18 01, 2019

Airplane Buyers Guide: Top 20 Tips For Beginners

By |2019-01-18T13:12:40+00:00January 18th, 2019|Educational|

Airplane Buyers Guide: Top 20 Tips For Beginners In this airplane buyers guide, you will learn the top 20 tips that you need to know before you purchase your first plane. Buying an airplane for the first time? Not a lot of people can say that, so congratulations. Before you get the keys and take off, you're going to need to make sure you know what to look for. Many of the pitfalls of buying an airplane can [...]

14 01, 2019

Three of the Best Private Jets with Insane Resale Value (and Two Lemons to Avoid)

By |2019-01-14T19:42:55+00:00January 14th, 2019|Educational|

Three of the Best Private Jets According to Resale Value Resale value matters whether you're buying or looking at aftermarket refurbs. Here are three of the best private jets that perform on the resale market. In the year 2017, 62 percent of private jet planes departed from the United States were privately owned. That's versus the 11 percent that were fractionally owned, and the 27 percent that were charter flights. Needless to say, private jets are a big deal. [...]

14 01, 2019

5 of Our Favorite Aviation Stories from 2018

By |2019-01-14T19:38:04+00:00January 14th, 2019|Educational|

Review the Year of 2018 with These Aviation Stories Last year was a whirlwind and a game-changer for the aviation industry. Here's a round up of our favorite stories from last year. Now that we've crash-landed into 2019 we can reflect on the year that's come and gone. The aviation industry is a constantly evolving entity, moving in waves with the ever-increasing need for people to travel to every inch of the world. No stone is uncovered. 2018 [...]

14 01, 2019

How Long Can You Use the 100 Percent Private Jet Tax Break?

By |2019-01-14T19:03:48+00:00January 14th, 2019|Educational|

You Have Until 2023 to Use the 100 Percent Private Jet Tax Break Aircraft purchased after September 27, 2017 and before 2023 enjoy 100 percent expensing. We share all the essential details here. In the U.S., the private charter flight market is heating up. Younger clients are more attracted to the sharing economy. They're willing to pay for memberships, subscriptions, and fractional ownership to off-set some of the costs of owning a jet. Nonetheless, 62% of private jet [...]

14 01, 2019

Is an Electric Jet on the Horizon? Industry Innovators Say Absolutely

By |2019-01-14T16:21:11+00:00January 14th, 2019|Educational|

Would You Buy an Electric Jet? You May Soon Have the Option An electric jet traveled around the world in 2016, but will the market adopt them? Here's how the market changed in 2018. Ever since Heino Brditschka flew for nine glorious minutes in his Militky MB-E1 electric battery powered plane, there have been high hopes for an electric jet. Well, 45 years have passed and it seems like just another fun aviation fact. But finally, it seems that one [...]

14 01, 2019

5 Airports in Europe Uniquely Qualified to Land Private Planes

By |2019-01-14T16:19:43+00:00January 14th, 2019|Educational|

Choose One of These Five Airports in Europe for Your Next Trip Travelling to or around Europe on your own plane? London is the best place to land. Discrete, private landings can be hard to come by in some of Europe's most famous airports. Some are not qualified to land private planes or have way too much air traffic to do so, so if you're a first time aircraft owner or are simply flying on a private jet for [...]

15 11, 2018

10 Shocking Airplane Facts Every Frequent Flyer Needs to Know About

By |2018-11-15T15:12:08+00:00November 15th, 2018|Educational|

On average, there are about 9,728 planes with 1,270,406 people in the air at any given time. That’s more than thrice the population of Iceland! There are a lot of facts about airplanes and aviation that can be mind-blowing. For example, did you know that traveling by air is safer than traveling by car? Although people, in general, are uncomfortable with flying, planes are quite safe. We have more airplane facts for you below, which we hope will [...]

9 11, 2018

Hugh Hefner’s DC-9 the Real Playboy Mansion!

By |2018-11-09T15:55:39+00:00November 9th, 2018|Educational|

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, perhaps the most recognizable private jetliner in the sky was Hugh Hefner’s personal McDonnell Douglas DC-9.  Perhaps for its unusual black paint job, but more likely, the spotlight enhanced silhouette of Hefner’s signature white rabbit in a white bowtie on its tailfin   Hefner purchased the plane when he was 43. He had the 119-foot plane custom-made for him after a 1966 trip to London. "I saw the future when I [...]

8 10, 2018

James Brown’s 1965 Learjet 23 cost $713,000 in 1966

By |2018-10-08T21:27:27+00:00October 8th, 2018|Educational|

Do you know why James Brown was always saying, “I feeeeel Good!” ? It’s because he rode everywhere in a Learjet. The Lear was one of many aircraft James owned. James Brown was a long time aviator. In fact, he was the previous owner of the Beech H18 aircraft that Otis Redding was killed in. And one of his dreams was to get to fly aboard the Airbus A380 before he died. When Brown purchased this Learjet with aircraft [...]