Airplanes that transformed aviation history

Monmouth Executive Airport - Old GLoryAviation history spans many years and has presented a myriad of airplanes sporting various designs and functionalities. In New Jersey, at the Monmouth Executive Airport, we have an appreciation for the various airplanes that have transformed aviation over the years.

Airplanes responsible for transforming the industry are unfortunately not well known and therefore not well appreciated. Their designs and innovations are responsible for the convenience and safety of the aircrafts that we use today. Below are just a few of the transformational airplanes throughout aviation history:

  • Wright 1905 Flyer – known as the first practical airplane in the world. It was capable of flying for more than half an hour, had upright seats for pilot and passenger, offered durability and greater speed than its predecessors.
  • Deperdussin Monocoque – this airplane is responsible for the introduction of the global design standard as well as further streamlining of planes we have seen over the years. This plane was first flown in 1911.
  • Junkers J-13 – this was the first airplane to introduce a thick wing that produces a greater lift. This airplane was constructed from metal and offered a fully enclosed cabin and a high degree of streamlining.

These are just a few of the planes that had an integral part to play in the functional designs of the airplanes that we make use of today.

A short history of airplanes

The history of airplanes goes back just two decades. When the idea or concept of flight was first realised, many tried to create contraptions that mimicked the flight of birds. The first machines with mechanical flapping wings were called ornithopters. The next attempt was that of creating lighter-than-air balloons in 1783, but this failed when it was discovered that these balloons would be flightless without a wind blowing.

At the turn of the 19th century, Sir George Cayley created a flying machine that had fixed wings, movable control surfaces and a propulsion system. This was when the true concept of the airplane was born and when the aviation industry truly began. Since then we have seen great changes, improvements and enhancements in the industry to bring us to the airplanes we currently use today.

Monmouth Executive Airport provides in-hangar parking for corporate jets

At Monmouth Executive Airport you will find readily available airplane hangar space in New Jersey for all sizes of corporate jets and piston aircraft. The rates are designed to be 30% to 40% cheaper than those you would expect to pay at Teterboro or Morristown and you don’t have to wait a year to get space.

Refuelling is made a simple task with Jet A and Avgas which is available on-field. The airport also features a covered fuelling canopy to ensure you and your passengers are not exposed to the elements. With 7371-foot and 3512-foot runways available, there is every reason to believe that Monmouth Executive airport is just the place to park your corporate jet.

For more information on the new Monmouth Executive Airport, call the FBO at (732) 751-0044 or visit us at http://www.monmouthjetcenter.com

Learn how to fly an aircraft in New Jersey and discover the freedom of flight

monmouth-runway.fwThe freedom of flight is reason enough to learn to fly an aircraft in New Jersey. Learning to fly along the east coast between New Jersey and California is undoubtedly a scenic experience and you will find that some flight schools are conveniently based at airports within the area. It is best to choose a flight school that has seen many students successfully achieve their pilot’s licenses.

The right flight school will have its own FAA certified A&P/AI on the premises. Instruction will be provided via a schedule as students need to achieve certain goals before being allowed to continue to the next phase of training.

How to become qualified to fly a plane

Pilots have to meet certain criteria and undergo professional training before they are considered to be qualified. In order to become a qualified pilot you will need to learn to fly through a certified flight school. In addition to this a student needs to be 17 years of age or older in order to start the process.

The ability to read, write and understand English is also absolutely essential. A written aeronautical test will be required and the student must receive flight training and be granted a logbook endorsement from a certified ground instructor. Every pilot will need to decide what aircraft category and class rating they would like to be trained in, as they will need to receive instruction from a certified individual in those particular areas of operation.

Those who are interested in learning to fly will be able to locate further information at the Monmouth Executive Airport website.

Patch the holes in your aviation insurance in New Jersey

monmouth-airport-logoUnderstanding your aviation insurance policy is absolutely essential not just in New Jersey, but globally. At Monmouth Executive Airport we take a closer look at aviation insurance. In the past, some rather large aviation insurance claims have been denied because the pilots have not met with policy requirements. Of course it’s not the aim of the insurance provider to deny a claim, but if a pilot or carrier does not adhere to the contract terms, the chance that an expensive damages claim can be denied, is heightened.

If you want to patch the holes in your aviation insurance, then you should avoid the following scenarios which usually result in a denied claim:

  • Unapproved pilots – never make use of a pilot who does not meet with your policy’s approved pilot clause. Some policies make allowances for an “open pilot” clause which details broad credentials for those who may or may not operate the aircraft. Other policies will detail approved pilots and second in command individuals. Make sure you check these policy stipulations before allowing a pilot to make use of your aircraft.
  • Misunderstanding of approved-use clauses – most policies will stipulate what commercial and non-commercial uses the aircraft can be used for in order to be covered.
  • Lack of sufficient security measures – where you keep your aircraft and what sort of security measures are in place to protect it will play a role. It is best to make sure you are aware of what your policy says in terms of this in order for your insurance policy to have you covered.

Aviation insurance brokers

Choosing the right aviation insurance brokers is also quite important if you want to ensure you can have a safe take-off and landing and that you will be covered should something unexpected occur.

When operating your jet or similar aircraft from Monmouth Airport in New Jersey, or any other airport for that matter, you will certainly need to have insurance measures in place.

Top aviation insurance brokers serving New Jersey include:

  • Liberty Mutual Group
  • Wings Agency

What does Monmouth Executive Airport offer for corporate jets?

