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Private Aviation

While much of our news focuses on commercial aviation, there's still a place for news and analysis of private aviation. You'll find that here!


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Private Jet Near Misses: Why Pilots Are Getting Runway Instructions Wrong

The matter has become a hot topic after a string of incidents in recent months.

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Throwback: David Bowie's Unlikely Heroics Aboard A Private Jet

David Bowie once carried Peter Frampton off a private jet during an emergency evacuation.

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What Sorts Of Landing Fees Do Private Jets Face?

Fees between airports and private plane owners are often negotiated on an individual basis.

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The Golden Touch: A Look At This Stunning Refurbished Embraer Legacy 600

Special approval from Embraer had to be obtained for this exquisite paint job.

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How Do You Become A Flight Attendant On A Private Jet?

Exmaing the secrets of finding work on private jets.

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Why London Oxford Airport Is An Important Hub For Private Jet Traffic In The UK

In contrast to its complete lack of scheduled commercial flights, the facility is the fourth-busiest private jet airport in the United Kingdom.

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6 Ways In Which Private Jet Operators Differ From Commercial Airlines

Seats are booked for commercial travel, jets are booked for private travel.

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Why Private Jets Usually Fly Higher

Flying at higher altitudes offers private jets several operational efficiencies.

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Where Do Private Jets Land?

Private jets can use "normal" commercial airports as well as dedicated private facilities.

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Here's How Many Private Jets There Are In The USA

More than any other country on the planet.

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How High Do Private Jets Fly?

Private jets typically operate at higher altitudes.

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Here's How Far Private Jets Can Fly

The Gulfstream G800 and Bombardier Global 8000 will be two of the longest-range private jets.

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How Fast Do Private Jets Fly?

Some business aircraft are very fast.

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A Look At The Blended Wing Body Bombardier Ecojet

A blended-wing aircraft has advantages and disadvantages.

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Top 3 Ways To Track Private Jets

Three top trackers to satiate your flight-following curiosity

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How Much Do Private Jets Cost?

A look at how much private jets cost, and whether it is better to rent.

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