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Women’s History Month 2022

The month of March signifies Women’s History Month. For the entire month, contributions of women to events in history are honored and celebrated. Specifically in aviation, women have made significant contributions since the very first flight in 1903. Despite gender restrictions, women prevailed to complete solo flights, break speed, endurance, and altitude records, and win air races against men. Latitude 33 Aviation recognizes all that women have achieved throughout history and encourages women to pursue a passionate career in aviation.

Significant Women in the History of Aviation

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman was the first African American and the first person of native American descent to earn a pilot’s license. She was also the first American to obtain an international pilot’s license. Despite facing racial and gender biases, Coleman established her iconic reputation as “Queen Bess”.

Source: biography.com

Harriet Quimby

Harriet Quimby was the first American woman to obtain a pilot’s license making her the second licensed female pilot in the world. She was the first woman to fly an aircraft across the English Channel alone. Famously known for many feats in aviation, Quimby is an inspiration to many women in aviation.

Source: thisdayinaviation.com

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, both as a passenger and as a solo pilot. She is the most famous and celebrated female American aviator. Earhart has encouraged women to reject constrictive social norms and pursue their passions, especially in the aviation industry.

Source: britannica.com
The Latitude Ladies

The Latitude 33 Aviation team consists of passionate and experienced people who love what they do and always look forward to facing new challenges. The women make up a significant and crucial part of the Latitude 33 Aviation team. Spread throughout every department of the company with a wide set of roles, the Latitude Ladies are essential to day-to-day operations and the company would not be where it is today without the hard work and dedication the women have brought to the team.

Managing one of the newest and largest fleets of light, midsize, and super-midsize jets in the U.S., Latitude 33 Aviation’s mission is to be the absolute best at what we do. Overseen by a highly-motivated leadership team, Latitude 33 Aviation delivers excellence in private jet charter services, aircraft management, and aircraft acquisition and sales services. If you’re looking to fulfill your passion for a career in aviation and want to be part of the Latitude 33 Aviation team, view all our currently available job positions and apply here.

Special thanks to the Latitude Ladies and all the hard work and achievements they have made!

Latitude 33 Aviation Delivers Two Aircraft in One Week
Latitude 33 Aviation delivers two aircraft phenom 300 and citation xls exterior

TWO DELIVERIES. ONE WEEK.

Welcome aboard the two latest aircraft to join our charter fleet – Cessna Citation XLS+ and Embraer Phenom 300

We are excited to announce the addition of two aircraft that were delivered in the same week. Anyone who is casually watching the private aircraft industry or fully engaged in the process of buying and selling private aircraft understands the vast amount of time and energy it takes to deliver an aircraft to a new owner, yet alone to two at the same time. Latitude 33 Aviation’s finely tuned global aircraft sales and acquisition team handles every aspect of the jet acquisition process, starting with a detailed market analysis and ending with aircraft home-base delivery.

The two aircraft to join our fleet are a 2017 Cessna Citation XLS+ and a 2013 Embraer Phenom 300. Both aircraft are based out of Latitude 33 Aviation’s headquarters at McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ) in Carlsbad, CA and are currently available for charter.

The 2017 Cessna Citation XLS+ has a maximum range of 2,100 nautical miles and features seating for 8 passengers. With extra wide, full reclining leather seats, the cabin can transform from a workspace to a comfort lounge. The spacious interior allows for plenty of room for you and your passengers to move around the cabin with ease. This aircraft is Latitude 33 Aviation’s only midsize jet to be available for charter out of McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ).

The addition of the 2013 Phenom 300 makes this the fourth Phenom 300 currently under Latitude 33 Aviation’s management and the third based out of McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA. The Embraer Phenom 300 has a range of 2,010 nautical miles and features seating for up to 8 people. The fit and finish of this aircraft is top notch with neutral cool tones and features forward divan seating.

Latitude 33 Aviation delivers two aircraft phenom 300 and citation xls exterior

FROM INQUIRY TO FINAL SIGNATURE

At Latitude 33 Aviation, we look at aircraft transactions from an operator’s point of view. We understand that value goes well beyond price and our experts know which details matter. The purchase of an aircraft is a complex process with many pitfalls. Our team achieves better financial results through superior valuations and in-depth oversight of the process. Latitude 33 provides the guidance and expertise to make aircraft acquisitions an enjoyable experience. No matter what stage of private aircraft ownership you’re in, our unsurpassed experience and knowledge of the marketplace make us the one true source for your private jet needs.

