thaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 888 posts, RR: 15 Posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 19285 times:
Date: 25 Aug 2011
Route: Los Angeles (LAX) - San Diego (SAN)
Flight: Private Jet from Desert Jets
Seat: Private Jet
Aircraft: Citation V
Flight time: 31mins
1st Flight: 28 Sep 1989
Our departure was delayed due to slow border security at LAX which is the usual now! After I arrived from my CX flight, my Co-pilot was already waiting for me at TBIT and they shuttled me to Atlantic Aviation where I will wait for my family members to arrive on the SQ A380 flight from SIN. I really didn't mind the extended wait as it gave me time to chat with the pilot and also walk around the tarmac where next to us were an Encore, Hawker 400, Falcon 7X and also a German registered Gulfstream G5. Before we departed, both the Hawker 400 and Encore took off within a short time of each other.
Private Jets on the Tarmac at Atlantic Aviation
Prepping my bird that will take me to San Diego
Ground crew at work
Atlantic Aviation FBO
After my family arrived, we were soon onboard and off to San Diego we went.
Preflight checks & views on departure
Flight was pretty smooth and great views due to a low cruise of about 11,000 feet.
Before long our great flight came to an end. Looking forward to another great flight with the Desert Jet team in a few days.
Up close with San Diego City
Date: 29 Aug 2011
Route: Palm Springs (PSP) - Las Vegas (LAS)
Flight: Private Jet from Desert Jets
Aircraft: Citation Encore
Flight time: 47mins
1st Flight: No Real Info Found, Built Date 2000
After doing some shopping at Cabazon, we then drove to the FBO at PSP. Once arrived our aircraft was already waiting for us and after some cooling down from the desert heat, we started walking towards our aircraft.
Atlantic Aviation FBO @ PSP
Our bird, a Citation Encore N812DC
Interesting to note that there were a couple of Marine F18E's next to our bird and I realized that the pilots were about to perform some touch and go's at Miramar.
Great looking interior in this Encore.
You can see the F-18’s to the right
Take off run, check out the bad weather around PSP
Pilots from Desert Jet were great as usual and they really had their work cut out as they had to avoid some bad weather along the way.
More cabin shots
Las Vegas Strip
Most of my time was spent taking pictures of the cabin and soon enough we were in the ground in LAS. Really happy and satisfied with Desert Jets and really looking forward to flying with them soon.
Love you guys, will definitely be back on Desert Jets
Date: 02 Sep 2011
Route: Las Vegas (LAS) - Santa Monica (SMO)
Flight: Private Jet by Netjets
Aircraft: Embraer Legacy 600
Flight time: 42mins
1st Flight: (Delivered) 12 Dec 2002
After a wonderful few days at the Wynn Las Vegas, it was now time to head back to LA. The hotel limo dropped us off immediately at the aircraft and I must say the Legacy is one nice looking bird.
Plenty of space for everyone onboard and everyone just made themselves comfortable.
Take off run
As usual, I was busy taking pictures the whole trip and exploring the cabin.
City of L.A and Beverly Hills and final approach into Santa Monica
Soon enough we were already on the ground at Santa Monica and bid farewell to the crew. Crew were fantastic but I do prefer the much more relaxed and friendly atmosphere at Desert Jets.
Sep to Frankfurt with TG in F
Oct to Surabaya on a private Piaggio Avanti II
Oct to Hong Kong with GA in J
Nov to Frankfurt with TF in J, and with private jets within Europe
Dec to Perth and Cape Town with GA in J and SA in J
malioil From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 19139 times:
What a wonderful trip for you and your family ! The Legacy 600 really does look nice, as does the Encore. I planned on flying a short private hop from MSY to HOU this year, but alas my travel plans were wrecked and I had to divert to BDA last minute to attend to a personal matter. Either way, it does look like a wonderful way to travel. You're a very lucky man !
Just a question- on these aircraft, is there a way of closing the cockpit door if the passengers wanted more privacy? Especially on the larger Legacy 600?
Bnclar From Sweden, joined Mar 2012, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10995 times:
Very impressive i must say.
Say, is there a greater privacy level in some aspects when traveling in a full commercial jet compared to a private jet where its you and the pilots and where the actual space is much more intimidating and confined.
thaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 888 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 10469 times:
Quoting Bnclar (Reply 15): Say, is there a greater privacy level in some aspects when traveling in a full commercial jet compared to a private jet where its you and the pilots and where the actual space is much more intimidating and confined.
There is actually a lot more privacy on a private jet due to many aspects, but mainly, you are the only ones on board, and everything is handled discreetly from the time you arrive at the FBO until the time you arrive at your destination.