How to choose the right flight school for private pilot certification

Learning to fly is one of life’s greatest adventures and becoming a private pilot means accessing one of the most elite and rewarding industries in the world. With this in mind, it makes sense that most people looking to enter this exciting industry are looking for flight schools which offer them the best training available. Here’s how to narrow down your search and find the best institution for you:

  1. Understand the difference between a Part 61 and Part 141 aviation school: These numbers refer to the parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations under which they operate and differ on their requirements for achieving certification. Part 61 schools require 40 flight hours for private pilot certification and 250 hours for commercial pilot certification. Part 141 schools require 35 hours and 190 hours for each respective certification.
  2. Ask about the flight instructors: The qualifications and experience your flight instructor has is vital because you’re going to be putting your life in their hands, so don’t hesitate to ask about them. Your primary instructor should be a certified flight instructor (CFI) and your instrument instructor should have an instrument instructor rating (CFII).
  3. Take an introductory lesson: This is a great way of not only experiencing a trail lesson firsthand but also seeing if the instructors are a good fit for you. Ask plenty of questions and get to know your instructor – he or she should be someone who expects exceptional results from you, who shows dedication towards helping students succeed and shows personal interest in you and your goals.
  4. Ask about the training airplanes: Be sure to ask how many training airplanes the school has and how they are maintained. This determines the availability of airplanes for training as well as how safe they are. This is especially important because training aircraft are flown more often and hard than other aircraft. Flight schools which have their own onsite maintenance facilities are generally able to have their aircraft serviced and repaired more frequently and easily, ensuring their aircraft are airworthy and available for lessons. Generally, schools with three or more aircraft are also more able to be flexible for lesson schedules.

Learn to fly at Monmouth Executive Airport in NJ

Monmouth Executive Airport is host to the highly reputable Eagles View Flight School, which has been producing high quality professional and private pilots for over 20 years, logging over 68 thousand flight instruction hours. To find out more about our school and flying lessons, please visit our website at www.monmouthjetcenter.com or contact us today.

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Aircraft maintenance is the key to safety in aviation

Regular aircraft maintenance is one of the most important commitments that should be made by every aircraft owner and enforced by several airworthiness authorities in the USA and internationally. However, this is a part of aircraft ownership that’s not just about following the law – it also has important benefits:

  • Safety – This is the most obvious reason to maintain your aircraft, as regular services and repairs will allow you to avoid accidents that can be caused by mechanical failures. This keeps you, your crew, your passengers and the people on the ground safe throughout your flight.
  • Avoid lost flights – Having to cancel flights due to mechanical failures is a sure way to affect your bottom line as well as the reputation of your brand.
  • Efficient performance – Aircraft operate at their best and most cost-efficient when they are properly maintained. By following manufacturer guidelines and performing operational checks, you save on fuel and other costs.
  • Prevents major breakdowns – A small maintenance issue can quickly turn into a costly and potentially dangerous one if not attended to quickly. Simply leaving small issues will only result in higher costs down the line.
  • Keep clients comfortable – world class jet centers such as Monmouth Jet Center offer exclusive services and need their aircraft to be maintained in order to deliver. Even small plumbing, seating or electrical problems in the cabin can make for an uncomfortable ride.

Choose an airport that offers on-site aircraft maintenance services

At Monmouth Jet Center, we offer a wide range of aircraft maintenance services on-site for your convenience, ranging from general maintenance and repairs to the installation of aircraft instruments and aircraft refurbishment services. Our team of qualified, experienced aircraft mechanics will assist you as quickly and affordable as possible.

For more information on utilizing our on-site aircraft mechanic services in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at monmouthjetcenter.com today.

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Aircraft maintenance services and private airports work to reduce the risks of foreign object damage

As aviation specialists know, damage caused by Foreign Object Debris (FOD) is one of the industries most costly issues, with The Boeing Company estimating annual aircraft maintenance, delays and repairs at $4 billion a year.