Latitude 33 Aviation Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary
Latitude 33 Aviation Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary with Owners sitting inside aircraft

The start of 2021 marked Latitude 33 Aviation’s 15-year anniversary.

With tremendous thanks to clients, aircraft owners, partners, and employees, Latitude 33 Aviation was able to reach this milestone and continue the trend of exponential growth year over year since its start in 2006.

As it currently stands, Latitude 33 Aviation has 38 aircraft under management, 20 of those are on Latitude 33’s charter certificate with more aircraft joining our fleet within the next few months.

Latitude 33 Aviation Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary with private event

THE FIRST TEN YEARS

Look back on the first ten years of Latitude 33 Aviation and how two owner-pilots with an intense passion for aviation came together to create a successful, industry-recognized private jet charter, management, and sales company that has grown to manage a wide fleet of aircraft across the nation.

See the accomplishments that were achieved during the first ten years and how Latitude 33 Aviation celebrated its success in 2017.

OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS

Over the past five years, Latitude 33 Aviation has continued to exceed expectations and meet company goals despite the many challenges the aviation industry faced with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some accomplishments over the past five years:

  • Operated over 50,000 flight hours
  • Completed aircraft sale and acquisition transactions approaching $400 million
  • Evolved fleet composition with the needs of clients to include 34 aircraft additions – 16 of those in the midsize, super-midsize, and heavy jet categories
  • Diversified fleet with additions of new aircraft types including Global 5000, Pilatus PC-24, Praetor 600, and Legacy 500
  • Hired 26 new employees and expanded operations to 4 new U.S. cities
  • Retained the highly coveted ARGUS Platinum safety rating by successfully completing two biennial onsite audits
  • Voted San Diego’s Best Air Charter for 2018, 2019, and 2021 by Ranch & Coast Magazine’s Readers’ Poll
  • Added several new regions of operation to include Hawaii, Central America, South America, Bermuda, and the Caribbean Sea
  • Accepted the first Bombardier customer aircraft fueled with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)
  • Received the Los Angeles Friendly Flyer Award for the 6th consecutive year in a row

A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT

When asked what he was most proud of over the past five years, Casey Miller, President & Owner of Latitude 33 Aviation, said, “The discipline we have as a company. We’ve been fortunate to experience significant growth over the last five years, but we have managed to keep our service at a high level. We’ve passed on several aircraft management opportunities that would have been profitable for the company but were not in line with our long-term strategy of continuing to provide a high touch service from the top down. As with every other industry, COVID had a major impact on our business. The business basically went to zero at the start of COVID, then immediately increasing to record levels. I’m incredibly proud of the way we have balanced the added business and workload, while not losing site of our core values.”

Latitude 33 Aviation Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary with Owner standing in front of aircraft

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“Our pilots were very professional, helpful, and friendly. They worked hard to ensure we were comfortable for the entire flight!”

– Charter client, San Diego

“Thanks again for your superior service. All the way around, Latitude 33 is the best I have seen in the private jet charter business. I’ve been around charter now for 25 years. Kudos to the whole team.”

– Charter client, Los Angeles

“Efficient, knowledgeable and professional. I trust the experts at Latitude 33 with all my aircraft management and aviation needs.”

– Private jet owner, San Diego

Latitude 33 Aviation Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary with aircraft lined up on ramp

THANK YOU FROM LATITUDE 33 AVIATION

Latitude 33 Aviation, a private jet management, charter, and sales and acquisitions company, based at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA is an industry-recognized expert in delivering professional, full-service management programs while maintaining a safety, security, and customer service record that its clients can count on. Founded and run by current, professional pilots, Latitude 33’s leadership has the unique perspective of the private jet industry’s pulse from the front lines, not from behind a desk.

We manage one of the newest and largest fleets of light, midsize, super-midsize, and heavy jets in the United States. Our team of professionals specialize in creating private charter flights that make luxury travel your new standard, and they likewise assist with aircraft acquisitionmanagement, and brokerage services in order to make aircraft ownership a smooth and stress-free process.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past 15 years. We look forward to future flights!

