Private Jet Broker Apollo Jets Clients Include Leading Fortune 500 Companies


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Apollo Jets was founded in 2008 by an elite group of private aviation experts with a shared vision – to transform the private jet charter service industry by focusing on the unique needs of each client. Since its start, Apollo Jets has grown to become one of the largest and most respected charter brokers in the United States,” according to Apollo Jets.

Apollo Jets provides services to both individuals and businesses. The company offers private planes, jet charter flights, private charter helicopters, private flight concierge services, private charter flight catering, and ground transportation, providing clients with cost-effective aircraft services, according to Pitch Book.

Apollo Jets offers a variety of benefits to clients, which include access to a dedicated team of aviation experts, preferred pricing on jet charters, and exclusive access to aircraft.

Apollo Jets became the first ARGUS certified charter broker. “Apollo Jets has met all the standards of the Certified Broker program to become the first ARGUS Certified Charter Broker,” according to Corporate Jet Investor.

Apollo Jets is well known for its high-profile customers, among them Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and sports stars Shaquille O’Neal and Derek Jeter.


Air Traffic Controller Guides a Passenger to a Safe Landing of a Small Private Jet

  • “My pilot has gone incoherent, and I have no idea how to fly the airplane.”
  • The Plane Made a Safe Landing at Palm Beach International Airport

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A passenger with no flying experience makes a safe landing on a single-engine Cessna Caravan 208 plane at Palm Beach International Airport after the pilot has gone incoherent, according to The New York Times.

The pilot had a medical issue and lost consciousness while the plane was in the air, according to a recording of the conversation on LiveATC.net.

“I’ve got a serious situation here, my pilot has gone incoherent, and I have no idea how to fly the airplane,” the passenger told the Air Traffic Control.

“Roger. What’s your position?” Air Traffic Control responded.

“I have no idea,” the passenger said. “I can see the coast of Florida in front of me. And I have no idea.”

“Maintain wings level and just try to follow the coast, either north or southbound. We’re trying to locate you,” Air Traffic Control told him.

After some time, the aircraft was detected on the radar by Air Traffic Control. It was flying only a few miles off the coast of Boca Raton.

The air traffic controller Robert Morgan gave the passenger step-by-step instructions on how to continue flying and safely land the plane at Palm Beach International Airport. Later he shared the experience in an interview with the local news station WPBF.


What does Owner Approval for Private Jet Mean?

  • Owner Approval Process
  • Private Jet Owner Can Reject a Flight Request

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When you hear the term “owner approval” in relation to private jet charters, it simply means that the owner of the aircraft you’re chartering has to give their approval for the flight to go ahead. This is usually just a formality and is usually only required when chartering an aircraft from another operator (i.e. not your own). Most aircraft are privately owned and used by a single owner under Part 135.

The owner approval process is usually quick and easy, and simply involves the charter operator getting in touch with the aircraft owner to confirm that they’re happy for the flight to go ahead. Once this has been confirmed, the charter can proceed as normal.

Sometimes, the private jet owner can reject a charter request for various reasons – usually because they have plans to use the aircraft themselves, or because they don’t want it to be used for a particular purpose (e.g. they don’t want it to be used for flying to a certain destination). In these cases, the charter operator will need to find another aircraft that is available and has the owner’s approval.

Owner approval is just one of many things to consider when chartering a private jet, and it’s important to understand the process fully in order to choose the right charter operator for your needs. Some things to take into account when assessing a private jet charter company include their safety record, fleet size and variety of aircraft available, customer service experience, and other factors that are important to you as an individual or business traveler.


Air Charter Service. The Private Aviation Markets Continue to Boom

  • Over 30 Years of Experience in the Industry
  • Record Sales of US$1.8 billion (£1.3bn) for ACS Financial Year

Air Charter Service (AHC) is a global leader in private jet, helicopter, airliner & cargo aircraft charters, founded in 1990, headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

Altitudes Magazine reports: “The company now has 28 worldwide offices, spanning all six major continents and employs more than 500 staff worldwide.”

The company offers many different types of private jet charters including luxury jets, mid-size jets, light jets, turboprops, and other aircraft to clients around the world.

Justin Bowman is the CEO of Air Charter Service. After graduating from Kingston University with a BA in Business Studies, he began his career at the firm in July 1995. According to Air Charter Service, Justin is ”one of the most trusted and successful aircraft charter experts in Europe.”

Air Charter Service has become one of the most trusted companies in its field providing air charter services to high net worth individuals, celebrities, sports stars, and business professionals around the world. In addition to private jet charters, Air Charter Service also operates a 24-hour global team of flight support specialists, delivering 23,000 charters a year.

The company has received numerous awards and accolades throughout its history. The firm was recognized by The Sunday Times as the “Best Charter Broker” for the seventh consecutive year. It was honored by Transport & Logistics magazine as the “Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year” in 2019, and Air Charter Service was named one of the “Top 100 Companies to Work For.”

According to Altitudes Magazine, “UK-based Air Charter Service has reported record sales of US$1.8 billion (£1.3bn) for their financial year ending 31st January 2022. This is more than double the US$610m recorded for the prior 12-month period.”

