Can a personal aircraft offer big business benefits?

cropped-kblm-monmouth-airport-jet-center-enhancedarialphoto2.jpgWhen it comes to corporate travel, there really are only two options – using commercial flights or using a private aircraft. While commercial airlines appear to be the more cost-effective option, there are a number of reasons why a private jet should be your preferred choice:

  • Save time – It hardly needs to be said that in business, time is money. Unlike commercial flights where you have to fit into their schedule, a private jet is highly flexible and can be organized in as little as a few hours. Rather than dealing with queues and boarding requirements, you can simply arrive at the airport minutes before your flight, allowing you to stay productive and in contact right up until your arrival. Business jets also have amenities that allow you to work as you fly, allowing you to hit the ground running.
  • Convenient locations – Commercial airliners are restricted to a select number of airports across the country while private aircraft can operate from almost ten times as many locations. This means you avoid heavy traffic and long journeys to overcrowded airports.
  • Fewer restrictions – Unlike commercial aircraft, private aircraft have fairly relaxed restrictions on what you can bring onboard – from pets and special belongings to product samples and excess baggage.
  • Quality service – With luxury furnishings, space to stretch out and personalized in-flight service, you’ll be able to relax – ensuring you arrive at your destination refreshed and recharged.
  • Faster trip – Private aircraft aren’t restricted to the same routes as commercial aircraft and fly at a higher altitude allowing them to take the most direct route with the least amount of fuel stops. This means you get to your destination significantly faster, allowing you to make urgent meetings which otherwise would be impossible to get to on time.

Our NJ executive airport is ideal for private aircraft and business jets

Monmouth Executive Airport is a leading facility in New Jersey for corporate jets and private aircraft. Offering high quality, competitively priced rates, fuel and hangar space in New Jersey, we offer you and your clients an exceptional flying experience. For more information, please visit our website at monmouthjetcenter.com today.

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Find out why airlines are taking precautions beyond Federal Aviation Administration restrictions after MH17 crash

monmouth-airport.fwThe tragic events surrounding the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over the eastern Ukraine have been a much-needed wake-up call for airliners and authorities. Along with new restrictions being announced by the Federal Aviation Administration, airlines themselves are implementing their own additional restrictions to keep passengers, crew and aircraft safe.

Analysis of flight data showed the aircraft was flying just 1,000 feet above the airspace restricted by Ukrainian authorities over the conflict area. Although within the boundaries of the restrictions and breaking no laws, the aircraft was well within reach of the ground-to-air weaponry being utilized in the conflict area.

Despite being warned by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority of safety issues in the area, there were no orders to stay out of that airspace and the flight plan filed by the airline was allowed and even cleared by all authorities. In fact, it had previously been considered fairly commonplace to fly over conflict zones throughout the world in order for airlines to deliver passengers and cargo as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Flight MH17 changed all that.

What restrictions are airlines taking to avoid a similar tragedy?

New FAA restrictions include flying at 30,000 feet rather than 20,000 feet, but airlines are taking additional precautions as MH17 was brought down whilst flying at 33,000 feet. In addition, they are re-routing flights to avoid conflict areas and even developing flight routes that avoid the affected countries altogether.

Monmouth Executive Airport, New Jersey

Monmouth Executive Airport is a secure, private facility conveniently located in New Jersey able to accommodate single engine aircraft as well as large business jets. With exceptional hangar facilities, competitively priced Jet A and Avgas fuel available on field and highly competitive rates, we’re able to provide you and your passengers with an exceptional airport experience. For more information, please visit our website at monmouthjetcenter.com today.

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.

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