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5 Exotic Cars to Rent on Your Next Trip

On your next trip, why settle for something boring like a Toyota Camry or a Ford Fusion? Instead, you can rent a wide variety of far more interesting premium luxury vehicles through several different exotic car rental services to take your trip to the next level, from luxury sedans to expedition ready SUVs and performance-oriented sports cars. Some options like Enterprise’s Exotic Car Collection will even offer jet-side services, so you can go straight from the private jet to your exotic rental, streamlining your trip and letting you relax. Other companies like Turo let you save money by renting other people’s cars, which means you can find some pretty crazy options. Regardless, you’ll never need to visit the standard rental car counter again, because there are so many great options. Check them out below:

Aston Martin DB9 through the Enterprise Exotic Car Collection

The Aston Martin DB9 is one of the most striking modern cars available, and is available for rental from Enterprise as both a coupe and a convertible. The DB9 is powered by an incredibly smooth 6.0 liter V12 engine that puts out 510 horsepower. Inside, the cabin is quite luxurious with comfortable leather bucket seats befitting of the Aston’s grand touring nature. As a grand tourer, the DB9 is perfect for taking extended road trips as it is able to cover many miles quickly and comfortably.

Enterprise offers Aston Martin DB9s at a variety of locations throughout the country, including Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Diego Las Vegas, …

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Citation CJ2+ Review

The Cessna Citation family of aircraft has a well-known history and the models of the Citation Fleet are in large enough numbers for Cessna Aircraft to maintain a large world-wide presence with its service centers.

The large fleet also helps support a large pool for parts distribution, re-sales and information. Cessna Citation owners share their enthusiasm, civic mindedness and valuable information through their organization, Citation Jet Pilots:  http://www.citationjetpilots.com/

The CJ2+ is just that; a “plus” of power, cost effectiveness and style above the Cessna CJ2. This model of Citation was added to the Cessna line-up in 2005. As of autumn of 2012, over two hundred of them had been built.

The Cessna CJ2+ fits a very comfortable niche in the business travel world. It is large enough to give passengers a spacious feeling cabin, yet small enough to retain the efficiency expected in a small single-pilot corporate jet.

The CJ2+ has also proven to be a popular aircraft for the owner/pilot. Transition from less complex general aviation aircraft combined with Cessna’s trade-up programs make it an enticing goal for owners.

The ability for this aircraft to be operated single pilot adds a potential passenger seat and can help corporations keep crew costs low. Operators like the climb ability of this aircraft. Eight minutes from take off to flight level 450, (45,000 feet above sea level) and once at this lofty perch, the CJ2+ can keep up with its more expensive brother, the Cessna CJ3.

The avionics suite …

flying private to the masters

The world’s best golfers and most enthusiastic fans travel to Augusta, Georgia each April for what is not only the most anticipated golf tournament of the year, but one of the most anticipated sporting events on the calendar period.

Attending the Masters is high on many people’s bucket lists, but watching this event is much different than going to a baseball game or to the racetrack. There are some important things that you need to know before you go to the tournament for the first time.

Getting there and staying there

The Masters brings quite a bit of traffic to Augusta. Chartering a plane is a common way to avoid the crush at the airport.

Hotels fill up early, so it is best to make reservations months in advance (as soon as you get your tickets). One option is to visit mastershousing.com, where local residents list their homes for rent during the tournament. This can be a great way to find some extra comfort and privacy.

Tickets

Because there is a limited amount of space at the course, tickets have to be sold by lottery. You must apply for a drawing, and if your name is drawn, you will have a chance to purchase tickets. Tickets are actually reasonably priced ($65 for practice rounds, $100 for tournament days).  You could also try your luck on the secondary market or get invited by a club member or someone else with passes.

Do not bring these things…

Some very common items are …

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Beech Jet 400 Review

The Beechjet 400 and 400a models pass almost unknown in an aviation world full of glamorous Gulfstreams, Challengers and Lear Jets, but it has been a steady, safe and efficient corporate and air taxi aircraft for over thirty years.

It has the performance and low cost profile to be a favorite of owners and operators and has the speed and comfort for passengers seeking a mid-sized, long-range jet powered ride to their business and vacation destinations.

