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Jetsetter Passport blog.
Ever wondered what it would be like to fly private? Well we’re here to show you. Boston-based Magellan Jets was founded on the premise of taking the hassle out of luxury flying. From their full concierge department to the variety of aircrafts (I’m in love with the Hawker 4000), Magellan is carving a place inside the private jet industry by making flying private without the boys-club membership possible.
For a family heading away for spring break or a business traveler en route to a meeting, private aviation is without a doubt the freest — and fastest — way to travel. Flying from New York to Boston in under an hour is what makes flying private worth it. Lounging in your leather armchair on a Hawker400XP, listening to your iPod during take off, connecting via in-flight WiFi or watching a movie of your choosing (and putting one on for the kids, too) is what makes it, well, awesome. From take off to landing, here’s a view from your very own private plane. Grab your boarding pass on
Jetsetter.com. Note: Flight operated by Pro Airways LLC.(ZKFA180L) with Magellan Jets
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The internet has quickly become the central hub for today’s business world. If you’re flying private, you’re sure to use the internet in one form or another while working.
So why are the skies not filled with private jets that offer high-speed Wi-Fi access? The answer is high fixed costs and weight. When first developed, in-flight Wi-Fi systems were costly and heavy, proving to be an unreasonable expense for aircraft the size of private jets. But luckily, with fast-paced technology advancements and decreased costs, operators everywhere have ramped up Wi-Fi installations.
Technology companies such as Immarsat and Aircell have introduced smaller, more efficient systems to provide broadband internet to private jets. Weighing in at only 15 pounds, these systems will provide an invaluable tool to travelers without harming aircraft performance.
Manufacturers such as Hawker Beechcraft Services have recently developed retrofit kits to install Wi-Fi on their aircraft. Hawker has developed broadband Wi-Fi solutions for their 4000 and 800XP aircraft, creating packages offering the company’s Axxess voice communication system or standalone Wi-Fi systems.
Magellan Jets works with a wide range of operators who offer in-flight Wi-Fi services that are sure to help you maximize your private jetting experience. As private jet Wi-Fi options become more ubiquitous throughout the skies, turn to Magellan to help you close your next business deal at 35,000 ft.
Have an iPhone, iPad or iPod? Then check out the new Apple app recently announced by Magellan Jets: O.W.L. Search (One Way Leg Search). Allowing users to easily view and book one-way and empty-leg charter flights on your iPhone or iPad, the OWL Search app brings transparency and speed to travelers’ fingertips. Avinode Inc., an exclusive industry leading partner assisted in developing O.W.L. Search, providing the advanced technology which helped bring the application to the market.
Recognizing their client’s time is highly valuable, O.W.L. Search was developed in order to provide clients with options in the fastest, most streamlined method possible. With a simple user interface and real-time results, users can access flight options faster than ever before. This innovative search engine cuts the time it takes to search for aircraft availability while adding the ease of portability and anytime access.
Taking advantage of GPS-based technology, paired with Google Maps, O.W.L. Search automatically finds nearby airports and displays routing on the already familiar Google Maps app. In an effort to promote transparency and increase the level of information at the user’s fingertips, images and details of the specific aircraft for each flight are made available.
And with the announcement that
the iPhone will become available to Verizon Wireless customers next month, O.W.L. Search will soon be available to a greater number of those looking for private jets.
With user-friendly features and the ability to contact Magellan Jets directly via the app, O.W.L. Search offers you the ability to search, discover and take the first step to chartering a private jet. Interested?
Click here to read more, preview and download the app.
Ending months of speculation and intense rumors, Verizon Wireless and Apple linked up last Tuesday, announcing the release of the iPhone 4 to Verizon customers. Beginning February 10, AT&T’s long-held iPhone exclusivity will end, opening up the hottest smartphone on the market to more than 93 million subscribers.
For months now, all eyes had been on Verizon as Apple began ordering the parts required to convert iPhones to Verizon’s CDMA-based (Code Division Multiple Access) network. Market analysts expect this move to intensify the already aggressive battle between AT&T and Verizon, as a number of iPhone loyalists are sure to switch to Verizon. Additionally, strong competition has grown for Google’s Droid smartphone brand, which is featured prominently on Verizon’s network and was the only line of phones capable of taking on the iPhone head-to-head in 2010.
With this move, Magellan Jets' One Way Leg Search app is open to up to 93 million people, twice more than before. As the audience privy to downloading the app expands drastically, C.E.O. of Magellan Jets, Joshua Hebert, comments on the app’s newfound potential, “When creating the Magellan Jets app, the objective was to accelerate the pace of locating and chartering aircraft. The recent development of Verizon being affiliated with Apple works to fulfill the goals we set out to accomplish with our app. Come February 10, I am excited to see what this will mean for Magellan Jets.”