Meet the Latest Super-Mid Addition – 2015 Cessna Citation Sovereign+
Latitude 33 Aviation Charter Fleet Addition 2015 Cessna Citation Sovereign+ Exterior

WELCOME ABOARD THE LATEST SUPER-MID ADDITION

Latitude 33 Aviation is proud to announce the addition of a 2015 Cessna Citation Sovereign+ to its charter fleet. This jet offers increased capacity in the super-midsize aircraft category and provides even more availability for true transcontinental flights while still being excellent on short-range performance. The powerful, range-enhancing winglets on the Sovereign+, combined with the powerful engines, allow the aircraft to whisk charter clients off to even more locations like The Bahamas, New York City, and Miami from its home base in Carlsbad, California. This state-of-the-art super-midsized aircraft will join Latitude 33 Aviation’s fleet of managed and chartered aircraft, bringing the total fleet size to over 30 aircraft, nine of them falling under the super-midsize category.

Latitude 33 Aviation Charter Fleet Addition 2015 Cessna Citation Sovereign+ Interior

ABOUT THE CESSNA CITATION SOVEREIGN+

The Citation Sovereign+ was designed with a maximum range of 3,200 nautical miles. At high-speed cruise, the Sovereign+ delivers a premium passenger experience featuring a completely restyled interior with more fluid cabinetry and enhanced LED lighting to brighten up the cabin. Optimizing cabin comfort for passengers and crew alike, the cabin volume for the Citation Sovereign+ is 571 cubic feet with a layout configuration that features comfortable seating for up to nine passengers. The aircraft’s wireless cabin management system equips each passenger with productive connectivity and entertainment through their personal electronic devices. Clarity cabin-management system integrates the cabin electrical system, avionics, and communications through a fiber-optic backbone. All this to ensure passengers will enjoy every nautical mile in luxurious comfort where the journey becomes as enjoyable as the destination.

FLY NONSTOP IN OUR 2015 CESSNA CITATION SOVEREIGN+

Latitude 33 Aviation Charter Fleet Addition 2015 Cessna Citation Sovereign+ New York

New York City

As a center of fashion, finance, creative expression, music, food, and entertainment, New York City is truly unique. Experience “the City that Never Sleeps” with a trip on our 2015 Cessna Citation Sovereign+.

Latitude 33 Aviation Charter Fleet Addition 2015 Cessna Citation Sovereign+ Bahamas

The Bahamas

Fly to the tropical islands of The Bahamas in our 2015 Citation Sovereign+ and explore the most beautiful destination in the Caribbean region. Spend the day on a luxurious beach or try out some fun water actives like snorkeling.

Latitude 33 Aviation Charter Fleet Addition 2015 Cessna Citation Sovereign+ Miami

Miami

Well-known for its glamorous beaches and beautiful sunny weather, Miami, Florida is the perfect vacation destination year-round. Start your Miami trip with a flight on our 2015 Cessna Citation Sovereign+

Latitude 33 Aviation Charter Fleet Addition 2015 Cessna Citation Sovereign+ Exterior

SUPER-MIDSIZE SOVEREIGN+ MEETS HIGH TRAVEL DEMAND

This aircraft is a welcomed addition, as Latitude 33 Aviation has seen massive growth in the demand to fly privately. This super-midsize aircraft enables Latitude 33 Aviation to supply that demand, fulfill more charter requests, offer more backup options for when travel plans changes, and reach more locations to service clients.

Solomon Short, Owner and Director of Operations at Latitude 33 Aviation, added, “The hourly price point of this aircraft is the perfect addition to the Latitude 33 Aviation fleet as it offers long range capabilities at a rate well below some of its competition. With the private jet travel industry seeing record demand and limited supply, the timely addition of this Sovereign+ allows Latitude 33 Aviation the ability to offer another industry leading solution to our charter customers.” From pre-arrival and in-flight amenities to one-of-a-kind destination experiences, Latitude 33 Aviation curates memorable and customized journeys for passengers. 

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.