The Hawker Beechjet is a twin-turbofan light business jet that evolved from the Mitsubishi MU–300 Diamond, which was certificated in November 1981. More than 90 Diamonds were manufactured in Japan and then assembled at Mitsubishi’s San Angelo, Texas, facility. Japan’s Mitsubishi is the same company that built the MU-2 turboprop and World War II’s Zero fighter. This historically long-lived company originally designed the Beech Jet 400 line of aircraft in 1977.

The new jet was designated the MU-300 and the initial plan for the aircraft was to reassemble it in Texas with the Mooney aircraft company.

Mooney went bankrupt and Mitsubishi made the decision to go it alone in producing the aircraft at its manufacturing plant in San Angelo, Texas, rebranding the aircraft the Diamond I and gaining FAA certification in 1981.

The airplane featured a flat floor and a squared oval fuselage that gave passengers more shoulder room and made the 305-cubic-foot cabin seem larger. It measures 4 feet, 9 inches tall; 4 feet, 11 inches wide; and 15 …

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JetCharters.com, the worldwide air charter marketplace of private jet travel has looked at all of its private jet trip requests from March 1st – April 1st, 2016 in order to compile a list of our most popular Spring Break destinations.

1. Miami, Florida

Delano Hotel, Miami

If you see a private jet in the sky, there’s a good chance it’s heading to Miami this spring. There is plenty to do here that make this destination perfect for spring break. Beautiful beaches with clear water, a world-famous food scene that you can’t experience anywhere else, and some of the hottest clubs in the country that will have you partying until the morning hours. Aside from it’s amazing beach scene, Miami is a modern city that has everything you could want.

Dine with Celebrity chef José Andrés’ at  The Bazaar which steadily remains in the top 10 list on TripAdvisor.  Check out the iconic Joe’s Stone Crab, which boasts a full selection of fresh seafood and steaks, and indulge in stone crabs that people fly across the globe for. Fun fact: Stone crab has been around longer than the city of Miami itself.  Founded in 1913,  the city of Miami was founded two years later in 1915.

Tired of the sun? Spend your days shopping at the Bal Harbour shops. With 450,000 square feet of pure bliss, this former site of World War II barracks boasts more than 100 upscale brands including Chanel, Gucci, Balenciaga, and department stores like Neiman Marcus and …

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Dassault Falcon 20 Review

A blast from the past might be in your flying future

The Falcon 20 is a luxury private jet charter aircraft that offers more cabin room than other private passenger charter jets in its class. It has a long and successful history and with upgrades over the years is currently a popular business and charter aircraft with a bright a cost-effective future.

The advanced age of this aircraft compared to its newer competitors is actually an advantage. The Falcon 20 has a much lower acquisition cost than other jets but has much better flight performance. Passengers enjoy the ride in a Falcon with its roomy interior just as much or even more than its more modern, yet smallish and cramped competition in the charter and business aviation marketplace.

The Dassault Falcon 20 is a first-generation, twin-engine business jet that was developed in France in the early 1960s and remained in production until 1983. The all-metal, low-wing aircraft features rear-mounted engines; a swept, full-cantilever wing; cruciform tail and a retractable dual-wheel tricycle landing gear. This aircraft normally accommodates between eight and ten passengers, plus a crew of two.

This business jet was actually flown and evaluated by the “Lone Eagle” himself, Charles Lindbergh.  In 1963, Pan American’s founder Juan Trippe was looking for the ideal mid-size jet to buy for his new business aircraft venture.  He asked Charles Lindbergh to appraise a short list of candidate aircraft.

Lindbergh flew Dassault Aircraft’s Mystère 20 prototype and told Trippe, …

weather fight delays

Don’t you hate waiting in line forever at the airport to get to the ticket counter, getting pulled aside for the ol’ frisk and pat by security and, in general,  investing hours of your time before you even board the plane? The good news is you can essentially bypass all of that when you fly by chartered jet (not to mention how much more comfortable you’ll be in-flight).

Still, occasionally even chartered jets faced unexpected delays due to inclement weather. On the plus side, you won’t have to spend the night on the airport floor waiting for it to clear — or deal with the utter insanity of trying to get to your destination if one of your flights gets cancelled.

