Have you ever wondered what the difference was between the Gulfstream GV, G500, and the Gulfstream G550 private jets? When looking to charter a jet, it is important to know the exact ins and outs of the aircraft that you are planning to fly on. Obviously, we make it a point to supply the best aircraft possible when you charter jets through Magellan Jets, but it’s still good to know all the facts!
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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.
An upcoming “Big Boys’ Toys” event that will be held in Abu Dhabi is expected to attract top aviation customers around the world. The four-day show at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre will take place February 2-5, 2011. Big Boys’ Toys comes at the right time as the business jet market is heading towards an incline in the region and UAE . The business jet market is poised for steady growth with orders of more than 200 units expected to be delivered to the region by 2015. Currently, the Middle East region accounts for approximately 6 percent of the global business jets market. Demand for another 400 units is expected in the next eight years as the market continues to grow tremendously. The Middle East, especially the United Arab Emirates, has experienced significant demand for private charter flights as business executives continue to travel both to domestic and international destinations. The exhibitors aim to meet the needs of high net worth customers and owners of private jets. The event will offer companies the ideal platform to highlight the latest offerings in services and jet models to the wealthy and top business executives.
After seeing a huge increase in demand from private flights, St. Kitts will be constructing a
AOL Travel reported on their blog on August 13th about the rapidly rising fees for airline travel. Did you know some airlines are now charging you for carry on baggage and at least one airline is now charging more for seats closer to the exit of the aircraft—ostensibly to make the boarding and de-boarding process quicker. At Magellan Jets we know that you don’t want to have to worry about endless fees and charges tacked on after the face. We always quote you all-inclusive pricing so you know up front how much your charter flight will cost. Voyager jet card members take it one step further by including complimentary ground transportation and catering! When you book empty legs with several passengers you can sometimes fly for less than the cost of first class tickets (not even counting bag fees, seat fees, and booking fees!) Live chat with us, call us at 877-550-JETS, or email us at [email protected] for more information!
The FAA places very stringent safety measures on any new aircraft. A new type of jet (Gulfstream G550, Bombardier Global Express, Cessna Citation X, etc) must meet many requirements for test flights and performance under extreme conditions. Not anyone can build a plane and have it certified to carry paying passengers! There are many safety steps that have to be taken when a new jet is being tested, but here are some of the biggest (and most interesting!)
Did you know thousands of private jets are flying on empty with full tanks of fuel?
Mark Wahlberg was in Hingham, Massachusetts last night to host a local premier of his
Magellan Jets would like to thank everyone who came out last night to support The Josh Beckett Foundation at the 2010 Beckett Bowl. It was a fun night full of excitement and prizes (and a little bit of bowling too). We would like to personally congratulate the winner of The Ultimate Private Jet Experience in the live auction, provided by Magellan Jets. The winner will be whisked away in a luxurious private jet to New York and experience the Red Sox vs. Yankees rivalry from Josh Beckett’s personal seats. The Josh Beckett Foundation was able to raise well over $500,000 last night with the help and support of everyone who came out, with all proceeds benefitting Children’s Hospital Boston. Make sure to visit The Josh Beckett Foundation to read about the foundation, the event, the children, and to make additional contributions. Make sure to also visit Magellanjets.com/blog to stay updated on private jet news, events, and special offers!
Congratulations to Spain for winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup! Millions of viewers around the
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!
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, 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!
Recently, President Obama’s dog, Bo, traveled to Maine on his own private jet. The Obama’s love their dog so much that they wanted to ensure his safety and comfort while traveling to Maine. Pet friendly hotels and vacation rentals have seen growing demand but transporting your pet to your desired destination has caused some trouble and aggravation. If you choose to fly commercial with your pet, the entire process can be extremely traumatic for them. Most commercial airline companies require your animal to stay inside a crate and be placed with the luggage if they exceed a 20lb weight limit. With a private jet charter, your little (or big!) friend can be by your side at all times with no hassle. Pets are able to travel onboard the aircraft while being relaxed, stable, and in complete luxury. Perhaps the biggest bonus to it all is that you know where your pet is at all times. Magellan has had many clients travel with their pets, so we’re pros at the in’s and out’s of the process. We’re always happy to help make the experience exceptional for you and your furry (or feathery or scaley) friend! To Learn More Click Here: http://www.travpr.com/pr-1671-pet-friendly-travel-with-private-jets.html
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
Angelina Jolie recently traveled to Japan via private jet along with her kids, Maddox, Pax,
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