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How to Charter a Private Jet

Air travel is the quickest method of getting from point-A to point-B, but it doesn’t have to be a purely functional experience. Choosing to travel by private jet offers a wide spectrum of benefits. In short, a trip taken with a private jet can be enjoyable, relaxing, comfortable, and efficient. By flying on a private jet, you are ensuring your travel needs will be met at every turn. You will not need to navigate commercial airport traffic or hassle with security, and private jet services can also be personalized for your individual requirements.

The option of owning your own plane is certainly appealing and there are a few different ways you can pursue ownership. Fractional ownership, for example, is buying a share of a plane and does not require as much of a commitment as full ownership.

Chartering a plane is a great alternative to purchasing; it is simply making a reservation to use a jet for your private use. All of the same benefits of flying privately apply to private chartered flights and are quite attractive, but if you have never chartered your own jet before, it can seem a bit daunting. We will review here, in three steps, how to charter a private jet, hopefully simplifying the process for you.

01. DETERMINE YOUR NEEDS FOR FLYING

Determining your needs for flying is the first step. This will help to determine what type of company to reach out to, what type of plane you need, and the way you will want to charter (this is addressed in Step 03). Clarifying your private jet needs is easily accomplished by asking yourself a series of questions. You can then relay your specific travel needs to the charter company.

  • Are you going to be traveling frequently for business, and will your destinations often change, or will you be consistently flying to the same few places?
  • Are you looking for a last-minute flight?
  • Are you looking for an international flight?
  • How many people are you flying with?
  • How much luggage will you be bringing and will you have specialty luggage such as skis or golf clubs? (Keep in mind that the range is shortened with more weight, so it may be advantageous to ship larger luggage items to your destination ahead of time.)
  • Do you need a bed to rest in, Wi-Fi, or a larger cabin to fully stand up in?

After you have determined your needs for flying, ask for a detailed quote that includes additional fees (cancellation, overnight, de-icing, taxes, etc.).

02. UNDERSTAND THE LINGO

If you have never flown private before, it helps to know the lingo/keywords the industry frequently uses. Some general keywords to become familiar with are “prop planes,” “turboprop planes,” and “light jets.” Turboprop planes are roomy with seats arranged like commercial business class, while turbojets will be six to eight seaters, fly faster than prop planes, and feel more like a jet. Light jets are sleeker, more streamlined, and better for slightly longer trips.

Some more details to be aware of as you search for the charter jet that meets your needs will be the number of seats and the travel range. Now, instead of learning every single manufacturer and aircraft type out there, you can simply learn the different sizes of aircraft to get a good idea of what you’ll need. Important terms to learn are the frequently used aircraft categories:

Latitude 33 Aviation offers a wide variety of aircraft located throughout the nation. It is important to remember, though, that each jet can be decorated and set up to its owner’s specifications, so you should expect some variety as you do your research.

SAFETY RATINGS

Based on the type of aircraft that fits the needs of your trip, safety becomes your next determining factor. Private jet travel is extremely safe, but not all companies invest in the same level of standards. A key differentiator between charter companies is their safety rating. Wyvern Consulting and Aviation Research Group International, Inc. (ARGUS) are two independent aviation safety organizations. The more reliable charter operators hold the Wyvern Wingman and ARGUS Platinum certifications. Latitude 33 Aviation is part of the top five percent of U.S. private jet charter operators, and the only one in San Diego, to achieve the stringent ARGUS Platinum safety rating. To view the operator registry and their safety ratings, please visit the ARGUS website.

All private jets are regulated by the FAA, which sets minimum standards for maintenance as well as pilots’ experience and training. The best charter operators go above and beyond to exceed those minimum standards. As you are narrowing your search, ask for the operator’s FAA Air Carrier Certificate and D085. A current Air Carrier Certificate proves the company is authorized by the FAA to offer private jets for charter to the public. If they cannot provide this certificate, they are either an illegal charter company or a broker working as a middleman – as a travel agent does with an airline. The D085 is a page from the company’s FAA-approved scope of operations. It lists each aircraft the company operates, with registration (tail) number and serial number. If they quote an aircraft not listed on their D085, they are acting as a broker and another company operates that aircraft. This is normal within industry practice but should be disclosed with the client so the client is able to view the certificate holder.

03. CHOOSE YOUR COMPANY

Once you’ve determined your needs for flying and understand a little more about the industry, you can start looking into different companies that specialize in various types of private jet charters. Here are five different ways you can charter a private jet:

