What is a sonic boom?

Date:
December 2nd, 2014

I’ve been asked several times about sonic booms this week, with social media users in the south of England reporting loud bangs last Saturday night. There were also similar reports on the east coast of…

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How abolishing APD in Scotland will impact business aviation in the UK

Date:
December 2nd, 2014

New powers given to Scotland will allow the Edinburgh parliament to abolish Air Passenger Duty. This will impact the private jet industry in addition to airline travel. If APD in Scotland is abolished, holidaymakers in…

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Ask The Pilot: Can it be too cold for an aircraft to fly?

Date:
November 27th, 2014

As temperatures in Siberia hit an unusual low of -52C earlier this month, the brake system on a Katekavia airlines Tupolev 134 froze solid in the parked position. This made it impossible for the aircraft to…

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Empty leg discounts for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Date:
November 25th, 2014

The concept of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – the days when retailers drop their prices in the lead up to Christmas – has been commonplace in the US for many years. But this year…

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Will new drone rules be stricter than many hope?

Date:
November 24th, 2014

Drones are flying higher than ever in the news at the moment. Firstly the FAA is expected to announce its proposals for rules on the use of commercial drones  - also known as UAVs (unmanned…

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Top 5 private jet charter aircraft 2014 – USA vs Europe

Date:
November 21st, 2014

PrivateFly is a global network of over 7,000 aircraft that you can charter, around the world. Part of the attraction of private jet charter is that you can choose from a large variety of aircraft…

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How to save 10 hours on the slopes this ski season

Date:
November 18th, 2014

Many skiers no longer have the time to take a whole week off to head to the slopes. More and more people are looking to take three or four-day breaks, over a long weekend. That’s…

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6 reasons dogs are good for business

Date:
November 18th, 2014

One of our team members here at PrivateFly is hairier than most. Tex the Labradoodle is my own dog, who comes into the office most days. As my wife Carol is also involved in the…

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PrivateFly Provides Ebola Evacuation Flights

Date:
November 14th, 2014

While private jets are typically viewed as a mode of transportation for those seeking luxury or privacy, private jets are also important transportation vehicles for medical emergencies, especially during the Ebola crisis. Earlier this year,…

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Celebrate New Year Twice In One Night? Sydney to LA in the world’s fastest private jet

Date:
November 13th, 2014

If you can’t get enough of New Year’s Eve, how about celebrating it twice – in one night? If you fly in the world’s fastest private jet, you can do just that. If you start…

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