With new business jumping 50% so far in 2017 on top of 20% growth in 2016, Flexjet LLC says it is hiring pilots for the first time since 2015.
According to the Associated Press, 35-year-old Sean Michael Fitzgerald was convicted of being intoxicated before he was set to pilot a private jet charter flight in 2016. He is due to be sentenced Sept. 19.
While private aviation has a solid record of safety, there are exceptions and consumers can do some easy due diligence in selecting private aviation providers. The cause of today’s crash of a 1981 Learjet (Tail N452DA) on approach to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey is not known. Both pilots were killed in the crash.
Private aviation is extremely safe, with under 400 deaths in 2015. In other words, you’re ten times more likely to drown in your bathtub. Yes, you heard that right. Over 5,000 people each year drown in their bathub.