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NBAA heads to congress to discuss the shortage of private jet pilots and technicians
There has been a trend in not only the private jet industry but the aviation industry in general. The pilot and technician population is increasing in age while having a shortage of new pilots joining the industry. We are getting to the point where experienced workers are hitting the mandatory retiring age of 65, but this leaves the industry a shortage of workers. NBAA noted to congress that Boeing will need 645,000 new commercial pilots and nearly 100,000 new business aircraft pilots worldwide over the next 20 years, and that is just one company. There is a projected worldwide demand for almost 770,000 new aviation technicians over the next 20 years. Private jet pilots and technicians needs to be in demand.
The supply of pilots has decreased by 30% because the average age of currently employed pilots is 51, and new potential candidates are no longer choosing aviation as a career path. This becomes an issue since the aviation industry keeps increasing, particularly private jet travel. There needs to be an increase in these employees to keep the U.S as the leader in air travel. NBAA praised the committee for helping to pass the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which includes several workforce development initiatives, including grant programs to support the education of future aircraft pilots and the recruitment of aviation maintenance technicians.
Private Jet Travel: Why It’s Greener Than You Think
Private jet travel always had a stigma attached to it when it comes to the environment and global warming. Some people believe that private jets cause unnecessary damage to the planet, however, private jet travel is less harmful than what the public believes. Private jets are not the problem, even though it’s popular to blame them.
The private jet industry has been very conscious about going greener. Many companies are converting to more sustainable fuel alternatives and carbon offset programs. In fact, according to NBAA, The whole industry had a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2005. People also overlook and down-play the environmental effect of mass tourism and large commercial flights. For example, a six-hour round trip on a commercial airliner emits 149 tonnes of CO2. Comparably, the same rough trip flight on a Citation X emits 12.5 tonnes of CO2. The commercial airliner has over ten times the amount of carbon emission than the private jet. Also, private jet travel is more efficient, meaning less wait time ground and delays, cutting on the ground emissions tremendously.
The general public’s bashing of private jet travel is more fun than factual. Studies have shown that private jets do not have as much of a harmful effect on the environment as people believe. The entire industry is very mindful of their carbon footprint and is always searching for “greener” alternatives. The commercial airline industry should be scrutinized as well since commercial aircraft emit over ten times the amount of carbon emissions than a private jet. Unfortunately, people care more about headlines and drama than facts.
CES Convention 2020
As thousands gather in Las Vegas for the 2020 CES Convention, all of us at UberJets look forward to seeing the new technology that is debuting. Working in technology, we maintain a desire to see everything new that comes onto the market as well as various applications. The CES Convention offers hundreds of live speakers from an assortment of companies ranging in all capacities.
In addition to electronics and computers, we quickly found that there are new technology advanced food products there for sale as well. Technology is becoming less defined as time passes. Food tech, gaming tech, lifestyle tech, we saw it all. CES Convention 2020
It is incredible to see all of the new products and accessories that are just hitting the market. Events such as this always stop and make you think, “where will it go from here,” and it’s true: Where will it go from here? Up. It always goes up from here. At UberJets, technology is a core value in what we do. It provides the means for our company to provide all of our clients with the best service possible. Conventions like this, collaborations with our peers, and presentations of new technology keep us with our wheels off the ground and flying to new destinations. Live. Fly. Repeat.
CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
Belmont Stakes Private Jet Charter with UberJets
Charter a private flight to NY for the final leg of the Triple Crown…
The heavy favorite Belmont Stakes 2018 is just days away from becoming the 13th winner of horse racing’s Triple Crown. The race itself takes place June 9th at the Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The field will compete for the winner’s share of the $1.5 million purse, but Justify will be running for much more. It is a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) horse race, open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds.
Take a private jet to Belmont Stakes this year!
Two major airports are located within 10 miles of Belmont Park, JFK (John F Kennedy) and LGA (LaGuardia Airport). Some private jets avoid using public airports for landing due to heavy congestion and landing feeds. Some people prefer to use smaller private airports for convenience. Some of the smaller airports are spread out NYC. Farmingdale Republic Airport (FRG) is just 20 miles east of Elmont and a short drive along Southern State Parkway. Teterboro Airport (TEB) is also a popular choice for private jets and it is one of the busiest aviation hubs for private jets. Car service and helicopter transfers are quick and easy from any airport. UberJets can also offer complimentary car service upon request.