Private jet brokers have a great understanding of the industry and can use their connections to outsource the right plane to fit your needs. Brokers reach out to charter operators and do most of the work for you, in regard to finding an aircraft and arranging the contract details for your trip. (It should be noted that brokers are not required to hold any formal licenses, so it is important to ask about their background and ensure they have qualified knowledge of the industry. Many do belong to professional organizations; however, such as the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) or the Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA), all of which act to elevate professional standards.) Once hired, a broker is able to walk you through the process and tell you what to expect while booking your chartered flight. Brokers do not own or operate any aircraft; they are essentially just a middleman resource who locate aircraft from operators all over the country or globe.
Like Latitude 33 Aviation, many companies are fixed-fleet operators, which means that the company either owns or manages/operates a fleet of planes that they charter out to people. Charter operators have full control over the aircraft and are the ones that will actually fly the passengers. You can reach out directly to the company and they will help you schedule your flight from their own fleet of planes. The personalized service will often include help scheduling your transportation to and from the airport, as well as any catering or special requests you have while onboard. This is when familiarity with the lingo of the industry comes in handy. Chartering a jet through a fixed-fleet operator is a great option for getaway weekends to exotic locations for the family and won’t tie up any capital or leave you to fret over logistics. In that way, it is very much like renting a car. There may be a repositioning charge, though, which is the cost of paying for the jet to return to its home base. The price you pay will be to charter the entire aircraft, not per passenger, and charged hourly. Ask plenty of questions to ascertain the fees involved, such as daily minimums and taxi fees. Don’t forget to ask about safety: any reputable private jet operator will have safety information readily available (perhaps even featured on their website), and they can also tell you about the possible incident history of their jets and experience of their pilots.
Jet cards are great for high-volume flyers who have repetitive traveling needs. This option allows you to buy a set number of hours (generally starting at 25 hours) from a company and then use those hours towards a specified selection of planes. Essentially, this is similar to receiving a “bulk” discount – purchasing a large number of flight hours upfront in exchange for slightly lower rates. If you travel often for business and need consistent flights, having a jet card would be great for you. Often, you don’t get to choose from a large variety of aircraft, so jet cards work better for consistently similar trips using the same aircraft type. This option for chartering can be a great way to “test run” a few different types of jets, though, to help you discern which you prefer and can be valuable if you are considering private jet ownership.
Another option for those who travel by air regularly is a flight membership. This opportunity will require an initiation fee along with annual dues. Membership benefits range widely by company and program, with some providing access to book aircraft at reduced rates and other memberships providing an unlimited number of flights on pre-determined routes and schedules. A wonderful benefit of having a membership is that you are guaranteed access to a certain fleet of aircraft. Flight memberships, like jet cards, are best for frequent flyers who usually have consistently similar traveling needs.
If you are looking for a last-minute flight, you can check to see if any company has an empty leg/one-way flight for you. One-way flights occur when an aircraft needs to be repositioned, which means they plan to fly empty to a certain location. Most companies will sell these flights at a discount and, although these flights are pre-determined on set days, there could be a flight that works perfectly for your schedule. Some companies offer email notification lists, which you can join to be notified about their upcoming one-way flights. These flights can provide significant discounts when compared to traditional charter flights. For those who are pre-existing members, some companies will even offer unlimited, free access to their empty-leg repositioning flights once you’ve paid your initiation and annual membership fees. One significant drawback to this option is that, if the trip is canceled or changed, you no longer have a way to get to your destination; but if your schedule allows for last-minute flexibility then this is a great bargain, with the bonus of lessening your carbon footprint!

CHARTER A PRIVATE JET WITH LATITUDE 33 AVIATION

Overall, chartering a private jet for pleasure or corporate travel can be a gratifying experience! Your enjoyment of air travel will certainly increase and through chartering a jet you have the opportunity to try various aircraft models, increasing both your familiarity with your preferences, as well as your confidence for future charter bookings. Latitude 33 Aviation’s charter department is available 24/7 for your custom flights and trips. Contact our concierge charter department at 1-800-840-0310 or email Charter@L33Jets.com.

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It’s a Hot Summer for Private Aircraft Sales

There are many reasons why you or your company may be considering aircraft ownership if you are flying more than you anticipated this year. Summer travel continues to be a hot topic with all the uncertainty as the world opens back up. Major airlines continue to change schedules and drop routes. Commercial flights are fully booked with hundreds of passengers and thousands of touch-points you come in contact with during your entire flight process. Private jet charter welcomed many first-time flyers during 2020. Brokers, operators, and jet cards are introducing more blackout days, fully booked schedules on peak charter days, and higher fees. Increased booking windows and less availability of select aircraft are making an impact on the type of plane and experience you have come to expect. As the demand for travel significantly increased, so have private aircraft sales.

As a private jet owner, you are in control of the schedule, destination, and passengers on board – all without the wasted time waiting in long queues or navigating through crowded major airports.

Your aircraft is available whenever you want it, on your schedule.

BENEFITS OF OWNERSHIP

Tax Benefits

Potential for significant tax savings, including up to 100% bonus depreciation.

Privacy/Safety/Accessibility

Enjoy minimal touch-points, travel with only the passengers you choose, and have control over your aircraft’s schedule and availability.

Cost of Ownership

Managing your asset and planning for the future.

Tax Benefits

 

If your plan is to use your jet primarily for business, there are some potential tax benefits that can help offset the costs of the initial investment. On average, these deductions go above and beyond to help justify the sizable upfront purchase price.

