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Summer is calling. Let us take you there!

It is officially summer! – The perfect time to travel to your favorite summer spots and enjoy the outdoors. Whether your perfect
vacation destination has your feet in the sand, or down a
cobblestone European street, we want to help you get there…fast!

At FlyPrivate you have instant access to all of your favorite private aircraft for the most competitive pricing.

Why pay more to fly with a jet card membership program for the same exact trip and aircraft? Save up to 30% with our round trip pricing.

Here are just some of the available planes, a few of our most popular jets amongst clients:

1. King Air 90
2. Eclipse
3. Hawker 400XP
4. Lear 45
5. Citation XLS
6. Hawker 800XP
7. Falcon 50
8. Citation X
9. Challenger 604
10. Gulfstream IV

Let us take you, your family, friends and pets directly to your
destination. We offer the best aircraft values through our trusted partnerships and invite you to experience the FlyPrivate difference.

Also, be sure to check out our customers’ top summer travel
destinations.

  • Nantucket, MA
  • Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  • Cape Cod, MA
  • Jackson Hole, WY
  • Aspen, CO
  • Charleston, SC
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Monterey, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • The Hamptons, NY
  • Sun Valley, ID
  • Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  • Maine
  • Canada
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Europe

Have a trip coming up? Give us the details and contact us today for your best options and pricing.

Flight Request

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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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Get Out of Town: Extend Your March Vacation 2 Days

Falcon 900

Are you planning to get out of town for an early spring getaway with your family and friends? We can help you add as much as two extra days to your March vacation by flying privately. Let us explain how.

Most vacation destinations will require a full day of travel to arrive and depart from your home. By traveling privately you will be able to travel directly from your home to your destination, allowing you to reduce costly travel time, begin your vacation sooner, and stay longer.

Falcon 900

If you want a few extra days at your favorite vacation spot, consider these popular jets to get you there.

Light Jets
Midsize Jets
Super Midsize Jets
Heavy Jets

Learn more about your available aircraft options and check out our blog for more helpful resources on private aviation.

We will be happy to provide you with details on how you can get the most out of your vacation travel, and provide you with a free flight quote. Let’s get started planning your spring getaway today!

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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.

The Eclipse

Eclipse 550 Exterior

(Photo credits to www.oneaviation.aero/eclipse/)

Eclipse Aerospace’s Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet is classified as a very light jet. 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. Not only is the Eclipse a practical and efficient option for private flyers, it is very highly regarded in its class and leads the competition in both range and fuel economy.

According to Eclipse, “Eclipse Aerospace has done
something that no other aircraft manufacturer has ever done: we built a twin-engine jet that is affordable, easy to own, easy to
operate, and offers safety features and performance capabilities previously found only in military and commercial aircraft.”

Eclipse 550 Interior

The Eclipse is an expertly designed aircraft with fuel economy
unrivaled by other very light jets and turboprops, and costs less than any twin-engine jet to operate. In fact, the Eclipse consumes just twice the amount of fuel as a typical large SUV. Enhanced safety
features like Auto Throttles, Anti-Skid Brakes, and the most
sophisticated avionics system make the Eclipse an unmatched VLJ.

The Eclipse is the only twin-engine general aviation jet that can be flown with a single pilot. It is equipped with an Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS) that acts as a virtual copilot that
increases situational awareness and has monitoring systems that give the pilot over-speed and under-speed protection with a unique auto throttle. With less switches and dials combined with intuitive pilot controls, safety is enhanced and flying is simplified for pilots.

The Eclipse has impressive performance capabilities with a range of 1295 statue miles,  a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet and an
average speed of 425 mph. Eclipse prides itself on its safety records and the safety measures put in place to help monitor weather, traffic and other flight obstacles. With the most advanced
Flight Management System available in even a full size light jet, the Eclipse is easily a pilot favorite.

