The mantra Magellan Jets lives by is brought to our clients through strategic use of aircraft around the world. Because Magellan Jets does not own or operate aircraft, we are able to recommend the best positioned aircraft on each and every mission for our clients.
By using the safety certified aircraft of many major US companies, Fortune 500 companies, and private owners while they sit unused, Magellan Jets is able to acquire aircraft for our clients at a much lower cost than is often found throughout the private jet industry. Not only are costs driven down by the Magellan Jets advantage, but a greater number of private jets are available to our clients at a greater number of destinations. Less repositioning time results in options which are more flexible around client budget and logistical needs. We take great pride in providing the best value to our clients using technology to locate the right aircraft from Magellan Jet’s accredited aircraft network.
With the option of choosing from hundreds of private jets across the sky, Magellan Jets brings our clients leading safety standards from an impressive range of providers. All approved vendors in our network are FAA Part 135 air taxi operators, and are also required to adhere to safety requirements set forth by Wyvern and/or ARG/US, the leading 3rd party safety auditing firms in the country.
Insisting on the safest and most experienced aircraft and flight crews while using keen strategies to achieve competitive rates is what sets Magellan Jets apart from the rest.
Anthony Tivnan, Snowden Hernandez, William Floyd, Ken Griffey Jr., Gary Sheffield, and Joshua Hebert
BOSTON, MA. – February 15, 2011 – On Monday, February 14, 2011, private jet company, Magellan Jets proudly sponsored the 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament to Benefit Wing and a Prayer Foundation. The tournament took place at Isleworth Golf and Country Club, located in Windermere, FL. Preceding the tournament, Wing and a Prayer held a Gala Dinner event at Isleworth on Sunday, February 13. The Gala began with a meet and greet followed by a cocktail hour. After this, guests enjoyed a wonderful meal which was accompanied by a presentation on the Foundation.
The evening concluded with a celebrity pairing; each foursome participating in the tournament was matched with a celebrity present. Both the Gala and the tournament were tremendously successful in raising funds to aid the Foundation’s mission, to help the people of Jacmel, Haiti. Following the devastating effects of the January 2010 earthquakes in Haiti, Cayes Jacmel is being transformed into an epicenter for recovery. All efforts assist the Haiti Gospel Ministries in providing short and long term food and health care aid to the children and families of the Bethany Baptist Christian Church and School. Additionally, a major emphasis is placed on education. Hopefully, with these supplies and educational tools, they will be able to provide for themselves one day.
The players were blessed with gorgeous weather on the day of the tournament, making it a memorable day on Isleworth’s world renowned golf course. In 1981, Arnold Palmer flew over the property and recognized that the land had the potential for being the site of a world class golf course and luxury residential community, a longtime goal of his. The celebrity-infused foursomes sparked excitement among the players and spectators alike. Celebrity athletes who participated included Ken Griffey Jr., Jay Feeley, Ryan Longwell, Peyton Hillis, Tony Boselli, Josh Scobee, Brett Kern, Gary Sheffield, Sterling Sharp, Ricky Watters, John Mobley, Nick Anderson, William Floyd, and Derrick Brooks. Joshua Hebert, C.E.O. of Magellan Jets was impressed by the celebrity players’ altruism, “It is terrific to see these celebrity athletes acknowledging the importance of charity by donating their time to Wing and a Prayer Foundation. Their presence not only enhances the energy on the course; it reminds us of the power of giving.”
The winning team was led by All-Pro receiver Sterling Sharpe, who shot 69 on his own ball and led his team to victory by 9 shots, shooting 29 under par. His teammates were: Ted Threadgill, Tim Hill, Terrence Barber, and John Vanmeter. Following Sharpe’s lead was the 2nd place team, who finished at 20 under par and was led by NFL running back Ricky Watters and his teammates, including, Greg Marks, Mike Zizmer, Robb Chapin, and Doug Dvorak. In addition to the team game, there were individual prizes for:
Closest to Pin Hole #5: Matt Brook Closest to Pin Hole #11: Mark Verdova Longest Drive Men #7: Terrence Barber Longest Drive Ladies #7: Teri Kat
Any questions regarding the 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament to Benefit Wing and a Prayer Foundation, may be directed to the Public Relations Director, Jacqueline Vincent, at 516-729-0670 or Jackie@magllanjets.com
Wing and a Prayer Founder Erin Young and Ken Griffey Jr. Greg Marks, Mike Zizmer, Rob Chapin, Doug Dvorak, and Ricky Watters with coach Brian Mogg
In a no-brainer, easily achieved 87-8 vote, the US Senate passed a new FAA reauthorization late Thursday night. Worth $34.5 billion, the bill must be sent next to the US House of Representatives to be voted on. As you can imagine, the House will likely pass the bill with ease as well, as the bill is viewed as a simple, bipartisan decision.
