Premiere Private Jet Charter Company Pairs Up with Leading Jamaican Boutique Resort Collection to Provide Travelers with an Authentic Bond Experience
Magellan Jets and Island Outpost have announced the Ultimate Bond Adventure Experience to Jamaica. The package will include private charter through Island Outposts’ preferred private jet charter company, Magellan Jets, to the exclusive Ian Fleming International Airport in Jamaica, and accommodations at GoldenEye and Strawberry Hill. A variety of perks will be included to ensure that this will be the ultimate Bond adventure experience.
Bond knows how to travel in style and this package delivers all of the necessary elements to live like 007. Private jets and helicopters were the preferred mode of transportation on all Bond films, so the Ultimate James Bond Adventure Experience will begin on a private jet, chartered by Magellan Jets. And for the most Bond-worthy end to the trip, guests will depart Jamaica aboard their Magellan Jet from Ian Fleming International Airport (IFIA), exclusively for private jets and scheduled charters, and less than 3 miles from GoldenEye.
GoldenEye has been the low key hub of cool since James Bond author Ian Fleming first built the lush estate in the town of Oracabessa on Jamaica’s North coast in the 1950s. For decades, this hideaway played host to the glitterati and literati – writers, musicians and heads of state. Now owned by Jamaica-raised Chris Blackwell, the visionary entrepreneur and founder of Island Records, he has ensured that the relaxed allure of Ian Fleming’s GoldenEye endures. Set along the pristine coast, among lush tropical gardens and around the calm waters of the property’s lagoon and secluded beaches, the 52-acre estate now encompasses 20 units – 9 Beach Villas, two Lagoon Villas, six Lagoon Cottages and one Ocean Front Villa. Guests can also book Fleming’s own private three-bedroom villa – with two guest cottages – where his writing desk still stands just as he left it.
Located in the heart of one of the world’s most famous coffee-producing mountain ranges, Jamaica’s Blue Mountains, Strawberry Hill Hotel & Spa opened on October 18 following an extensive refurbishment of the property. Listed in the New York Times #1 bestselling book, 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, Strawberry Hill is 3100 feet above sea level and features one of the most awe-inspiring views of the Blue Mountains in one direction as well as the city of Kingston in the other. On a clear day, one can see up to 40 miles from the property’s infinity-edge pool, and at night the city far below becomes a twinkling mirror of the night sky.
The James Bond Experience:
- Private jet charter through Magellan Jets to Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston
- Gourmet Jamaican-style catering on-board
- Bond-themed gift baskets on-board
- Ground transportation
- 2 nights’ stay at Strawberry Hill
- Helicopter transfer to GoldenEye
- 3 nights’ accommodations at GoldenEye
- Dinner for two at Gazebo at GoldenEye
- Cocktails for two at Firefly, Noel Coward’s historic hilltop home at GoldenEye
- Two massages at Strawberry Hill
- Private jet charter though Magellan Jets to Ian Fleming International Airport to the destination of their choosing.
007 in Jamaica:
- Book a Magellan private jet to GoldenEye for a stay four nights or more and receive a $200 resort credit and private kayak safari tour for two.
- Book a Magellan private jet to Strawberry Hill for a stay four nights or more and receive a $200 resort credit.
Magellan Jets and Island Outpost can accommodate parties of up to 10 people for this package. Rates for the Fleming Villa start at US$5,500. Midsize Jet pricing is $5,300 per hour round trip. Full pricing based on specific dates and departure cities available upon request.
Magellan Jets will offer those flying privately to Jamaica to stay at GoldenEye a one-time special offer of their fixed Voyager Membership rates: http://www.magellanjets.com/membership/caribbean-bermuda-mexico-rates/
This package can be purchased by calling Magellan Jets at 877-550-JETS. For more information, visit www.magellanjets.com.
