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How Much Can I Bring?

How Much Luggage Can I Bring?

We hear this exact question quite often from our clients. Many times our clients have very specific luggage requirements for their trips. They may need space for golf clubs, skis, firearms for a hunting trip, a baby stroller, or any number of things, in addition to their standard luggage requirements. The easiest way to determine which aircraft will suit your individual needs, is to keep in mind that
generally as the jets get larger and have a longer range, they also have more luggage space.

In-flight access to the luggage space depends on the type of aircraft. Some planes have access from within the cabin, some only through the outside of the plane, while others have luggage space and access from both the interior and exterior of the jet.

The number of passengers on the aircraft will also determine how much luggage space will be available. The range of the aircraft
corresponds directly to the jet’s total weight, so it’s very important that the pilot and/or charter company knows exactly what luggage you will be bringing on board.

Aircraft and Luggage Specifications

If you have already determined which aircraft you will flying on or prefer to travel on a specific model of jet, take a look at our Aircraft Specs to get an idea if that jet will suit your needs in terms of
passenger and luggage capacities.

While there are no clear-cut luggage restrictions for private jets,
everything undoubtedly has to fit on the aircraft. Sometimes the runway length can also affect the amount of weight a jet can carry. Work with your aviation provider prior to traveling so you can pack accordingly and choose the best jet option for your trip.

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

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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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Jet Puzzle? Solved!

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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 all! No 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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Phone: 1-800-641-JETS (5387)

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If the Need is Speed, Look to Citation X

Citation X+
Photos courtesy of Cessna

In 1990 Citation customers sought increased baggage capacity, longer range and more speed. At that time Lear jets were the
champions of speed and range but were limited on cabin size and baggage area. Cessna needed to develop something bold for their loyal following.

Citation X+ Interior

Using the same fuselage diameter as their popular Citation VII (5’6″ x 5’8″) the Cessna design team developed 35% more baggage
capacity and stretched the cabin length by 25%. Engineers doubled the thrust of the engines, increased their intake capacity and
adjusted the sweep of the wing. The result was a stunning increase in cruising speed from 506 mph to 604 mph with top speed
capability of 699 mph, creating not only a faster jet, but also a
revolutionary new model. The six-year project culminated in the birth of the “fastest civilian aircraft in the world”, the Citation X
(roman numeral ten).

Citation X+

The increased speed and 3,000-mile range make the Citation X very popular for coast-to-coast trips and for customers who are looking to take advantage of the possible time-saving. The fastest we have ever tracked one of our customers in a Citation X was 627 mph on a trip from SNA-TEB. This resulted in a one-hour time-saving over a heavy or midsize jet.

The Citation X is classified as a super midsize jet.

Citation X+

If you have the need for speed we have your answer. FlyPrivate
customers have on-demand access to the entire national and
international charter fleet of the Citation X. They are popular
aircraft and book up as swiftly as they fly.

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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.

Take Your Next Trip in a Falcon 50

Falcon 50 The Falcon 50 is often used as a cost effective alternative to a heavy jet. This jet features a galley with plenty of space for meal service, a fully enclosed lavatory, enough baggage space to accommodate 8 full-size suitcases or sets of golf clubs, and often comes equipped with a cabin attendant and Wi-Fi. The cabin is very comfortable with leather chairs, fold-out tables, and couch seating. The quiet cabin makes the Falcon 50 ideal for business meetings or just relaxing.

The Dassault Falcon 50 is a super midsize jet designed to meet the demand and need for an aircraft that could travel non-stop, coast to coast. The Falcon 50 is the Falcon family’s first transoceanic aircraft based on the earlier design of the Falcon 20. The Falcon 50 typically seats 9 and can travel 3,500 nautical miles at average speeds up to 496 mph. It also offers impressive runway performance,
requiring only a short takeoff distance.

The Falcon 50 was produced after a complete redesign of the wings of the Falcon 20 and contains three jet engines instead of the two jet engines on board the Falcon 20. This made the Falcon 50 the world’s first civilian jet with supercritical wings to minimize drag and noise pollution, a breakthrough technology for the time.

