Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet operator VeriJet is expanding to California and adding a jet card program, starting at $2,500 per hour
Florida-based VeriJet, which flew its first flight in October, is now expanding to California. It is also offering its first jet card. The Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet operator officially opens for business in the Golden State with a static display at Hawthorne Airport this Friday. An event in Napa follows.
Richard Kane, Chairman and CEO Steve Clements, COO Steve Wagman, CFO Paula Baumgart, CTO Allison Kane, VP – Marketing Ivan Popov, Chief Pilot Carlos Veliz, Safety Director Jason Bercan, Sales Director Peter Diamandis, Board Member Erik Lindbergh, Board Member David Treitel, Board Member Gene Valentino, Board Member
Jet Card Hourly Rates
As available starting at $2,500 per hour on a Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet
Founded in 2018 and based in Miami, Florida, VeriJet offers full aircraft charters on the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet. It launched its service in October 2020. As of March 2021, VeriJet had six SF50s with plans to have 16 by the end of the year and 130 over the next several years. VeriJet offers as available jet cards starting at $2,500 per hour, plus 7.5% FET.
Its current service offering one-way fixed pricing is 600 nautical miles from Orlando, Florida (MCO) and 500 nautical miles from Santa Maria Airport, California (SMX). In July 2021, it launched its service in California. Plans call for expanding to Canada, the Northeastern U.S., and Europe.
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When was the company founded?
Who owns it?
It's privately held
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How are aircraft sourced?
What are the initiation and membership fees?
What is its entry-level program?
25 hours at $75,000, plus ET
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Is the hourly rate guaranteed?
Can jet card holders/members use multiple aircraft at the same time?
After launching in November in Florida, VeriJet plans to grow to over 130 Cirrus Vision Jets expanding to California, Canada, the Northeast U.S., and Europe
Big plans with small private jets are nothing new. Lookup up DayJet, or for that matter, JetSuite. Both believed very light jets were the skyway to the future. Two decades in the technology side of private aviation have given Richard Kane a first-hand view of failures. The founder and CEO of Boca Raton-based VeriJet says of his venture, “Right airplane, right technology, and right timing.” If he’s right, Verijet may revolutionize the market for flights under 500 miles.
Cirrus Vision Jet Generation 2 SF50 profile, including current pricing, manufacturing dates, cabin size and passenger capacity, range, speed, baggage space, fractional ownership and jet card options
Cirrus Vision Jet SF50 G-2 Facts
Flying magazine writes, “What should an aircraft manufacturer do with a talented engineering team that just wrapped up the successful certification test program for a jet that would go on to win the Collier Trophy and Flying Innovation Award in the same year? One option would be to put them straight back to work developing the next iteration of the airplane. That’s just what Cirrus Aircraft chose to do in early 2017 while the ink was still fresh on the SF50 Vision Jet’s FAA approval documents. The result is a second-generation product featuring a multitude of technology advances, creature-comfort enhancements and performance improvements that elevate the industry’s first single-engine personal jet to a whole new level of goodness.”
Business Jet Traveler notes, “Range is about 100 nautical miles higher at long-range cruise of 240 ktas, giving a range of more than 1,200 nautical miles, or G2 pilots can carry more payload when flying at the more typical maximum continuous thrust power setting. On an 800-nautical-mile mission, an additional 150 pounds of payload is possible, and for a 1,000-nautical-mile mission, another 170 pounds of payload can be carried.”
The single engine personal jet is now making its move into commercial service. Florida-based VeriJet has six with plans to have over 130. It expects to expand its service area from Florida and the Southeast to California and Canada later this year. Europe is planned for 2022.
With the option of one or two pilots, n charter versions it can seat three to four adults and two children up to 90 pounds
Production Start: Delivery of the SF50 G-2 started in 2019
Production Ends: In Production
Very Light Jet
As of March 2021, Amstat lists 234 Vision Jet SF50s in service
Cirrus Vision Jet SF50 Cabin Size and Passengers
Height: 4 feet 1 inch
Width: 5 feet 1 inch
Length: 11 feet
Seating Capacity: 4 adults and 2 children up to 90 lbs.
Maximum Cruise Speed: 354 mph
5 cubic feet
Fractional Ownership – No
Dedicated Jet Card – No
On-Demand Charter – Yes
The SF50 G-2 is priced at about $2.8 million new. Controller lists used SF50s ranging from $1.9 million to $3.25 million