Live And Let Fly: Our favourite private jet moments from Bond films

Date:
December 4th, 2014

At PrivateFly we love a good Bond film. Speed, gadgets, technology, travel…it’s everything we like. So we were more than a little excited to hear details about the latest film in the franchise, Spectre, due…

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Flying the world’s most popular private jet

Date:
December 3rd, 2014

Take one jet, and add three pilot viewpoints. The jet in question is Cessna’s Citation Excel (XL), the best-selling private jet in the world. Taking it’s first flight over 18 years ago in 1996, the…

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Twin Engine Vs. Single Engine Helicopters: Which Should You Choose?

Date:
December 3rd, 2014

This week, we received a flight request from a customer who wished to book a private helicopter tour over Paris, so that he could propose to his girlfriend. However, instead of discussing the ultimate romantic…

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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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