Welcome to the Blog for How to Fly Private, a website dedicated answering all of your questions regarding private aviation.

Whether you’re interested in purchasing a private jet, looking to become a jet card member, or if you’re thinking about chartering a private flight instead of going commercial, we’re here to assist in any question or concern you may have.

Our team of dedicated aviation professionals have a ton of experience working with charter brokers, private jet operators and other aviation related companies, so if you’re looking for a consultant/advisor to help you determine the best route for you, contact us or give us a call – we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Team Can Help:

  • Deciding between on demand charter, jet card membership, fractional, aircraft ownership
  • Selecting a provider and how to choose the right company for each type of service listed above
  • Deciding between a broker and an operator
  • How to physically book a flight (via phone, email, or booking system online) and pro’s vs cons
  • Deciding aircraft sizing to use (range, pax count, and category breakdown)
  • Safety Auditing Programs
  • How to pay for flying private
    • Wire vs ACH vs credit card vs check
    • What items to expect included
    • What items to expect additional that may come up
    • What to pay extra for as additional services
  • Contract terms and cancellation policies (also linking between selecting the right provider) and selecting the appropriate type of service)

Common Questions

Do private jets fly higher than commercial jets?

Private jets are able to fly at higher altitudes than commercial airplanes, usually up to 45,000 feet. This allows private aircraft to avoid the most congested airspace and create a more direct route for your flight.

Are private planes faster?

That depends on the aircraft you’re flying in. Private jets such as a Gulfstream G650 or Cessna Citation X can reach cruise speeds of up to 600mph – that’s almost 100mph faster than a Boeing 747 or an Airbus 320. While the higher cruising speeds help to shave off some of your flight time, the biggest time-saver is skipping the long baggage lines and unnecessary wait times of commercial terminals.

How much does it cost to own and operate a private jet?

Depending on the size and type of the aircraft, owning a private jet can run you anywhere between $700,000 to $4 million per year. The cost of owning and operating a private jet includes several factors. Owners are responsible for the maintenance and hangaring of the aircraft, and together with the cost of flight crew and fuel, it can become quite expensive. For this reason, many aircraft owners put their jet on a charter certificate to help off-set costs.

Where Can I Fly?

Private aircraft are able to arrive/depart at 10x the number of commercial aircraft, allowing passengers to land closer to their destination, or to visit remote lands who do not offer commercial service.

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