About Magellan Jets
Magellan Jets is a leader in private jet travel with over 30 years of aviation experience. At the forefront of their reputation is the superb quality of service and safety which they provide. With a wide variety of membership programs as well as point-to-point charter services, clients are advised on the best option for their specific needs. Benefits of a membership include no fuel surcharges, no repositioning charges, guaranteed aircraft availability with as little as ten hours’ notice, inclusive gourmet catering, and V.I.P. ground transportation. Magellan Jets’ Flight Support department is available 24/7 to provide services such as weather tracking, itinerary changes, and personalized in-flight entertainment. Magellan Jets has operations worldwide and offers flights in the Continental U.S., the Caribbean, Bermuda, Mexico, and Europe.
Magellan Jets, 1250 Hancock St., Suite 810 N, Quincy, MA, 02169. 877-550-JETS, http://www.magellanjets.com.
About Island Outpost
Island Outpost is an award-winning collection of hotels in Jamaica, owned by music industry legend Chris Blackwell. Blackwell’s low-key luxury hotels include Ian Fleming’s north coast retreat, GoldenEye; Strawberry Hill in the Blue Mountains; and The Caves on the cliffs of Negril. Each Island Outpost property has its own singular sense of style, with stunning natural settings and locally-inspired architecture and design. Island Outpost is committed to serving authentic food and beverage using the freshest local ingredients. Some of the hotels’ restaurants source ingredients from Chris Blackwell’s farm, Pantrepant, as does FieldSpa at GoldenEye. Through their on-site spas, each property offers a host of beauty, relaxation and wellness treatments, fitness amenities and experiential activities. With sustainable and responsible practices at their core, Island Outpost properties operate in support and harmony with the surrounding environment and the communities in which they are located.
For more information about Island Outpost, visit www.IslandOutpost.com or call 1(800)-OUTPOST.
Bombardier’s new Learjet 75 jet came to life for the first time last month. Bombardier on Friday announced the first production model of its new Learjet 75 will debut this month at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. The new Learjet 75 soars high above the competition, literally. This brand new private jet is an upgraded version of the Learjet 45. The new design was first announced at EBACE in May 2012, along with the Learjet 70, an upgraded version of the Learjet 40. This year we will see it come to life!
The Learjet 75 business jet boasts two powerful Honeywell engines that allow the aircraft to climb 45,000 feet at an incredible pace, delivering smooth and direct flights that fly far above commercial traffic routes. The Learjet 75 offers state-of-the-art avionics, a high definition cabin management system, an iPod interface and luxurious interior that suits up to 6 comfortably. From coast to coast or country to country, the Learjet can provide you with optimal flight efficiency that exceeds every expectation. Get ready to take advantage of this exceptional private aircraft.
- Height: 4’ 11”
-forward club seating (6)
- 2 Honeywell TFE731-40BR engines
- Takeoff thrust of 3,850 lbs (17.1 kN)
-High-Speed Cruise: 535 MPH
-Long-Range Speed: 497 MPH
-Standard Operating Weight: 13,715 lbs.
-7” touch screen displays
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While Memorial Day is devoted to honor the U.S. men and women who died in the military service, it is also known as the unofficial start of summer! With the beautiful weather already starting to show its face, there is no better time to start the BBQ and enjoy some sunshine. Magellan Jets dedicated team is ready to help you book your private jet to the best destinations this Memorial Day weekend! Pack your bags and get ready to jet off to one of these highlighted places!
Chi-town is a great city to escape to for Memorial Day weekend. It is clean, friendly and tons of fun! There are plenty of things to do when visiting the windy city. Over the weekend Chicago will host the 29th Annual Belmont Sheffield Music Festival; this popular street party will showcase the region’s favorite tribe bands. Another entertaining event is the nation’s largest Memorial Day parade with well over 10,000 spectators! Charter your aircraft to Chicago and don’t miss out on these Memorial Day events!
We might be a bit bias since Magellan Jets is based out of Boston, but it is such an amazing city with so much to offer during the holiday weekend I had to include it! Enjoy the weekend exploring the Freedom Trail or catching a Red Sox game. Memorial Day weekend the Reds Sox’s will take on the Cleveland Indians May 23-26th! Book your private aircraft with Magellan Jets and join the rowdy crowd at the Green Monster this holiday weekend!
