Quantcast

Charter Flight - Hiring a Plane

Request a Private Jet Charter

Charter Flight - Hiring a Plane

1937 Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing advertisement for executive aviation


Charter Flight - Hiring a Plane

Charter Flight - Hiring a Plane

By Jonathan Blocker


Charter flight - hiring a plane and a pilot for travel to a specific destination - goes all the way back to 1913 when an enterprising pilot started carrying passengers between San Francisco and Oakland (the only other alternative in those days before the Bay Bridge was a slow-moving ferryboat), it was actually the federal government who made the first use of charter flight in the sense of hiring individuals and small companies. The year was 1918, and the purpose was to carry the mail for corporate business and banking interests. The reason was to reduce the "float time" on checks during which funds were unavailable. By 1925, airmail was being carried on a regular schedule.

Corporate jet travel for executive travel has roots that predate the development of a viable jet engine - all the way back to the 1920's, in fact when virtually all powered aircraft still used piston engines and propellers. The first private aircraft intended for business use was the 1932 Beech Model 17 Staggerwing. This sleek-looking aircraft epitomized futuristic, art-deco design, with retractable landing wheels and a luxuriously-appointed interior that featured mohair-cushioned seats with leather trim and room for five passengers. This was followed up in 1937 with the Beech Model 18 Twin. It was the first aircraft designed especially for business charter flight, and 7,000 were built and sold over the next thirty-two years.

When it came out in 1958, the Gulfstream I considered the finest aircraft for charter fight yet built, and its $1 million dollar price tag did not prevent it from gaining a significant market share. Although later this aircraft and its successor, the Gulfstream II were later retrofitted with jet engines and renamed the Gulfstream 100 and 200 respectively, when it comes to corporate jet travel, the name most people remember is Lear.

The 1964 Lear Jet was the first private jet manufactured and mass-produced for the general civilian market. Today, its descendant, the Lear Jet 60 is one of the most common corporate jets in use.

Other business and corporate jets include the Gulfstream IV-SP, which not only features oak furnishings, leather sofas and a soundproof interior, it is capable of circumnavigating the globe in 37 hours. The Cessna Citation X is capable of carrying 12 passengers in comfort at speeds of nearly 1000 kilometers per hour, making it the fastest production aircraft made.

Along with the increase in comfort and capability have also come steep increases in price and upkeep costs, which is why companies find it more cost-effective to simply chart flights on corporate jets on an as-needed basis. A charter flight is not only more cost-effective, it can also result in significant tax savings for your company as well!

Jonathan Blocker is an avid business  and travel writer. He has been traveling on commercial airlines and air charters  [http://www.luxuryairjets.com/] for several years. He has traveled millions of miles around the world using charter flights [http://www.luxuryairjets.com/] and jet charter services [http://www.luxuryairjets.com/jet_charter/services.html]


Article Source: https://EzineArticles.com/expert/Jonathan_Blocker/80288


http://EzineArticles.com/?Charter-Flight---Hiring-a-Plane&id=496834



Jonathan Blocker

Read More from History of Flying...

Antique 17th century Mappa Mundi world map closeup

History of Travel & Tourism

The earliest form of leisure tourism can be traced as far back as the Babylonian and Egyptian empires. A museum of historic antiquities was open to the public in Babylon. The Egyptians held many relig ...

Excited photographers are filming of the unique moment of old planes racing and landing of the winner

The History of Aviation - From the Wright Brothers to Lockheed Martin

Considering the popularity of the subject of the history of aviation, it is not surprising that so many individuals give the topic so much attention. While the first individuals to actually achieve fl ...

Oskar Bider starting flight from Bern, Switzerland to cross the Alps in his Bleriot XI in 1913

The Bleriot XI

If you wished to study aerodynamics, you would only need to look at the very early aircraft designs, such as the Bleriot XI. There are no high bypass ratio turbofans, nor upper deck lounges, nor globa ...

Read More from Artistry of the Machine...

Aircraft Showcase

Aircraft Showcase

Contemporary aircraft boasts magnificent design, feats of engineering and the world's most cutting-edge innovation. Aircraft Showcase takes an in-depth look at all of our favorite makes and models to ...

Jet fuel only placard on the aircraft wing

The History and the Uses of Jet Fuel

The development of the aviation industries also leads to the elaboration of a new type of fuel. This new kind of fuel was focused mainly on air transport, and it is another vital item to all planes. A ...

Businessman shows concept hologram 3d helicopter on his hand

Transitional Flight - Rotor Blades Becoming Wings on 3-Bladed Helicopters Considered

The perfect VTOL aircraft design has been the desire of many an aerospace engineer, a flying machine which can go from vertical takeoff to high-speed flight flawlessly, efficiently, and effortlessly. ...

Read More from PJC Flights of Fancy...

Islands

Islands

Islands are prized vacation destinations. By their very nature they are set apart, and what makes them so difficult to access is what makes them so desirable to enjoy.Most people will never set foot o ...

Sunset scene of two pagodas on the top of Inthanon mountain in Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

A Trip Through the National Parks of Thailand

If you're planning a really memorable trip to Thailand, then you might want to visit some the country's most impressive areas of outstanding natural beauty. With so many extraordinary national parks t ...

Family Vacations

Family Vacations

If you have a family, cherish every second. Create some amazing memories. And take trips that provide a great time for everyone. It isn’t fun being at a resort that offers little for young people to d ...

Submit an Article

Limos.com
Limos.com

Submit Article

Image (1280px x 600px PNG or JPEG Files Only)
Thumbnail (300px x 300px PNG or JPEG Files Only)