Private Jet Charter Blog

umbrella, 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 …

falcon 20 review
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 …

citation mustang review
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 …

12 must experience evnts in aspen

If you’re planning a winter getaway, it doesn’t get much better than Aspen. From a world class outdoor-sports destination to a mecca for arts and culture, this Rocky Mountain-town makes a dream holiday vacation spot.

Ready to go? Don’t waste precious time in an airport that could be spent shredding powder on the slopes. Instead, charter a private jet and skip the hassle of baggage check, long security lines, and the sense of claustrophobia flying on a crowded commercial flight ensures.

Once you arrive in Aspen rested and refreshed after your relaxing flight aboard a chartered jet, check out the following must-experience events while you’re visiting.

Aspen Highlands Opening Day

For anyone planning to hit the slopes during their Aspen trip, Dec. 10 should be marked on the calendar. Why? It’s the date the Aspen Highlands — slopes favored by locals and in-the-know skiers — opens for the season.

Buttermilk Opening Day

If you’ve ever watched the X Games or the Red Bull Double Pipe event, you’ll recognize Buttermilk mountain and park where the annual sporting events take place. These slopes aren’t just for pros, though — Buttermilk is beginner- and family- friendly, too. Opening day is Dec. 10.

SQN Sport Holiday Shopping Event

Nothing’s better than a day of shopping after hitting the slopes, unless said shopping also happens to benefit the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club. Such is the case with the SQN Sport Holiday Shopping Event on Dec. 10, which boasts perks like eggnog, holiday goodies, …

top 15 places to spend Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, perhaps it’s time to establish a new tradition — instead of staying home for the holidays, why not travel to some of the most festive locales in the world? Whether you’re dreaming of a white Christmas or your idea of very merry is somewhere warm and sunny, there is no shortage of extraordinary places to spend the holidays.

Bonus? If you travel by private jet charter, you don’t have to deal with the hassle of holiday airport crowds or long waits at the ticket kiosk. Stocking up on Vitamin-C so you don’t catch a cold from the stranger seated next to you won’t be a priority, because you (and whomever you travel with) will have the comfort and convenience of privacy on your chartered jet.

So if you’re looking to shake up your standard holiday routine, consider chartering a jet to one of these dream Christmas destinations.

The Maltese Islands

When it comes to the holiday season, the Maltese Islands of Malta and Gozo don’t mess around. From candlelit carol singing in Valetta to touring the many “presepju” or nativity crib displays, there’s something for everything. The stunning light display on Republic Street is reason alone to visit.

Trømso, Norway

The sun doesn’t shine at all in the snowy city island of Tromso during December, and the darkness sets a striking backdrop for tons of twinkling holiday lights. Plus, you’ll experience pretty spectacular views of the northern lights between 6 pm and midnight. Other …

flying private to bowl games

While the holidays hold special sentiment for everyone, this time of year is particularly joy-filled for fans of college football. Why? Bowl games, of course — through the end of 2016 and tiptoeing into 2017 are tons of bowl games to keep the college ball fan entertained.

While many fans will be watching these games at home or on flat-screens at their favorite local watering holes, the thousands of fans in the stands prove you don’t have to be a sofa spectator during bowl games.

Unfortunately, many of the fans who do make it to bowl games waste a huge chunk of time traveling to the game, trying to park, finding their seats, and then repeating the process in reverse when the game is over. But there’s a better way to travel to bowl games, and it’s by private jet charter.

In addition to saving you the time and hassle of flying commercially (or driving, even), flying by private jet is incredibly convenient. Private jets can fly into and out of over 5,000 airports in the US, compared to around 500 that can accommodate larger commercial aircraft.

You have unparalleled privacy, plenty of elbow room, no kids kicking the back of your set, and a much more peaceful mode of travel altogether. Plus, despite common myths about flying by private jet charter, it’s much more cost-effective than you might think — especially if you travel with friends and split the tab.

So what are you waiting for? With the first …

cessna citation cj3 review
Cessna CJ3 Review

The CJ3 is a vital, economical and easy to fly member of the Citation business jet family. An extension of the CJ2 model, which in turn was an extension of the CJ1 model, the CJ3 incorporates improvements and features that please the pilot and passenger equally.

The aircraft has been around since its presentation to the world on September 2002 at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention. It left the ground on its initial flight exactly a year later on April 17, 2003 and got its official nod from the FAA, certifying it on October 2004 and it was first offered for sale in December 2004.


The engines make all the difference with this aircraft. Two Williams FJ44-3A series engines power the CJ3. These power plants put out 2,820 pounds of thrust at sea level conditions which boosts these engines an extra 920 pounds of takeoff thrust per side than the original Citation Jet, adding over 3,400 pounds to the Citation’s max takeoff weight.

The CJ3 has the first engine in its class that comes standard with the pilot-workload-reducing full-authority digital engine controls (FADEC). FADEC streamlines engine control by ensuring correct power output, engine management and maximum fuel efficiency and also delivers time-limited engine maintenance, diagnostics, and engine synchronization.

 Great Performances

 This Citation cruises at a speed of 480 mph. due mainly to the improvements in its engines and their performance and it climbs like a scalded cat up to 45,000 feet in just 27 …