A Look Inside Drake’s Boeing 737

  • Ins and outs of Drakes Boeing 757
  • Drake becomes the ambassador for CargoJet

 

When you’re one of the most famous celebrities on the planet and are in high demand to be on tour all around the world, the best solution is the fly by private jet from city to city. Canadian rapper Drake wanted to take this up a notch by purchasing his own custom “Air DrakeBoeing 757-200 with a complete customization to it. This $200 Million jet has leather reclining seats, wide screen TVs, multiple bedrooms, a private living room, and carpeted floors. This jet is so big that it can hold about 30 people, but Drake wants all that room to himself.

The cabin is a mix of smooth gold and wood surfaces, with carpet and furniture in either beige or a light purple color. On the exterior, the aircraft is a shade of baby blue, with “Air Drake” written on the engines, and an owl on the front door signifying his record label “OvO” or Octobers Very Own. The owner of CargoJet, Ajay Virmani is excited to work with Drake saying “We have had a lengthy relationship with Drake and this partnership has grown organically between both parties. Cargojet and Drake are both great Canadian successes, we are thrilled to be partnering together.” When youre one of the most decorated hip hop artists in history, it almost seems fitting for Drake to make this outrageous purchase of a Boeing 757.


Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS)

  • How CAPS was developed
  • how many times CAPS has had to be used
  • The amount of fatalities and lives saved from using CAPS

 

The Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) is a ballistic parachute recovery system  designed for planes, specifically for the Cirrus SR20, SR22 and SF50. Cirrus achieved certification by the FAA for this product in October 1998, and for 16 years was the only aircraft ballistic parachute system used as standard equipment in all of aviation.

The development of CAPS was done through a collaboration between Cirrus and Ballistic Recovery Systems. The two companies developed the parachute to be pulled from a small solid-fuel rocket that was placed in the fuselage. The first aircraft to have an emergency and have to deploy the parachute was the aircraft registered under the tail N1223S. This aircraft had to deploy the parachute and landed safely in Mesquite, TX leaving only small damages on the airframe of the aircraft. Cirrus bought the airframe back, repaired it, and used it as a demo plane. The Cirrus Vision SF50 was certified to use CAPS in October 2016 and was the first jet with a ballistic parachute.

Since aircrafts started using CAPS, the parachute system has been activated 123 times, 104 of which saw successful parachute deployment. In the 104 successful deployments, 212 lives have been saved with 1 fatality. As of December 18th 2018, 19 of the aircrafts involved in CAPS deployments have been repaired and put back into service. Cirrus has experienced an increase in CAPS deployments, and a decrease in fatalities which gives Cirrus one of the best safety records in the industry.


Wheels Up Experience Inc Stock UPDATE

  • Update on the Wheels Up stock using the ticker $UP
  • Whether or not you should buy/sell Wheels Up Experience Inc stock
  • How Wheels Up has put over 15,000 hours on their N900UP aircraft

 

As of August 30th, Wheels Up Experience Inc using the ticker $UP has hit an all time low of $6.67, having them down over 15% in the past month. Investors are hurting big with this stock being down. As the first private aviation company on the New York Stock Exchange, Wheels Up looks to push private aviation to the next level and expand their market to millions of customers. Investors are now questioning if Wheels Up can hit their target stock price that they were promising to hit, and are starting to sell the stock at a loss.

In the last five days $UP has has been hovering right under $7.00, but Today, Monday, August 30th, the stock has decreased in value by over 40 cents a share. If this trend keeps happening, we may see Wheels Up Experience keep decreasing in value as shareholders start to sell their shares.

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This photo obtained by Privatejetsclub.com shows the lease agreement between Wheels Up Partners LLC and Textron Financial Corporation for N900UP in December of 2019. You can track this aircrafts activities by clicking here. As of December 29th, 2019, this aircraft had 15192.5  total hours on it. Private Jet Clubs has predicted the current hours on this aircraft is north of 19,000. After 21 long years, this tired Citation X (N900UP) is still flying to this day for Wheels Up according to Flight Aware, a digital aviation company that operates the world’s largest flight tracking and data platform. These factors should be considered whether purchasing an aircraft, investing in stock or flying with an aircraft provider, such as the well-known ones like NetJets or WheelsUp.


Cirrus 8000 Limited SR Series

  • The planning that went into the Limited SR Series aircraft
  • The history of the SR Series aircraft

 

Cirrus Aircraft has made a Limited Edition aircraft to commemorate delivering 8,000 SE Series aircrafts. The Cirrus 8000 Limited SR Series breaks the boundaries in design and avionics as well as interior design. The interior design uses an industry-first Volt wing paint job, making it hard for people not to look at this aircraft. This Volt color paint job is also on the interior, the seats are embroidered with this color as well as the door. There are only eight of this limited series aircrafts being made, making this aircraft a rare aircraft to fly on. 

The first SR Series plane was delivered in 1999, transforming private aviation for years to come. Now twenty-two years later, Cirrus pays homage to this game changing aircraft by upgrading the worlds best selling single-engine piston. The limited series aircraft was designed by Xi Design Studio which is Cirrus Aircrafts personalization team. The Limited Edition continues to expand the Xi Design Studio’s ability to incorporate luxury automobile-inspired details, handcrafted finishes and customization defined and inspired by the owner’s imagination.