Previously, businesses were able to recover up to 70% of a factory-new jet’s initial cost within three years time, based upon a disparity between the asset’s real-life rate of depreciation and accounting. In addition, a “bonus depreciation” was possible to speed up defined depreciation rates upwards of 50%. However, tax reform passed in late 2017 allows the potential for 100% bonus depreciation for the aircraft in the first year and applies to both new and used aircraft – a key benefit to those who can take advantage of the change. This means that after a business purchases a private jet, it can potentially depreciate the full purchase price of the aircraft immediately. Keep in mind, these potential tax deductions don’t apply to recreational/personal use of the aircraft. It is uncertain how long these tax incentives will remain in place, so many would-be aircraft buyers are choosing to take advantage of these current benefits before they go away.*

Privacy/Safety/Accessibility

Privacy

With the purchase of your own private jet, you can ensure a level of confidentiality and security above all other forms of personal or business travel. Whether it’s required due to your industry or a personal preference, owning your own aircraft places you in control of your personal and private travel requirements. Normally common among high-profile business professionals and celebrities, private jet travel is now becoming more widespread as privacy and personal information concerns are on the rise.

Safety

Private jet travel is extremely safe, but not all companies invest in the same level of standards. You want to work with a company like Latitude 33 Aviation who is among the top five percent of U.S. private jet charter operators to achieve the stringent ARGUS Platinum safety rating. However, safety concerns expand beyond the aircraft. You may have allergies or want to ensure a completely risk-free environment. You may experience sensitivities to perfumes or strong odors or have a compromised immune system. Perhaps you are concerned about your pet’s safety during flights or wary of not having the freedom to bring them along with you when traveling. Private jet ownership offers you the safety and convenience of controlling your surroundings by traveling consistently on your aircraft which is important for those with health concerns.

Accessibility

Accessibility is a huge deciding factor and an added plus for private aircraft owners. Are you having a difficult time securing an aircraft for your private charter flights? Are your charter rates or jet card rates continuing to climb? Are holiday and peak travel period surcharges exceeding your planned budget? Then ownership of a private aircraft is a perfect solution to remove limitations of accessibility for your personal or business life. Whatever your reason, owning a private aircraft will always supply the greatest opportunity for privacy, comfort, and flexibility. These preferences are major factors influencing the decision for many clients to move from chartering to private jet ownership.

Cost of Ownership

 

Attempting to become a jet expert overnight and purchasing an aircraft unassisted alone can be risky. Latitude 33 Aviation will help you select the perfect aircraft for your specific needs and introduce you to the latest aircraft models by industry-leading manufacturers. Whether you are looking for an all-new private jet or pre-owned aircraft for sale, our aviation company based out of Southern California walks you through the selection process to maximize your investment and minimize your risk. In some cases, the cost of ownership could possibly cost less than chartering or being a jet card member depending on your amount of travel.

When purchasing an aircraft, there are five primary categories of planes to choose from. The category is determined by factors like maximum range and passenger-carrying capacity:

Determining which aircraft category is right for you depends on various factors of your travel requirements. Are you traveling for business or pleasure? How many passengers do you normally travel with? How far away are your frequently traveled destinations?

 For example, if you fly shorter local trips between 100-600 miles, a turboprop is a good choice. However, if you travel with a larger party of 11 or more passengers and want to cover longer distances nonstop, then a heavy jet is best-suited for that mission.

If you are thinking about buying a jet to charter out or for personal use, it’s best to include the following in your thought process: average trip length, typical and maximum number of passengers that will be flying, potential savings from chartering, factory-new or pre-owned aircraft, desired acquisition budget, etc.

Finding a private jet to purchase can be a daunting task to pursue alone. It will most likely have you wondering if you’re vetting out all the best aircraft on market or getting a good deal as there are few aircraft valuation tools that are easily accessible. Latitude 33 Aviation makes the entire aircraft purchase process seamless and enjoyable for a buyer. Our dedicated in-house aircraft market intelligence team will build a custom aircraft market report with curated jet options aligned to your specific needs and preferences. Our data is based on a proven mix of real-time market updates, industry trends, market reports, realistic cost of ownership, aircraft history, and comprehensive investigative research. This allows you to make an informed and confident decision on the purchase of a factory direct acquisition or a pre-owned private jet. Information in these reports include the aircraft’s manufacture year, serial number and registration, aircraft location, total number of airframe hours, days on market, condition of paint and interior, pricing expectations, and more. Our experts are upfront about the condition of each aircraft for sale, as we closely analyze maintenance history and inspection reports for a sound purchase. We will also assist with negotiations, inspections, FAA documentation, closing, and delivery of your new aircraft. 

After purchasing an aircraft, there are ongoing costs for managing your private jet. These costs include but are not limited to hangar fees, fuel, landing fees, catering, hull insurance, liability insurance, crew and/or crew training, and average maintenance for parts and labor. When purchasing an aircraft, it is important to understand the total cost of ownership by evaluating not just the acquisition cost but also those for ongoing operations.

PARTNERING WITH AN EXPERT IN PRIVATE AIRCRAFT SALES

Latitude 33 Aviation is a fixed-fleet operator – not a broker, jet card, or app on your phone. We manage one of the newest and largest fleets of light, midsize, super-midsize, and heavy jets in North America. With over 120,000 hours of operational experience, we leverage our expertise to help you acquire the right aircraft that aligns with your mission profile and helps you gain the most out of your private jet asset for your business, family, and lifestyle. Deploying our management services will simplify the ownership experience and reduce your costs with fleet discounts, significant buying power to save on fuel, maintenance, subscriptions, and more. We understand details matter at each phase of the process – cash flows, account reporting, fuel savings, training, maintenance, and a flight crew that allow you to focus on what matters most to you. Let Latitude 33 Aviation help you make the most of your valuable time.