Eclipse 550s

The Eclipse’s cabin is comfortable at 4′ 1″ in height, 4′ 3″ in width and 12′ 2″ in length. It can comfortably fit 4-5 passengers in a quiet, ergonomically designed interior. This jet features five comfortable, forward-facing, leather passenger seats and large windows to make the cabin bright with natural light. The baggage compartment
contains 26 cubic feet of space accessible from inside of the aircraft, and has the ability to hold more luggage by removing seats when not at maximum capacity.

Eclipse 550 Exterior

Eclipse has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs of
pilots and passengers alike. The Eclipse 550 is perfectly suited for your next journey. With best in class performance, economics, and safety, the Eclipse will not disappoint.

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

Eclipse 550 Specifications

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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.

Understanding Hourly Rates

Understanding ambiguous membership fees

In order to operate a national jet charter program with a fixed hourly rate structure, you must devise an hourly rate that can provide a profitable operation, which accounts for the use of all the
members/card holders. For example, customers based in Seattle, WA, Santa Fe, NM, or Birmingham, AL (where there are not as many private fliers) would pay the same rate as someone who lives in the Northeast, Midwest or Florida where there are more private fliers.

In constructing an hourly rate, these private aviation companies have to forecast what a customer might do, not what they actually do. In other words, if you live in an area with heavier traffic, you
subsidize the travel of those who live in less populated areas.

Unfortunately, upfront memberships with fixed hourly rate
programs are not profitable and the fixed hourly rates associated with them have plenty of gray areas in which to bill you more hours than needed.

How do membership programs do this?

1. Membership programs bill you for actual flight time. This may sound like a great idea, but when you are vectored around for weather, or experience headwinds, you are billed for more hours. Occasionally, you may win with an extreme tail wind, but not too
often. Another little known secret is that there is NO way to verify accurate billing. Even the FAA flight feeds are inaccurate and
operators calculate flight time entirely differently than how
customers are billed. The customer books and flies and the cost is debited directly from their account. The customer doesn’t see the actual cost until well after the trip. Most times the person who is
responsible for payment of the trip did not fly on the aircraft, so they have no idea if the information is accurate. The result is a seemingly low hourly rate, compensated by a higher flight time.

2. Membership programs add fuel surcharges into their billing. Most jet cards or programs discovered the fuel surcharge as a convenient way to add to the cost of a flight. They did this by adding the “fuel surcharge” to the “actual flight time” to increase company
profitability. There was no relationship between fuel costs and the surcharge. Over time customers got wise to this because fuel
surcharges never went away, even when prices went down. Today, the providers of the Jet Cards now include the fuel surcharges in the hourly rate, and many will fix the prices for the year. However, there are huge disparities between the cost of jet fuel throughout the United States. In an inverse relationship to hourly rates, people who live in areas with low fuel costs subsidize those in areas with high fuel costs.

The Deposit or Pre-Payment

Each card program requires a deposit in order for you to “lock in” the previously discussed “hourly rate”. They need your funds to run their operation. These funds go towards advertising and sales
commissions, and the lump sum deposits go a long way towards
easing cash flow. It is not free to put your company name on a
professional golfer’s hat. The large sum of deposits help to cover up operational losses but sooner or later, the bills come due. These
programs are either sold (if there is enough cash on hand to make it attractive to another “investor”) or the company is forced to fold. Many have no choice but to fold and there are no refunds. We are very pleased to tell you that there is a better alternative.

What do we do? How does our service benefit our customers?

1. We will never ask you to pay a deposit to access our service. With FlyPrivate, you will pay as you fly for each trip. You may use 25 or 50 hours, or you may go over. Our service allows you to control the use and flow of your capital.

2. We quote by the trip, not by the hour. At FlyPrivate, we offer all-inclusive “fixed pricing”, pre-trip. You know what you’re paying for and how much you will be spending before the trip, not after. There are no additional flight charges after the fact. You will also benefit from our round trip pricing, which often makes your trip more cost effective. Most jet cards have done away with round trip pricing and bill at one-way costs all the time.

