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Can i charter from any airport?

Can I charter from any airport?

Private jet charter is known for its functionality and ability to fly out from nearly any airport you desire. Though the question remains, can I charter from any airport? In short, mostly yes, and sometimes no. Further inquiry into the subject tells us, first, we have to honor the runway lengths, so let’s take a look at that first.

Smaller airports usually have shorter runaways, and larger, higher density airports tend to have much longer runways. International airports for example have many large wide-body aircraft such as Boeings and Airbuses landing per day. Aircrafts such as these tend to require enormous runways up to and sometimes exceeding 11,000 feet in length. Taking off from a runway, a Boeing 747 for example requires approximately 10,800 feet, while there are much smaller jets that can take off in 2,300 feet such as the Eclipse 500 VLJ (very light jet) while small turboprops can land in even shorter airfields.

Next, let’s look at all of the airports in our database and see which are capable of meeting the demands for large jets, mid jets, light jets, and turboprops.

Firstly, with a total of 15989 airports in our backend, that means all 15989 are available to piston aircraft.

12814 of which can accommodate most turboprops and some light jets

8762 can accommodate most mid jets and all light jets

5447 capable of accommodating most large jets and all mid jets

And finally, 3077 airports capable of accommodating most wide-body airliners.

That means, even if you plan to charter an airliner for a group of hundreds of people, there are over 3000 airports open to you. More conservatively, a traditional charter with a light or mid jet would allow you to most likely fly out […]

By |August 25th, 2014|Categories: Piston, Private Fly|0 Comments

Turboprops vs Light Jets

Turboprops: Why so unpopular?
When asked the difference between turboprops vs light jets, a handful of everyday non-aviation specialists stated that they don’t use jet engines, and instead use propellors, this is true, but when given a chance to elaborate, some silly notions were shared. Things such as low range and noisy, bumpy flights were the cornerstones of the conversation. Most everyday customers assume that turboprops are smaller, less comfortable than light jets, but this could not be farther from the truth. Modern day turboprops are just as comfortable as light jets, most seating around 6-8 passengers, exactly like a light jet. The interiors can be customised in every possible way a light jet’s interior can, and the onboard amenities such as TVs and satellite phones are also available in turboprops.

Can you differentiate the light jet from the turboprop?
As for cabin noise levels, modern day turboprops have been outfitted with resonance technology that essentially causes noise to cancels out the propeller noise almost entirely, to the point of being equal or less noise than most light jets. Aircraft engineers build a series of tuning forks that essentially resonate at the same frequency as the engines during flight, and even without this modern day technology, turboprops, just like any other aircraft, aren’t too loud while cruising and just happen to get loud during takeoff.
As for the range concern, turboprops are in the same ballpark as light jets in terms of range, with a few exceptions of course, a traditional turboprop will fly for around 1,500 nautical miles, which is right in light jet territory. Though the turboprops maintain one game-winning lead on light jets, and that is the ability to take off and land on much smaller airstrips, and […]

By |August 1st, 2014|Categories: Piston, Private Fly, Private Jet Charter|0 Comments