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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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Essential Etiquette Tips For Flying By Private Aircraft

Flying by private jet is a truly unique experience and nothing like commercial air travel, and this can leave first-time flyers a little unsure of what is expected of them as guests. Here’s a quick etiquette guide to help you look and feel like an experienced private traveler, and make the trip even better, from Monmouth Executive Airport.

  1. Have your ID documents ready: One of the best things about private air travel is that you have the luxury of skipping all the security lines, but you will still need to identify yourself as the right person on the client list. Your regular ID (driver’s license, for example) is fine for local flights, while international flights will require a valid passport.
  2. Host boards first: If you are travelling as part of a group and a guest of a company or private individual, it’s good manners to let your host board first.
  3. Know your luggage limit: The amount of luggage a private aircraft can carry is dependent on its size, and that means guests have certain baggage restrictions. If you are travelling alone, you can fit the maximum amount of luggage but it’s generally a good idea to pack the minimum advised by the jet company. Soft bags are ideal as they pack easily into the luggage compartment.
  4. Follow pet guidelines: Pets are welcome on private aircraft and are treated just like any other guest on board, but it’s important to speak to your provider and confirm that you will have a pet with you. They will give you advice on how to prepare your pet for travel, and ask you questions about what kind of food and treats they can provide for your furry companion. This makes your trip as special for your pet as it is for you.
  5. Dress the part: While there are no hard and fast rules about dressing for a private flight, it is important to show the appropriate amount of respect for this exclusive service and for your host. Generally, business wear is correct when flying you’re your company, and business-casual is a good default choice for other occasions.
  6. Running late? Let your crew know: Flying by private aircraft means the crew is at your service and ready to go when you are, but it’s polite to keep them informed about your schedule. If something changes, they can react quickly and mobilize crew and airport services to ensure you are in the air as soon as possible after you arrive at the airport.

World-class FBO services and aircraft hangar space in NJ 

If you are considering flying out of New Jersey, Monmouth Executive Airport – just 20 minutes to Manhattan by helicopter – offers everything pilots and charter companies require. This offering includes high quality, competitively priced fuel rates, aircraft maintenance services and custom airplane hangar space in New Jersey – available immediately. Through our world-class amenities and services, we offer you and your guests an exceptional flying experience. For more information, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ today.

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Helicopter Hangars, Aircraft Hangars And Ground Support Buildings For Sale Or Hire

Private airports perform a pivotal role in the airline industry, not only providing a safe and reliable means to access uncrowded airspace for charter aircraft and pilots, but also ensuring access to high-quality FBO services and aircraft storage options. At Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey, we’ve seen the lack of adequate storage facilities in the region and, as a result, have opened up vast tracts of land for the development of hangar space.

The challenge: Standard and custom hangar space for sale and hire in NJ 

The tristate area is one of the busiest in the private airline industry, feeding the commercial hubs of New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia. In addition to this traffic generated by charter companies, there are also a multitude of private flying enthusiasts with their individually owned prop airplanes, helicopters and private jets keen to take to the skies. As a result, hangar space is at a premium in this region – making it rarely available and expensive.

Monmouth Airport is offering a real solution to this challenge by offering the following hangar space for hire in New Jersey or to buy:

  • Prebuilt T-hangars – Ideal for charter operators or private owners, these offer the option of attached office space and easy taxi to either of the two runways.
  • Prebuilt shared or communal hangars – An affordable option for pilots looking for a budget-friendly solution that keeps their aircraft out of the weather and makes maintenance and storage easy.
  • Custom hangar space – An option that’s designed for owners and charter companies with particular needs: we’re offering you the chance to have your aircraft hangar built exactly to your specifications.

Store your aircraft with convenient, affordable aircraft hangars in NJ 

If you are considering flying out of New Jersey, Monmouth Executive Airport – just 20 minutes to Manhattan by helicopter – offers everything pilots and charter companies require. This offering includes high quality, competitively priced fuel rates, aircraft maintenance services and hangar space in New Jersey – available immediately. Through our world-class amenities and services, we offer you an exceptional flying experience.

For more information, please visit our website today at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/

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How To Prepare Your Aircraft For Winter

Winter is on its way, and along with the fun of the festive season it’s also bringing sleet, snow and ice – none of which are great news for aircraft owners, pilots or charter companies! Prepping your aircraft and storing them correctly are key to making the most of this season as well as reducing repairs and maintenance.

