There is a romance and beauty to flying. There is something about being high in the sky, bound for the next destination, advancing against the effect of gravity, like a bird soaring in the sky, that is just replete with romanticism and a sense of adventure. There is beauty to it and a gorgeous mentality that the world is open for exploration.
Today, many people have lost that sense of romanticism when flying on planes. Nowadays, it’s about getting to the next destination as quickly as possible, how many connecting flights are needed to get to the destination, how long it will take, will the food be less than good. These trivial things.
Today, people believe that most of the world has been explored. Explorers have gone around the world in ships, traversed remote islands by plane, and explored even to the far stretches of the Amazon, which is considered the most difficult place to explore on earth. Still, there is beauty. Still, there is majesty. It’s up to people to find it.
The Wright Brothers were the first to fly an airplane. They were the first to get airborne and stay airborne, which was a true task during their time. Their flight at Kitty Hawk is immortalized as many beginning to explore the skies. They showed that it was possible. The world followed suit.
Soon other planes followed. There were the bombers in World War II, the small Cessnas that could only move two or three people at a time. There were the jumbo jets that could move a hundred people at a time and then more. Planes became bigger, and soon people were no longer following the mystique of planes. They became just a form of travel.
The same can be said of trains and other vehicles. It seems that Americans and people in general have lost the mystique of traveling to new areas where they will discover something new and exciting. Or not. There is a mystery to travel that some find appealing. It is the exploration of the world.
Today, more and more people are choosing to live in one location, rarely ever traveling or setting foot outside of their location. Today, most people live and die within a small amount of miles of where they were born. That is a shocking statistics, but people do like to live in places they are comfortable with.
But there are still a few that travel and travel often. And they travel in the way that travel was meant to be. They fly on jets high above the sky, heading to destinations of their choosing, moving faster and more fleet than the rest. They travel the lesser known airports and the lesser known places. They travel in style.
Private jets today have all the beauty of the previous planes of a lost era. They are not crammed with people who are all intent on going to the next destination. They are not replete with annoying talkers and babies who are crying. They may cost an arm and a leg, but the experience perhaps for passengers is worth it.
There are some statistics about private planes worth noting. They are:
- Respondents to a 2009 survey stated that they are 20% more productive on a company aircraft than in the office.
- Out of business aircraft passengers, only 22% are top management, 50% are other managers, and 20% are technical, sales or service staff.
- One third of all business aircraft flights are into a secondary airport, and 19% of flights are into large commercial airports.
- Business people flying on commercial airlines reported a 40% drop in productivity, according to a 2009 survey.
- While commercial jets cruise at 35,000 feet, smaller jets fly higher and don’t have to deal with other air traffic, often making trips faster.
There is the private charter and there is the private jet charter. There are types of private jets and types of private planes. There is even the VIP private jet.
There are ways to charter a private aircraft. One way to charter a private aircraft is to contact a charter company. Another way to charter a private aircraft is to go to an airport. A third way to charter a private aircraft is to seek out a pilot.