Are private charter flights safe?
Charter aircraft and the pilots that fly them are governed by the same stringent
rules and regulations as the airlines. When you board a private jet aircraft, that aircraft has been inspected each day prior to flight and extensively inspected every 100 hours of flight. Safety statitics per flight hour are comparable to the commercial airlines.
How do I book a private charter flight?
First, fill out the online form or call us and give us the details of your trip. We will provide you with a written quote, sometimes with more than one charter aircraft type to choose from. Once a quote has been accepted, payment arrangements will be made. Usually we require pre-payment by check or credit card prior to departure. You will be provided with the address of a place to go to at the departure airport and any details with regard to rental car, etc. will be given. If all passengers arrive prior to departure time, you charter flight will depart as scheduled.
Can we have a car waiting when we arrive at our destination airport?We can have a vehicle of your choosing at the arrival airport, usually planeside .
We need to get to the Mayo Clinic in Rocheter, MN. Can we use a charter flight to get us there?1. Yes and No. Due to FAA regulations, we cannot carry the following types of patients;
1. Anyone that needs any form of oxygen enroute.
2. Anyone whose condition could require any kind of medical attention in flight.
3. Persons that are heavily sedated. 4. There are other conditions that preclude us from carrying a patient, but check with us to determined viability. Generally, a fully ambulatory person with no IMMEDIATE medical needs can fly.
How long will the plane and pilot wait?The plane and pilot will remain in the city you travel to until you are ready to return. An nominal hourly fee is charged per hour while the crew waits and we will stay overnight as needed for an additional fee. A multi-day stay is possible, but at some point it becomes more cost effective us to drop you off, to return again when you are ready to come home again.
Where do you pick us up?Your charter aircarft can pick up at an airport that is most convenient for you, wherever you may be.
How many people can go?The smallest, most economical aircraft can hold up to four. Aircraft are available that will hold groups of up to 5, 6, 8, 9, 16 and 30 (or less in each case) See aircraft link for more details
How far can we go? Can you go overseas??Aircraft are available to fit any budget and mission profile. From a light twin to take you a few hundred miles, to a larger Gulfstream jet or simliar model to take you acrsoss the Atlantic to Europe or further, as your need dictates.