Brooke Takes Her First Solo Flight

This blog is part of a series on Brooke Banglesdorf, Curt and René’s daughter, who moved to Florida in March 2018 to become a full-time student at Flight Safety International in Vero Beach. For more, search “Brooke Banglesdorf” in our blog’s sidebar. After a wait that was longer than she had hoped, Brooke was finally [...]

By | 2018-07-26T17:23:43+00:00 July 26th, 2018|0 Comments

The Most Affordable Private Jets

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 [...]

By | 2018-07-24T14:48:06+00:00 July 24th, 2018|0 Comments

New Plane Roundup

Falcon 6X Following Dassault’s abandonment of the Falcon 5X in late 2017 due to development issues of the new Snecma Silvercrest engines, they’ve moved on to a successor in the Falcon 6X, which they announced in February of 2018. The aircraft is set to make its first flight in 2021 with deliveries slated to begin [...]

By | 2018-07-19T17:01:35+00:00 July 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Diagnostic Advantages of Buying New

While buying an older aircraft certainly presents advantages in the acquisition costs, the diagnostic advantages afforded to those who buy newer models may be worth the extra money in the long run. At a recent Falcon event, our research team was able to hear directly from Dassault about some of their most recent diagnostic features. [...]

By | 2018-07-12T17:17:54+00:00 July 12th, 2018|0 Comments

7 Great Planes That Can Be Flown by a Single Pilot

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. [...]

By | 2018-06-20T16:21:19+00:00 June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Brooke Banglesdorf Takes to the Skies in a Rainstorm

This blog is part of a series on Brooke Banglesdorf, Curt and René’s daughter, who moved to Florida in March 2018 to become a full-time student at Flight Safety International in Vero Beach. For more, search “Brooke Banglesdorf” in our blog’s sidebar. Brooke recently had an interesting experience in the air, dealing with her first [...]

By | 2018-06-20T16:02:27+00:00 June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Press Conference Slip-Up

Comments like the one uttered in a press conference earlier this week by Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker give me pause on encouraging my daughter’s pursuit of a career in aviation. At a meeting of airline chiefs in Sydney, Al Baker, who is the new chief of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) said [...]

By | 2018-06-07T15:15:47+00:00 June 7th, 2018|0 Comments

What Are the Biggest, Baddest Private Jets in the World, and How Much Do They Cost?

Gulfstream, Bombardier, Dassault, and Embraer face off as we take a look at each of their respective biggest planes and the costs associated with them, both in purchase and operation. We'll also take a look at how each one’s performance specs stack up against the competition.   Gulfstream G650 Cost - Gulfstream’s G650 is arguably the most [...]

By | 2018-05-31T14:29:08+00:00 May 31st, 2018|0 Comments
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