Forget the price. Here’s what you need to ask before your next private air charter

Private jet charter safety

Before chartering a private jet, turboprop or piston aircraft, here are the questions you should ask the operator

The National Business Aviation Association’s Aircraft Charter Consumer guide offers the questions you should ask of a charter operator before you buy, and certainly before you fly.

After the death of Sala, here are the questions you should ask about your private charter pilots

Private Jet Safety

The crash that killed European soccer star Emiliano Sala and lack of regulation for brokers is putting qualifications of private jet pilots in the spotlight

As reports started to surface that the pilot who flew the doomed flight of soccer star Emiliano Sala might not have been qualified, it made me wonder, how can this happen? Here’s a professional athlete making millions of dollars on a private charter being flown at night, in poor conditions, by somebody who may not have had the experience needed for that trip, on an aircraft that was probably not ideal for that time and place.