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Unlike commercial airlines, private jets and charter flights primarily use FBO, Fixed Base Operation, for arrivals and departures. If you are new to traveling by private or charter planes, you might be wondering, what is an FBO? In this article, we discuss the key features and services offered by an FBO.
Definition of an “FBO”
“FBO” means “Fixed Base Operation”. An FBO is an organization granted the right by an airport to operate at the airport. The FBO provides services such as fueling, hangaring, tie-down and parking, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance, and flight instruction. An FBO caters specifically to private and charter flights.... read more
Maybe you’ve dreamed for years of taking to the skies in an airplane that you personally own. Believe it or not, small plane ownership is not limited to those with extraordinary fortunes. With some research and planning, you may discover that owning a small plane is an achievable goal. In the content below, we discuss costs and considerations for purchasing a small plane.
How Much Does a Small Plane Cost?
Purchase Costs: Factory-New Small Planes
The initial purchase cost of a small plane depends on the type of aircraft.
Ultralight aircrafts are the most inexpensive option. These are single-seat, single-engine planes ... read more
Thanks to electronic logs and document storage, gone are the days of pilots lugging around heavy flight bags. However, you can still expect to bring along certain pilot supplies to use on every flight. Whether you’re an experienced pilot or you’ve recently acquired your private or commercial license, there’s an important list of tools you’ll want (and need) to fly!
Some supplies are essential while others are nice to have—just in case. Regardless, staying well-prepared aids in a safe and smooth flight! In the content below, we will define the top ten pilot supplies to always have on hand to prepare you for long flight times and layovers.
The... read more
Owning an aircraft is an exciting venture to embark on, but it’s common for the ebbs and flows of life to lead to the next chapter. Whether that chapter involves accommodating new flying habits or transitioning to a different passion, you’ll soon ask yourself, “How can I sell my aircraft?”
When considering each component involved in selling an aircraft, it’s easy to feel intimidated, especially if you’re newer to the market. Fortunately, we make the selling process simple! Below, we discuss the first steps in selling your aircraft including paperwork organization, maintenance, and read more
Are you in the market for your first aircraft? While your eagerness to take ownership of your own aircraft is commendable and encouraged, it’s important to discover all that owning an aircraft entails to create realistic expectations of aircraft ownership. If wondering what owning an aircraft entails, you’ve come to the right place.
Purchasing and owning an aircraft is worthwhile, but it’s no small feat. It is important to stay informed about the responsibilities that come with a purchase of that magnitude, such as ownership fees, operating costs, maintenance checks, and read more