If you make use of a corporate jet, rest assured that Monmouth Executive Airport has what is required to cater for your every need. Safe and secure in-hangar parking is available for all sizes of jets as well as access to convenient refuelling with competitively priced Jet A and Avgas which is available on-field.

In-hangar parking rates are between 30% and 40% cheaper than Teterboro and Morristown and the airport location provides the ideal uncongested alternative when travelling to New York City and Jersey Shore. To find out more about in-hangar parking space for corporate jets visit us at Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey.

Top five reasons why Monmouth Airport is a great place to base your corporate flight operations

BLM_picMonmouth Airport is one of the best places to base your corporate flight operations. If you’re looking for a new place for your jet or propeller aircraft, here are a few reasons to consider Monmouth Airport:

We accommodate all sizes

Monmouth Airport has available in-hanger parking for all sizes of corporate jet aircrafts. If you’re looking for a hanger for your extra-large jet or super lean aircraft, know that we’ve got available in-hanger parking for you.

In New York, every minute counts

Getting in and around New York City can be frustrating via public transport or a car, but it’s even more frustrating when you can’t even get on or off the ground due to airport delays common to greater NYC airports.  At Teterboro wait times can up to an hour to get a takeoff slot and landing pattterns are often diverted for significant time as well.   Monmouth Airport is an easy Expressway commute to Manhattan and is conveniently located a few miles outside of New York area “Class B” airspace and 1 mile outside of “Mode C”, making for effortless arrivals and departures.

Great prices

Renting a hanger for a corporate jet aircraft can be expensive, which is why Monmouth Executive Airport is focusing on giving clients an affordable solution. Our in-hanger parking rates are 30% to 40% less than Teterboro or Morristown, making our airport space the economical option.

24/7 operations

We also know that New York City is the city that never sleeps. Our 24/7 operations commenced in December 2013 and we have been up-and-running, full-time ever since.

Competitively priced gas

We have competitively priced Jet A and Avgas available on-field to keep you on the move when you need it, where you need it. We also have a unique covered fueling canopy to keep you as well as your passengers safe from the elements.

Private jet aircraft management services

Monmouth Airport’s new ownership and management team go the extra mile to accommodate all of our clients’ airport needs. Whether you need information, help setting up your office or gas, we can take care of the problem for you. To learn more about our available in-hanger parking, contact Monmouth Executive Airport today.

Latest news: Will Boeing manage to figure out how to make jet fuel from tobacco?

Jet Fuel From TobaccoAt the beginning of August, Boeing Co. announced they were teaming up with Dutch aviation biofuels company SkyNRG and South African Airways to make jet fuel from tobacco. The plan is to have farmers in South Africa grow SkyNRG’s tobacco plant (called Solaris), which is a biofuel feedstock typically used by the tobacco industry.

Solaris is virtually free of nicotine, which is normally found in other types of tobacco plants.

South African Airways Group environmental affairs specialist, Ian Cruickshank, says a marketable biofuel crop can be grown while simultaneously leveraging knowledge of tobacco growers (and thanks to this hybrid tobacco, it won’t encourage smoking).

While jet fuel from tobacco – as well as other eco-friendly alternative jet fuels – is an interesting prospect, this still has a way to go before becoming a reality. Test farming is currently underway and biofuel production is only set for production in the next few years.

Sustainable alternative jet fuels

Fuel from aircraft contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, which are bad for the environment. Sustainable alternative jet fuels could help reduce carbon emissions, impact surface air quality and help combat climate change.  See our blog post on this FAA initiative to get rid of leaded AVGas.

If you’re currently operating a corporate aircraft or jet in and around New York City, you are probably more concerned about things that affect your day-to-day operations, such as ease of access to the city, cost-effective in-hanger parking and affordable jet gas. The Federal Aviation Administration is currently working on enabling US use of one billion gallons per year of sustainable alternative jet fuels by 2018.

At Monmouth Executive Airport, we have competitively priced Jet A and Avgas available on site as well as available jet hangar parking for all sizes of corporate jet aircrafts (at rates that are 30% to 40% cheaper than our competitors).

For more information on the new Monmouth Executive Airport, call the FBO at (732) 751-0044 or visit us at http://www.monmouthjetcenter.com

Welcome To Monmouth Executive Airport

Monmouth Executive Airport - Old GLoryThis is the official blog of the airport, loving run by Ruthie and David over at the FBO…(-:

In late 2013 the Airport was purchased from longtime owner Ed Brown, by a consortium of aviation enthusiasts know as the Wall Aviation Group. This team of experienced airport managers and aviators brings with them a burning desire to turn our sleepy little airport into a modern jet center that rivals the amenities of other more crowded local NJ airports like Teterboro and Morristown.

Already the airport has gone to 24/7 operation and dealt with many years of neglect by streamlining operations and adding features for enhanced security and safety at the airport. Its true that some have seen the changes at the airport as a departure from our quaint, informal history but we see it as an opportunity to make the airport into a viable economic presence in central jersey to the great benefit of the entire surrounding area, especially the Jersey Shore.  A revitalized Monmouth Airport could become a hub for travel, encouraging businesses both on and off the airport to move to the area and participate in the local economy.

We are working hard to strike a balance between the need to create sustainable economics at the airport, and the rich, informal history of the Monmouth with pilots and the surrounding community.

It will take time, but we are confident that bit by bit we will get where we want to be.  In the meantime opportunities for those with a little vision abound, and we highly encourage pilots and part 135 operators to take another look at Monmouth Executive Airport.

We are taking on passengers for our flight into the future…

– Ruthie Stoaks, FBO Manager.