Is there a sensitive meeting that needs your personal attendance?
  • Does your founder need to make plant visits and he/she cannot be on the road for three (3) days?
  • Is your business itinerary subject to change and you need a more flexible option?
  • Do you need access to a private space with technological tools to conduct business while traveling?
  • Are you traveling somewhere far outside of a major airport and you would like to land closer to your destination to save both time and money?
Gulfstream G550
Photo credits: Gulfstream Aerospace

Personal

  • Do you need to get older relatives to a wedding but they have mobility issues?
  • Would you like the grand-kids to come and visit?
  • Do you need to attend a memorial service for the unfortunate passing of a friend or relative?
  • Are you more comfortable using a particular hospital for a
    treatment of a procedure, but traveling there
    commercially will be longer and uncomfortable?
  • Are you traveling to your vacation destination but do not want to deduct an extra two days from your itinerary by flying
    commercially?
  • Graduations, family sporting events and college visits
    conflicting with business or other commitments?

Everyday we solve these problems and more for our customers.
Let us help you solve yours.

What are YOUR problems?

Please call or email our Client Services team right away so we can provide you with the best flight options and quotes to suit your trip.

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Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Discover the Always Popular Gulfstream IV

Gulfstream GIV-SP
Photo Credits to Gulfstream Aerospace

The Gulfstream IV is a superior heavy jet known for its
performance in terms of speed, range, cabin size and passenger
capacity. The GIV seats 12 and can travel 4,264 statute miles at
average speeds up to 534 mph. The Gulfstream IV was produced
after re-engineering the wing structure of the Gulfstream III. The GIV offers a standup cabin and a longer transcontinental range than the GIII, as well as a slightly larger baggage capacity and seating for one additional passenger.

The Gulfstream IV is very popular for long-haul family vacations, transcontinental trips, and golf outings because of its versatility. The GIV has the ability to fly for longer distances, but can conveniently maneuver into smaller airports so it can essentially travel anywhere.

The GIV has had several upgrades over the years including the
special purpose Gulfstream IV-SP and the later redesigned
Gulfstream G400 which has since been updated to the popular G450.

Gulfstream GIV

The Gulfstream IV features forward or rear galleys with ample space for meal service, a crew lavatory and an executive lavatory, a
stateroom with the option for 1-2 berthing divans in the rear of the aircraft, and a cabin attendant. The 169-cubic-foot baggage
compartment is internally and externally accessible and can easily accommodate passengers needs, even when flying with bulky
sporting equipment.

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

Gulfstream IV Specifications

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All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

 

A Super-Mid Favorite: Challenger 300

The Challenger 300, made by Canadian manufacturer Bombardier, delivers a large cabin aircraft with lower direct operating costs than anything else in the super-midsize jet category. According to
Bombardier, “the aircraft was crafted for true U.S. coast-to-coast range and features unmatched room in which to conference and work.” Customers rave about the cabin size. It is longer than a
Challenger 604 and as wide as a Gulfstream IV for additional space and comfort.

Challenger 300

When launching the concept in Paris in 1997, Bombardier revealed it had done unprecedented research into operator needs for a jet of this size. Initially called The Continental for it’s long range
performance, it was renamed the Challenger 300 at NBAA 2002 and received its certification in 2003. To date, Bombardier has delivered more than 150 different models of aircraft.

An exceptional value, the Challenger 300 seats eight passengers and is equipped with state of the art entertainment systems. It can travel travel non-stop over 3,660 statute miles at a cruise speed of 528 mph.

The interior of the Challenger 300 has a wide, flat floor and enough height (6’1″) for most passengers to stand-up in the cabin, creating a comfortable and productive environment for passengers. The cabin also contains a galley perfect for snacks and light meal service, a state-of-the-art NICE® (Network Integrated Cabin Equipment) electronics system, a full lavatory, and other impressive features for conducting business such as satellite telephones, electrical outlets, two 20” widescreen LCD monitors, a DVD/CD player, and iPod unit that are all standard to the aircraft. This jet also has ample baggage space and in-flight access to a large internal baggage compartment.