Click here to download the new Magellan Jets One Way Leg Search app!
A.J. Pierzynski (far right), pictured with members of his team (from left to right, Rod Spittle, Dave Rummels, and Casey Harrelson)
BOSTON, MA. – January 4, 2011 – On Monday, January 3, 2011, private jet company, Magellan Jets was the exclusive title sponsor in the Third Annual Magellan Jets Keene’s Pointe Open. This PGA team event was held at The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Keene's Pointe, a private community, located in Orlando, Florida. When the sport of golf was first popularized in the 1950’s, it was Arnold Palmer who was dubbed “The King” of the golf world. Due to his incredible heritage, it was no surprise when Sam Saunders (Arnold Palmer's grandson) and partner, E.J. Cole walked away with the honor of winning The Magellan Jets Keene’s Pointe Open. Saunder’s was a leader on the golf team at Clemson University and is now coming into his own as a prominent figure in Pro-Golf. He is a second year pro who placed 12th in the Honda Classic.
This event involved many top players off of the PGA and Champions Tour; the participants were thrilled to be playing on the beautiful 18-hole course, which boasts both incredible surroundings and a challenging layout. In January 2002 golf instructor Brian Mogg, who has worked with Sam Saunders, opened the Brian Mogg Performance Center at Keene’s Pointe. Brian was named one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Golf Instructors in 2004 and has repeated this honor in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
The center focuses on developing the golfers' swing and all aspects of their short game. When reflecting on the tournament, Brian stated, "The Third Annual event at Keene’s Pointe was a great success with the support of Magellan Jets. The professionals had a great tournament to get their season started and are excited to head to the West Coast. It was terrific to have a partner to work with to host the event and for the winner to go 8 extra holes to finally get the trophy made for a memorable tournament.”
Of the twenty teams that played, Sam Saunder’s was not the sole celebrity name responsible for enhancing the excitement of the day. The Chicago White Sox catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, was also a major player in the tournament. With his counterpart at the event, Casey Harrelson, Pierzynski wowed spectators with his athletic prowess. In addition to his affinity for baseball and golf, A.J. is a wrestler for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and has appeared on WWE Wrestling.
It is not often you find a professional athlete’s talent well-demonstrated in more than one sporting category. C.E.O. of Magellan Jets, Joshua Hebert, commented on the multifaceted background which all of the players hold, “Witnessing these men who are entrepreneurs; excelling in business in addition to achieving accolades in Professional Golf astounds me. It definitely serves as motivation to continue to pursue excellence in my own field of private aviation. Magellan Jets is delighted to be the sponsor of the Third Annual Keene’s Pointe Open.”
In an exciting finish that wasn't concluded until the 8th playoff hole, Sam Saunders and E.J. Cole defeated Jeff Klauk and Russell Surber with two par putts from 5' in the dark as the playoff went for 8 extra holes.
Any questions regarding the Third Annual Magellan Jets Keene’s Pointe Open, may be directed to the Public Relations Director, Jacqueline Vincent, at 516-729-0670 or Jackie@magllanjets.com
Ognjen Milatovic, a professor at the University of North Florida recently boarded a US Airways flight with a bagel and bag in hand, simply minding his own business. The bag, containing his snack, a hat and a set of keys, was placed in the overhead bin. Unknowingly to Milatovic though, his fellow passengers deemed the bag a suspicious package, unaware of the relatively harmless contents inside.
Before the plane ever departed, passengers approached flight attendants fearful for their own safety, who then in turn contacted the authorities. When questioned, Milatovic became understandably irate, unsure of how his bag could be considered remotely dangerous. Taken off the flight, Milatovic’s day was certainly ruined.
The next time you’d like to eat your own bagel or travel outside of the prying and ever-increasingly suspicious public eye, turn to Magellan Jets for the highest level of discretion and privacy. Magellan will arrange for
your private jet, with your preferences.
Last week, the FAA approved the use of the Apple iPad within aircraft cockpits across America. So long as the device is used as a secondary, backup resource to long-reliable paper options, pilots may choose to reference the iPad for various flight needs. Apps such as ForeFlight’s Mobile 3HD and Hilton Software’s WingX allow pilots to check weather conditions, plan flights and view aviation charts, among a host of other resources.
By utilizing more intuitive pinch-zoom and swiping gestures, pilots can more carefully hone in on specific details they’d like to check. By reducing their entire flight bag to a 9.5” x 7.5” screen, pilots have the option of clearing up what can be a cluttered cockpit consisting of large maps, charts, and binders of reference materials which are used every flight.
Additionally, pilots can choose to load Google Earth or other satellite-based apps to view terrain at an unfamiliar airport. While 2D paper references are reliable and trustworthy, the iPad’s ability to provide simulated 3D views may be the next greatest advancement in private jet charter safety.