3. At FlyPrivate, we also offer multiple aircraft options on each trip. Choose from Turboprops, VLJs, Light, Midsize, Super Midsize, and Heavy jets. You can use any class of jet anytime, without
complicated interchanges or other arrangements having to be made.

4. You also benefit from the leverage we employ on behalf of our customers. For 12 years we have worked with hundreds of FAA safety audited operators and their aircraft. These relationships
provide exceptional opportunities for all of our customers.

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ 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.

A Cost Effective Alternative to Jet Card Membership

Understanding ambiguous membership fees

In order to operate a national jet charter program with a fixed hourly rate structure, you must devise an hourly rate that can provide a profitable operation, which accounts for the use of all the
members/card holders. For example, customers based in Seattle, WA, Santa Fe, NM, or Birmingham, AL (where there are not as many private fliers) would pay the same rate as someone who lives in the Northeast, Midwest or Florida where there are more private fliers.

In constructing an hourly rate, these private aviation companies have to forecast what a customer might do, not what they actually do. In other words, if you live in an area with heavier traffic, you
subsidize the travel of those who live in less populated areas.

Unfortunately, upfront memberships with fixed hourly rate
programs are not profitable and the fixed hourly rates associated with them have plenty of gray areas in which to bill you more hours than needed.

How do membership programs do this?

1. Membership programs bill you for actual flight time. This may sound like a great idea, but when you are vectored around for weather, or experience headwinds, you are billed for more hours. Occasionally, you may win with an extreme tail wind, but not too
often. Another little known secret is that there is NO way to verify accurate billing. Even the FAA flight feeds are inaccurate and
operators calculate flight time entirely differently than how
customers are billed. The customer books and flies and the cost is debited directly from their account. The customer doesn’t see the actual cost until well after the trip. Most times the person who is
responsible for payment of the trip did not fly on the aircraft, so they have no idea if the information is accurate. The result is a seemingly low hourly rate, compensated by a higher flight time.

2. Membership programs add fuel surcharges into their billing. Most jet cards or programs discovered the fuel surcharge as a convenient way to add to the cost of a flight. They did this by adding the “fuel surcharge” to the “actual flight time” to increase company
profitability. There was no relationship between fuel costs and the surcharge. Over time customers got wise to this because fuel
surcharges never went away, even when prices went down. Today, the providers of the Jet Cards now include the fuel surcharges in the hourly rate, and many will fix the prices for the year. However, there are huge disparities between the cost of jet fuel throughout the United States. In an inverse relationship to hourly rates, people who live in areas with low fuel costs subsidize those in areas with high fuel costs.

The Deposit or Pre-Payment

Each card program requires a deposit in order for you to “lock in” the previously discussed “hourly rate”. They need your funds to run their operation. These funds go towards advertising and sales
commissions, and the lump sum deposits go a long way towards
easing cash flow. It is not free to put your company name on a
professional golfer’s hat. The large sum of deposits help to cover up operational losses but sooner or later, the bills come due. These
programs are either sold (if there is enough cash on hand to make it attractive to another “investor”) or the company is forced to fold. Many have no choice but to fold and there are no refunds. We are very pleased to tell you that there is a better alternative.

What do we do? How does our service benefit our customers?

1. We will never ask you to pay a deposit to access our service. With FlyPrivate, you will pay as you fly for each trip. You may use 25 or 50 hours, or you may go over. Our service allows you to control the use and flow of your capital.

2. We quote by the trip, not by the hour. At FlyPrivate, we offer all-inclusive “fixed pricing”, pre-trip. You know what you’re paying for and how much you will be spending before the trip, not after. There are no additional flight charges after the fact. You will also benefit from our round trip pricing, which often makes your trip more cost effective. Most jet cards have done away with round trip pricing and bill at one-way costs all the time.

