Questions tagged [private-jets]

A business jet, private jet, or bizjet, or simply B.J., is a jet aircraft designed for transporting small groups of people. Business jets may be adapted for other roles, such as the evacuation of casualties or express parcel deliveries, and some are used by public bodies, government officials or the armed forces.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
5 votes
1 answer
3k views

Why is this low pass considered reckless and resulted in a license loss?

The first clip in the following video shows a Falcon 900X performing a low pass: What exactly is considered reckless here and why would the pilot lose his license?
user avatar
  • 1,075
4 votes
1 answer
2k views

Does the rule that alcohol on flights must be served by a flight attendant also apply to private flights?

Regarding the recent incidents and fines the FAA levied it said in the following release: "Federal law prohibits passengers from consuming alcohol aboard a flight that is not served by a flight ...
user avatar
  • 1,075
4 votes
1 answer
267 views

Do private jets ever fly at FL510? If so, at what occasion?

Most private jets have a service ceiling of 51,000 ft. A service ceiling is the altitude at which a plane can climb no more than 500 ft/min, right? However, on flightradar24 I don't remember having ...
user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
242 views

Is there a blue book for private jets that state a price for sale if they have no documentation or logs?

I was wondering if there is an equivalent to the blue book of cars for planes that can inform how much a private jet can be sold or bought for if it doesn't have any documentation (for example, no ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
928 views

What is the proper protocol in the US regarding abandoned aircraft not deemed safe to fly? [closed]

Security forces in Guatemala detected a plane entering airspace on 4 Nov 2021. They followed through and found it abandoned, with evidence that it transported illegal drugs. After an assessment by ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
1k views

Privately owned charter planes or jets flight naming conventions

Do privately owned charter planes and jets require a mandatory three digit or four digit flight number with a flight naming convention similar to Commercial airlines carriers following IATA or ICAO ...
user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
406 views

Which airplane is visually crossing the path of the descending Dragon spacecraft on Sept. 18, 2021?

In the recording of the SpaceX live-stream covering the return of the Inspiration4 crew in the Dragon spacecraft one can see an aircraft visually cross path with the capsule at 22:59:58. While the ...
user avatar
9 votes
2 answers
2k views

What is the purpose of a thermal HUD for civil aviation aircraft?

This video shows a 777 engine exhaust through the HUD of a civil aviation aircraft (a comment mentions it's a Gulfstream G650). As it's obvious from the image (screenshot below), the HUD returns ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
238 views

Which single pilot aircraft had a range of at least 2160nm in the late 90s?

I'm writing a book and looking for an airplane that can handle that distance (2160nm), was available back in the late 90s, and can be operated by a single pilot. Thanks!
user avatar
  • 121
1 vote
1 answer
253 views

How can you fly your own military jet in terms of altitude and acrobatics?

So I know that you can legally buy and fly a military jet like the Mig-29 and the SU-27 https://www.wired.com/2010/01/own-the-coolest-jet-on-your-block/ and https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/29292/...
user avatar
  • 51
20 votes
3 answers
5k views

Will the pilot in a plane be able to tell if people are jumping up and down?

If someone is jumping up and down in the bedroom of a private jet will the pilot be able to tell without listening? In other words, will the plane noticeably move?
user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
779 views

What license will one need to fly the Aeromobil flying car in 2022?

Aeromobil are launching their "flying car" in 2022, after successful test flights. What kind of license / certification will be required to own / fly one of these? Presumably something less ...
user avatar
  • 10k
1 vote
1 answer
140 views

Why do small jets usually have one low flap setting?

For example, the CRJ has a flap setting of 0, 8, 20, 30, and 45 degrees. The Learjet has similar features across their models, as far as I can see which is 0, 8, 20, and 40 degrees Why do smaller ...
user avatar
5 votes
3 answers
961 views

Do all single-engined aircraft experience torque that cause a turning tendency during the takeoff roll?

I've been flying the Cirrus Vision SF-50 for quite some time on my X-plane 11. Having a single turbofan engine mounted near the V-tail, I expected the requirement of at least a little right rudder. ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
357 views

Which 2-seat 4th generation fighter/engine/configuration (de-militarized) would the best supersonic long-range civilian private transport?

Seeing recently -with some surprise- that former military jets of fairly recent vintage can be bought e.g. here and operated by (skilled+licensed²+rich³) private individuals after all classified/...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
73 views

Zig Zag pattern [duplicate]

H Hi everyone, has anyone ever seen such a flight pattern ? This plane is doing that every day on different parts of the country (private plane) and I've never seen such a flight pattern before. Any ...
user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
258 views

Why don't private jets use higher bypass turbofans?