Falcon 50The Falcon 50 EX, an upgraded version of the Falcon 50, was later introduced and designed to fly a bit higher and faster than the
original Falcon 50, while also reducing fuel consumption by about 7%.

Falcon 50 InteriorTo request a Falcon 50 for your next trip, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with a flight quote.

Falcon 50 Aircraft 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.

Children, Pets and Private Jets

Children, Pets & Private Jets

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 over a decade 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:

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.

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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.

 

You’ll Love the Citation Excel!

Citation Excel

The Cessna Citation Excel was first introduced to the world in 1997. The Citation Excel was modeled around the airframe of larger, super midsize jet the Citation X. The Citation Excel wings were modeled from the Citation Ultras and the fuselage is basically the same as the Citation VII, which the Excel has since replaced.

The Citation Excel (also referred to as the Citation XL, Citation XLS, or Citation XLS+) was designed for travelers looking for the space, range and comforts of a midsize jet with the cost, takeoff, and
landing capabilities of a light jet. The Excel can reach full altitude in only 18 minutes and can take off from shorter runways than any other midsize jet. The pilot-friendly design of the cockpit on the
Citation Excel allows for an easy preflight check and the Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics system allows pilots to have all the
information they need on only three display screens.

Citation Excel

The interior of the Citation Excel can comfortably fit up to
8 passengers with several different cabin configurations. The cabin is over 18 feet long with enough height to stand up in, over a half of a foot taller than other jets in the midsize class. The interior also has sliding headrests, fold-out tables, a refreshment center, and is
quieter than competing jets. The Citation Excel has a generous
baggage compartment providing 80 cubic feet of external storage and another internal closet to hold a few smaller items.

The Citation Excel truly is a favorite amongst private fliers. There are more flights flown on a Citation Excel than any other model of aircraft. Cessna has since developed updated models of the Excel, the Citation XLS and XLS+, with newer avionics and engine
computers. The Excel is so popular because it offers the range,
comfort, and baggage capacity of a midsize jet while operating more like a light jet with it’s runway capabilities and value for the money.

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

Citation Excel Aircraft Specifications

Citation XLS Aircraft Specifications

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Cheers for the Citation Bravo

The Cessna Citation Bravo was first certified in 1996 as an upgrade to the best-selling Citation II. With a number of improved features, this light jet is a favorite among customers looking for convenience and comfort.

The Citation Bravo has a long range when compared to other light jets, able to travel 1484 statute miles non-stop, easily flying from New York to Miami for example. The Bravo cruises at average speeds of 466 mph and offers impressive short runway capabilities, allowing it to be chartered in and out of smaller airports closer to your destination. While its costs are similar to the Citation II, it
surpasses it significantly in performance, using far less fuel per hour. The heightened performance of the Citation Bravo is largely due to the Pratt & Whitney turbofan engines and the Bravo was the first light jet to be equipped with them. New landing gear also makes landings much smoother than comparable jets, even on uneven pavement.

Citation Bravo

 

In terms of comfort, the Citation Bravo is at the top of its class. The engineers designed the Bravo to have a quiet cabin with insulation and isolated interior shell to eliminate engine noise, while a seal on the cabin door eliminates wind noise. The Bravo can accommodate seven passengers with club seating, and has a partial galley as well as a lavatory on board. The cabin measures 15′ 10″ in length, 4′ 9″ in height and 4′ 10″ in width. The baggage space in the Citation Bravo is generous at 78 cubic feet and can hold several suitcases and gold bags. There is also additional storage in drawers under the seats.

Citation Bravos are well liked among pilots because they are an easy jet to fly and can be flown solo. Pre-flight, service and
maintenance procedures were also designed to aid the flight crew, while the cockpit is equipped with systems to relay traffic
information, radar to watch the weather and digital maps. Between the unmatched operating costs and passenger comforts, it is easy to see why the Citation Bravo is a passenger and pilot favorite.

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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.

Flying with Firearms…What you need to know.

If you have a license to carry and plan to travel with your firearm(s), it is important to understand the law as it relates to carrying a firearm on a chartered private aircraft. It is most beneficial for you to inform us in advance that you would like to travel with your firearm, to avoid any interruptions or delays in your service.