Private Aircraft Sales

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Things to Do on the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July calls for friends, family, barbeques, and of course, fireworks. As we start to transition back to normal life after spending more than a year indoors, people are becoming more eager to celebrate holidays the way they did pre-pandemic. This Independence Day marks the beginning of summer celebrations with friends and family. 

Whether you plan on celebrating locally or taking a trip to California, we put together a complete guide to make your Fourth of July celebration memorable. From exclusive cruises to spectacular fireworks shows, California has numerous events and activities to enjoy on the Fourth of July. Looking for other special destinations this Fourth of July? Contact our charter department and they will gladly arrange any accommodations you may need.

SAN DIEGO

With five-star hotels and amazing beaches, San Diego is a great destination to spend the Fourth of July. Hosting various events, there is something to do on the Fourth of July for everyone. Here is a roundup of the best places to enjoy fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July in San Diego:

  • SeaWorld San Diego – Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular – Starting at 9:30pm, SeaWorld San Diego will put on a special fireworks show for the Fourth of July. View for free from Mission Bay Park, or spend the day at the park and end the night with a fantastic fireworks display. 
  • LEGOLAND California – Red, White & BOOM! – The only fireworks display that magically transforms into bursts of LEGO bricks. View for free from some of the local businesses or spend the day at the amusement park with the family.
  • San Diego’s Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show – View one of the largest fireworks displays in California from a location of your choice. The show starts at 9pm, so sail your private boat out on the bay during the firework show for an exclusive and up close experience. Enjoy the show displayed from four barges on San Diego Bay. 
  • San Diego County Fair Fourth of July Celebration – Located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the best view of the fireworks display will be from the West Avenue and West Gate area. Keep in mind that viewing is limited because the fair is open by reservation only and there will be no seating at the Grandstand area.
  • La Jolla Fireworks – A local favorite – the annual fireworks show in La Jolla has been a beloved attraction for over 25 years. The best view is from Ellen Browning Scripps Park overlooking the La Jolla Cove. Arrive early to claim your parking spot or spend the day at the beach or nearby parks to ensure you get the closest view. 

SAN FRANCISCO

Charter a private jet to San Francisco and enjoy one of the largest fireworks displays in the country with unmatched views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Two sets of synchronized firework displays ensures you get the best view no matter your location. Get even closer to the action with a cruise on the bay. There are numerous cruise options to choose from that depart from Fisherman’s Wharf. Enjoy other summertime attractions in SF like an Oakland A’s baseball game or a free concert at Stern Grove Park.

LAKE TAHOE

Escape the city with a vacation to Lake Tahoe for the 4th of July. With sandy beaches, water activities, all-day barbecues, and more, it is no surprise Lake Tahoe is a popular attraction on the Fourth of July. Bring your boat out on the lake and enjoy Lights on the Lake. Lake Tahoe hosts the largest synchronized fireworks display in the western United States. Looking for something romantic to do on the Fourth of July? Several restaurants on the lake have exclusive tables open for reservation with special arrangements to view and dine during the show.

LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles has endless fun for your Fourth of July weekend. Attend a concert at the Hollywood Bowl for a summer concert series or enjoy some great views while watching a rooftop movie. Marina del Rey’s 4th of July Fireworks Show starts at 9pm and can be seen from virtually anywhere in Marina del Rey, Venice Pier, Playa Vista, and Dockweiler Beach. Hop on a city cruise, or charter a private yacht to get the ultimate close-up view. One of the biggest fireworks shows in Southern California can be found at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium – The 95th Annual AmericaFest. Parking opens at 3pm, doors to the stadium open at 5:30pm, and the festivities start at 7pm. 

The Fourth of July is one of the busiest travel days of the year. Add extra time to your vacation by chartering a private jet to one of these locations. If you are interested in chartering a private jet for the Fourth of July, please contact our charter department today. For a spontaneous summertime adventure, hop on a one-way flight. View our one-ways page for the most up-to-date list of empty leg flights.

Happy Fourth!

Celebrate this Fourth of July by taking a trip on a private jet with Latitude 33 Aviation.
Keep up-to-date with Latitude 33 Aviation news, fleet additions, and one-way empty leg flights.
Read our latest blog posts ranging from the private jet onboard experience to the top 5 tips for private jet summer travel.
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.

