The “Porsche of the Sky” is how many pilots like to refer to the Learjet 31a. The Learjet 31a was designed with speed in mind, with the capability to reach a cruise speed of .81 Mach. It has the ability to climb to level cruise in just under 28 minutes, way beyond the capabilities of any private jet at the time.
With this aircraft, an owner can expect great runway performance and lower fuel burn, making it a great candidate for fast and efficient private jet travel.
The Learjet 31a can carry up to 8 passengers in its 17.1 foot-long cabin. It also has 67 feet of baggage space available to carry a large amount of luggage.
Accompanied with two Garret TFE engines, which provide 3,500 pounds of thrust each, this jet has the ability to outperform other private jets in its class. With a range of 1250 nautical miles while carrying four passengers the Learjet 31a is able to accommodate most trips with limited fuel stops.
The Learjet 31a has outstanding inflight performance characteristics. With its rapid acceleration and runway performance, it is clear why it is a favorite among pilots. The Learjet 31a can take off in just under 3,490 feet at sea level and climb to an altitude of 47,000 feet in only 28 minutes.
Of all the features of the Learjet 31a, the Bendix/King KFC 3100 autopilot system makes the pilots job the most straightforward. With automatic climb and descent modes that control the jet’s flight for best possible performance, the pilots can focus on keeping the passengers happy. The control board has been designed to be more user friendly, with small EFIS displays that summarize activity. All these additional features allow for a smoother and safer flight.
The Learjet 31a can accomplish many tasks for the savvy aircraft owner and typical charter customer.
Had a great flight yesterday. The pilots were amazing. Got us thru a storm and wind with hardly a bump. Very impressive.
The trip was great. We were scheduled to depart at 9:00am. My parents arrived at the Bermuda Dunes Airport around 8:15. The pilots were ready a long time before that. They asked if we wanted to leave early and we got my father loaded up in the jet and left 8:30am. You couldn’t do that with a commercial flight. The pilots were very courteous and professional. They made us feel safe and comfortable before the flight and during the flight.
I used to charter from other companies, until I met the personnel from Desert Jet. I haven’t flown with anybody else in the last 10 years. Desert Jet is an organization that puts safety first, and I appreciate their professionalism.
They are professional; they care about what they do. It’s a top notch organization right here in our backyard.
Thanks for the super crisp, professional, and friendly service…will definitely use you guys again!
Thanks for taking care of (my associate), he was delighted.
I just wanted to send an email about our wonderful flying experience with the company. We booked a flight for four to San Francisco for April 15 – 18… What an absolutely great holiday getaway. Your staff are so wonderful, the pilot was great and the overall experience was above expectations. We are hoping to go again this fall and sure hope we can make our dates work to fly with you. Thanks for making our weekend such a memorable holiday for all us.
We had a great trip and hope to be able to do it again. Love the pilots!
Thank you all so much for a fabulous flight! What a first class operation! Archie panted the whole way but T-bone acted as though this was “normal” for him! We loved the two pilots….what great guys! I look forward to a long relationship! Thank you again for everything….especially the Bones and Scones cookies.
Thanks again for making the past year of charters truly a great experience. It’s enjoyable to business with such a well-organized and professional company. You and the team at Desert Jet make the following business statement a reality – “committed to excellence in customer service”.