Resulting in the creation or saving of 280,000 jobs, the bill’s objective of job creation and industry stimulation is one that both parties have agreed is a cause worthy of fast action. The FAA has already been granted an extension on funding which will expire on March 31. The rapid movement taken by the Senate and likely again by the House in the coming weeks is a direct result of the impending deadline. Once passed by the House, the bill must signed by President Barack Obama in order to be put into effect.
The bill features funding for some long-awaited projects, such as a GPS-based radar system and modernized air traffic control system. Replacement of these centuries-overdue infrastructures is vital to improving the quality and reliability of our nation’s air travel for both airlines and private jets, as well as overall economic growth. Additionally, through the bill’s loosened restrictions on Washington Reagan National Airport’s perimeter, a greater number of long-range destinations can be serviced from the DC area. By taking advantage of the already limited number of slots at National, airlines will now stand to benefit from shifting frequency from somewhat saturated, redundant regional flights.
Look for this bill to pass, and pass quickly. And when it does, keep an eye out for aviation construction and improvement projects across the nation!
Boeing revealed the latest (fourth generation) Queen of the Skies: the 747-8 Intercontinental. Debuting just over a year after its freighter sister, the Intercontinental boasted Boeing’s newest house colors—a bright, fiery red and orange mix.
As the largest passenger aircraft ever designed by Boeing, this is a calculated step in an effort to compete against Airbus’ A380. Boeing pulled out all the stops, knowing it needed to have a new entry into the jumbo jet market. Boeing utilized the latest techniques developed for the 787 program, redesigned the wings and increasing carbon fiber usage within the fuselage to improve performance and minimize environmental impact. In an effort to market the plane more aggressively, Boeing deviated from a naming scheme which for four decades has progressed by 100s (e.g. 747-100, 747-200, etc) and adopted a similar naming scheme to that used by Airbus.
The dramatic rollout took place in front of 10,000 of Boeing’s employees and closest friends. As the largest commercial aircraft built in North America and the longest passenger jet in the world, the 747-8 was met on Sunday with loud cheers as the crowd stood awe struck at the aircraft’s impressive size.
Interestingly enough, eight 747-8 Intercontinentals have been ordered by private parties, to be outfitted in a Boeing Business Jet fashion. These private Intercontinentals are sure to soon bring a new meaning to luxury in the sky.
Can you believe over 5 billion in the world do not have access to the internet? I know, hard to believe considering how ubiquitous it has become in our everyday lives. You’re on it now. You use it at home, you use it at work. On the road, on the plane, on a train. The internet is everywhere for many of us, but nowhere to be found for so many more.
Luckily, this is where the brilliant mind of Kosta Grammatis steps in. Founding the charity
ahumanright.org, he began solving the problem of providing free internet to the world at minimal cost, without massive changes in infrastructure. Quickly, his team developed the idea of a satellite-based network which would direct signals from space down to modems on the ground. Currently, they plan to raise $150,000 to among other things, bid for an already orbiting satellite so they can reposition it, as well as develop a $100 modem to connect those in need.
buythissatellite.org was established, providing the charity a solid plan and slogan in order to achieve their goal. Since then, over 100 people from around the world have offered their skills & expertise in an effort to get the program off the ground and into space, so to speak.
Check out the following video for a great, simple rundown of this innovative project straight from ahumanright.org.
The Middle East has long outpaced other regions of the world for private jet ownership. Even through the latest economic downturn, Middle Eastern buyers hardly skipped a beat.
Accounting for nearly half of the more than 170 private jets sold by Airbus over its history, the Middle East continues to be a strong market for the private jet industry. Not only are more aircraft ordered, but
larger aircraft are being ordered in the Middle East. Within the region, 70% of all aircraft purchases are for large-sized jets, while the average figure is approximately 15% worldwide.
Ranging from the incredibly large A330/340 VIP family, to the comparatively smaller A318 Elite, Airbus sold a total of eight large private jets to Middle Eastern buyers in 2010, while delivering ten. Airbus Marketing Director of executive and private aircraft, David Velupillai states the majority of Middle Eastern customers come from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The recent storms that have pounded the Northeast and surprised the South have sent the nation into a bit of a logistical turmoil. Trips have been disrupted, cars have been stranded and options have been severely limited. But as
TIME magazine reports, the private jet industry has been able to turn lemons into lemonade from what is an otherwise sour situation.
Taking advantage of their relatively small size, private jets can utilize smaller airports which require less time for snow removal. Saving time, paired with the ability to both file flight plans and board passengers more rapidly, private jets are proving this winter to be a prime resource when choosing to buck the snow. By flying into a greater number of smaller airports, private jets are available at locations much closer to travelers’ origin or destination, ensuring passengers spend as little time as possible in the slippery conditions this winter have brought.
Just like Magellan Jets, private jets offer travelers unparalleled access and uncompromised standards. Allowing you to get out of dodge during the winter, private jets are your best bet for beating the next Snowpocolypse.