Based in London, UK, Air Charter Service is a global leader in private jet charters. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Air Charter Service has the knowledge and expertise to provide a bespoke charter solution for any client, anywhere in the world.


GOP Congressman Looks to Eliminate No-Fly Zones Over Disney Theme Parks

  • Disney Had a No-fly Zone Over Its Theme Parks Since 2003
  • Rep. Nehls: “the Argument of Security is No Longer Valid”

According to Fox News, “Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas, is looking to strip Disney of its no-fly-zone privileges over both of its stateside theme parks.”

Disney has had a no-fly zone over its theme parks since 2003 as a “temporary” restriction. The no-fly zone forbids planes from flying over the parks. The company has lobbied to keep the no-fly zones in place, citing safety concerns. However, “the argument of security is no longer valid, as a Disney spokesperson once noted that the zone would prevent aircraft “buzzing” and banners from being flown over,” congressman Nehls argues.

Rep. Nehls is planning to introduce legislation that would eliminate the no-fly zones over Disney’s theme parks. He believes that the no-fly zones are not necessary for safety reasons, and are only being used as a way to prevent unwanted protests or media coverage.

Many people have applauded this move, arguing that it is an important step towards protecting free speech rights. However, some critics have expressed concerns about the potential security risks associated with lifting the no-fly zones.

Regardless of these concerns, it seems likely that the no-fly zones over Disney’s theme parks will eventually be lifted. Whether this happens through legislation or through a ruling by the FAA remains to be seen. But one thing is certain: this issue is sure to generate a lot of debate and discussion in the coming months.


Gulfstream G700’s Delivery Might be Delayed by Six Months

  • Gulfstream is Required to Perform Line-by-line Validation
  • The Postponement of G700 Certification Will Impact the Derivative G800

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The G700 certification might be delayed by three to six months because of a new FAA requirement, according to Gulfstream Aerospace. For its ultra-long-range aircraft, Gulfstream is required to perform line-by-line validation.

According to Phebe Novakovic, chairman and CEO of General Dynamics, the FAA has inquired Gulfstream to perform a line-by-line validation of the software for the fly-by-wire, ultra-long-range business jet.

Novakovic explained that the postponement of G700 certification will also have an impact on the derivative G800. However, production of other models will be increased to make up for the temporary shortfall if Gulfstream is delayed in obtaining certification.

For the moment, all G700 structural testing has been completed, and the aircraft’s Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines are expected to be certified by the FAA in the coming months.


Clay Lacy Aviation is the World’s Most Experienced Operator of Private Jets

  • 54 Years of Service, 375 Million Miles Flown, and Carbon Neutral Facilities Since 2019
  • Clay Lacy Aviation has Most Diverse Private Jet Charter Fleet

Founded in 1968 by Clay Lacy, the company has over 50 years of experience and 375 million miles flown, providing private jet charter services to clients around the world. Clay Lacy Aviation provides personalized business aviation services, like aircraft management, aircraft maintenance, jet charter, and FBO services.

Brian Kirkdoffer is the President and CEO of Clay Lacy Aviation since 2012. According to Clay Lacy Aviation, “Brian acquired Clay Lacy Aviation in 2012 and his leadership has guided the company’s national expansion to nearly 800 team members, a fleet of managed aircraft valued in excess of $2 billion and over 35 U.S. operating locations, including multiple full-service FBOs and FAA-certified MRO facilities.”

Located at the Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California, Clay Lacy Aviation is one of the largest and most experienced private jet charter providers in the world.

They have an extensive network of aircraft available for charter to meet all the travel needs. With a fleet of more than 150 aircraft, they are able to offer unparalleled flexibility and convenience in planning any itinerary.

Clay Lacy Aviation’s wide variety of private jets includes Bombardier Global 6000, Bombardier Global Express, Gulfstream G650ER, Dassault Falcon 900C, Dassault Falcon 2000, Cessna Citation X, Hawker 900XP, and more.

Bombardier Global 5000, Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream G500, and Embraer Legacy 600 are new to the fleet. Also, Clay Lacy Aviation is expecting delivery on Dassault Falcon 900EX, Embraer Legacy 600, and Embraer Phenom 300 soon.

Whether you need a small jet for a quick trip or a larger plane for a longer journey, Clay Lacy Aviation has the perfect aircraft for your needs. And with their experienced team of aviation professionals, they can help you plan and execute your travel plans flawlessly.

Clay Lacy Aviation also recognizes the importance of adding environmental and sustainability initiatives. Clay Lacy Aviation about carbon offset program: “We facilitate a carbon offset program that supports premium sustainability projects worldwide. Clay Lacy aircraft management and FBO clients can offset 100 percent of their CO2 emissions for just pennies per gallon of fuel purchased. And the environmental benefits add up fast.”

