10 rules of private jet-iquette

Date:
August 30th, 2016

Private jet travel is a lot more relaxed than many people think. It’s all geared around the client, so it’s hard to go far wrong. But there are some unspoken rules that most frequent fliers…

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Europe’s single-engine market opens up

Date:
July 28th, 2016

We’ve known it’s coming for a long time, but Cessna finally revealed the full story of their new single engine turboprop (SETP), at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh in July. A full specification was given in May, at…

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Latest news in pilotless planes & self-driving cars

Date:
June 21st, 2016

Pilotless planes and driverless cars are much talked about, but are still largely thought of as far off futuristic concepts in passenger transport. But we saw two important moves forward this month, that take autonomous transportation…

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Do private jet pilots strike?

Date:
June 14th, 2016

EasyJet pilots are striking today, in a row over pay and pensions by Dutch pilots who are members of the VNV union. This action is disrupting the airline’s flights to and from Amsterdam. There are also planned strikes…

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Lilium: The flying car in your garage

Date:
May 18th, 2016

It’s electric; takes off vertically from the smallest of spaces; and avoids the traffic on the roads. Lilium just might be the best thing – since the car – to park in your garage. While currently only at…

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Which city airport approaches are the world’s best?

Date:
February 23rd, 2016

While island and mountain airport approaches give a memorable view of the world’s natural wonders from above, city airports offer some equally iconic manmade views. The distance of an aircraft window can give a sense of perspective that…

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Are these the world’s best beach landings?

Date:
February 16th, 2016

Coming into land is a magical aviation moment – no matter how many times you’ve flown (in my case that’s many, both as pilot and passenger). Every landing is filled with the promise of discovery…

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Private jet charter operators in the USA: Part 91 vs Part 135

Date:
October 1st, 2015

Over a fifth of PrivateFly’s flights now take place in the US and this is a rapidly growing market for us. It’s also quite a different market to Europe, in a number of ways. (See…

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PrivateFly brings the Red Bull Air Race to BGAD

Date:
September 10th, 2015

At PrivateFly we like to do things a bit differently. And that includes trade events. On Tuesday 15th September we’ll be taking part in the The UK Business & General Aviation Day (BGAD), the annual gathering…

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Interview with pilot & risk specialist Matt Lindley

Date:
September 8th, 2015

As a pilot myself, it’s always interesting to to find out about other’s aviation careers. Especially when they move from full-time flying into business, as I did. Recently I caught up with an old Royal…

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