This aircraft has been nicknamed and labeled by the many pilots who have flown it. Ugly duckling is one of the many colorful names and comments used to denote the Beechcraft Premier. Comments are frequently made about how small the engines appear, while they pack an impressive 2,300 pounds of thrust per engine.
Beechcraft has always made exceptional aircraft that are strong and preferred by various branches of the military for their stout, robust characteristics. Beechcraft boasts the Premier 1A holds the distinct title of largest cabin in its class, without sacrificing its remarkable top speeds. This light jet may be operated by a single pilot, and will transport four passengers comfortably, reliably, and expeditiously to a destination 1,150 miles away at 500 miles per hour. Beechcraft claims this speed is 50 miles an hour faster than the closest, light jet competitor. Beechcraft also takes pride in the Premier’s lower acquisition and operating costs per mile than Cessna Citation CJ2+.
The Premier is capable of flight at 80% the speed of sound or 525 miles per hour. This speed is achieved through a design incorporating swept wings, with an ultra – strong drag – reducing fuselage, constructed with carbon-fiber composite technology. At maximum takeoff weight, the Beechcraft Premier is able to climb from sea level to 35,000 feet in 15 minutes, and has a maximum operating altitude of 41,000. The Premier’s fuselage is entirely composite, sandwiched with graphite epoxy laminate and a honeycomb type core. This design is extremely strong, efficient, and highly resistant to fatigue and corrosion, which contains a fuselage that has no stated life limit. The Premier has seating for up to 6 passengers and can hold up to 76.9 cubic feet of baggage. The baggage can weigh up to 750 pounds, while the total payload of passengers and baggage can total up tp 1400 pounds.
The Premier is capable of transporting 5 passengers from Palm Springs, CA to faraway destinations of:
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”.