As the law states:

“No person may, while on board an aircraft being operated by a
certificate holder, carry on or about that person a deadly or
dangerous weapon, either concealed or unconcealed. Section 135.119 does not apply to LEOs (law enforcement officials) or to crew members and other persons authorized by the certificate
holder to carry arms.”

TSA states: “Travelers may only transport UNLOADED firearms in a locked, hard-sided container as checked baggage. The container must be completely secured from being accessed. All firearms, ammunition and firearm parts, including firearm frames, receivers, clips and magazines are prohibited in carry-on baggage.”

While this regulation appears to limit the possession of firearms on private flights, if you are granted permission by the charter
operator, either directly or within its operations specs, you would be exempt from the above regulation and granted permission to carry your firearms.
You may still be subject to additional
regulations as well, depending on the FBO or airport’s specific regulations.

Remember to always check with us. If granted permission from the
operator, you will be able to carry firearms if it is lawful to do so at both your departure and arrival FBO or airport. If flying into an
airport, you will need to remain outside of the sterile areas and your firearms will be subject to the laws of the states in which you are flying.

Of course, we are more than happy to answer any of your specific questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can provide you with a flight quote or help you with anything else regarding your
private aviation needs.

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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.

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 500, 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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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.

 

Turboprops & Twin Pistons: Know Your Options

King Air 250

Photo Courtesy of Beechcraft

Aside from jet aircraft which range from very light jets to heavy jets, there is another significant player in the charter market. Turboprops are aircraft that utilize a gas jet engine to operate a propeller rather than jet thrust typically used on larger aircraft. Most turboprop
engines are manufactured Pratt & Whitney Canada and Honeywell, known in the aviation community for their reliability and power. As a predecessor to turboprops, the twin-piston aircraft are also a viable choice. Piston aircraft are typically smaller aircraft, seating up to 6 passengers. The piston aircraft are powered by piston engines (or reciprocating engines), and use heat to produce steam pressure, which in turn is used to generate a rotating motion that powers the engine.

Piaggio_P-180_Avanti_Int2

How do turboprops compare to jets? Turboprops are a great
solution for trips less than 500 miles (300 miles or less for
twin-piston aircraft) and for trips into airports with shorter runways inaccessible to larger jets. Unlike jets, many turboprops can easily land on shorter airstrips and can even land in grass airfields vs.
needing a traditional runway. While jets can travel at faster speeds than turboprops, having more options in regards to places to land, enables turboprop passengers to get closer to their destinations,
often saving time and money.

Piper Chieftain

Turboprops are generally less expensive to operate than jets. Fuel costs and other expenses like maintenance tend to also be lower for props, making them a great option for shorter trips. Seating varies by aircraft model from 4-8 passengers in most turboprops. While a bit smaller than their jet cousins, many turboprops offer comparable cabin comforts and are equipped for both business and relaxation in the air. Contrary to popular thought, modern day turboprops come equipped with  resonance technology that almost entirely cancels out the propeller noise, so they are not generally loud in the cabin. As far as storage, many turboprops have comparable baggage and cabin space as their jet counterparts.

Pilatus

There are several factors to consider when choosing an aircraft for your charter needs. Let us help you decide which will be best for your trip. In the meantime, check out our turboprop and twin-piston charter options below and click to view each aircraft’s specifications.

Avanti II P-180 Specifications

Cessna 421 Golden Eagle Specifications

Cessna 441 Conquest II Specifications

Grand Caravan Specifications

Jetstream 31 Specifications

King Air 90 Specifications

King Air 100 Specifications

King Air 200 Specifications

King Air 250 Specifications

King Air 300 Specifications

King Air 350 Specifications

Merlin III Specifications

Pilatus PC-12 Specifications

Piper Aztec Specifications

Piper Chieftain Specifications

Piper Cheyenne Specifications

Piper Meridian Specifications

Piper Navajo Specifications

Piper Seneca V Specifications

Socata TBM 850 Specifications

To request an aircraft recommendation, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with several options and flight quotes.

Turboprop Specifications

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