Hurricane Season Preparedness

PUBLISHED ON 08.04.2023

There will always be one factor that nobody can control when it comes to air travel – the weather. Although we can’t control the weather, we can take important steps to prepare for and adjust to it. During hurricane season, it becomes even more important to take precautions and plan, whether you are considering traveling or not. The risks can set in at any time, and sometimes with little warning.

Fortunately, with the flexibility and convenience of private jet charter, you can take the steps necessary to prepare and have support along the way. By staying alert and planning properly, you can ensure you and your loved ones are safe throughout hurricane season. At Charter Flight Group, we want to give you the information and assistance you need to do so.

When Is Hurricane Season?

As the summer hits, so does the heightened risk of hurricanes. Atlantic hurricane season takes place between June and November in the United States, due to the rise in temperatures and changes in air pressure. Generally, the risk for hurricanes is highest around September.

Hurricane season affects the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States from the northeastern states to the southern states. Residents of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas should all pay extra attention to the news and weather reports during this time of year. However, the risk could extend as far north as Virginia, Maryland, and New England with the heavy rains and winds that follow on the tail end of the hurricane.

How To Prepare for Hurricane Season

The best way to prepare for hurricane season is to understand the risks and plan ahead. With the risks of powerful weather that can build up in a short time, flexibility and preparedness are key. If you plan on traveling or own a private aircraft, you will want to take a few extra precautions. The following are some smart steps you can follow to ensure your safety during hurricane season.

Monitor the Weather

On the bright side, weather reporting agencies can track hurricanes pretty far in advance and give us an idea of what to expect. During hurricane season, you should keep a close eye on the weather, both before and after it seems necessary. Starting to track a storm as soon as it develops will help you plan in advance and figure out if you should take steps to leave the path.

One of the worst things that one can do during hurricane season is ignore the advice of local officials. Be sure to pay close attention to weather reports and official recommendations to make sure you remain safe from storms. If officials recommend evacuating before a storm hits, you should. Plan to leave at least 48 hours in advance to avoid any setbacks in your travel.

If you are looking to relocate during hurricane season or ahead of a potentially powerful storm, then booking a private jet charter flight is a good idea. With Charter Flight Group, you can book a flight and be in the air in as little as three hours or less. You also have plenty of options to find the right aircraft to bring all of your loved ones along. Make sure to have all your necessities and daily essentials when you go, like phone chargers, clothing and travel documents. 

Once the weather gets too strong, airports are forced to stop travel, so you should not wait for the storm to make landfall before deciding to evacuate. Plan far in advance, and don’t take any chances.  

Know What To Do with Your Plane

If you are an aircraft owner, you should be on high alert during hurricane season. Even if you are in a safe location, it is crucial that you make sure your private aircraft is as well. Leaving your plane in the wrong place can have very harmful consequences.

Hurricanes and their powerful winds can do extensive damage to a private aircraft. The wind itself can tear into the wings of the plane, ripping off the flaps and other vital components with 100+ mph gusts. Meanwhile, debris carried by the wind can dent the fuselage, damage the engine and affect the plane’s overall stability. Altogether, the force of a hurricane can rack up expensive repairs and potentially even debilitate your plane.

As a result, you should make sure to relocate your plane to a safe place for storage. Fortunately, you do not have to worry about this process on your own. Charter Flight Group can help you arrange plans to relocate your plane and protect it from the elements.

Plan Your Travel Accordingly

Planning your travel during hurricane season can be difficult because some of the most exciting summer beach getaways can bring high risks, so flexibility is essential. Keeping an eye on developing storms can give you an idea of what to expect even days before they reach land. This will allow you to make plans for your current or future travels and make adjustments if necessary.

Talk to your operator about your travel plans in advance and determine the viability of your destination. In the middle of hurricane season, it never hurts to have a backup plan. Work with your operator to discuss the different routes you can take during your travels and the best airports you can fly into to minimize your risk as much as possible.

If you are preparing for a potential storm, it is vital that you plan well in advance. You can expect other private jet owners and airlines to be relocating planes and travelers during this period too, so getting a head start will allow you to ensure that you and your aircraft are covered without the stress of crowded FBOs and airports.

Start Preparing for Hurricane Season Today

In the midst of hurricane season, the most important tool you can have is preparation. Whether you are a traveler looking to book a flight during the season or an aircraft owner looking to protect your plane, Charter Flight Group can help.

We are happy to provide you with the care and responsiveness you need to keep you, your loved ones and your aircraft safe. Contact Charter Flight Group to learn more about your travel and jet management options during hurricane season. Our 24/7 concierge service is always ready and willing to help you with your trip planning.

Whenever you are ready to fly, you can trust that Charter Flight Group always has your safety in mind. Year-round, we follow the highest safety standards in the industry so that all of our passengers can enjoy total peace of mind. To access a safe, comfortable flight, book with us today.


Lindsey Begnaud


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