 Ready to purchase an aircraft?

At Latitude 33 Aviation, we are glad to help you through this process. Leverage an industry-recognized group of experts delivering professional, full-service private aircraft sales and acquisition services. Latitude 33 will handle every aspect of the private jet acquisition process for you including market analysis, aircraft selection, contract negotiations, legal and tax referrals, facility selection, on-site pre-buy representation, and jet pilot mentoring. We will gladly answer any questions and help you through the acquisition process. There has never been a better time to start the buying process than right now.

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Top 5 Tips for Private Jet Travel this Summer

The desire to travel this summer is at an all-time high. People all over the world have spent over a year adjusting to a fully digital life that lacked the joy of traveling. The world is ready to get back out there and make up for lost time spent at home. Summer 2021 is predicted to be full of travelers setting their sights on destinations they’ve been dreaming about for the past year. There is already a spike in travel bookings, which might make it difficult to book your travel plans this summer. Here are the top five tips to help you navigate through your travels this summer on a private jet.

01. BOOK EARLY FOR YOUR PREFERRED DATES

This season so far, there is a higher-than-normal volume of private jet charters booking each month and this trend seems to be continuing. To lock in your preferred dates of travel, it’s best to book as early as possible. In some cases, a 30-day booking window is preferred. It is also important to be aware of your arrival times as some higher elevation summer destinations, hot spots, and remote locations have limited access times due to weather, air temperatures, and runway lengths. Connecting early with the Latitude 33 Aviation charter team allows for more time to ensure your trip is locked in with the right aircraft type and crew for your flight.

02. AVOID OVERPRICED RENTAL CARS

It’s predicted to be a busy summer full of travelers hitting the road for long driving vacations. Rental car prices are soaring due to a series of pandemic issues that plagued the rental car market. With the drop in demand for travel, rental car companies were forced to downsize their inventory. However, as the demand for travel quickly grew, rental car companies were unable to replace their inventory to full capacity, greatly impacting their ability to meet the high travel demand. Due to the shortage of vehicles, prices for rental cars have increased four times the normal amount in some locations and the availability of the more popular makes and models are hard to lock in.

Avoid the hassle of booking an overpriced rental car by exploring other options. Car-sharing apps like Turo provide you with a more unique travel experience. Choose from a wider range of vehicles that will enhance your vacation – a vintage car, off-road Jeep, all-electric pet-friendly sedan, and more. Let Latitude 33 Aviation complete your luxury experience by booking a private limousine, sprinter van, SUV, or luxury sedan from a preferred ground transportation partner so you can fully relax on the road to your destination.

03. FLY DIRECTLY INTO YOUR DESIRED DESTINATION 

 

Unlike commercial airlines, private jets are able to fly into smaller airports with shorter runways, getting you closer than ever to your desired location. With strict travel restrictions through commercial airlines, traveling international has become more challenging than ever before. Private jet travel makes it easier than ever to fly into smaller, less crowded airports, avoiding long security check lines. International travel to popular destinations like Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands is seamless from start to end with Latitude 33 Aviation.

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04. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A ONE-WAY FLIGHT

 

Every so often, one of Latitude 33 Aviation’s private charter jets flies without passengers. These are called “empty leg flights” and they may occur because:

  • The jet is returning to its home base after a charter leg or service
  • The aircraft is flying to another destination to prepare for its next charter flight
  • It is more cost-effective for the jet and crew to return to their home base rather than wait for the return leg

These empty leg flights are already scheduled to depart on a certain date to fly to a certain location, which leaves little to no room for flexibility to dates, aircraft type, and location. This can make it difficult to book an empty leg flight that aligns with your schedule, but it can also make for a fun and spontaneous adventure. You could also get lucky and an empty leg flight could line up perfectly with your schedule. One-way flights are usually presented at a discounted rate, so if you’re looking to take on a spontaneous adventure and fly into a new destination, you can check our website daily for the most up-to-date list of one-ways flights, or subscribe to our weekly email update. One of these flights might be just the spark you need to try something new this summer vacation.

05. BRING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND PETS

Now is the time to shake off the travel blues, go and explore, and take away the worry by avoiding crowded commercial flights. When flying private with Latitude 33 Aviation, you have the entire aircraft to yourself meaning you will never share a flight with strangers. Fill your private flight with your family and closest friends. Let our charter team know how many guests you will be traveling with and we will find the perfect aircraft to accommodate every passenger and make your travel safe and comfortable. Bring along your furry friends, as well! Almost all of Latitude 33 Aviation’s charter aircraft are pet-friendly allowing them to ride alongside you in comfort.

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New Addition to Charter and Managed Fleet – Pilatus PC-12 NGX
Latitude 33 Aviation 2020 Pilatus PC-12

Convenience, Comfort, Flexibility.

Latitude 33 Aviation welcomes a factory-new Pilatus PC-12 NGX to its ever-growing fleet.

