Private jets are often considered to be luxurious. And often travellers forgo their benefits due to various online myths and presumptions. All of us have taken flight for travel, business or other purposes. Let’s face it. Flying can be difficult sometimes. Especially, booking flight tickets. We all have gone through the pain of booking a flight. And have ended up flying without much preference and in a not-so-convenient way.
But there are some situations when you can’t put up with commercial flying standards. One such situation is – need to reach remote places and non-towered airstrip. Without much of discussion, let’s check how private jets expands your reach to remote areas and non-towered airstrip.
Private Jet and Remote Places
Reaching remote areas through a flight is impossible. Commercial flights need perfect conditions to land safely. Remote places lack safe landing conditions which makes them inaccessible through a regular commercial flight. While you can rely on other modes of transportation to reach there, most of them are time-consuming and inconvenient.
Private jets are compact and do not need a long list of conditions to land safely. This allows them to reach remote areas without any inconvenience and with safety. Here is why private jets are the right choices for accessing remote area:
Many remote places in India have shorter runways due to lack of space or harsh surroundings. While going in and out of the international airport is a difficult task, dealing with ground transportation, traffic, long queues, security check, etc. is tiring. And imagine travelling to your actual destination by road because you did not have access to the nearest airports. How about landing at your destination? You can’t because it has a short runway and commercial flights cannot land or take off there.
Private jet charter comes in various sizes and types. Jet aircraft types such as turbo propellers can easily take off and land on short runways. They need a small run-up before taking off the ground reaching a flying height in short time span. Private turboprop aircraft are also capable of slowing down their landing speed. Private aircraft can take off and land on 1000m runways.
You might have already evaluated by now that private jets have access to a greater number of airports in India than commercial airliners. But by what number? About 10 times more. Along with having access to a vast number of airports, private jets are faster and rise higher in the air. This allows you to reach your destination without wasting any time as you can board flights from your nearest locations and land on the desired location. In a 2009 survey, business executives & professionals stated that travelling by commercial flights causes a 40% drop in their productivity in comparison to private jets.
Private Jet and Un-Manned/Non-Tower Airstrip
An unmanned airstrip or a non-towered airport is a runway without any human assistance. These airstrips do not have any air traffic control unit or control tower to make aircraft landings easier. The pilots landing on these airports have to do all the work themselves like talking on Unicom frequency to let everyone know about departure or arrival at the airport.
Commercial flights avoid landing on non-towered airports unless it is an emergency landing. Hence, if you want to reach a place at the non-towered airport, you will not get commercial flights. Private jet pilots coordinate with other pilots in the area to ensure that they avoid a collision or any other safety issues.
Flying private has a vast number of benefits such as comfort, flexibility, etc. But its reach to remote areas and non-towered airports is one of the essential benefits. In emergency situations, this feature of a private jet can come in handy.
At Foresee Aviation, we also offer helicopter charter services which further broadens your reach to remote areas with no space for runways. If you want to expand your reach to a remote area or non-towered airstrip, call us today!