Celebrate this Fourth of July by taking a trip on a private jet with Latitude 33 Aviation.
Keep up-to-date with Latitude 33 Aviation news, fleet additions, and one-way empty leg flights.
Read our latest blog posts ranging from the private jet onboard experience to the top 5 tips for private jet summer travel.
Factory New 2020 Bombardier Challenger 350 – Available for Charter at CRQ
Latitude 33 Aviation's Bombardier Challenger 350 for Charter in Carlsbad Exterior

Based at Latitude 33 Aviation’s Headquarters at CRQ

Meet the factory new Bombardier Challenger 350 based in sunny San Diego & available for charter

Latitude 33 Aviation's Bombardier Challenger 350 for Charter in Carlsbad Interior
Latitude 33 Aviation's Bombardier Challenger 350 for Charter in Carlsbad Interior

2020 CHALLENGER 350 AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER IN SAN DIEGO

This factory new 2020 Bombardier Challenger 350 is based at Latitude 33 Aviation’s headquarters at McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ) in Carlsbad, California. This aircraft joins Latitude 33 Aviation’s 2009 Challenger 300 based at CRQ, making two super-midsize aircraft available for charter at Latitude 33 Aviation’s headquarters. Located in Southern California, the hub of all travels, this Challenger 350 makes for the perfect aircraft for coast-to-coast flights nonstop. With a maximum range of 3,200 nautical miles, you’re able to fly from Carlsbad, CA to New York, NY nonstop. Request a quote in Latitude 33 Aviation’s 2020 Bombardier Challenger 350 for your upcoming travels.

Latitude 33 Aviation's Bombardier Challenger 350 for Charter in Carlsbad Interior

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 over a dozen 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. Experience the flexibility, convenience, time savings, and privacy by requesting a charter flight quote in our 2020 Bombardier Challenger 350 based out of Carlsbad, California.

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 Bombardier Challenger 350s and a 2020 Pilatus PC-12 NGX 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 Challenger 350 visit:

Bombardier’s Website

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

Two 2019 Challenger 350s – Private Jet Factory Acceptance
Challenger 350 Factory Acceptance

More destinations. New adventures.

Meet the two factory-new Bombardier Challenger 350s on Latitude 33 Aviation’s fleet.

Challenger 350 Factory Acceptance

Latitude 33 Aviation is proud to announce the factory acceptance of two Bombardier Challenger 350s. These two 2019 additions will bring Latitude 33 Aviation’s managed fleet of super-midsize aircraft to a total of six. One of the Challenger 350s will be available for charter and based in Seattle, Washington, while the other Scottsdale-based aircraft will be managed only.

Latitude 33 Aviation factory acceptance two Challenger 350s

CHALLENGER 350 AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER IN SEATTLE

Based at King County International Airport – Boeing Field (BFI) in Seattle, this factory-new Bombardier Challenger 350 is located only five miles south of the downtown area. This aircraft is the first Latitude 33 Aviation charter aircraft based out of Seattle, Washington. The long range of the Challenger 350 allows you to fly coast-to-coast nonstop. Start your trip off at Seattle, Washington and fly directly to Miami, Florida without having to make a single stop along the way.

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 over a dozen 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 2019 Bombardier Challenger 350 based out of Seattle, Washington.

CHALLENGER 350 UNDER MANAGEMENT IN SCOTTSDALE

This factory-accepted Bombardier Challenger 350 will join a Cessna Citation CJ2+ under Latitude 33 Aviation’s management in Scottsdale, Arizona. With a total of over 30 private jets on their managed fleet, Latitude 33 Aviation has extensive expertise when it comes to managing aircraft. We provide a single source for all of the necessary tasks that come with private aircraft ownership. Latitude 33 Aviation works with each client to optimize aircraft safety and efficiency while maximizing the aircraft’s fullest operational potential. Our private jet management program includes numerous benefits like fleet fuel, insurance, and maintenance labor and parts discounts, hangar negotiations, accounting services, aircraft detailing, and many more. With Latitude 33 Aviation’s business jet management services, clients are confident that their aircraft is in good hands. To learn more about Latitude 33 Aviation’s aircraft management services, view our management page.

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-phrase process starts well before 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.

For further information about the Challenger 350 visit:

Bombardier’s Website