How To Prepare Your Aircraft And Hangar For The Storm Season

Severe snow storms, rainstorms and hurricanes are a part of life in New Jersey, and they can play havoc with aircraft and hangars alike. Here are some tips from Monmouth Executive Airport for preparing your aircraft or jet for a storm.

How is a storm dangerous to your aircraft? 

  • Hail: Even small hailstones of half an inch in diameter can cause devastating damage to your aircraft, denting the body, smashing windows and causing significant damage.
  • Lightening: While it is unlikely that lightening itself will damage your aircraft, the electricity transmitted in a strike can travel though wires, boarding steps and other metal objects, which can lead to injuries and damaged electrical systems.
  • Wind: This is arguably the biggest threat to your aircraft, as strong winds can lift aircraft and even flip them over. Other debris carried by the storm can be flung against your aircraft, causing significant damage, or even rip it apart completely.

What to do in the event of an approaching storm 

  • Move your aircraft: If you do not have hangar space for your aircraft, it is best to fly it to an FBO outside of the storm cone. If you have a hangar, secure your aircraft inside the hangar along with any other aircraft that can fit in. Do not wait until winds reach 25 knots or higher, as this can easily push an aircraft around as it is being towed, putting it and the people around you in danger.
  • Insurance: Make a quick call to your insurance company to ensure that your aircraft insurance is up-to-date and that you are sufficiently covered for storm damage.
  • Evaluate your hangar: Make sure the hangar you are using is properly sound and stormproof. When moving an aircraft into the hangar, only open one door as crosswinds can push the aircraft over or into another aircraft. When your aircraft is inside, secure it firmly so that it will stay in place in the event of interference from crosswinds.

Hangar space in NJ – Available for immediate occupation 

The best way to ensure that you and your aircraft are prepared for storms is to hire or buy a hangar. Finding hangar space is a challenge anywhere in the country, but our offering of competitively priced custom aircraft hangars and aircraft storage options along with our central location, makes us a real alternative to the crowded airports of Teterboro and Morristown. Through our world-class amenities, aircraft maintenance, hangars and services, we offer private clients an exceptional flying experience.

For more information on our FBO services or custom hangar space in NJ, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ today.

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The Top 10 Reasons To Become A Pilot

There’s no question that being a pilot is an exciting choice, whether you are flying for your own enjoyment or as a career, but what are the most popular reasons for getting into this industry? Monmouth Executive Airport takes a look at the reasons people decide to become pilots.

  1. The view: The view out of an aircraft is like nothing else on earth, transforming even the most everyday landscape into a new world.
  2. The family: Pilots have a certain reputation all over the world… for being a family. Pilots are a great resource for advice, support and a sense of belonging.
  3. Career choices: As a pilot, you have a range of career choices you can make, from flying commercial or private jets, to working with wilderness and rescue services. It’s worth mentioning too that pilots are of value all over the world, giving you a chance to explore new horizons.
  4. The challenge: Being a pilot is all about being calm, cool-headed and quick when it comes to facing critical decisions, and the wrong choice can get you in serious trouble. These challenges are what draw top people to the industry to push the standards of aviation.
  5. The knowledge: Learning to be a pilot is nothing like learning at school – it’s a whole new set of varied skills that you’ll have to put into practice each day, making you smarter and more capable. From learning how to plan properly and make sound decisions, to understanding the workings of aircraft, it’s a whole new skillset to be developed.
  6. First solo flight: Training to fly is a daunting experience, and there’s plenty of book learning too, but if nothing compares to the experience of your first solo flight, then you have what it takes to become a pilot.
  7. A new perspective on life: One thing that stands out about flying is the realization of our true place in the world, and this new perspective of the earth’s significance is one of the primary driving forces behind the careers of many top pilots.

Learn to fly in NJ and let your career take off 

You’re never too old to learn to fly and achieve your dreams – and Monmouth Executive Airport’s flight school in New Jersey will help you get there. A safe, stress-free airport with uncrowded airspace and the longest private runway in the country, our airport offers you an opportunity to really relax and experience the joy of flight – a unique experience for flight schools in NJ.

For more information about flying lessons and how to learn to fly, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ or contact us today.

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Confidence In US Private Jet Industry Continues To Increase In 2018!

Business is booming for the private jet and aviation industry, and a recent study by Victor has revealed some interesting trends that show how the industry is evolving – and what operators have to look forward to in 2018. Here are some interesting insights from the team at Monmouth Executive Airport in NJ.

Bigger jets, exotic locations and unique travel plans 

The Victor report, which focused on US booking trends for 2016, showed that there was a significant increase in demand for larger-capacity jets for long-haul journeys to more adventurous locations. In fact, bookings for big private jets like the Gulfstream IV and Bombardier Global 600 experienced a 98% increase in bookings.