Since Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who died serving our country, there is no better city to honor our veterans than by visiting the monuments in Washington, DC. The city also puts on the National Memorial Day Parade which displays patriotic floats, marching bands, and helium-filled balloons. Other fun events will be taking place throughout the city such as the annual Rolling Thunder bike rally. More than 250,000 motorcyclists ride from the pentagon to the U.S. Capital. Book a luxurious private jet and don’t miss out on visiting Washington, DC to celebrate our veterans!
Looking to party this Memorial Day weekend? Miami is the place to heat things up! Thousands of people congregate in Miami to enjoy the beaches, clubs and festivities all weekend long. Make sure to pack your dancing shoes before you hop onboard your charter aircraft to this steamy destination!
If any of these highlighted destinations, or other locations, peak your interest give us a call! Memorial Day is a busy weekend for private jet travel. Make sure to make your arrangements in advance to guarantee stress free holiday travel! And no matter where you are this Memorial Day, remember to take a moment to remember those who have fallen fighting for our freedom!
Many travelers fail to take into account the leap in time zones and the toll it can take on your body’s internal clock. Flying from the US to Europe, East Coast to West Coast or vise versa can switch your wristwatch three to nine hours. Your body says, "Hey, what's going on here?" Jet lag can cause some very unpleasant effects such as fatigue, insomnia, poor concentration, confusion, hunger at inappropriate times or lack of appetite, and general malaise and irritability.
Here are some tips to help you avoid jet lag and enjoy your time once you’ve stepped off your private jet:
Charter a Private Jet-
Of course the first step to help avoid jet lag is to fly on a private plane. Unlike commercial airline travel, private jets allow passengers to consume food on the time zone of their destination. Flying privately also provides passengers plenty of legroom to stretch out in the cabin and move about freely—keeping the blood flow circulating helps to avoid jet lag. Another benefit to private jets is that many of them feature 100 percent fresh air in their air circulation systems. Having fresh air in your cabin will allow for better sleep and all around better experience.
Stay hydrated throughout the flight by drinking plenty of water and avoiding caffeine and alcohol, which can disrupt sleeping schedules and further dehydrate your body. Dehydration can intensify the effects of jet lag.
Set Your Watch to Local Time-
As soon as the cabin doors shut, you should set your watch to local time of your destination. It is very important to internalize the time and regardless of what time it is where you are, focus on what time it is where you are going and live according to that time. (Example- if it is 1am where you are going - sleep, if its 1 pm work, watch tv, read) Private aircraft are equipped with reclining, spacious seats; depending on aircraft type, many have staterooms and queen beds. Giving you the ability to comfortably rest your eyes if the time zone calls for it.
Always Bring Something Comfortable to Wear-
Some tracksuit pants, sport socks, anything that looks like pajamas. You can always change on the plane right before you land. Avoid wearing anything that will cut off your circulation. Luckily on a private aircraft you have the ability to move around and even do some yoga moves! That will also help keep your blood flowing.
Cessna announced this week that the first updated production Citation X has emerged from the factory hangar in Wichita, Kansas. In 2010, Cessna announced plans for an update to the Citation X that would be called the Citation Ten, later deciding upon the “new Citation X” as the name for the updated model. They plan to reclaim their crown as the world’s fastest civilian aircraft with the “New Citation X”.
“Speed is the reason for flight. It was true for Clyde Cessna in 1927, and it’s true today,” said Scott Ernest, Cessna CEO. “The Citation X is the perfect aircraft for customers wanting to move faster, be more efficient and get where they need to be more quickly than ever before.”
The increased speed is not the only improvement for the flagship of the Citation fleet. Once the new Citation Xs enter the market, they will be easy to spot since the new model has elliptical winglets at the tip of the main wing. Cessna claims the winglets reduce fuel consumption, improve cruise efficiency and reduce takeoff and landing at higher elevations. The Citation X is expected to have a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet, allowing the aircraft to fly above commercial traffic or adverse weather. The Citation X provides a lengthier cabin and a longer range of 3,242 nm. The increased range translates into an aircraft which can easily handle the flight from New York to London.