Latitude 33 Aviation 2020 Pilatus PC-12 For Charter Interior and Exterior

PILATUS PC-12 NGX FACTORY ACCEPTANCE

Latitude 33 Aviation is proud to announce the latest addition to its managed and charter fleet. This 2020 Pilatus PC-12 NGX is the first turboprop on Latitude 33 Aviation’s charter fleet. Takeoff and land on shorter runways, quick trips from San Diego to Palm Springs, or Los Angeles to Las Vegas, are now possible in the Pilatus PC-12 NGX.

PILATUS PC-12 NGX AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER IN CARLSBAD

Based at Latitude 33 Aviation’s headquarters, McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California, this factory-new Pilatus PC-12 NGX is now available for charter. The short takeoff field length of only 2,485 feet, allows this turboprop to take you places you’ve never been in a business aircraft. Fly closer to your ultimate destination and save overall travel time on your next private charter flight.

Other than the PC-24, no other business aircraft features a standard cargo door in addition to a main passenger entry door. Designed to allow a fork-lift to load a standard size pallet directly into the cabin, this PC-12 can surely fit your luggage, your golf clubs, and your surfboard. With 330 cubic feet of cabin volume, you’ll have plenty of space for you and your guests. Executive seating, large cabin windows, and a modern BMW Designworks interior elevate your comfort and productivity.

PRICING FROM CARLSBAD:

PHOENIX

$5,000

Day Trip

LAS VEGAS

$5,000

Day Trip

SALT LAKE CITY

$9,500

Day Trip

NAPA

$9,500

Two Nights

LATITUDE 33 AVIATION’S PRIVATE CHARTER SERVICES

Latitude 33 Aviation manages one of the newest and largest fleets of light, super-midsize, and heavy jets in the nation. With nearly 20 aircraft on their charter fleet, Latitude 33 Aviation is guaranteed to have to right type of aircraft capable of taking you to and from your desired destination. Flying private allows you to travel on your schedule and your terms by avoiding the hassles of flying commercially. The benefits of chartering a private jet with Latitude 33 Aviation are endless. With overseas operations across the Pacific Ocean and the recent addition of the 2019 Bombardier Challenger 350, Latitude 33 Aviation makes it easier than ever to charter a flight to Hawaii. Experience the flexibility, convenience, time savings, and privacy by requesting a charter flight quote in our pristine aircraft.

LATITUDE 33 AVIATION’S JET FACTORY ACCEPTANCE PROGRAM

Latitude 33 Aviation’s private jet factory acceptance program has been thoroughly designed and adapted to ensure that our customers receive the most perfect aircraft possible. Latitude 33 Aviation recently factory-accepted two 2018 Cessna Citation Latitudes and a 2018 Bombardier Challenger 350 that are now all available for charter. Our experienced professionals provide transportation, testing, and inspection services that can give you peace of mind when buying a jet. Our three-phase process starts well before the delivery day and continues until well after, representing and protecting our clients every step of the way. The three phases of our factory acceptance program include pre-delivery, delivery day, and post-delivery support. Latitude 33 Aviation guarantees our clients’ standards will be met at the time of the final delivery of their factory-new aircraft. To learn more about Latitude 33 Aviation’s private jet factory acceptance program, visit our jet acceptance page.

This aircraft is no longer available for charter.

For further information about the Pilatus PC-12 NGX visit:

Pilatus’ Website

Latitude 33 Receives Los Angeles Friendly Flyer Award 2019
Latitude 33 Aviation pilots getting on board private jet

Latitude 33 Aviation Receives Friendly Flyer Award

June 26, 2019 – The Los Angeles World Airports are committed to minimizing noise impact on the neighboring communities with aircraft operating at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY). Since 1959, LAWA has developed and implemented noise abatement programs, established partnership-based solutions, and worked with stakeholders in a cooperative and collaborative manner.

Latitude 33 Aviation manages aircraft, including a 2018 Citation Latitude, at Van Nuys airport and frequently performs flights into and out of the airport. The private jet charter, executive jet management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions company headquartered at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Southern California, received the Friendly Flyer Award for achieving outstanding compliance with the Van Nuys Airport’s Fly Friendly Program for the fifth consecutive year.

In 2012, the “Friendly Flyer” Award program was created to recognize jet operators and efforts being made to achieve the highest level of compliance with mandatory noise regulations and voluntary noise abatement programs at Van Nuys Airport. Latitude 33 Aviation was among 34 other companies recognized in the 7th annual Van Nuys Airport Friendly Flyer Awards ceremony. A luncheon ceremony was held at the Airtel Plaza Hotel to recognize the winners of the prestigious award.

The Friendly Flyer Award is presented annually to operators who meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • At least 60 southbound jet departures
  • No violations of the following:
    • Noise Abatement and Curfew Regulation
    • Non-Additional Rule
    • Noisier Jet Phase-out
  • 99% or greater compliance with the No Early Turn and the Quiet Jet Departure Programs.

Bombardier Challenger 350 Private Jet Acquisition

Latitude 33 Aviation manages one of the newest and largest fleets of light, midsize, and super-midsize jets in North America. Founded in 2006 in San Diego and led by two ambitious pilots looking to redefine the private aviation experience, Latitude 33 Aviation is the premier private jet charter, executive jet management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions company that serves a wide variety of travelers and destinations around the world. As part of the top five percent of U.S. private jet charter operators to achieve the prestigious ARGUS Platinum safety rating, Latitude 33 Aviation continues to lead the industry with community involvement and educational initiatives that continue to grow year over year.

