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New World’s Largest Aircraft’s surprising luxury air travel potential

Credit: Airlander
Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson is spearheading publicity for a radical new 300 foot long fuel efficient airship. The craft, known as the HAV304, will travel up to 100 mph for up to 3 weeks at a time carrying over 22,000 lbs of payload. It’s planned as a platform for cargo, surveillance, and communications with Dickinson touting its ability to drop its cargo “right where it needs to be.”

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Deer Valley Celebrity SkiFest

Magellan Jets and Resorts West Partner to offer luxury package during Deer Valley Celebrity SkiFest
Celebrities, skiing, a private jet and luxury accommodations

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Schwarzenegger Takes Private Jet to Asia

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, (C), shakes hands with Chinese during a visit to a Californian food and beverage Festival at a hypermarket in Hangzhou in east Chinas Zhejiang province 11 September 2010. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is on a weeklong trade mission that will take him to China, Japan and South Korea. EPA/MU CHEN

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Tracking Private Jets isn’t Always Easy!

Photo credit Flickr user Rich Snyder.
Want to be invincible in the sky? Nowadays anyone can track your whereabouts especially while operating in public airspace. The company FlightAware.com grants users accessibility to view a wide range of flights and their scheduled routings. When an aircraft is operating in controlled airspace their identification number must be clearly visible on the fuselage. This goes for private flights too! Pilots talking to air traffic control are broadcasting their whereabouts and intentions on public radio frequencies, making it even easier to listen in on the open skies.

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Paris Hilton Tweets about Her Luxurious Lifestyle and Private Jet

Living a luxurious lifestyle is one thing, bragging about it is another. Paris Hilton this week has tweeted numerous times about her luxurious lifestyle-flying on private jets and shopping at Channel. She definitely likes to fly in comfort. As you can see below, Paris took pictures of herself reclining in a queen sized bed while on board a private jet.  The private jet is a 1979 Boeing 747, approximately $270 million and owned by Sheldon Adelson, CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation.  What you may not know is that Magellan Jets can provide a private jet charter on aircrafts just like that.  We pride ourselves on always finding the right jet for your charter, no matter your needs or wishes!

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John Travolta can Park his Private Jet at his Private Home Airport

John Travolta’s Private Jet Airport
John Travolta has been a fan of private aviation for some time. He currently owns a Gulfstream II and Boeing 707 that are both able to taxi right up to two buildings connected to his house. People may have seen Travolta flaunt his private jet on “MTV Cribs” a few years ago. What you may not have known is that his $2.5 million home features a jetway for him to have direct access to his private airliner without even going outside. The 6,400 square foot house is located in Ocala, Florida and is in the exclusive fly-in community of Jumbolair.  Of course Magellan can provide any size aircraft, although customers are on their own to get them to the front door!
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Mark Zuckerberg, Billionaire? Doesn’t Want a Private Jet!

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, weighed in on his social network, hating interviews, privacy, private jets, and an upcoming movie trailer. Recently Facebook just hit its 500 millionth user marking an impressive record. In an exclusive interview with ABC World News reporter Diane Sawyer, viewers got a chance to witness an inside looks into Zuckerberg’s personal life. During the interview Zuckerberg talked about Forbes’ claim that he was a billionaire, refuting it on the grounds that his company is still privately held. Speculation of Zuckerberg wanting to own a private jet remains popular. Zuckerberg makes it clear, however, that the rumors are false. What billionaire does not want to own a private jet? The smart ones. Unless you’re flying 400 hours a year or more on your very own jet, it is a waste of money! Being affluent has its perks, and flying private is definitely one of them. Magellan Jets allows individuals to get all the benefits of owning an aircraft and more, without a $50 Million asset to worry about!

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Peter Jackson’s $68 Million Gulfstream G550

Director Peter Jackson recently acquired a new Gulfstream G550 for an estimated price of $68 million. The private jet is one of the nicest jets on the market and can fly from New Zealand to Los Angeles non-stop. Jackson previously had a Gulfstream IV but was plagued with too many fuel stops, so he decided to trade up. The G550 can accommodate up to 16 passengers. Some of the seats can even be converted to beds, although those may require some pajamas. Jackson is a vintage aircraft collector and owns 29 World War I aircraft, some original and some replicas. Although we don’t charter vintage planes, Magellan Jets does have the capability of accommodating customers who would like large Gulfstream jets just like Mr. Jackson’s, all with the highest levels of safety and comfort and for far less cost than owning your own. Check out the link here

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Bruce Willis Plans to Build His Own Airport

The superstar actor Bruce Willis has incurred the wrath of local critics over his plans to build his own airport near his ski lodge, the Soldier Mountain resort, in Idaho. The Die Hard star reportedly wants to have the private airport close to the small town of Hailey, where he moved almost 20 years ago. He believes this will stimulate the state’s economy, because it will enable more traffic to come through, most of which would be private jet owners (read: moneyed visitors).
Also, the Sixth Sense star promises “fresh employment opportunities,” should his airport get built.

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