thaia345
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The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:27 pm

Date: 25 Aug 2011
Route: Los Angeles (LAX) - San Diego (SAN)
Flight: Private Jet from Desert Jets
ETD: 1522
ETA: 1553
Seat: Private Jet
Aircraft: Citation V
Flight time: 31mins
Registration: N561VP
1st Flight: 28 Sep 1989

Preflight
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
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Prepping my bird that will take me to San Diego

Interior

Ground crew at work

Atlantic Aviation FBO


Inflight
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

Touch down

Date: 29 Aug 2011
Route: Palm Springs (PSP) - Las Vegas (LAS)
Flight: Private Jet from Desert Jets
ETD: 1400
ETA: 1447
Seat: Private
Aircraft: Citation Encore
Flight time: 47mins
Registration: N812DC
1st Flight: No Real Info Found, Built Date 2000

Preflight
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.

Inflight
Great looking interior in this Encore.

Preflight checks

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

Final approach

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
ETD: 13.30
ETA: 14.12
Seat: Private
Aircraft: Embraer Legacy 600
Flight time: 42mins
Registration: N642AG
1st Flight: (Delivered) 12 Dec 2002

Preflight
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.
N642AG


Inflight
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.


Next Trips
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



Below are my previous TR from newest to oldest
The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 1: CX/F & GA/J (by thaia345 Sep 19 2011 in Trip Reports)
Lufthansa Private Jet & Thai Airways Suites (by thaia345 Aug 22 2011 in Trip Reports)
Cathay Pacific Suites/J & DragonAir F/J (by thaia345 Aug 21 2011 in Trip Reports)
Japan With TG's B744 In F & A345 In J (by thaia345 Jul 17 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines All New A333 In J (by thaia345 Jun 14 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines First Class To Syd (by thaia345 Jun 12 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines All New B738 In J (by thaia345 May 19 2011 in Trip Reports)
Suite Dreams - Thai Royal First B773ER & B744 (by thaia345 Apr 3 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai A340-600: Royal First Class (by thaia345 Apr 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Garuda's New B738 In J With MH A333/772ER (by thaia345 Mar 7 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia B772ER & All Nippon B772/3 Business Class (by thaia345 Mar 5 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia AIrlines A333 Business Class (Pics) (by thaia345 Mar 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class (Pics) (by thaia345 Mar 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Suites - Part II (by thaia345 Oct 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I (by thaia345 Oct 28 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part II (by thaia345 Oct 27 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part I (by thaia345 Oct 26 2010 in Trip Reports)
Flying The Royal First Class On Thai (by thaia345 Mar 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific - Part II (by thaia345 Mar 30 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific-Part I (by thaia345 Mar 29 2010 in Trip Reports)
M'sia Airlines Business Class CGK-HKG Return (by thaia345 Feb 23 2010 in Trip Reports)
Another TG Royal First Class Experience (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jan 15 2010 in Trip Reports)
KLM B773ER - The New World Business Class (by ThaiA345 Oct 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Garuda's "new" B737-800 - A Short Trip To SUB (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class/J On TG (FRA,BCN,MXP) Part II (by ThaiA345 Aug 6 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class On TG(FRA, BCN,MXP) & Back! (by ThaiA345 Aug 3 2009 in Trip Reports)
CX New J Class On A333 And F, With J On KA (by ThaiA345 Jul 16 2009 in Trip Reports)
Jakarta-Lanzarote! TG In F MH In J AB In Y (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Apr 18 2009 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Hospitality To Perth (MH In J) (by ThaiA345 Apr 11 2009 in Trip Reports)
Yokoso Japan! MH/NH In J (many Pics) (by ThaiA345 Apr 4 2009 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class: Malaysian Hospitality KUL-PER-KUL Pics (by ThaiA345 Jan 13 2009 in Trip Reports)
Thai 1st Class On The B744 & A346 (by ThaiA345 Dec 18 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class, QF, MH, KL: Going Home Part 2/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 7 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines 1st Class: Down Under Part 1/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class - CGK-SUBvv (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Business Class, CGK-KIX (by ThaiA345 Aug 5 2008 in Trip Reports)
Long Haul! Jakarta-Seville TG-F, MH/LH-J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jul 25 2008 in Trip Reports)
Incredible India! CGK-DEL With MH In J (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Jul 14 2008 in Trip Reports)
Germany From SE Asia: TG F, MH J, LH J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jun 30 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class: Garuda To Hongkong & Back (by ThaiA345 Apr 24 2008 in Trip Reports)
Bali On Garuda J Class B734 & B738 (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Mar 19 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic J Class, Jakarta-Palembangvv Pics (by ThaiA345 Mar 12 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt II, Bak Fr PER In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt I, J To PER (by ThaiA345 Feb 28 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic (Floods And Airport Closures!) (by ThaiA345 Feb 3 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:LAX-CGK W TG LA Express Part 2 (by ThaiA345 Feb 2 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:CGK To LAX W TG LA Express Part 1 (by ThaiA345 Jan 31 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class: To Semarang & Back! (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 15 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y: Jakarta-Surabaya (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 9 2007 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class Battle: SQ,MH,TG,NH All In 1 Trip (by ThaiA345 Nov 19 2007 in Trip Reports)
Part II, Great China Trip In J & Y(tons Of Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
A Great China Trip! In Both J & Y (Lotsa Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 24 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Class On TG A346/B744 MUC & FRA (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Sep 18 2007 in Trip Reports)
Down Under To Perth, TG & MH In J (by ThaiA345 Sep 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
B737-900ER! T.R, 1st Time Seen On A.Net! (by ThaiA345 Jul 10 2007 in Trip Reports)
Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Bali: A Trip To Paradise With GA In J (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Mystical Morocco & Romantic Paris! TG,MH,AF (by ThaiA345 May 30 2007 in Trip Reports)
The Great China Trip With MH In J (by ThaiA345 May 1 2007 in Trip Reports)
Viva La Spain! TG In F/J, JK In Y, And MH In J (by ThaiA345 Apr 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
Another Inter-Indonesia Run By GA In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y & C: CGK-SUBvv (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
MH/TG/OZ/AA In C: KL,Seoul,LA & Cabo! (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Report! TG/MH/KL/EK Round The World In J (by ThaiA345 Jan 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
 
