Saturday, June 03, 2006

Very Light Jet News

June 3, 2006: Europeans ponder Very Light Jets
June 2, 2006: Teal Group Counts VLJs
June 1, 2006: Jet Support Services, Inc and Adam Aircraft Announce Tip-To-Tail Care Program
May 31, 2006: Eclipse Is On Target For Certification
May 30, 2006: Come Again? How Many VLJs Are Coming?
May 29, 2006: Small Airports Await VLJs
May 28, 2006: Diamond D-Jet To Debut At Oshgosh
May 27, 2006: Eclipse Maintenance Facility Provides Jobs
May 26, 2006: MBAA Presents VLJ Day
May 25, 2006: Very Light Jets and History
May 24, 2006: Palm Beach County Lands Frequent Flyer
May 23, 2006: Esther Dyson Presents "Flight School" featuring the leaders of the VLJ Biz World
May 22, 2006: CASA- Consortium for Aviation System Advancement carries on work of SATS
May 21, 2006: Regional Airlines Await VLJs
May 20, 2006: VLJs Curry Favor In India's Press
May 19, 2006: Lofty Future For Very Light Jets
May 18, 2006: CharterMatrix To Sell VLJs Empty Seats
May 17, 2006: Excel Jet Accelerates
May 16, 2006: Point2Point Aims For VLJs
May 15, 2006: Travel Options To Include Very Light Jets
May 14, 2006: UKs Air Med Examines VLJs

Saturday, May 13, 2006

News Updates Direct From Very Light Jet Magazine

May 13, 2006: Adam Aircraft President Discusses A700 Progress
May 12, 2006: First Canadian Eclipe Owner IdentifiedVLJs Interest Small Communities
May 11, 2006: Pratts Little Engine Could Bag Big BucksFAA Budget Covers A380 To VLJs
May 10, 2006: Teal Group Forecasts Green Light For VLJs
May 9, 2006: Swiss JetBird Finds Embraer's Phenom Phenominal
May 8, 2006: Kiplinger's Mr. Kiplinger Signs In On VLJ's

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Your Future Vacations- In Taxis!

Your Future Vacations- In Taxis

By: Captain Bill Strait

Bill lives in Jupiter, Florida and is a worldwide and is a jet captain for a major airline. Mr. Strait and is CEO Palm Beach Airlines and Editor/ Publisher of Very Light Jet Magazine

Taxi anyone? Exciting new options are on the horizon! Imagine going on your next vacation or business trip and flying on your own private jet out of your small local airport instead of flying on a huge and impersonal plane out of the huge and impersonal major terminal!

The hub-and-spoke system of air travel has become outdated. Everyone has had quite enough of stopping over in Atlanta or some other hub to get to our final destinations.

It is dawn on the new day in air travel. The “new” aircraft making this possible are the stars of this travel reality show. They are called Very Light Jets or personal aircraft, personal jets, and microjets and correctly VLJs for short and have been in development for nearly ten years. VLJs are generally considered to be a new category of plane because of their smaller cabin size of four to nine passengers and their newly developed and smaller jet engines.

The progressive companies making VLJs include Eclipse, Adam Aircraft, and the familiar Cessna. Reporting advance sales of thousands of these new planes, their customers include air-taxi fleet and charter operators, private owners, and fractional providers. Estimates are that 5,000 to 10,000 of these aircraft will become a familiar part of our airspace by 2015!

VLJ Air-Taxi services plan to use many of the nearly 6000 small airports around the country. Many of these smaller airports throughout the country are being spruced up for their new lives as air-taxi ports.

Several groups are planning to compete for a piece of this new way to travel via air-taxi. POGO is headed by Donald C. Burr, founder of the former airline People Express. Burr says "our intent here is to bring the private-travel market down from CEO level to manager-level people." The reported pricing plan of iFly is to provide a $3 to $4 a mile travel experience. This fare structure compares to retail first-class on most flights.

DayJet of Delray Beach, Florida , has placed a large order for these planes under the direction of system software expert Edward Iacobucci.

Ultimately competition in the marketplace will reduce the price of VLJ air-taxi seats and this VLJ air taxi travel option will become available to all air travelers.

Will we be comfortable in these Very Light Jet Air-Taxis? Will our kids miss running up and down the aisles and harassing the flight attendants? Pack light because Very Light Jet Air-Taxis are coming soon to a (small) airport near you! Taxi anyone?

Eight Huge Days Of VLJs!

May 7, 2006: Which VLJ Did You Say?
May 6, 2006: Eclipse Certification On Track
May 5, 2006: Europe To See VLJ in 2006
May 4, 2006: Eclipse Announces Eastern Euro. Distributor
May 3, 2006: Embraer Sales Bonanza
May 2, 2006: VLJ's -What Every Pilot Needs To Know
May 1, 2006: Very Light Jets Reach For The Skies
Apr. 30, 2006: VLJs Are Big Boy Toys

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Great VLJ Article

Very Light Jets- What Are They And Are They Safe?, for the May /June issue of Managing The Skies (Page 14):

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Nine Days of Very Light Jets, Personal Aircraft, Personal Jets, and of course VLJs


Apr. 29, 2006: OurPLANE To Host NYC's First Eclipse
Apr. 28, 2006: User Fees and VLJ
Apr. 27, 2006: Day Jet Produces Jobs
Apr. 26, 2006: Embraer Lagacy and Their Phenom 100
Apr. 25, 2006: Time For Eclipse!
Apr. 23, 2006: VLJs Ride The Wave
Apr. 22, 2006: VLJs Lure Airline Customers
Apr. 23, 2006: VLJs Ride The Wave Apr. 22, 2006: VLJs Lure Airline Customers Apr. 21, 2006: Diamond D-Jet Completes First Flight
Apr. 21, 2006: Diamond D-Jet Completes First Flight

Friday, April 21, 2006


Apr. 20, 2006: VLJ Parachutes Opening Later
Apr. 19, 2006: LaBarge To Build Eclipse Harnesses
Apr. 18, 2006: Adam Announces New VP Manufacturing
Apr. 17, 2006: VLJs in London
Apr. 16, 2006: Canadian Certification of PW615F- To Power Mustang
Apr. 15, 2006: Very Light Jets and Aviation Safety
Apr. 14, 2006: VLJ Growth
Apr. 13, 2006: Making The Leap From Pistons To VLJs
Apr. 12, 2006: Embraer Raises Phenom 100 Price
Apr. 11, 2006: Linear Air Strengthens Lead

Friday, April 14, 2006

Wonderful Week of Very Light Jet World News

Apr.10, 2006:DayJet Cancels Rollout Announcement

Apr. 9, 2006: VLJs Only Way To Travel

Apr. 8, 2006: EBACE and VLJs

Apr. 7, 2006: ATA and Eclipse

Apr. 6, 2006: VLJ Success in Europe

5, 2006: LINEAIR and VLJs

Apr. 4, 2006: Eclipse Breaks Ground on Mtc. Facility