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Fly Private to New York City with UberJets
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New York is home to many private jet clients, as well as private jet operators. New York City is one of the hottest destinations and departure points in the Private Jet Industry. As the center of the US financial markets, the fashion industry, and major entertainment industry, NYC is full of private flyers!
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Teterboro Airport is the most important and widely used private airport in the United States for private aviation, with no commercial airlines, this small airport just across the river from Manhattan serves as a hub for the financial industry, and many other private jet fliers that live in Manhattan. There are five FBOs at Teterboro Airport, and they are located around the entire field, offering many entry points, and catering to individual client preference.
White Plains is most likely the second most popular departure point for private jet fliers in the New York area, being situated in northern Westchester County, with good access into and out of the city via such arteries as the Hutchinson Parkway. White Plains Westchester County Airport (HPN) is located right on the border of New York and Connecticut and is the area’s smallest commercial airport providing limited service to the airlines’ major hub cities around North America
The airports are excellent for servicing clients that live on Long Island or even in the Eastern Boroughs of New York. The Republic Airport location is a great choice when flying into the New York area, with Manhattan just 35 miles away. FRG is even closer to the Mets’ Citi Field, Yankee Stadium, Arthur Ashe Stadium and the world famous Black Course at the Bethpage State Golf Course.
Traveling To and From Augusta, Georgia with UberJets
UberJets welcomes you to the 2018 Masters event in Augusta, GA, which takes place on the 5th of April until the 8th of April. Augusta is famous as the host of the Masters Golf Tournament, one of the 4 major golf tournaments on the PGA schedule. We are delighted to prepare and accommodate you at this year’s event!
Below you can find some helpful information regarding some of the private airports Augusta has to offer and UberJets can happily take you there!
Daniel Field Airport (KDNL) or (DNL) is a private airport located just one mile west of the central business district of Augusta, Georgia. The airport is the closest airport to The Masters tournament. Daniel Field has two paved runways and also has two large, fully enclosed hangars and a FBO.
Augusta Regional Airport (KAGS) or (AGS) is a city-owned airport located just seven miles south of downtown, is the most frequently used airport for general and private aviation in Richmond County, Georgia. Augusta Regional Airport features two asphalt runways to accommodate private jets flying to the area.
The Thomson McDuffie Regional Airport (KHQU) or (HQU) is located 25 minutes from the Masters Tournament; it is located near Interstate I-20. The KHQU airport has a 5500 foot runway served. The Thomson McDuffie Regional Airport has a very large ramp capable of handling a large number of aircraft.
Flying UberJets to and from LAS VEGAS
With an ever-growing torrent of concerts, festivals and awards shows filling the Sin City calendar, upper middle class people are increasingly neglecting commercial travel to make the journey.
For those looking to acquire the benefits of private travel; comfort, privacy, convenience; without putting out $65 million for a G650, a swing of new services like UberJets allows travelers to fly like the elite. Today, if you can put together five or six people who want to go to Vegas; as opposed to flying through two different hubs with delays, high airfares and terrible service; it becomes more economically viable to get a membership with UberJets and get there with no hassles. When traveling private, you can show up to any one of the regional airports five minutes before your scheduled departure.
Las Vegas Airports when traveling private with UberJets
- McCarran International Airport – Las Vegas, NV (KLAS, LAS) – One of the world’s busiest airports, is the main gateway into Sin City, located just 5 miles south of the Strip, and it ranks 6th overall world-wide in terms of aircraft movements. After your private jet arrives at McCarran International, UberJets can arrange to have luxury ground transportation to bring you to the resort or casino of your choice. We can also arrange helicopter lifts throughout the city.
- Henderson Executive Airport – Henderson, NV (KHND, HND) – Referred to by Las Vegans simply as Northtown, is Sin City’s second busiest airport, and the third busiest in the state of Nevada. It’s location of less than 6 miles northwest of the Vegas Strip make it the primary choice for general aviation in the area. The airport operates its own FBO, offering full services to general aviation, crew, and passengers, making it an ideal alternative to McCarran International and Henderson Executive.
- Boulder City Municipal Airport – Boulder City, NV (KBVU, BLD) – If you’re planning on flying closer to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, we can arrange for your flight to arrive/depart at BVU, a public use airport in Boulder City, Nevada, located around 30 minutes driving time from the strip. Boulder City Municipal features 3 blacktop runways to accommodate turbo-props, light jets and mid-size jets, and Boulder City Aviation Services (BCAS) and BFE operate the two FBOs.