Jet Journal Feature

Cheap at Any Price

Cheap at Any Price

Our twin and turbine aircraft are expensive to operate, and I occasionally wonder if the extra cost is worth it. But recently, I had to return from a trip to Phoenix via the airlines that very quickly corrected any doubt I had about the value of the business aircraft we operate – and often take Read More

L-39 Albatros: Own and Fly a Fighter Jet

L-39 Albatros: Own and Fly a Fighter Jet

 The dream of flight began when we became enviously aware of our avian cohabitants. Pilots who have achieved this dream are summoned by a siren song offered in various meters. Some are drawn to a remote terminus difficult to reach by commercial carriage (traveling without interaction with TSA is a major benefit). Many merely love Read More

Innovative Jet Ownership

Innovative Jet Ownership

Startup company “Jet It” is not your typical fractional. Founded by aviators for aviators, Jet It seeks to alleviate the expenses related to jet ownership by allowing as little as two and up to 10 owners to collectively purchase and utilize a new HondaJet from its developing fleet. The ability to share the acquisition and Read More

Our First Look at the HondaJet Elite

Our First Look at the HondaJet Elite

Honda Aircraft extends range and performance with its latest model. The HondaJet, certified in December 2015, has undergone its first upgrade – referred to as the Elite. After selling 92 of the first model, Honda Aircraft, under the leadership of CEO and President Michimasa Fujino, has released this new version with increased performance, additional range, upgraded Read More

Behind the Scenes: Pilot Training

Behind the Scenes: Pilot Training

What qualities are training providers looking for when they hire in an instructor? How is the volatility of the pilot market altering the training business? What tips do instructors have for pilots preparing for a training course? During a recent visit to TRU Simulation + Training in Tampa, we got specific in our exploration to Read More