3. At FlyPrivate, we also offer multiple aircraft options on each trip. Choose from Turboprops, VLJs, Light, Midsize, Super Midsize, and Heavy jets. You can use any class of jet anytime, without
complicated interchanges or other arrangements having to be made.

4. You also benefit from the leverage we employ on behalf of our customers. For 12 years we have worked with hundreds of FAA safety audited operators and their aircraft. These relationships
provide exceptional opportunities for all of our customers.

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ 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.

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!

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ 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.

 

Jet Puzzle? Solved!

FlyPrivateWhen 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? Fly less? 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 – and have hundreds of different types of jets to choose from? And 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. The jet you need and 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 companies like yours.

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

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Google+ 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.

10 Most Popular Private Jets

10-most-popular-jets
There are over 3 million trips flown in the US on private aircraft each year. These 10 models are flown most often.


When you use FlyPrivate you have access to these and many other great aircraft. Allow our experience to work for you.
 
For more information check out our brochure or contact us with any questions. You can also request a flight quote on our website or by giving us a call!
 

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ 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.

 

Understanding Jet Classes and What Each Offers

Citation Hemisphere

If you are looking for the right jet aircraft for your next trip, whether for business or pleasure, it is important to understand what class of jet will best suit your needs. Jet industry professionals group jet
aircraft into 6 classes consisting of: Heavy Jets, Super Midsize Jets, Midsize Jets, Light Jets, Very Light Jets, and Turboprops. Let’s
discuss the benefits of each class of jet to help you make the most
informed decision.

Global 5000

Heavy Jets

Heavy jets are appropriate when your party numbers fourteen (14) or fewer. Heavy Jets have the most luxurious onboard
accommodations, always including a galley and enclosed lavatory. These jets are generally the most comfortable for long-range trips and can include internet access, audio and video players, satellite phones and a range of other amenities. Additionally, the crew will usually include a cabin attendant.

Gulfstream 280

Super Midsize Jets

Super Midsize jets are appropriate when you seek more range than a standard midsize but may not have the need for a heavy jet. Super Midsize jets will typically avoid a fuel stop on flights less than 2,500. Often Super Midsize jets are the fastest and most fuel efficient of the jet classes. These jets also include a wide variety of amenities similar to that of the heavy jets.

Hawker 800XP

Midsize Jets

Midsize jets are appropriate for parties of seven (7) or fewer and will typically avoid a fuel stop on flights less than 2,500 miles. The
Midsize jets are the most versatile in that they offer better fuel economy than the larger jet classes, but still offer many of the same amenities. Midsize jets are equipped with an enclosed lavatory.

Phenom 300

Light Jets

Light jets are appropriate for parties of five (5) or fewer and will
typically avoid a fuel stop on flights less than 1,500 miles. Light jets are economical, have a quiet engine, and are a great option for short to mid-range flights. Because of their smaller size, light jets can land at smaller FBOs and airports to help get you closer to your
destination and often fly at higher altitudes. Luggage capacity is
limited.

Citation Mustang

Very Light Jets

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.

  • Average Range: 1,000-1,500 miles
  • Average Cruising Speed: 400 mph
  • Passenger Count: 4-6 seats
  • Average Baggage Capacity: 47 cubic feet
  • FlyPrivate Round Trip Hourly Rates: $1,500-$2,000
  • FlyPrivate One Way Trip Hourly Rates: Quoted per trip
  • Examples of Popular Very Light Jets: Phenom 100,
    Citation Mustang and the Eclipse 550

King Air 300

Turboprops

Turboprops are a great solution for trips less than 500 miles and for trips into airports with shorter runways. Seating varies by aircraft model from 4-8 passengers. Turboprops provide better performance on shorter runways, many models have larger cabins than Light jets. Some Turboprops have enclosed lavatories while others do not have any lavatory facilities.

Ask our experts which jet class they suggest for your next trip and we will be happy to provide you with a recommendation and free flight quote.

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ 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.