FOD can generally be defined as any object which does not belong to an aircraft that can cause damage to the aircraft, injury to crew and passengers or damage to airport facilities. They most commonly take the form of:

  • Rocks, sand and pebbles.
  • Nuts, bolts and loose hardware.
  • Garbage, such as soda cans and food wrappers.
  • Material from nearby construction sites.
  • Small objects such as luggage tags, pens, coins, etc.
  • Birds and other wildlife.

The most common types of damage caused by FOD include:

  • Punctures and damage to tires in aircraft and airport vehicles.
  • Damage to engines, engine inlets and fan blades as they get sucked into aircraft.
  • Injuries to airport personnel and passengers from FOD blown up into the air.
  • Damage to delicate equipment if they become trapped inside the housing.
  • Mechanical freezing due to objects becoming lodged next to levers, etc.

Due to the fact that any one of these issues is dangerous in itself and that they can lead to far worse tragedies, as illustrated by the crash of Air France flight 4590 where the aircraft hit titanium debris and burst a tire, responsible airports take extensive measures to ensure the removal of FOD.

These measures may differ from airport to airport, but generally include a four-step approach:

  • Training staff on the importance of identifying and properly removing/managing FOD.
  • Regular inspections of areas which can be a source of FOD or where they are likely to collect. This includes monitoring construction sites, aircraft maintenance areas, hangars, etc.
  • Clearing away FOD safely and efficiently and monitoring teams assigned to removing FOD.

Monmouth Jet Center offers industry-leading services

At Monmouth Jet Center, we prioritize the safety of the passengers, crews and aircraft which utilize our facility. In addition to applying an industry-leading FOD damage prevention policy, we have a team of dedicated on-site aircraft mechanics available to assist you with general maintenance, repairs and more at your convenience. We also offer our clients high quality, competitively priced rates, fuel and hangar space.

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

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Are you changing the oil in your aircraft often enough?

Monmouth Jet Center FBO Monmouth Executive AirportAs with your vehicle, your aircraft requires regular oil changes in order to run safely and maintain optimal performance – but knowing exactly when to change your oil can be difficult. The general rule of thumb is to perform an oil change every four months or 50 flight hours – whichever you achieve first. It’s also a good idea to change the oil if elevated wear metals are detected, or if your aircraft has recently undergone engine maintenance.

The reason for the 50 flight hour/four month change is simple – by this point, your oil has become contaminated with the byproducts of engine use, which include sulfur, nitrogen oxides, carbon, water and other materials.

Rather than breaking down the oil’s lubricating properties, these contaminants themselves are the real problem. They have highly corrosive properties and, when they build up to a sufficiently high concentration, they can damage your crankshaft, camshaft, gears and lifters, causing serious damage to your engine and creating a real safety issue. In addition to preventing this, a new oil change restores the necessary levels of acidic neutralizers in your aircraft’s oil which protect your engine.

If your aircraft is due for an oil change, we also recommend that you use this opportunity to inspect and replace your oil filters. This will give you a better indication of your aircraft’s engine health and provide better protection against corrosion.

Speak to on-site aircraft mechanics for expert, rapid services

At Monmouth Jet Center, we have a team of dedicated on-site aircraft mechanics available to assist you with general maintenance, repairs and more at your convenience.

For more information on utilizing the on-site aircraft mechanic services at Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ today.

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Aircraft maintenance with the convenience of a local, on-airport facility

monmouth-logoMaintaining your fleet of charter aircraft is key to offering the high-quality services that private leisure and business travellers demand from the industry – but having to ground these aircraft can affect your bottom line. Fortunately, top private airports are now offering on-site maintenance services and support, providing your company with an efficient solution.

These services, carried out by highly trained and experienced mechanics and their teams, aim to:

  • Perform maintenance as quickly as possible without having to transport the aircraft off-site to a more distant location.
  • Save costs on aircraft maintenance by utilizing world-class on-site facilities.
  • Ensure that minor as well as major installations, refurbishments and repairs can be completed with minimal downtime and disruption to your services.
  • Provide highly flexible services as and when they are required, including pre-purchase inspections.
  • Ensure maximum convenience by keeping all repairs on-site and close to your aircraft’s hangar space.