This is also reflected in their consumer behavior findings that revealed an unprecedented 82% of route pairings booked through Victor were unique – showing that journeys weren’t being repeated. Instead, clients were choosing to vary their destinations and even favor more unusual travel locations off the beaten path.

The most popular jets and the most popular destinations

So, what private jets do travelers prefer? The Gulfstream IV, Hawker 800XP, Phenonm 100 and Hawker 400XP all ranked in the top 5, but the ever-popular Citation CJ3, CJ2 and Learjet 60 all ranked in the top 10 as well.

As for where they were going, the top ten destinations for private jet travel included London (UK), Nice (France), Male (Maldives), Zurich (Switzerland), Ibiza (Spain), and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). More locally, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Havana, and San Jose Del Cabo ranked highly.

Fly from Monmouth Executive Airport in NJ – To the world 

Monmouth Executive Airport offers the perfect start to any journey, whether it’s to the next state or across to exotic destinations. With the largest private runway in the country, we can handle even the largest private jets with ease, as well as helicopters, smaller jets and piston aircraft.

In addition, we offer hangar space for rent as well as the opportunity to build your own custom hangar space. Our FBO services are extensive and we include on-site aircraft maintenance and repair services, de-icing services, 24-hour lavatory services, aviation fuel loyalty programs and more.

For more information about Monmouth Airport or aircraft hangars in NJ, please contact us or visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ today.

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7 Interesting Career Paths In The Aviation Industry

New Year is all about new opportunities, and the aviation industry has a lot to offer. Here are some insights into inspirational aviation careers from Monmouth Executive Airport that offer prestige, great benefits and excitement, for your inspiration.

  1. Cabin Crew: Members of the cabin crew have a demanding position that requires a strong sense of responsibility, a cool head under pressure, and the ability to keep a smile on their face – at all times. In addition to ensuring that clients and guests have a comfortable flight, cabin crew are also involved in safety procedures. You also get to travel around the country or around the world, so it’s a great choice for anyone with a sense of adventure!
  2. Aircraft Maintenance Crew: An integral part of the aviation industry, these specialists focus on the machinery of the aircraft itself, performing repairs and routine maintenance to ensure a safe flight.
  3. Airline Operations Agents: This is a role that is ideal for people with strong administrative experience and organizational skills, as it’s all about tracking the number of passengers, their luggage and how it is stowed, and the aircraft’s fuel.
  4. Flight Dispatcher: Dispatchers share the responsibility of the safety of the flight with the airline captain, and work from the operations office. Their job is to evaluate flight data, weather data, and more to determine if a flight should proceed or not.
  5. Aviation Meteorologist: Weather has a huge impact on the air travel industry, and it is up to aviation meteorologists to evaluate weather data, make accurate weather forecasts across the flight path at all altitudes, and provide this information to flight dispatchers and pilots. This information will determine flight paths and if a flight will be cancelled or grounded.
  6. Flight Instructor: Instructors are responsible for training new pilots as well as keeping current pilots up-to-date with new training programs. They are often senior pilots and have experience flying a range of aircraft, from small training aircraft to huge liners.
  7. Pilot: Pilots have a range of career options open to them that are accessible through different training programs and certifications, from becoming a flight instructor or private jet pilot, to working towards becoming a captain of a major international airliner.

Learn to fly at one of the top flight schools in NJ! 

If you have set your sights on becoming a pilot, Monmouth Airport’s flight school in NJ is the place to be. Start training in the new year and you’ll soon be on your way to a sky-high career!

We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on premises and our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to experience clear, uncrowded skies as you learn to fly.

For more information about flying lessons and how to learn to fly, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ or contact us today.

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How To Build Your Career As A Pilot

The festive season is all about making dreams come true, so it’s the perfect time to start putting your career plans to become a pilot into action! There’s more demand for private and commercial pilots than ever before, so follow these essential steps from Monmouth Executive Airport in NJ, and take to the skies.

Complete pilot training at a reputable flight school 

The FAA (Federal Aviation Association) offers several types of pilot’s licenses which determine what kind of aircraft you will be qualified to fly. This includes private pilot, recreational pilot, commercial pilot and sports pilot certifications. Be sure to choose a flight school that is FAA-certified where you will learn from qualified, experienced instructors.

Earn your private pilot’s license 

This is the perfect starting point for your career, and by achieving a set amount of 40 flying hours, passing examinations and demonstrating your skills and knowledge to your flight instructor, you’ll meet the requirements for this license.

You’ll also have to be over the age of 17, and be medically cleared by an FAA medical exam.

Earn your commercial pilot’s license 

This is an additional license that qualifies you to fly commercial aircraft. You need to be over the age of 18, pass a physical exam that includes an eye test, and have logbook endorsements from an authorized instructor to support your level of flying experience. You’ll need to have 150 hours of flight time with 50 hours being as Pilot in Command, be able to demonstrate the required mathematical and aeronautical expertise, and have strong written and oral English language skills.

