Pilots and job satisfaction

Date:
June 26th, 2012

We all measure job satisfaction both in financial terms and in how much we enjoy our jobs. And while most pilots venture into the world of aviation out of a long held passion for flying,…

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London’s smaller airports under the Olympic spotlight

Date:
May 31st, 2012

London Heathrow is closing to private jet traffic during the London 2012 Olympics and RAF Northolt will also be closed to all but Heads of State. But London is spoilt for choice when it comes to…

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Eurostar or private jet? That is the question.

Date:
May 14th, 2012

Eurostar is rolling out an expansion plan for 10 new European destinations from its London St Pancras hub. At the same time we see British Airways’ parent company IAG reducing BA’s European network. IAG bought…

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‘Horrible’ airport experiences

Date:
May 9th, 2012

There is no doubt that the airport experience is rarely a positive one for airline passengers these days. Rarely a week goes by without a new media story about record-breaking delays or complaints – often…

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Top 10 animal hold-ups at airports

Date:
April 26th, 2012

Departures at La Guardia Airport in New York were held up for ten minutes this morning while workers rounded up a dog that ran on to a runway. The pooch, a 30-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy…

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Relocation, relocation: How to move an airport

Date:
April 11th, 2012

On 3rd June 2012 Berlin’s new Brandenburg Airport will open, combining  Berlin’s Tegel, Schoenefeld and Tempelhof Airports. How do you move an entire multi-million passenger airport within a few hours of one night, when there…

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How much does it cost to buy a private jet?

Date:
April 11th, 2012

Here at PrivateFly we’re focussed on private jet charter, and finding you the best available aircraft for your charter flight (here’s some information on how much it costs to charter a private jet), many of…

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Nutrition & private jets

Date:
March 29th, 2012

Not necessarily an obvious pairing, but private jets and nutrition joined forces earlier this week when our Marketing Director Carol Cork shared the stage with top nutritionist Hala El-Shafie. The pair were both helping London…

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Ask The Pilot: Can I use my mobile phone on a private jet?

Date:
March 8th, 2012

Civil Aviation Regulations state mobile phones must be switched off for aircraft take off and only used whilst airborne if operated in ‘flight safe mode’. However most private jet pilots will turn a blind eye…

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The use of GPS in aviation

Date:
February 29th, 2012

Since its launch in 1994, the Global Positioning System (GPS) has impacted our lives in many ways. Maintained by the United States government, it is freely available to anyone with a GPS receiver – including…

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