Let’s face it…having access to a private business jet can be absolutely awesome!
The convenience. The service. The attention to detail.
You just don’t get those sorts of features when traveling with “the herd” on one of the major air carriers. And whether you own one now, charter one, or are thinking about either option for yourself or your business, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to private business jets.
When it comes to using a private jet, no one said it would be the cheapest form of travel. And although the costs have come down considerably with the advent of business models like fractional ownership, the savvy jet owner will still try to keep costs to a minimum.
Consider the type of flying you typically do as well as the type of aircraft best suited to those distances and loads. Are you mostly doing short hops in the metropolitan area or do your trips take you across the state or across the country? This could have a huge impact when trying to find the right aircraft for your needs.
Then of course once you’re ready to buy your aircraft (either in whole or through fractional jet ownership), you can contact private jet brokers, the manufacturers themselves or fractional ownership companies depending on which options is appropriate for your needs. Believe it or not, you can even shop online for your private jet, proving once again that you can find just about ANYTHING on the Internet!
Once you get in touch with one of these experts, they can help you sort out the finer details, estimate the purchase price and any additional costs you might incur, and help you get started with the paperwork. This might be a more drawn out process depending on the type of ownership you’re seeking so it’s good to leverage the expertise of professionals already familiar with the aviation business.
Regardless of which option you choose for your private jet ownership, the biggest take away from all this is some common sense advice that applies to any major purchase…take your time and consider what your actual needs are in a private jet as well as the hidden costs that might be associated with owning one. That way, you can ensure you get the best aircraft for your money without getting in over your head or ending up with “too much aircraft” for your flying needs.
I’m sure you’ll agree the extra research was worth it when you go “wheels up” in your new private jet.
Why not start looking into your options today?