Common private jet engines such as the Williams FJ44 has a bypass ratio of just 2.8:1. Installation requirements aside. From an engineering perspective is there much to gain in efficiency by going to ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
460 views

Why are so many small private jets sold just after a few years?

Why are so many small private jets sold within few years? Hardly a year or two, with depreciation of over 1-2 million dollars? I understand these are bought by millionaires. But everyone spends some ...
user avatar
26 votes
6 answers
12k views

Can a private jet take off without notifying anybody and land on private land in another country? [duplicate]

If you have a friend in the USA who owns a lot of land that is suitable for landing a plane, and you own a private jet with 2 pilots in Norway, can you take off in private property without notifying ...
user avatar
  • 387
8 votes
1 answer
1k views

Why is 51,000 ft a common service ceiling for business jets?

According to this article on aerospace-technology.com, many of the larger business jets seem to have a service ceiling of 51,000 feet. Other sources verify this trend. What is the reason for this, if ...
user avatar
  • 20.8k
52 votes
5 answers
19k views

Locked out of private jet - how do you get in?

Ok I'm not a jet owner, I'm a novel writer. I wanted to get my airplane facts right for the story. Say my character has a mid-size (can go overseas) private jet. Has a door lock on the outside door ...
user avatar
  • 341
1 vote
1 answer
161 views

What regulations apply to changing liveries on private jets in the US?

Things like the manufacturer's livery, do they need to follow that? Anything else that will be required when purchasing a new jet and changing the paint to the new owner's choice and requirements.
user avatar
  • 149
3 votes
1 answer
242 views

What's the aisle width of long range business jet?

What's the average aisle width for long range business jet such as Gulfstream G500?
user avatar
  • 51
3 votes
0 answers
124 views

How many executive jets does the US military have access to (as opposed to owning outright)?

Last night around 8pm at least 12-15 executive jets flew into PSM over my house one after the other. Apparently the Air Force brass were having some kind of powow, which isn't surprising given that ...
user avatar
38 votes
4 answers
19k views

Why do private jets such as Gulfstream fly higher than other civilian jets?

I heard in a TV show that private jets such as Gulfstream can fly at about 50,000 ft, higher than other civil jets. Is it an aerodynamic reason (lighter aircraft to be sustained in a less dense air) ...
user avatar
  • 1,962
2 votes
1 answer
253 views

Is there a way I can find out online what private jets are parked tonight at a nearby international airport?

There is an international airport about 10 miles from my home. Is there any way I can find out online what private jets are parked there tonight? I am not familiar with any of the lingo used here :) ...
user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
461 views

Do stratospheric business and military jets use the North Atlantic Tracks?

The North Atlantic Tracks (NATs) are the airways generally used by airliners taking approximate great-circle routes between North America and Europe; due to the wild swings in wind strength and ...
user avatar
  • 26.1k
-3 votes
2 answers
379 views

What is the type of this plane?

I tried looking with aircraft tag on engine but no answers. I just need to find the type of this jet.
user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
2k views

What is this business jet?

It could be a Learjet, but I can't find a match.
user avatar
  • 73
1 vote
1 answer
614 views

How many private jets land at Heathrow airport per day?

Heathrow airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, one would assume most traffic there is reserved for commercial airliners because they carry a much larger number of passengers. How many ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
683 views

What is the difference between a business jet and a regional jet?

At first glance, business jets and regional jets seem virtually identical - both are small jets, usually low-winged twinjets (unless they're by Dassault, in which case they're trijets) with tail-...
user avatar
  • 26.1k
3 votes
1 answer
6k views

What is the general process for flying a private aircraft to another country?

Let's say I want to fly a private airplane to another country. How does one arrange such a flight? Of course this might vary between states, but in general do you need a special permit to fly in with ...
user avatar
  • 2,232
3 votes
3 answers
438 views

How is the change of moment handled in a Weight and Balance calculation with a swept wing aircraft?

I'm writing a weight and balance calculator for a charter operation. Every aircraft I've ever flight planned for has all the tanks on the same moment arm, so I don't know how you calculate the W&...
user avatar
3 votes
4 answers
559 views

Fine for operating not single-pilot certified jet with one pilot

Are there any clear-cut fines for flying an aircraft like a Global 5000 which is not single-pilot certified by a single pilot? And what would be the probability of being caught and how would they ...
user avatar
  • 1,075
44 votes
4 answers
17k views

Why was Concorde never sold as a private business jet?