What Monmouth Jet Center in New Jersey offers you

At Monmouth Jet Center, we offer a wide range of on-site aircraft maintenance services for single and twin-engine airplanes through the experienced mechanics of Marlboro Aircraft Services, LLC. These include:

  • General maintenance.
  • Inspections of aircraft.
  • Interior refurbishment and repairs.
  • Engine and airframe repairs.
  • Installation of aircraft modifications and instruments.
  • Pre-purchase inspections.
  • Aircraft restoration.
  • Exhaust system maintenance, repairs and modification.
  • Quote counseling.
  • In addition, we provide restoration and refurbishment services for vintage aircraft

For more information on utilizing the on-site aircraft mechanic services at Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at monmouthjetcenter.com today.

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What does it take to become a corporate jet pilot?

monmouth-runway.fwThe world of corporate jet aviation is an exciting challenge for pilots around the world, offering you the chance to fly to exciting destinations in some of the most technologically advanced and innovative aircraft around. Here are just some of the requirements necessary to make this challenging and adventurous career change.

Requirements for corporate jet pilots

The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) requires you to have private pilot, commercial pilot or ATP certification as well as a rating for the specific aircraft you will fly in order to qualify as a private jet pilot. This is because of the wide range of aircraft in this category as well as the speed and complexity of jet systems.

In addition, you will have to achieve a multi-engine class rating and an instrument rating, as almost all jets have more than one engine and fly above 18,000 feet. To fly a jet above 25,000 feet, a high-altitude endorsement is required and operators may also request high-performance and complex aircraft endorsements as well.

Lifestyle requirements for private jet pilots

Whilst anyone with the correct qualifications can become a private jet pilot, it is a career which places huge demands on your lifestyle. Unlike a ‘nine to five’ job, you’ll be required to be highly flexible with your working hours in order to deliver the exceptional quality and bespoke services the industry is known for. You will have to spend a considerable amount of time away from home, family and friends, as well as be able to take on the considerable responsibility which is the safety and welfare of your passengers and crew. Many operators also look to their pilots as ambassadors to their brand and the industry itself, putting you and your crew front and center in the private jet experience.

At Monmouth Executive Airport, we offer world-class facilities for operators, crew and clients alike, from executive travel and parking services to competitively priced aviation fuels and hangar space in New Jersey. For more information, please visit our website at monmouthjetcenter.com today.

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Your guide to empty leg charter flights – what you need to know

monmouth-airport-logoIf you’re looking to book a charter flight for business or pleasure, you’ve probably come across the term “empty leg flight” a few times – but what are these flights and how can you use them to your benefit? Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey explains:

What is an “empty leg” charter flight? 

Essentially, this happens when a private airplane has to fly empty in order to reposition for its next flight – either because it needs to meet a client at a different airport or because it was chartered for a one-way flight and needs to return.

How is this type of charter flight beneficial to me?

Flying privately on chartered aircraft is a highly bespoke aviation service and companies are unlikely to find clients who are looking to fly at the particular time and day the aircraft needs to leave to meet its next commitment. As the aircraft has to make the trip regardless, the companies offer this otherwise empty leg of the journey on a first-come, first-served basis at a significant discount – often up to 75% of the regular rates, depending on the trip and operator.

Who can use empty leg flights?

These flights are ideal for clients who have highly flexible travel timetables and are looking to enjoy a private jet experience without the typical private jet price tag. While you compromise on your travel time, you will still have the benefits private jet travel including: customized meals, executive parking, rapid boarding and customs, luxury pet travel, privacy and access to uncongested, smaller airports.

One such airport is Monmouth Executive Airport, a small yet state-of-the-art facility just 20 minutes from New York City. Offering 24-hour airport services and amenities, including concierge services and catering as well as limousine and taxi airport transfers, we offer operators and their valued clients world-class service at every turn.

For more information about utilizing charter jets at Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at monmouthjetcenter.com today.

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