The Falcon 6X

  • Inside the Falcon 6X aircraft
  • How this aircraft is pushing the aviation industry to new heights
  • Inside the cockpit and the updated technology used by pilots

 

The Falcon 6X took its first voyage on March 10th, 2021, showing how the 6X was the next best thing in long range charter flights. With a cabin height of 6 foot 6 inches and a cabin width of 8 feet 6 inches, you have plenty of space in the tallest and widest cabin in business aviation. The Falcon 6X’s engines are Pratt & Whitney PW812D engines  that are leading-edge for long-range business charter flights. These engines produce about 13,500 pounds of thrust, setting a new standard in aircraft performance and fuel efficiency in heavy jets.  The spacious cabin provides incomparable comfort making a 10 hour flight feel like a breeze. The cabin also gives you more room to sit or stand and is designed for private areas for privacy as well as conference areas where teams or family can meet and have conversations.

Having to go across the world for a business meeting on a jet that will need to make a fuel stop is a hassle when trying to be efficient with your time. The Falcon 6X has excellent nonstop range and a unique ability to land at smaller airports closer to your destination. The maximum range of the aircraft is 5,599 nautical miles with a maximum speed of Mach .90. The 6X’s cockpit has the latest and greatest Dassault avionics system. The EASY III design reflects inputs from Falcon operators. And also features the FalconEye Combined Vision System that gives the pilots unmatched avionic information during the flight. The cockpit has four large windows that give great visibility to whats in front of them at all times and each window has glare shield technology to make sure the sun doesn’t get in the way of the pilots.


Porsche and Embraer Present the Ultimate Pair

  • Why Porsche and Embraer are doing a collaboration
  • The details of this collaboration and what will be featured
  • Why this collaboration is pushing the innovation of jets for years to come

 

As a result of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the private jet and commercial airlines demand and demographic was disrupted. Now in 2021 as vaccines become more accessible and traveling is starting to become more popular again, these two industries are starting to recover at a rapid rate. Companies are starting to realize that private aviation is going to flourish more than ever, and two of the world’s most innovative companies, Porsche and Embraer are taking advantage of this opportunity. These two companies are collaborating to create a limited-edition, limited-quantity Embraer Phenom 300E aircraft in which only ten of these jets will be manufactured. As the world’s fastest and longest-range single pilot business jet, the 300E will evolve the light jet category. Porsche has also created a Porsche 911 Turbo S car to pair with the Embraer Phenom 300E. The 911 Turbo S and the Phenom 300E are both renowned for best in class engineering as well as design, providing a seamless experience from road to sky which is the first time this has been done in history.

These two Titan companies believe that Jets can always get faster and safer by never being satisfied and having the will to never stop improving because The most successful and best selling business jets will always be getting faster as innovation evolves. This jet has more performance, comfort, and technology than ever before, with the ability to reach speeds up to Mach 0.80. This aircraft is also the first and only to have a runway overrun awareness and alerting system that provides a warning advisory if the runway approach is too steep or too fast. Next gen avionics, revolutionary interior, and the best in class cabin altitude has made this aircraft as popular as it is. Porsche and Embraer collaborated on a logo, which is shown on the interior and exterior of the Jet and Porsche 911. The logo is shown on the head rests and on the outside of both the aircraft and vehicle. This latest version of the Porsche 911 Turbo is the most powerful Porsche to be manufactured, being powered by a 3.745-litre boxer engine. The Embraer has a combination of gloss and satin-gloss paintwork for the first time. The upper part of the aircraft is finished in Platinum Silver Metallic while the bottom part is in Jet Grey Metallic which is mimicked on the Porsche 911. This collaboration between the titan companies of Porsche and Embraer is going to push the innovation of jets for years to come.


Learjet Liberty 75

  • Inside the new Learjet Liberty 75
  • The newest technologies inside the cockpit
  • inside the Executive Suite and the Club Suite

 

Bombardier’s newest addition to their fleet is the Learjet 75 Liberty aircraft. This new aircraft redefines the iconic Learjet brand and features the Learjets first private suite. The advanced wing design provides the smoothest ride out of all light jets. The spacious cabin inside the executive suite gives the most spacious and quiet experience out of all bombardier aircrafts. Even with all of these advancements in technology to this aircraft, the operating cost is the same as its closest competitors while flying farther and faster than other aircrafts.

When you step inside the Executive Suite, you have a private room all to yourself that minimizes noise and has unmatched space. With 35 inches of legroom, you have the freedom to stretch out and relax while you fly. The suite also has USB power outlets, reading lights, side tables, and cup holders. The Club Suite features a four-seat club configuration which is the perfect environment for business conversation or to relax with friends and family. The aircraft has 4G ATG high speed internet access which allows you to stream movies, video conferences, or send texts just as if you were in your office or at home. 