To all concerned,
Monday has a full day Runway 6/24 closure scheduled. In addition to the normal maintenance work the tree cutter is topping tree penetrations in the visual surface area within the RPZ. There is also a half day closure for 1/19 on Wednesday. Please take a moment to review the attached update for all additional information. Airport maintenance continues, requiring Runway and or Taxiway closures as follows:
0730L – 1500L (1130z –1900z)
0730L – 1130L (1130z –1530z)
1. Portions of Rwy 6/24 CLOSED, WEF.
2. Portions of Rwy 1/19 CLOSED, WEF.
3. General Maintenance, Lighting, Electrical and EMAS inspection, WEF.
4. Removing Visual Surface Penetration to RWY 06 within the RPZ, WEF
All Closures and RTM Items may be cancelled due to Weather
NBAA Air Traffic Services @ FAA ATCSCC
NetJets is in the midst of what it calls a “jet renewal” that will replace aircraft that have reached the end of their useful lives and leave room for the company to expand its fleet. They announced a 10 year plan to swap out their current fleet- with a total transaction value of $9.6 billion. The schedule for the phase out will start with the oldest aircraft in their fleet first. Up to 425 new aircraft will slowly be phased into their inventory. They are gradually selling aircraft out of the current fleet as they take in deliveries of the new aircraft.
The NetJets Signature Series aircraft are going to be their next generation fleet. These cutting edge jets set the new standard for excellence in the private jet industry. It will comprise of the following aircraft:
· Phenom 300
· Citation Latitude
· Challenger 300
· Challenger 605
· Global 5000 & 6000 (will also be taking the 7000 and 8000 in future years)
Net Jets, a pioneer in the fractional jet model, provides it’s owners with access to aircraft with as little as 10 notice. They’re reputation for great service has been a key asset in the company’s success. Magellan Jets, in working with many Net Jets owners, has created a model similar to the access of private jets, but does not deal in the fractional business. Instead, Magellan Jets uses downtime on corporate aircraft through-out the world that meet their stringent safety standards and are approved in their MJPN (Magellan Jets Preferred Network). Included in their MPJN is also Net Jets owned Executive Jet Management. While the models differ in terms of ownership, both companies pride themselves in providing the safest aircraft and most experienced flight crews. Oh yeah, and in-flight cocktail menus aren’t bad either!!
Magellan Jets sure has hit the ground running in 2013, hosting and sponsoring some of the largest, well known star studded events around.
Sundance Film Festival kicked off this years excitement when thousands of film buffs gathered in Park City, UT to celebrate the showcase of premier independent films. Magellan Jets teamed up with RAND Luxury to produce the first annual “House of Luxury”. This elegant venue hosted some of the hottest invite-only guests. The Resort West House of Luxury was honored to host filmmaker premier receptions for “Linsanity”, “He’s Way More Famous Than You”, “Running From Crazy, “Toys House”, and “Crash Reel.
In honor of the 2013 Oscar Awards, Magellan Jets appeared at GBK Gift Lounge at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills. GBK, the recipient of multiple BizBash’s Award for “Best Gift Bag,” asked Magellan Jets to participate in their exclusive celebrity listed lounge. Magellan Jets handed out $3,000 Voyager Gift Certificates towards private jet travel. Voyager gift card holders receive many of the great perks a full Voyager member does without the commitment.
Magellan Jets is excited about all the remaining events ahead for 2013 and sharing them with all our fans.
The world’s first solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse, will attempt to fly coast to coast across the U.S. The Solar Impulse is set to complete its next challenge starting in May, and by 2015 they hope to fly a similar aircraft around the world! The plane is expected to make stops at a few major airports along its journey, so the pilots can display and discuss the aircraft with reporters, students, engineers and aviation enthusiasts.
The Solar Impulse has 12,000 solar cells built into its 193-foot wings to charge its batteries and allowing it to fly day and night. That’s longer than an entire Boeing 747 airplane but it weighs just 3,500 lb, less than a car. It is powered by four electric motors. The single-seat private aircraft cruises around 40 mph and can’t fly through clouds. It travels so slow that sometimes when it turns into the wind, it appears to float in place on radar screens, or occasionally even slide backward.
The makers recognize that solar will never power commercial flights, but this flight was meant to push people's assumptions about what solar technology can do.