Many times mainstream media coverage of business aviation
focuses on scoundrels and outlaws
Find a story about Jeffrey Epstein that doesn’t mention he has a private jet or flies by private jet and I will give you a buck. Earlier this year, The Washington Post profiled Elon Musk, tracking his private flights. In one example, it used the fact that his jet would drop him off at one airport and pick him up at another, closer to where he ended his day, as a sign of excess instead of efficiency.
From my perspective, very good journalists often use private jets as evidence that somehow supports unflattering and sometimes illegal behavior. In some cases private jets do, but not in a different way than others use their car to get from place to place.
For the most part, most reporting on private jets ignores the real reasons those that can afford them, use them.
TRAQPak’s review of year-over-year flight activity (December 2018 vs. December 2017) indicates that December 2018 recorded a decrease of 0.5%.
Magellan Jets offers both category and aircraft specific jet card membership programs and features a safety program that goes beyond the third-party rating agencies
The number of jet card sellers continues to expand, powered by broker-based programs. Broker cards source aircraft from the more than 7,000 aircraft in the FAA Part 135 approved charter fleet, whereas operator cards mostly use aircraft their company either owns or manages. I say mainly because during peak periods many operators have to go outside their fleet to source lift. While there are multiple variances between every card program, those of you who prefer operator programs tend to cite being able to buy a specific aircraft type instead of category and operational oversight of planes and flight crew.
Flying your beloved pet by commercial airliner can be a risky and stressful proposition for you and your pet, meaning that flying your pet by private jet, with or without you, means a happier, healthier and much more appreciative friend. Still, there are some things to think about.
While the main benefit of owning a private jet is saving time and better access to more airports compared to flying commercially, privacy and confidentiality are important as well. However, a report by The New York Times shows that for the Super Rich, tracking their movements from jets to superyachts is easier than one might think.