To request a Challenger 300 for your next trip, contact us!

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Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Holiday Travel Tips – Busiest Days to Fly

When planning your holiday travel for the months of November,
December and January, there are a few crucial dates to keep in mind.

The most popular holiday travel dates (indicated on the calendar above) are expected to be:

– November: 24th – 30th
– December: 19th – 28th
– January: 1st – 5th

  • Due to the increased demand for private flights, the system can be strained. Aircraft, FBOs, pilots, flight crews, caterers, and ground transportation all are affected and planning ahead
    becomes essential. Because of the increased demand for private jets around the holidays, prices can jump. Booking earlier ensures you get the jet you want at the best price.
  • Weather can also play a critical role in how many flights are
    available during this time of year.
  • 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 the most
    popular destinations are Florida, Colorado, the Caribbean and New York.

So what does this mean for you? If you are planning to travel in the next few months, we highly recommend that you book your flights promptly to ensure the best options, pricing and aircraft are
available for your trip.

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Website: www.flyprivate.com
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Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

Children, Pets and Private Jets

Photo credits: People Magazine

Did you know that both children and pets are frequent fliers of ours here at FlyPrivate? Not only do we welcome the entire family on our private flights, we are also competently equipped to accommodate their often unique requirements.

Whether you and your family are flying from one home to another, traveling to a vacation destination, or in need of transportation to and from an event, we’ve got you covered! Our Client Services team has 18+ years of experience arranging these types of flights and with fellow parents and animal lovers in your corner, we understand the importance of keeping the whole family happy. If you travel with your children, pets, or both, here are a few pointers to make your trip as relaxing and pleasant as possible.

When booking your next family flight, here are just some of the things we take into consideration for our clients:

Children, Pets & Private Jets

FlyPrivate with Children

  • Safety is the number one concern for all of our passengers,
    especially when flying with children. All of our operators adhere to strict safety guidelines and we only charter aircraft that has met very strict and specific safety standards. All flights arranged by FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers.
  • From in-flight games and activities to catered kid-friendly meal
    options, our goal is to make your private flight as enjoyable as
    possible for you and your children. If you have a request, we will do our very best to accommodate it.
  • We understand that adequate, restful sleep is an important part of a child’s daily routine. Many private jets have reclining seats as well as divan seating for a great napping spot. We can also
    arrange your flight times around a schedule that works best for you and your family.
  • At times, flying with children can create the need to bring extra
    luggage on your trip. From strollers to portable cribs, we will make sure your aircraft has adequate space for all of the
    necessities and extras. Flying private also offers you the added benefit of having car service drop off and pick up right outside of the aircraft. The less time you spend worrying about the details, the more pleasurable and restful your experience will be.

FlyPrivate with Pets

  • We recognize that pets are an important part of your family. If you choose to fly private, your pets will get the same care and service as his human counterparts. For starters, this means that your pet will be welcome to fly with you and the rest of his family in the cabin.
  • On commercial flights, most animals are shipped with the cargo, making flying a very stressful experience for the animal and owner. Flying privately helps eliminate this stress and makes for a much more favorable experience for everyone. This can be
    especially important to clients traveling frequently with their pets.
  • The rules for flying with pets can vary by country as well as by
    airport. At FlyPrivate, we will make all of the travel arrangements and make sure your pet has the right documentation ahead of time to board and land at your destinations without any hassle.
  • As with all members of your family, your pets’ flying experience is very important to us. If you would like any extras on board (i.e. treats, a bed, toys, etc.) we can arrange this for you with advance
    notice.
  • Learn more about traveling with your pet on our blog here:
    Your Jet Set Pet

Our experts are always at your service. Please contact us if you have any questions or if we can help you book your next trip.

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates from FlyPrivate.

Website: www.flyprivate.com
Email: fly@flyprivate.com
Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

All flights arranged by Private Business Jets, LLC DBA FlyPrivate are operated by Part 135 Certified Air Carriers. FlyPrivate will act as your agent for the purpose of obtaining charter service.

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