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Tips for a Safe Private Jet Charter When picking a private jet charter company, there are some questions you need to ask to ensure that you will be having not just the safest flight, but the best value for your cash as well. Pilot Experience and Training Definitely, the most important safety issue when it comes to your private jet charter flight is the pilots’ experience level. As a way to save money, some operators may hire less experienced pilots who meet no more than the minimum standards set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). More experienced pilots are more expensive to employ, while less experienced ones are usually willing to settle for a lower salary in exchange for experience.
Getting To The Point – Jets
One FAA requirement for private jet charter or fractional flight pilots is that they have flight experience of 1000 to 1500 hours. Several fractional operators require their pilots to have no less than 2500 hours of flight experience. Some jet charter operators simply aim for the FAA minimums, which isn’t very comforting for clients. Some companies may give you an experienced pilot for a captain, but place a less experienced one in the right seat. Again, not so great news.
Looking On The Bright Side of Flights
On the other hand, higher-end private jet charter companies are more safety-minded in that they only hire pilots who are far more qualified than what the FAA minimums require. Aviation best practices dictate that both pilots have at least 5000 hours of flight experience, and that both are also captain-qualified. Moreover, reputable operators oblige their pilots to complete simulator-based emergency training at least yearly. Safety Record A private jet charger operator’s safety record is an extremely important consideration – even more important than experience – that you should make. An operator accredited by an independent third party puts a prime on safety, meeting even tougher operational and safety standards than those the FAA imposes. You can learn about an operator’s safety record in different ways: > Call the local FAA office, also known as the Flight Standards District Office, and inquire if there are reports of accidents or incidents involving the operator. > Request a report from Wyvern, the top provider of reports on aircraft charter operators. Specifically, ask for the PASS (Pilot and Aircraft Safety Survey), which covers the pilots’ experience levels, their training, and the company’s safety statistics. > Call the operator, asking what their safety rating is, and if their operations have been audited by any third party. The primary industry auditors include Wyvern, IS-BAO, the Air Charter Safety Foundation and ARG/US. If the company has passed an audit by any of these organizations, you can be assured that they are operating along the highest safety standards that can exist in the aviation industry.