How to choose a flight school

BLM_picWhether you’re fresh out of high school, an established pilot looking to further your training or a flying enthusiast getting ready to spread your wings, finding the right flight school is essential to realizing your ambitions.

First, you need to decide what type of training you’re looking for. This depends on whether you want to fly recreationally or as a career, as well as what sort of airplanes you’d want to be trained to operate. This will determine what license you need to aim for, as commercial airplanes and executive jets require different licenses to recreational light aircraft.

Flight schools are divided into two categories – Part 61 schools that require less flying hours and are operated under fewer accountability requirements and Part 141 schools that are periodically audited by the Federal Aviation Authority and have strict accountability requirements. It’s also a good idea to look at local colleges that offer aviation degrees, as these give a good competitive edge for prospective pilots looking to start a new career.

Once you have compiled a list of flight schools in your area, narrow down your list to two or three options according to their credentials, the cost, the training courses and their reputation. Then be sure to visit each prospective school, so you can get a feel for how their mission fits your personality and needs, ensuring you’re comfortable with your choice.

What does it take to learn to fly airplanes?

Getting into flight school means meeting a set of criteria that may differ slightly between schools, including:

  • That you are 17 or older at the time of enrollment
  • Proficiency in English
  • Making a deposit for the training costs (as well as any other costs such as housing, etc.)
  • Submitting an FAA 1st or 2nd class Medical Certificate
  • Submitting your High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Submitting a certified copy of your Birth Certificate/Driver’s License/State photo ID card

Once you complete your training, consider Monmouth Executive Airport for exceptional hanger space in New Jersey. We can offer you immediate use of common-use hangars, t-hangars and larger hangars, as well as competitively priced Jet A and Avgas on-field. For more information, please contact us today.

Hangar Rental: The need for enforcement of rules governing hangar usage

Monmouth Jet Center FBO Monmouth Executive AirportUp until recently, the non-aeronautical use of airplane hangers in New Jersey and other states has largely remained unregulated by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).

While OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations, building codes and licensing requirements have long been in place to ensure the safety of hangars, airports and their associated facilities, the use of the hangers themselves by those renting space had been governed by rules set by each individual airport or airfield, as well as the aviation community using the space.

This has resulted in inconsistent use of hanger space, with renters storing vehicles, household items and other non-aeronautical items in the hangers – an issue that has resulted in the FAA drawing up formal regulations for hangar usage. Whilst these rules, once formalized, will apply to airports that want federal grants, they are designed to streamline hanger use as well as increase important safety aspects.

By enforcing these rules, the FAA and airports that adopt this policy aim to:

  • Remove non-aeronautical items being stored in hangers.
  • Open up hanger space for rental (which is in high demand) that is being taken up by non-aeronautical items.
  • Open up storage for aeronautical items that currently cannot be stored in hangars due to space issues.
  • Prohibit certain types of aircraft repair and construction that impact on the space and quality of hangar storage.

These regulations have not been formalized or enforced at this stage but the development of a clear-cut, well thought-out policy on hangar usage will bring positive change to this side of flying, making aircraft storage more practical and available.

Hangar rental information

If you are looking for hangar space for rent in New Jersey, it’s important to select a provider such as Monmouth Executive Airport which provides clear guidelines on hangar usage – and enforces these regulations – to ensure you have a high-quality client experience. It is also advised to specifically target airports that can supply you with the appropriate space for your aircraft – whether it’s a prop plane, helicopter or multi-engine Gulfstream charter jet – immediately, in order to avoid inconvenient waiting periods.

For more information on hangar rental in New Jersey, contact us today.

Monmouth Airport, New Jersey: How airports and airlines can effectively manage change and prioritize passengers during times of transition

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Enhancing the passenger experience is a main aim for many airports and airlines. At Monmouth Airport in New Jersey,  we’re on a mission to create a world class jetport.  We are providers of high quality jetport amenities including De-icing, JetA and AVgas, on airport maintenance, not to mention airplane hanger space in central New Jersey  that is availabe now, and only about an hour from NYC.  With the new ownership of 2013, we take a closer look at how airports and airlines can effectively manage change and ensure the passenger has the best possible experience.

According to Philip Cox-Hynd, a reputable change specialist, there are rules of change that must be taken into consideration if you don’t want passengers to have a bad experience during transition phases. These five rules include:

  • Vision – there must be a shared vision for the airport staff and FBO team to work towards.
  • Power – leadership is vitally important during times of change and all leaders should have closely aligned objectives.  While ownership at Monmouth Airport has changed, we have retained management at the airport insuring continuity of service.
  • Engagement – engaging with the airport employees and ensuring they are aware of the positive effects of change is important.
  • Involvement – involving your team in the process will ensure everyone is working together towards a common cause.
  • Measurement – keeping on top of progress and areas that are failing in the transition strategy will help you to make the desired changes with minimal opportunity for failure.

Airport parking and traffic control at Monmouth Airport

The airport parking and traffic control facilities at an airport used by pilots and passengers alike, play a huge role in the operational experience. There are various airports offering convenient parking and advanced traffic control services in the area, such as Monmouth Executive airport.

Hangars should be located close to the parking areas for convenience and traffic control should be provided by professional individuals who have experience in the industry. Typically speaking, runways should be managed to ensure that passengers are kept safely away from moving jets and other aircraft.

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

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.

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