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readytotaxi
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:47 pm

Wow, thanks for that, you are indeed a lucky man. Love the polished wood in that plane and the layout.
Would love to join your family  
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:14 pm

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?


Regards from Bahrain
 
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:30 pm

Another stunning report ! keep going mate !
 
thaia345
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:04 am

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 1):
Would love to join your family

U r welcome to come aboard anytime   although i don't know when i will be able to fly private again ahahah kinda blew my budget away on this trip!

Quoting malioil (Reply 2):
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?

Not on the light jets, but no problems on the Legacy 600

Quoting milesaddict (Reply 3):
Another stunning report ! keep going mate !

Thanks ! Glad you enjoyed the TR
 
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:14 am

WOW!!.

Bizjet reports are rare. Looks very nice.

Unfortunately I will probably never get to fly on a bizjet.
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:37 pm

Hi!

Many thanks for the trip report. It's a different world flying on business jets that's for sure. A lot of money spent yes but a great way to spend it!

Many thanks,

Pierre
 
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:25 am

Quoting ryan h (Reply 5):
Bizjet reports are rare. Looks very nice.

Unfortunately I will probably never get to fly on a bizjet.

Thats what i used to think, but remember be optimistic and positive in life and i am sure you can do it ! Sometimes you can get a light jet for only around 2000 USD for an hour

Quoting Ps76 (Reply 6):
It's a different world flying on business jets that's for sure. A lot of money spent yes but a great way to spend it!

Hi Pierre, actually still feeling the hole i burnt in my pocket! ahahahhaah
 
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:50 pm

Quoting malioil (Reply 2):
I planned on flying a short private hop from MSY to HOU this year,

forgot to ask, what kind of aircraft were you supposed to fly on?
 
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:52 am

Hi


Nice trip report, good to see some private jets in here. Love the scenery pics as well.

Greetings
Marc
Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
 
thaia345
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:33 am

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 9):
Nice trip report, good to see some private jets in here. Love the scenery pics as well.

Thanks! Private jets are still new to me, i am still trying to recognise them! ehehheeh
 
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:37 am

Very nice report, I enjoyed looking at the photos you made. These bizzers were a nice change from the "usual" trip reports.
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thaia345
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:07 pm

Quoting airkas1 (Reply 11):
These bizzers were a nice change from the "usual" trip reports.

Thanks for reading! i am actually now starting to learn and identify the different type of biz jets! sometimes they all look really similar! ahhahaha
 
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:00 pm

Quoting thaia345 (Reply 8):
Quoting thaia345 (Reply 8):
Quoting malioil (Reply 2):
I planned on flying a short private hop from MSY to HOU this year,

forgot to ask, what kind of aircraft were you supposed to fly on?

A Citation Bravo  
 
thaia345
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:17 pm

Quoting malioil (Reply 13):
A Citation Bravo

ahahha small world, i am due to fly on a bravo in 3 weeks time   ...will let you know once i return from it.
 
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:46 pm

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
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RE: The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets

Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:04 am

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.

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