Monthly Archives: March 2013

The 50 Most Influential Planes of All Time – Part Three

The third addition to this series takes a look at the numerous private charter aircraft in the market. The selected five below are what we consider to be some of the finest aircraft for private use ever designed. The variation... READ MORE

The 50 Most Influential Planes of All Time – Part Two

This is part two of the article I posted a few days ago, compiling is hectic if not fickle work because choosing which planes should go first and which should follow suit is difficult.  Indeed, there are so many great airplanes... READ MORE

A Sky Full of Planes Circling…Waiting for a Place to Land

Recall in an earlier blog, I discussed the earlier projected air-traffic control tower closings and provided a link to the proposed list. Now we have an update to this list. The complete list of air-traffic control towers to be closed can be... READ MORE

Charter Flight Safety – Turbulence is as Turbulence Does!

  Forest Gump believed that “things happen” (ok, so I’m paraphrasing).  But when it comes to charter flight safety and comfort, we here at Charter Flight Group believe otherwise.  We choose the finest pilots in the world to care for our private flight clients because... READ MORE

50 Most Influential Planes of All Time – Part One

  As we continue to consider the history of air flight, especially as it relates to where we are today, it’s useful to consider all the fine aircraft, propeller, turboprop, and jets both large and small which have led the world... READ MORE

History of Jet Flight and the Issue of Metal Fatigue

  Today we fly wherever and whenever we want by use of turboprop aircraft and jet airliners as well as light jets both privately and by contract such as charter flights.  We take day trips to Miami and business trips to Houston.  We... READ MORE

F-35 Lightning II, Kicks up a Glitch Storm

The U.S. Aerospace Jet Aircraft Industry has been getting punched in the nose of late, with the grounding of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the threat of cutbacks as a result of the sequestration.  As if it could not get any worse,... READ MORE

The Ironic History of the Jet Engine

It has been said that history is full of ironies and the history or jet aircraft is no exception.  In fact, the two men who are considered the fathers of the jet engine were both working on similar designs at the same... READ MORE

Flex Jet Receives The Diamond Award of Excellence from the FAA

  The Diamond Award of Excellence is the most sought after award when it comes to jet safety regulations and flight management. It is the highest recognition given to the aviation industry by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for maintenance training. Flex jet is... READ MORE

How Insanity Led to Safe Flight

  Some people charter flights for business, some just to get them to their vacation destination, and others choose to fly because they just love the feel of wind beneath their tail-feathers.  Today, people charter private flights for virtually any reason imaginable and flight... READ MORE

Modern AVIATION On the Move with BIO FUEL

  Global warming and air pollution in the last half century has been increasing at an alarming rate and the jet aircraft industry is taking the lead in combating this problem.  Manufacturers of jets and jet engines have been very... READ MORE

General Aviation Piper Navajo Crashes in Ft. Lauderdale

  Just this week I wrote an article about the safety records of various types of flights.  In that article, I focused on Executive Charter Flights versus Commercial flights in light of the sequester cuts.  But just today, a general aviation aircraft... READ MORE

787 Still Grounded, Boeing Turns to Automakers/Others to Understand Lithium Batteries

  In what can only be seen as a strange turn of events, jet aircraft manufacturer Boeing has turned to car makers Ford and General Motors, along with General Electric and United Technologies to help them solve the problem they are having on the 787 Dreamliner.  It... READ MORE

Safety Concerns Paramount with Sequestration

The airline industry has been in a bit of turmoil of late.  Boeing had the 787 Dreamliner grounded because of battery fires, then the Japanese investigators found problems with fuel leaks.  American Airlines and United Airlines announced a merger, creating... READ MORE

What Will Hugo Chavez’s Death Mean for Executives Who Travel to Venezuela?

The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, died yesterday as a result of the cancer he has been battling.  News sources worldwide are now considering the implications of his death and what this could mean for future relations with other nations.... READ MORE

Yet Another Reason to Fly Private…Pocket Knives on Planes Approved by TSA

  Just today it was announced on ABC News that the TSA has changed their rules regarding items which may be carried onto commercial aircraft.  According to TSA spokesman David Castelveter, the items the agency has altered their opinion on are items they... READ MORE

So Many Planes, So Little Ground Space

We often hear about how airspace in the world is shrinking, which is the big reason there is a need for so many air traffic controllers. We also know that aircraft factories are constantly building more. This is just a... READ MORE

How Will the Sequestration Impact Air Travel?

The sequester has begun and the U.S. Federal budget is faced with $85 billion in across the board cuts. What this means for the airline industry remains to be seen, but this cut will certainly have some impact for 'across... READ MORE

Charter a Private Jet for Spring Break or Easter Vacation

Ah yes, spring break and Easter vacation 2013. It’s that time of year already and many are now making plans for vacations to spring break destinations such as Cancun, South Padre Island, and all points Miami. Some are planning vacations with their families... READ MORE