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The Definitive Guide to Supplemental Lift

There are times when you may need to find supplemental lift options, such as when your own aircraft is unable to complete the mission due to maintenance, scheduling, or crew availability. With so many options available, it can be tough to determine which option best fits your needs. Learn how to choose between charter, fractional,… Read More

The Three Hs of Aircraft Performance – Hot, High and Humid

As another summer rolls on in the desert of Southern California, many people look forward to summer vacations, barbeques, spending time with friends and family, and most importantly, finding ways to beat the heat! While our pilots at Desert Jet enjoy all these things, they are also preparing to battle the notorious weather that is… Read More

The Biggest Myth You’ll Face When Choosing a Private Jet Travel Option

When considering the options available to fulfill your private jet travel needs, you might receive recommendations about the various methods of travel available by someone that has never personally evaluated your travel needs.  This is a frequent occurrence in the aviation industry, as there are many sales people that try to oversimplify what is really… Read More

The Not-So-Private Jet

Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration dismantled the Blocked Aircraft Registration Request (BARR), enabling all aircraft movements across the country to be tracked and followed. Previously, aircraft operators could opt in to have aircraft movements not display on publicly-available Internet sources such as Many companies are now are vulnerable to industrial espionage as their competition… Read More

Private Jet Charter Quotes – Ten Terms You Should Know

When comparing private jet charter quotes, take note of the following ten items that might make a difference in which quote you choose; Hourly Rate The largest charge on your private jet charter quote will be the hourly cost to charter the aircraft.  The hourly rate will be based on either actual air flight time… Read More

Empty Legs and One-Ways – Making Sense of Air Charter Deals

Today’s savvy private jet traveler has a host of options available when choosing an air charter flight.  Just a few years ago, if one wanted to travel one-way, they would purchase a fractional share or a jet card.  Today, air charter is one of the best means of getting from point A to point B… Read More

Aircraft Charter Safety Ratings – What Do They Really Mean?

When choosing an aircraft charter provider, it is important to determine whether the charter company you are considering meets the highest safety standards possible. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducts a lengthy certification process before ever granting an aircraft charter operator the authority to fly the general public.  In addition, the FAA has continual oversight… Read More

Air Charter – What You Don’t Ask Could Hurt You

Whether you utilize the services of a charter broker or contract directly with an air charter operator for your next private jet charter flight, the tough questions must be asked to ensure your flight meets all regulatory and safety standards.  After all, during an accident is the wrong time to learn that you have chartered… Read More

Air Charter Brokers and What You Should Know Before Using One

In our last private jet charter article we discussed the questions that should be asked of an air charter company when determining whether to utilize their services. In this article we’ll share some of the ins and outs of dealing with air charter brokers and jet card providers. An experienced and knowledgeable broker can be… Read More

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