 

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Benefits of Flying Private vs. First Class

When planning to travel by air, there is an ever-growing diversity of choice for flight services. However, commercial airlines are focused on increasing their profits by packing more passengers into each aircraft resulting in deteriorating passenger experiences. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, choosing to charter a private jet instead of flying first class or business class on a commercial plane offers significant advantages.

FLYING PRIVATE – TRAVEL ON YOUR OWN TIME

Convenience and time savings are benefits that are often considered priceless in our modern, busy world, and flying private offers both in spades. Whether you are running late or early simply call ahead and notify the crew. When flying on a private aircraft, your flight leaves when you are ready. Easily avoid the hassles of busy airports with a private charter and set your own schedule instead of being required to work around the schedule of a commercial airliner. As the number of budget commercial carriers increases, if your destination is not a hub then the choices are limited and restrictive. The overall travel time with a private jet service is significantly lower than commercial airline travel time. You will not need to navigate through large airport complexes or wait in long lines – instead, enjoy planeside valet parking and step aboard as soon as you arrive.

Flying privately makes the most of your valuable time by giving you the privacy and convenience to hold business meetings, work efficiently, or relax before your destination. Private jet charter operators are able to fly into smaller airports that will be closer to your destination. With over 5,000 smaller airports available to you when you fly on private aircraft (approximately 10 times as many airports than are available by commercial airline service), the time saved will quickly add up. Flexibility increases with private charter services, as well, because itinerary changes can be made last minute or even mid-flight in some cases, should an urgent need arise. One-way flights further boost the time savings by offering quick options for short-notice meetings or spontaneous getaways.

CLASS & COMFORT

Feeling comfortable when traveling is of high priority and it is also what frequently motivates the decision to fly first class or business class. However, private jet services are substantially more customizable to perfectly suit an individual’s comfort and preferences. For instance, by choosing the type, size, and onboard amenities of your jet, you are able to tailor your experience to the exact needs you and your passengers have. When you arrive at one of the private fixed-base operators, you will find private lounges offering complimentary refreshments and toiletries where you can rest and freshen up. The Private Suite at LAX is a luxurious and popular example! The seating arrangement within most private jets more closely resembles a high-end living room, and you are free to move around from one seat to another throughout your flight. You can count on superior service from start to finish, with crew focusing exclusively on the needs of you and your guests.

PERSONALIZED JUST FOR YOU

Private jet charter travel offers a bespoke travel experience, with the possibilities of requesting such personalized amenities like catering, entertainment media, reading publications, even specific designer fragrances. If you are celebrating a special occasion, you can coordinate with the operator ahead of time to have the plane decorated according to your theme. Fill the plane with balloons or other décor to start your vacation off in the most memorable way. Concierge companies that work directly with private charter flights are available to manage every detail of your in-flight celebration for you. Receive made-to-order catering or special food choices delivered to you ahead of time to enjoy while on your flight, and relish in the privacy of traveling only with whom you are comfortable. On a private flight, you will have more control over the overall experience of “getting there”, occasionally even at a rate per person comparable to flying first class commercially.

A NEW LEVEL OF PRIVACY

Peace of mind is another invaluable perk of flying private. On your customized chartered jet trip, you can feel free to continue confidential business meetings, hold personal conversations, and entirely stay out of the public eye while you travel. Utilizing the in-flight Wi-Fi, you are able to host video conferences from inside the plane with people back at the office or even hold a presentation with laptop slides or whiteboards and presentation decks. There are no limits to productivity when you fly privately, as there would be on a commercial flight. The benefit for companies to be able to continue their work and enhance their productivity while en route to the destination will far outweigh the potential additional cost. There will not be any lost luggage or lengthy security check procedures and lines to endure, drastically reducing both wasted time and stress. A private jet charter trip also has few liquid restrictions or limitations and you are welcome to travel on your terms.

CHOOSE LUXURY

The pace of modern life requires airplane travel, sometimes involving multiple flights in a single day, and so it is important to choose wisely. We want our lives to be enhanced by our experiences and the way we travel matters. Meeting business deadlines, spending more time at home with loved ones, and enjoying life with less overall stress are all benefits of choosing to fly privately instead of commercial. With considerable benefits, private jet charter services can help you truly enjoy your time spent in the air.

BOOK A PRIVATE JET WITH LATITUDE 33 AVIATION

Latitude 33 Aviation’s private charter aircraft are conveniently based in Carlsbad (San Diego), Orange County, Long Beach, Hawthorne, Van Nuys, and Fresno, California, for your next private trip. With nearly two dozen aircraft in our private jet charter fleet and the highest safety rating in the industry, we set the standard for private air travel. Latitude 33 Aviation’s charter department is available 24/7 for your custom flights and trips. Contact our concierge charter department at 1-800-840-0310 or email Charter@L33Jets.com.