Whether you need to fly in comfort for a quick trip or a longer journey, Clay Lacy Aviation is your go-to provider for private jet charter services. With an extensive network of planes available to suit all your travel needs and a team of experienced aviation professionals, they can help you plan and execute your itinerary flawlessly. And as a recognition of the importance of environmental sustainability, they also offer a carbon offset program to help offset the impact of your travel. So if you’re looking for the best in private jet charter services, contact Clay Lacy Aviation today.


Naples Airport (KAPF) Stops Late-night Fueling due to Noise Complaints

  • Naples Airport Authority conducts a Part 150 Noise Study
  • The Airport has been Working Hard to Be a Good Neighbor

According to AINonline, “Florida’s Naples Airport (KAPF) will implement a new policy beginning May 1 to stop aircraft fueling operations on the field between 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.”

In March, Naples Airport Authority was conducting a Part 150 Noise Study, a voluntary study to assess its noise compatibility planning. According to airport authorities, “the last FAA-approved Part 150 Noise Study was completed more than 20 years ago (1997). This includes creating Noise Exposure Maps (NEMs) and a Noise Compatibility Program (NCP).”

The study revealed that there was an increase in noise complaints and the airport authorities decided to look into this matter more closely. The airport authorities asserted, “the NEMs show community exposure to certain levels of existing and future noise and identify uses that are noncompatible with those levels.”

The new fueling policy has been implemented after extensive discussions with airport authorities. The authority is attempting to discourage flights by restricting fuel supply during the voluntary curfew hours. 

“Although the airport must remain open 24 hours per day, we hope that more aircraft operators will help us to be good neighbors by observing the voluntary quiet hours,” said Chris Rozansky, the authority’s executive director.

The airport has been working hard to be a good neighbor and this is just one of the many steps they are taking to reduce noise impacts on the community.


(NYSE: UP) Wheels Up Stock Hits All-time Low, Can They Pull Out of the Extended Tailspin!

  • Wheels UP Stock Price is at an All-time Low of $2.89 Per Share
  • Net Loss of $59.5 Million for the Quarter

Zacks Investment Research downgraded Wheels Up Experience (NYSE: UP) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a recent research report, Zacks.com reports.

NYSE: UP closed at $2.91 per share on Tuesday. Wheels Up Experience has a 52-week low of $2.89, the lowest of all time, and a 52-week high of $15.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $3.26.

According to Zacks, “Wheels Up Experience Inc. is a private aviation company. It offers a total private aviation solution which includes on-demand private flights across all cabin categories, membership programs, corporate solutions, aircraft management, whole aircraft sales. Wheels Up Experience Inc., formerly known as Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp., is based in NEW YORK. “

Wheels Up Experience (NYSE: UP) stock hit an all-time low today of $2.89 per share. The stock has been in a tailspin since its IPO in July of 2021. The company went public at $10.00, trading around $11.90 per share on the first day. However, Wheels Up Experience stock has been on a steady decline ever since.

Wheels Up Experience has been facing some headwinds lately. According to The Motley Fool, “The company reported a loss per share of $0.25, or a net loss of $59.5 million for the quarter – a precipitous decline from the net income of $20.5 million that it reported during the same quarter last year.”

Despite this setback, Wheels Up Experience still has a lot of potential and could pull out of this extended tailspin. However, investors should do their due diligence and carefully weigh the pros and cons before making any investment decisions. As The Motley Fool states “Wheels Up, despite growing its customer base, needs to prove on a consistent basis that catering to an affluent clientele with its private aviation offerings can be a sustainable business model.”


FAA Apologizes for Failing to Notify the Capitol Police of the Nationals Park Parachute Jump

  • US Army Golden Knights Flew over Nationals Park During a Baseball Game
  • Urgent Evacuation of the U.S. Capitol

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On Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) apologized for its failure to alert Capitol Police about a parachute stunt at Nationals Park that resulted in an emergency evacuation of the U.S. Capitol.

The parachute stunt, which was part of a Military Appreciation Night at the ballpark, caused a brief scare at the Capitol when the members of the Golden Knights landed in the middle of the field at Nationals Park. The U.S. Capitol Police evacuated the area as a precautionary measure.

In a statement, the FAA said it “failed to notify” the Capitol Police about the parachute jump “in a timely manner.”

In Wednesday’s incident, a twin-engine plane took off from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and was circling inside tightly controlled airspace near the Capitol. The plane, a De Havilland Twin Otter, remained clear of restricted airspace over the Capitol building and other government buildings at all times, according to tracking data from the radar. After the parachutists landed in the middle of the field at Nationals Park, about 1 mile from the U.S. Capitol, the plane returned to Andrews Airport around 6:50 p.m.

The agency said in a statement: “The FAA’s initial review of the circumstances surrounding Wednesday night’s parachute demonstration by the U.S. Army Golden Knights at Nationals Park showed that we did not provide advance notification of this event to the U.S. Capitol Police. We deeply regret that we contributed to a precautionary evacuation of the Capitol complex and apologize for the disruption and fear experienced by those who work there.”

“The FAA is investigating the incident and will take appropriate action to prevent this from happening again,” the agency said.

The U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement that it is “reviewing security protocols” in light of the incident.