An insider's look at the performance, operation and customer experience of Bombardier's Global 6000 - a private jet with a 3-section cabin and a very long range.
An insider's look at the performance, operation and customer experience of the Challenger 605 - a private jet that proves to be a lot of plane for the money.
An insider's look at the performance, operation and customer experience of the Citation CJ3 - a private jet popular with private owners and air taxi operators around the world.
There’s a big difference between “cheap” and “affordable,” and many first time buyers underestimate the cost disparity. For example, the $500,000 jet with a roomy cabin may need $2,000,000 in upgrades if it’s going to be flying in two years. And of course, it’s always important to be in an aircraft that meets your mission—runway [...]
One of the biggest considerations for aircraft buyers who don’t want to hire a full flight department is whether or not the aircraft qualifies to be flown with a single pilot. While some operators fly with two pilots for safety and redundancy reasons, the following planes are among our favorites for a number of reasons. [...]
Bob Hoover is known by many as the greatest pilot of all time. Among countless other feats, he witnessed Chuck Yeager break the sound barrier for the first time, spent 16 months as a POW during World War II, spent time with Orville Wright and Neil Armstrong, and coached the pilot of a P-51 with [...]
Captain Christy Wise’s leg was completely severed by a boat propeller in 2014. Today, she’s back in the skies flying search and rescue missions in Lockheed’s HC-130J for the United States Air Force. Wise is the first female leg amputee in the history of the U.S. Air Force to return to flight, and she did [...]
Citation Latitude Great range and spacious amenities (pictured above) The Citation Latitude sets itself apart from other Citations with its near 3,000-mile range, allowing it to make a nonstop trip from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine in five hours. It’s Cessna’s first super-midsize cabin, offering room for as many as nine passengers, though operators rarely [...]
After learning Jessica Cox’s story, you’ll likely find you have no excuse…for anything. Cox is the world’s first licensed armless pilot. Yes, armless. She’s the first armless black belt in the history of the American Taekwondo Association. She can play the piano, put her own contact lenses in, scuba dive, and text on her cell [...]
Depending on the age, total time, and the quality of maintenance a pre-owned aircraft has received, you may or may not need to replace its interior upon purchasing. René recently made the trip to West Star Aviation on behalf of one of our clients to assist in selecting an interior design for a soon-to-be purchased [...]