 
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How to Buy a Private Jet

For anyone who travels significantly for business purposes, purchasing your own private jet has likely crossed your mind. The dream has perhaps materialized while mid-flight on a chartered jet, enjoying the serenity of a personalized experience and staff dedicated to your distinct needs. It is a great time to buy a jet, and the process of aircraft acquisition is much simpler than some may think. If you already spend at least 150-200 hours per year flying, then most aviation industry experts will encourage you to buy a private jet. Traveling often for pleasure or business meetings or taking advantage of the convenience of having a company aircraft are great reasons to support purchasing a private jet. The benefits of owning a private jet are many!

A BUSINESS INVESTMENT

Traveling on your own plane means your trips are faster, with less wait time overall, and your trips are much more efficient because you will be flying into smaller airports, closer to your desired destinations. Flying when you are ready to, instead of waiting on commercial schedules, equates to increased convenience and time savings. You will have complete privacy during flights on your own jet and be able to hold confidential meetings or presentations while maintaining productivity, all within the comfort of your own space, which can be designed and decorated to your specific preferences. A private jet means you can show your clients that you value their time, privacy, and comfort by providing them with first-rate travel arrangements. Employee retention is increased, as well; your employees will be happier with the comfort and efficiency of private flying.

FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP

Before discussing what purchasing your own jet looks like, it is worth mentioning the alternate option of fractional ownership. Although the hourly rates are higher than owning your own aircraft, this choice may be a better option if you fly less than 150 hours annually since it provides you with many of the benefits of owning your own aircraft without requiring the upfront capital investment. Ownership is available based upon fractional amounts of the flight time the operator anticipates per year. So, your portion could be 1/16th of the annual flight time, about 50 hours, but that also means you are only allocated that specific amount of time in the aircraft per year. For that portion of ownership, the cost usually starts around $275,000, and also requires various fees to cover fuel, maintenance, insurance, crew salaries, and the cost of keeping the plane in a hangar.

WORKING WITH THE RIGHT TEAM

Purchasing a jet will begin with hiring an experienced aircraft broker to represent you. It is important to find a trusted aviation consultant or brokerage firm that understands aircraft, someone with a background as a pilot or an engineer. This person should also have business experience to most effectively assist with your purchase and associated negotiations. Your travel needs will best determine the type of aircraft you should purchase, and your broker will be a vital part of that decision, taking into account not only how many people you will usually be putting on each flight but also how far you plan on regularly traveling.

Once you enter into an agreement with an aircraft brokerage, they will begin seeking out the best private jet to suit your needs at the best price, while making sure the plane is safe and up-to-date on maintenance. An aircraft brokerage can also help to give you an idea of the costs involved, not only with the purchase, but also the upkeep and management of a private jet.

A company or individual that will be selling an aircraft will have it available on their website, as well as other aircraft sales platforms such as:

Your broker will know the market and begin immediately scouring the globe to find your best deal. You will need an aviation lawyer to work through the sale and all of its details, as well as ensure you are meeting FAA compliance regulations and tax requirements. A good aviation consultant or broker should already have an aviation lawyer, and perhaps also an aviation tax specialist and aircraft financing company, with whom they commonly work with to buy a private jet.

FINALIZING THE PROCESS

After a jet that fits your needs is located, the brokerage will execute a pre-buy review/inspection utilizing a highly-experienced aircraft engineer, which will include a test flight to ensure everything is functioning properly. The engineer will submit a report on their findings, along with the specifics of the maintenance that might be needed soon. Once you and the seller negotiate the final price, the sale can be finalized and you will be the proud owner of a private jet. The full buying process usually takes about 4-6 weeks. After your aircraft is purchased, it is recommended you hire an aircraft management company who can maintain, oversee, and protect your jet. Your selected aircraft management company will handle the maintenance, insurance, fuel, parts, and the hiring of a pilot and flight crew.

BUY A JET WITH LATITUDE 33 AVIATION

With the information you need to make the right choice for your particular travel requirements, buying a private jet can be an exciting event that will open new avenues for you and your business. Latitude 33 Aviation offers full-service assistance and support with each step of the jet-buying process and is ready to help you and expertly represent you each step of the way. View our sales page to learn more about our sales and acquisition processes, as well as our recent sales or contact us to speak with one of our experts about the buying process.

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Welcome Aboard – 2007 Citation CJ3 for Charter
2007 Citation CJ3

ACCEPTANCE & ACQUISTION

After a quick Latitude 33 Aviation acquisition, we are thrilled to welcome another Cessna Citation CJ3 to the Latitude 33 Aviation fleet for charter. This 2007 Cessna Citation CJ3 stands out from the fleet with its one-of-a-kind vibrant green stripes. This CJ3 is sure to win you over by its comfort and efficiency. Our new addition is based out of McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California and ready for your upcoming charter flights.

COMFORT & EASE

The Cessna Citation CJ3 is voted “Best of the Best” in its category for a number of reasons. Its long-legged reclining seats allow you and your passengers to always fly with comfort. Whether you’re heading to a relaxing vacation spot or traveling for work, the Citation CJ3 provides a pleasant environment. The spacious layout and dropped floor aisle make the Citation CJ3 easy to navigate through. This aircraft features six club seats, allowing for easy communication between you and your passengers. This seating arrangement also makes for an excellent collaborative workspace for you and your colleagues.

