Category Archives: Operations

BFL and why it matters

For those pilots out there this post will cause you to wonder “why is he writing that?” followed by: “I know about that.” I know you do – this isn’t for you.  It’s for everyone else.  With the high profile … Continue reading

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Surfair Suffering from Convention

Revolution is tough without that disruptive nugget.  Not having that nugget has led Surfair to retreat into the conventional operation of what could have been a novel membership based system.  I’ve followed them since their birth since I’m no stranger to the concept of … Continue reading

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Rethinking Revenue

One of the curses of private aviation start ups (the great air taxi revolution!) is the obvious – not enough utilization, not enough income and giant killer overhead. The dynamic between revenue and utilization is the simple reality that when … Continue reading

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Hawker 400XP / Beechjet 2012 Aircraft Review

We last took a look at the Beechjet aka Hawker 400XP in 2009. The smart move would have been (if you were buying in 2009, which in all fairness, seemed like a good time to buy…) to go with an early … Continue reading

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The 2012 Hawker Review

Well, it’s that time again.  The Hawker Review gets some love every couple of years and we’re making it available for a while at no charge for the benefit of Hawker 800XP owners (as well as older and newer) and … Continue reading

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Times of Plenty

How many people are there in the world that can buy a jet?  Good news … not enough. Prices will continue to fall for the foreseeable future for the simple reason that building wealth (and convincing partners) takes time.  Compounding this … Continue reading

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Hawker Series Aircraft Review Update 2012

The 2012 version of the Hawker review is just about done.  We don’t have too many major changes to report this year other than the pending Netjets dumping of their series and which serial numbers this will affect most adversely. … Continue reading

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