Airliners like Boeing 747 and even Airbus 380 are at times considered as personal jets for extremely wealthy people. Looking from the side, Concorde was ideal for this role: while not very big, it ...
user avatar
  • 11.6k
4 votes
2 answers
259 views

Light business jets - how many are sold each year?

This AOPA article says https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2018/october/16/hondajets-get-performance-upgrades The company is delivering four to five aircraft a month from its Greensboro, ...
user avatar
  • 8,689
24 votes
5 answers
4k views

Why are accident rates higher on smaller aircraft?

This question was raised as part of this discussion. Why are accident rates higher on smaller aircraft? It seems the safety record of military, private and small commuter planes is much less safe ...
user avatar
  • 10k
34 votes
3 answers
12k views

Are private jets allowed to land at London Heathrow?

Heathrow is among the worlds busiest airports, with traffic mostly (entirely?) from airliners. Are private/business jets (e.g. Gulfstream G650 or Cessna Citation X) allowed to land at Heathrow? If so,...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
946 views

Under what circumstances can Part 91 allow compensation for air transportation?

Can a commercial pilot fly passengers for hire without an air carrier certificate, considering that the aircraft is owned by a private company that hires the pilot and the plane has room for 5 ...
user avatar
  • 21
1 vote
0 answers
70 views

How hard is it to fly a US-registered private jet over Cuba? [duplicate]

I know that commercial airlines have airspace passage agreements that allow them to fly over Cuba, but what about private jets? Is it easy for a pilot of a US-registered private jet departing from ...
user avatar
27 votes
3 answers
11k views

Why don't we see business jets with wingtip fuel tanks anymore?

There is something I miss from the Learjet 35 (one from FS95/98) that I don't see any more: Fuel tanks on the wingtips! What happened to the wingtip integrated fuel tanks in the business jet industry?
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
137 views

Why were 'business jet' airliner designs so popular in the past? [duplicate]

Let's look at the MD-83 (was Microsoft too poor or they lazily didn't want to waste time to make it flyable in FS2004/FSX?) and the Learjet 35 (yes I used FS95/FS98 in the past). Now, there are some "...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
103 views

How to find the measurement of how far Tail plane to Center of gravity of the aircraft?

How do you find the measurement of Piper Archer Tail Plane distance to the center of the gravity. Google really doesn't help me... maybe you guys know some website that has databases of small ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

How loud is a private corporate jet? [closed]

It's a movie/TV trope that people can talk to each other and even whisper on commercial airliners in flight. In a story, it’s pracical to confront the reality of the experience and have characters ...
user avatar
  • 205
4 votes
3 answers
11k views

How can the Cirrus Vision jet be cheaper than its competition?

Cirrus Vision SF50 costs USD 2 million, compared to USD 5 million for comparable private jets. How is Cirrus able to offer a jet at such a substantially lower price? ...
user avatar
  • 311
4 votes
1 answer
414 views

Is the Cirrus Vision SF50 the only civilian monojet currently on production?

Since the Piper PA-47 and Diamond D-jet never made it past prototype stage, is the Cirrus Vision the only single engine civilian turbofan jet in production? What other monojets have made it into ...
user avatar
  • 27.5k
-3 votes
1 answer
430 views

private jet based of an sr 71 [closed]

could a private jet be based of an SR 71 blackbird. By this I mean similar styling and shape. Would this be a good basis to make a private jet super sonic (disregarding sonic boom). What would the ...
user avatar
  • 1,181
3 votes
1 answer
2k views

Are there any privately owned V-22 Ospreys?

Could someone buy a V-22 Osprey and convert it to a luxury interior rather than a military one? Has anyone done that? Are there any images available of a private Osprey made to be luxurious inside? ...
user avatar
  • 1,181
2 votes
1 answer
718 views

What is the use of this remove before flight cover on the nose of a Bombardier Global 6000?

I recently saw a Bombardier Global 6000 at my local airport. I was just wondering what the use of this circled remove before flight cover on the nose of the Bombardier Global 6000 is. I never saw such ...
user avatar
  • 797
4 votes
2 answers
1k views

How does the Learjet cabin pressurisation system work?

In one of the MAYDAY Air Crash Investigation episodes (about the Payne Stewart crash), the flight's emergency manual had the following information under the cabin pressurisation section: NOTE: At ...
user avatar
  • 353