Get experience in the air 

While the above mentioned licenses qualify you to fly a commercial aircraft, it’s your experience in the air that will determine your career progress, as entry level jobs are very competitive. One way to do this is to qualify for a Certified Flight Instructor’s certificate and work for a few years gaining experience and training new pilots. Other popular options include flying as a banner-towing pilot, for skydivers or for sight-seeing experiences before moving into roles at regional airlines.

Take your exciting first step with Monmouth Airport’s flight school in NJ! 

When it comes to choosing from the best flight schools in New Jersey, experience is everything. Our flight school has over 20 years of pilot training experience in training professional and amateur pilots in a range of 10 different aircraft, as well as logging over 68,000 flight instruction and rental hours.

We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on premises and our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to enjoy scenic open skies as you learn to fly.

For more information about our flight school and flying lessons in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/

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Save This Festive Season With Empty Leg Flights

The festive season is here, and we’re all gearing up to spend the holidays with family and friends. If you’re planning on travelling to your vacation destination, charter flights are the way to go – especially since it’s a great time for affordable empty leg flights. Here’s what you need to know, from Monmouth Executive Airport.

What are empty leg flights? 

Like commercial airline companies, charter flight companies try and schedule their services to ensure that there are paying guests on board for every flight. But because of their smaller aircraft and their policy of hiring each aircraft to a client in its entirety, planes have to occasionally make trips without any guests on board in order to fly back to their base or pick up a new guest. These trips are known as empty leg journeys and, to cover the cost of crew and fuel, charter companies offer these flights at a significantly discounted rate to anyone who is available at that time and location.

Discounts sound great – but what’s the catch? 

There is one catch to this great deal, and that is that you have to be flexible with your time and dates for your flight in order to qualify for an empty leg. This is because the jet must fly according to the schedule set for it by top-paying clients, which is why empty legs are so affordable as compensation.

There are a few advantages other than the ticket price for this type of flying. Not only do you and your guests get to experience the luxury of having your own private jet or aircraft, you also get to fly safely in weather that can ground commercial aircraft, skip the crowds and security lines of airports, and even bring your pet with! Last but not least, private aircraft are allowed to land at more airports than commercial liners, so they can often land you much closer to your destination.

Fly into Monmouth Executive Airport in NJ this Christmas 

Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey is a private airport catering to charter companies, private flyers, and their guests through world-class FBO services. With hangar space in NJ, the longest private runway in the USA, and expert aircraft maintenance services – all just a quick hour’s drive by car (or 20 minutes by helicopter) to the center of Manhattan, we’re a real alternative to congested New York City, Philadelphia and Jersey Shore gateway airports.

For more information about Monmouth Jet Center or airplane hangars and custom hangar space in NJ, please contact us today or visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/

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Inside Aircraft Hangar Design

Aircraft hangars are often seen simply as a set of walls and a roof that serve to keep jets and other aircraft out of the weather, but there’s a lot more to it than that. In fact, each job is different depending on the scale and environment it’s in. Here’s an interesting guide from Monmouth Executive Airport.

  • Space: Space in an airport or on an airfield is always at a premium – very few hangar designs involve wasting space simply because it is so precious. Making the best use of that square footage is a critical part of hangar design, as it determines exactly what the hangar can be used for. It is especially important in terms of creating an efficient workspace with optimal flow around the aircraft during building, repairs or maintenance.
  • Debris management: Known as Foreign Object Debris (FOD), effectively managing, controlling and removing debris from every critical area of an airport is essential to the safe operation of the aircraft there. If done incorrectly, for example while constructing a hangar, FOD will almost certainly lead to damaged aircraft, as it can be easily sucked into engine intakes. FOD management is critical for efficient, safe hangars, especially where aircraft maintenance takes place.
  • Electrical planning: Safe, adequate electrical access is essential in a quality aircraft hangar. Outlet banks have to be properly designed and placed so as not to compromise aircraft safety or the safety of personnel in the hangar. This might include outlets connected to rafters or scaffolding, or situated in islands on the floor.
  • Floor design: Concrete flooring has to be even, expertly laid and durable. It also has to be able to handle ultra-heavy loads if required, such as large aircraft or stored items and machinery. This means designing for wheel placement, parking loads and entry/exit paths.
  • Doors: Hangar doors have to be secure, stable and easily opened when needed, unaffected by weather conditions that can include snow and ice. They cover a huge span, so they need to be wind resistant.

Aircraft hangar space and more available immediately at Monmouth Airport, NJ 

At Monmouth Executive Airport, we’ve made service our differentiator. From a wide range of world-class FBO services, a dedicated flight school and aircraft maintenance services to custom airplane hangar space and more, we set ourselves apart from the hassle and crowds of our competitors. In addition to our main runway, we also offer a secondary runway at 3512’ x 53’, ideal for most private jets, helicopters and piston aircraft – so you can always land in comfort.

For more information about Monmouth Jet Center or aircraft hangars in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ today.

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