The Royal Baby – a natural born aviator?

A new Royal aviator? © GETTY IMAGES

Earlier this week all eyes were on London as the British Royal Family welcomed a new arrival – Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.

PrivateFly predicts Prince George is likely to fly over 20 million air miles in his lifetime, making him one of the most well-travelled children in the world.

At PrivateFly, we regularly arrange private jet charter flights with babies, toddlers and children. In fact over 20% of our private jet flights have a family member on board.

Flying as a family by private jet has many benefits, not least saving precious family time and avoiding the stress and hassles of airline delays.

Here’s our complete guide to flying with babies and children by private jet

Newborn babies can fly on board private jets, as long as they have a passport (which shouldn’t be a problem for the young Prince George). Families with newborn babies will often take the baby on board a private jet in their baby car seat. So Prince George can get off to a flying start (when his mum and dad are ready!)

The Royal family use a combination of scheduled airlines, military aircraft and private aviation, depending on the occasion.

Given today’s increasingly global climate, the Royal baby is likely to fly more air miles than any other Royal in history.

Duke of Cambridge Helicopter Pilot © AP

Aviation will also be in his blood – with a history of pilots in the family, including Prince William and Prince Harry’s helicopter pilot careers.

In a recent podcast I did with Patrick Jephson, (Princess Diana’s former chief of Staff), he talked about how the young princes were inspired to become pilots by seeing helicopters landing in the back garden at Kensington Palace.

PrivateFly’s pilot survey last year also found that 16% of pilots specifically chose the profession to follow in family footsteps.

Our flight team are always asked lots of questions when arranging family flights, so here are our FAQs for flying with babies and children.