Aircraft maintenance and storage tips from Monmouth Executive Airport 

  • Change your oil: Winter is the perfect time to change your oil, removing old oil that is filled with dirt and contaminants. When you do this, be sure to use a preservative oil mixture (one quart of preservative oil is recommended). After doing this, take a quick flight to make sure the engine becomes well-lubricated with the new mixture.
  • Check the sparkplugs: Remove your sparkplugs and spray the fitting with a preservative oil mixture before putting them back into place.
  • Fill your tanks: Even though you won’t be using your aircraft for a while, filling up your fuel tanks to capacity is a good idea. This reduces the moisture that can condense within your tank if it is only partially fuel, and minimizes cracking in flexible rubber tanks. The fuel will easily last the winter, as quality fuel is good for at least a year.
  • Remove your battery: If you’re not going to be flying much this winter, now’s a good time to remove your battery as it likely won’t hold charge while in storage. Store the battery in a safe location out of the cold. You can also hook up your battery to a trickle-charger every few weeks to maintain the charge and keep the battery in good working condition.
  • Critter-proofing: Mice, rats and other small animals will see your aircraft and hangar as a good place to hide out from the bad weather, and they can cause considerable mess and damage to your aircraft. No food should be left in the vicinity and all holes should be securely plugged. Pitot tube covers and vent covers are essential.

Hangar space keeps your aircraft in top condition – Available now 

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 today at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ .

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Born To Fly? Join The Monmouth Airport Young Aviator Club!

Some children want to become police officers and fire fighters when they grow up, others want to become veterinarians or astronauts, but the most adventurous and ambitious kids want to become pilots!

If your child has a love of flying and all things airplane, you can give them one of the greatest opportunities in the world- a membership to the Monmouth Executive Airport’s Young Aviators Club. And this isn’t the kind of membership where you get a tour and a baseball cap and then sent home – with us, your child will get to experience the joy of flying first-hand.

As a member, all children who meet the eligibility criteria will get the chance to fly an aircraft through our fully-licensed New Jersey flight school, Eagles View Aviation. Managed by experienced, qualified flight instructors and using expertly maintained aircraft, your child will learn some of the skills, basics and thrills of being a pilot.

To participate, your child must:

  • Be a Wall Township resident
  • Be between 8 and 17 years old

As a member, they will receive:

  • An inspiring and exciting hands-on introductory flight lesson in one of the flight school’s fully-serviced Cessna airplanes
  • A First Flight Certificate upon completion of the flight lesson as a permanent memory of their accomplishment
  • Accommodation for up to 6 students per week
  • An additional single flight for every 3 years of membership

We are also in the process of adding scholarship opportunities for children aged 16 and above who want to obtain their pilot’s license.

Join the Young Aviators Club at our NJ flight school today

To find out more about our Young Aviators Club or to sign your child up for a truly unique experience and inspire them to find rewarding careers in the aviation industry, please contact us or visit our website today.

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The Right Time To Become A Professional Pilot Is Right Now

Whether you’re fresh out of school or college, or midway through a career, if you have a love of flying and a dream of being a professional pilot, there’s no time better than now to take that leap. Here’s why.

Firstly, the demand for professional pilots is very high at the moment. The aviation industry is growing; many regional airlines are being granted new contracts from mainline carriers, and private charter companies are experiencing a growth spurt as the private airline industry experiences record levels of demand. This means that they are actively looking for pilots and crew to make this growth a reality and meet contractual demands.

Secondly, many of the current pilots active in the industry are facing retirement in the next 10 years – in fact, these numbers are set to peak at very high levels, which means that less senior pilots have a chance to move up the career ladder – and new pilots have plenty of space to enter the industry. And the numbers back this up, with over 33,200 pilots expected to retire by 2030.

If you’re worried about being stuck on the bottom rungs, however, you can put that to rest thanks to the popularization of effective flow programs in most mainline commercial airline companies. These programs are designed to assist you in your career, ensuring that you are positioned in a regional carrier as first officer for 2-3 years before being moved up to captain for another 1-2 years, at which point you will be interviewed for positions at the mainline carrier.

Pay was one of the main concerns in the industry, as low pay pushed many pilots into other career paths and away from being a pilot. However, as the industry experiences a growth spurt and demand for pilots increases, the pay has gone up to far more acceptable levels including sign-on bonuses and other financial incentives.

Forge a new career and learn to fly with Monmouth Airport’s fight school in NJ 

When it comes to choosing from the best flight schools in New Jersey, experience is everything. Our 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 how to learn to fly, please visit our website or contact us today.

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