In fact, if the weather isn’t too severe, you may well be able to wait it out from the comfort of the jet you’ve chartered. Even if your flight has to be pushed back a day, you still won’t have to camp out on the cold, hard floor waiting for status updates. Since chartering a jet means you just meet it out on the runway, you’ll either be in the comfort of your own home or a cushy hotel waiting for the call to board.

Until then, though, here are a few ways to make the most of time during weather delays.

Get a jump on work

Pull out our laptop and start organizing and responding to emails. If you have a business dinner planned or an impending presentation …

Falcon 50 Review

Falcon 50 Review

 

The three engined Falcon 50 is a long range aircraft which is based on the earlier twin-jet Mystère/Falcon 20 and 200 families. It is very popular with passengers, operators and pilots. This aircraft re-defined what a business aircraft was able to do and made very long range flights, including trans-oceanic flights, possible and economical.

The Dassault Falcon 50 was designed using the Falcon 20’s design and flowing lines for its basic form. The design requirements dictated that in order for the airplane to easily fly its over three thousand nautical mile range it would need to be a totally new aircraft from earlier models that incorporated quite a few new ideas, materials and craftsmanship. Although the appearance of a Falcon 50 looks much like its smaller, twin-engine siblings, under the skin, it is a totally different bird.

 

A brief history

The Falcon 50 was first certified in February 1979 in France and a month later in the United States. Production of the Falcon 50 ended in 1996. When it debuted, it was put in competition with the older Lockheed Jetstars with its four engines and other legacy airliners like the Boeing 707 that were expensive, but needed if business leaders wanted to cross oceans in a hurry.
Almost two decades after the Falcon 50 came the Falcon 50EX which made its first flight in 1996. The Falcon 50EX was outfitted with more efficient and powerful engines than the Falcon 50 that with other design enhancements …

High Rollers Guide to Las Vegas

Las Vegas is adept at catering to high rollers. If you are a big bettor or a VIP, you can expect to enjoy the best of the best in terms of services and amenities. Casinos have luxury suites, front row show tickets, special tables at hard-to-get-into restaurants and other perks set aside just for their special guests.

Whether you are a high rolling gambler or you want to experience the ultimate Las Vegas luxury vacation without betting, here is what you can expect during your next visit to Sin City.

Arriving (and staying) in style

The best way to arrive in Las Vegas is on a private jet. Since most of the major casino resorts offer transportation to their VIP guests, passengers can expect some sort of limo service from the charter terminal to their resort.

Suites or villas are always the accommodation of choice for high rollers. The Bellagio’s Presidential Suite, with a fireplace, whirlpool and indoor garden, is an example of this kind of upscale hotel option. The Wynn Las Vegas and Palms are known for their luxurious suites, while Caesars Palace has opulent villas that it keeps reserved for its most valued guests.

The Aria’s Sky Suites, meanwhile, are relatively reasonably priced, so they could be a good option if you do not wish do enough gambling to earn a complimentary stay.

Eating and drinking in style

Las Vegas has become a foodie destination. Cutting-edge eateries abound here, and every casino has several showcase venues with menus …

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Citation Mustang Review

Small Jet – Big Performance

With the delays inherent in having to fly into large hubs and then renting cars to get to business sites instead of just dropping into the nearest general aviation airport, the Cessna Citation Mustang is  a refreshing flight option with its short field capability and small jet economy. It certainly is a great addition to business and personal productivity, which is why we are proud to offer it for charter.

The Basics

Range: 1,150 nm Maximum Cruise Speed: 340 knots true airspeed Single Pilot, 5 passenger Useful Load: 3,140 lb Take Off Distance: 3,110 feet

The Citation Mustang is a single pilot personal jet built in Wichita Kansas by the Cessna Aircraft Company. The Citation Mustang has become a big success as a business and charter aircraft because of its low operating cost and high performance.

Small business jets have shown a lot of promise during the past decade. The idea of owner flown turbine powered speedy and efficient jet has been a dream for quite a while and in many cases with many of the brands of single pilot jets, they remain only a dream and not a salable reality.

Cessna has been building jets for some time now and their Citation Mustang is the product of long experience backed by a major manufacturer. They have been building business jet aircraft since 1969 – a full forty five years. The Model 510 Mustang first flew on 18 April 2005. The airplane …