BENEFITS

Ensure that your work gets done on time or relax and stream your favorite shows and movies using the aircraft’s free Wi-Fi. Live the ultimate luxury by enjoying your favorite snacks and meals stored in the forward refreshment center. Enjoy privacy in the fully-enclosed flushing lavatory. No matter your reason for travel, this newly acquired 2007 Cessna Citation CJ3 is sure to exceed your expectations.

BOOK YOUR FLIGHT

Latitude 33 Aviation manages the newest and largest fleet of light jets in the U.S. with over 20 aircraft available for charter and ready for your next trip. Explore Latitude 33 Aviation’s fleet with aircraft ranging anywhere from four to nine passengers located all over California in Carlsbad, Van Nuys, Hawthorne, Fresno, Orange County, and Long Beach. Latitude 33 Aviation’s one-way flights offer last-minute trips to anywhere in the United States. Latitude 33 Aviation has the service, crew, and private jets ready to accommodate your travel plans.

Latitude 33 Aviation charter is available 24/7 for any custom flights and trips. Contact our concierge charter department at 1-800-840-0310 or email charter@L33Jets.com.

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Another Embraer Phenom 300 Available for Charter
Latitude 33 Aviation N66M

The Embraer Phenom 300 delivers the unparalleled class and sophistication you desire for your private travel needs, and Latitude 33 Aviation is proud to welcome the fifth Phenom 300 to its fleet. With a solid white base detailed with charcoal, red and black stripes, this Phenom 300 demands attention on the runway. Voted the best light jet in the world for four consecutive years, Latitude 33 Aviation’s 2017 Phenom 300 (N66M) is ready for takeoff. Based in San Diego, CA, this beautiful private jet is perfect for San Diego and Los Angeles Phenom 300 charter flights.

Fine Cabin Experience – The Phenom 300

Cutting edge technology and a large cabin space create the perfect ambiance for private travelers. The gray leather seating, wood cabinet finish, and gray carpet enhance your travel experience and comfort. Make important business phone calls and video meetings using the in-flight internet access and in-flight phone system. Unique for its class, this aircraft includes an externally serviceable lavatory, sink, and closing door for full privacy.

The Phenom 300 holds the best-in-class speed, range, and field performance. Equipped with the Prodigy Touch Flight Deck, the Phenom 300 provides the efficiency and functionality for single-pilot operation. The intelligent ergonomics and outstanding interior design enhance your travel experience. With innovative seats and upper tech panel along the aircraft’s ceiling, every inch of the Phenom 300 delivers efficient travels.

This 2017 Phenom 300 is the latest addition to Latitude 33 Aviation’s growing fleet of super-midsize and light jets. A favorite among private travelers, the Phenom 300 can travel from Las Vegas to Toronto, nonstop. From state-of-the-art avionics to its elegant interior, the newest 2017 Phenom to the Latitude 33 Aviation fleet is ready for your next private flight.

View our fleet page for additional information about this aircraft. If you need a last-minute trip, we regularly have special one-way deals.

Latitude 33 Aviation charter is available 24/7 for any custom flights and trips. Contact our concierge charter department at 1-800-840-0310 or email charter@L33Jets.com.

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Bombardier Challenger 300 Available for Charter
Bombardier Challenger Available for Charter

Latitude 33 Aviation is proud to introduce its newest super-midsize aircraft available for private jet charter, the Bombardier Challenger 300. This high-performing aircraft is ready to accommodate your next private charter flight. An expert in managing light jets, Latitude 33 Aviation further expands its expertise into the super-midsize category with the addition of Challenger 300 charter capabilities. Based minutes away from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at Hawthorne Airport, Latitude 33 Aviation is ready to accommodate your next private jet charter flight in San Diego and Los Angeles.

Sophisticated & Transcontinental – The Challenger 300

The Challenger 300 provides the leading edge of technology, comfort, and convenience. With a stand-up cabin of over six feet, and comfortably holding nine passengers, traveling across the country has never been more pleasant.

The luxurious and pristine Challenger 300 includes eight leather seats, with an additional seat available in the enclosed lavatory. In addition to exceptional comfort, the aircraft is equipped with a galley (complete with microwave and coffee maker), a fully enclosed lavatory, and widescreen LCD monitors. Work efficiently onboard with ground-based Wi-Fi. The Bombardier Challenger 300 is also equipped with a large in-flight accessible baggage compartment able to fit skis, golf clubs, and luggage.

CL300 Latitude 33 Aviation

The Bombardier Challenger 300’s transcontinental range and runway capabilities provide access to remote airports. The large seats make for productive work areas and business meetings. The fully furnished snack bar is customized to your needs and desires. If you need any special arrangements, catered meals, or any in-flight services, Latitude 33 Aviation’s concierge charter department can happily arrange them.

Challenger 300 N286JR Exterior

As one of the most popular aircraft in its category, the Challenger 300 combines luxurious comfort, exceptional performance, reliability, and outstanding operating costs. Its superior long-range cruise speed allows for non-stop trips from Los Angeles to Montreal and can travel to Europe, from various locations in the U.S., with one stop. The newest addition to the Latitude 33 Aviation fleet perfectly complements other exquisite jets available for charter.

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Latitude 33 Aviation charter is available 24/7 for any custom flights and trips. Contact our concierge charter department at 1-800-840-0310 or email charter@L33Jets.com.

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