Private Jet Flying 101
Private Jet Flying 101 is a blog about private flying safety. We are pilots and passengers who have been flying for decades and we want to share what we have learned about staying safe in the air.
We understand that there are many factors that contribute to a safe flight: the pilot, the plane, the weather, etc. We also recognize that our industry is still developing best practices for maintaining and improving safety standards.
Our goal is to create an open forum for pilots, passengers and industry professionals to discuss ideas for improving safety standards and flying practices. Please feel free to share your thoughts with us on any topics relating to flying or aviation safety.
There are 101 things to consider when chartering a private jet. Flying private is not just about the jet, it’s about your safety, security and comfort. Private Jet Flying 101 is all about making sure you’re educated and informed before setting foot on a private plane.
The first step of every flight should be to check the weather for any potential dangers. Next, you should make sure that the plane you’re chartering is up to date with its service records. What kind of training does the pilot have? How old is the plane? It’s your life we’re talking about here!
But if you would rather stay out of the technicalities of your private flight, then that’s okay too. Just make sure that you’ve left your destination in good hands. That means confirming with at least 2 or 3 people that they know where you are going, where you are staying and what time they can expect to hear from you next.
For those of you who are unaware of what exactly a private jet is, it is the most exclusive mode of travel for the rich and famous. Private jets are generally used by the elite and by companies for their executives.
Most people believe that private planes and jets are not safe but in reality they are one of the safest modes of transport. The safety standards that are followed by these airlines are highly advanced and well-equipped and in order to be allowed to fly an airline must meet all these standards set by the FAA or Federal Aviation Administration.
Private flights also have their own limitations and there are a lot of factors that affect the amount of weight that can be carried on board. These factors include the distance traveled, weight of passengers and luggage, weather conditions, etc.
The two most important things that affect private jets are the passenger weight and baggage weight. According to the regulations set, no flight can carry more than 100 lbs per passenger so if there happens to be more than 6 passengers on board then all baggage has to be weighed before takeoff as excess baggage cannot be carried.
Private jet safety is about more than just avoiding turbulence; it’s about ensuring you know what you’re doing. According to statistics from the FAA, non-commercial flights are far more likely to be involved in accidents than commercial flights. This is because a) private pilots have less experience and b) private jets have less safety equipment than commercial airplanes.
However, there are several things that you can do to improve your chances of having a safe flight.
First and foremost, make sure that your pilot has enough experience flying the type of plane you will be flying. Private planes can range in size from a few seats to over a hundred seats, depending on the type of craft. Additionally, some small aircraft are designed for short trips while other larger types of planes are designed for long-distance travel. The more experience your pilot has flying the type of craft you will be traveling on, the safer they should be.
Additionally, if you’re looking to buy or charter a plane, make sure it’s equipped with all necessary safety equipment: seat belts for every passenger (including children), fire extinguishers and first aid kits in case of emergencies, smoke detectors, modern navigation systems and emergency exits for each row of seats.
Private plane flying is the wave of the future and should not be overlooked as an investment.
There are many reasons people choose to fly private: convenience, comfort and safety. You will arrive at your destination in style, refreshed and ready to take on your next task.
Private jets allow you to travel efficiently, whether it be for business or pleasure. You will save time that would otherwise be spent waiting in long lines at airports. Private jets also offer the safest way to travel with a reduced risk of delays and cancellations due to bad weather.
You can choose your own airplane, including the number of seats or beds desired, as well as additional amenities like Wi-Fi connectivity, kitchen facilities and so on.
There are 5 major steps for your first private flight:
1. Aircraft selection
2. Cost of ownership
3. Safety features
4. Charter options
5. Flight instruction
When considering the first step, aircraft selection, you should be aware of the variety that is available to you. You can choose from turbo props, light jets, midsize jets, super midsize jets and heavy jets. There is also a category of aircraft known as Very Light Jets (VLJs) which are currently being produced but not yet commercially available to the public. Each aircraft has its own unique set of characteristics, capabilities and price tag. Then there are several different models of each type of aircraft with varying price tags and amenities. This can be overwhelming to an inexperienced buyer so it’s important to seek the help of a knowledgeable broker who can guide you through the process and suggest the most appropriate aircraft based on your mission profile and budget.
During the takeoff roll, the airplane accelerates to rotation speed and is then lifted off the runway by the pilot’s pull on the yoke. Rotation speed is typically between 80 and 85 percent of V1. When the airplane is airborne, the pilot rotates it 5 to 7 degrees above the horizon.
As soon as practical, the pilot retracts all gear and flaps. The pilot accelerates to a cruise climb speed of 160 KIAS and climbs out at that speed until reaching an altitude of 10,000 feet MSL. The pilot then accelerates to a cruise climb speed of 200 KIAS until reaching cruising altitude.