The Learjet 75 Liberty is powered by Honeywell TFE731-40BR engines that allow for a faster climb rate and a top speed of 464-knots. Even with these powerful engines and very fast top speeds, the Liberty offers a smooth ride from takeoff to touchdown. The maximum range until the aircraft will need a fuel stop is about 2,080 nautical miles and a max capacity of 9 passengers.  The cockpit uses the latest navigation, communication technologies featuring a Synthetic Vision System, enhanced ergonomics, and advanced controls to reduce pilot workload.


Famous Athletes With Private Jets

  • The Luxurious life of the top athletes in soccer, boxing, and basketball
  • How these athletes spend their fortunes

 

They don’t call him Floyd “Money” Mayweather for no reason. The wealthiest athlete in all of sports loves to show off his wealth, and he did so on his 41st birthday by buying himself a brand new $60 million Gulfstream G650. This monster jet comes equipped with twin-engine technology capable of reaching speeds of 10505 km/h. With a jet named “Air Mayweather”, Floyd is always marketing himself even when he is 10,000 feet in the air. He also likes to flaunt his perfect record with ‘50-0’ painted on the tips of the wings. Having earned well over $1 Billion, the $60 million purchase for a private jet doesn’t make a dent in Floyds bank account.

The four-time NBA MVP LeBron James has achieved his billionaire fortune on and off the court. His $20 million Gulfstream G280 can hit speeds of 900 km/h and travel up to 4200 nautical miles before requiring a fuel stop. LeBron recently stared in the newest version of Space Jam, flying back and forth from his games to the movie studio on his G280. This ten seater aircraft is perfect to bring his family wherever they want to travel to.

 One of soccer’s greatest and most famous talents, Christiano Ronaldo enjoys his wealth by purchasing toys such as his Gulfstream G650 for €52 million. This super-midsize jet can fit up to 10 passengers and has three divan seats, three beds, and an onboard bathroom. Ronaldo is no stranger to the luxurious life he has been living since he was 18 and continues to be at the top of his game even at the age of 36.


Pilot Duty Time Info

  • In the past 10 years, significant changes have been made in the allowance of flight hours for pilots
  • The FAA has laid out new rules and regulations

 

In 2011, the FAA passed renewed guidelines targeted at combating pilot fatigue. A 2 year grace period was implemented before these new rules were put in place. Two of the main changes eliminated distinctions between domestic & international flights and scheduled & unscheduled flights.

Flight time is when the plane is being powered can move at any point. Deicing, taxiing, and waiting time all fall under this as long as the engines are firing. If a pilot’s first flight begins between 5AM- 8PM, the maximum flight time is 9 hours (if only one pilot). Outside of these time, the maximum lessens to 8 hours. 3 pilots on the flight extends it to 13 hours, and 4 pilots extends to 17 hours.

Duty time begins once a pilot reports being on duty before going out on a flight and ends once the aircraft is parked. The only time once they have reported for duty that is not considered duty times is a break that coincides with the FAA regulations. Limitations arise when the first flight time of the day, the number of pilots, the number of legs on the flight and/or resting opportunities are taken into account. Single flight crews are allotted duty times from 9-14 hours while multiple pilots are allotted 13-19 hours.

Rest periods must go for 10 hours with no exceptions. Pilots are granted 8 hours of sleep during their rest break. It begins when they clock out of duty and ends once they clock back in.

The new duty time maximums per week are 60 hours (168 consecutive hours). Within 28 days, a pilot cannot go over 290 hours (no more than 100 of these hours can be flight time). In a year, no more than 1,000 hours can be exceeded.


Notable Celebrities With Private Jets

  • The private jets Drake, Mark Cuban, and Bill Gates own
  • What these celebrities use their private jets for

 

When you’re one of the most famous celebrities in the world, its hard to not splurge your earnings on a personal private jet. The canadian rapper Drake purchased himself a Boeing 767 for about $200 Million. Going by the name “Air Drake”, this massive jet has leather reclining seats, wide screen TVs, multiple bedrooms, a private living room, and carpeted floors. This jet is so big that it can hold about 30 people, but Drake wants all that room to himself. When youre one of the most decorated hip hop artists in history, it almost seems fitting for Drake to make this outrageous purchase.

The popular Billionaire and owner of the NBA team, The Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban owns a $40 million Gulfstream V. This purchase was back in 1999 and was known around the world as the largest transaction on the internet at the time. Since 1999, Cuban has purchased two more Boeing Business Jets. His Boeing 757 is strictly to transport the Mavericks from game to game. He aircraft ha a weight room, meeting rooms, and space for medical treatment. The jet will typically fly about 600 hours during the NBA season, but when the season is over, Cuban will charter the jet out to large groups.

How could you be one of the richest people in the world and not own a private jet? Bill Gates, the owner of Microsoft, owns a single Global Express worth about $40 million. This long range jet competes against the Gulfstream V, Boeing 737 and Airbus A319CJ. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation also owns 2 Challenger 350’s. Bill Gates lives a modest life, he doesnt wear alot of jewelry or spend money on ‘toys’ such as yachts or sports cars. But his collection of private jets are known to him as his guilty pleasures and are his tools for better.