____________________ FLY the EAST COAST !
What We Do
Private Aircraft Operations from Manchester,NH
TRAVEL for BUSINESS or PLEASURE
If you live or work in Southern NH and have places to go on the East Coast, but the airlines don't fly there, or it would take too long, or you don't like airline flying, or it's too far to drive, or you want privacy, then buy a private plane! Let us fly you in it, or let us train you to fly it. Ride in the back or ride up front; it’s YOUR choice.
You'd be able to fly WHERE you want to go, WHEN you want to go, to one or more destinations and come home the same day - no layovers, no hotels, no wasted time. Or you could fly to your destinations and stay as long as you want, on YOUR schedule. It's all up to you! This travel flexibility is accomplished through the private ownership of light high-speed aircraft.
Not only would you be able to fly to large cities the airlines serve, you'd be able to fly to hundreds of smaller cities they DON’T serve (see "Destinations" below). We can get you there or very close. It’s almost like door-to-door service. In fact, the airlines fly to only 10 East Coast airports from Manchester; we can fly to 465!
The easy access airports we fly to have private terminals with private conference rooms and private parking areas, away from the public airline terminals. No parking fees, crowds, waiting lines, airline personnel, security guards, shoe and belt removal, x-raying, body-scans, pat-downs or "re-accommodation"!
When you fly in your own private plane, you will never miss your flight, because your flight will not leave until you’re ready to go. Your luggage will never be lost or damaged, because your belongings fly with you. You will never deal with ticket or gate agents, because your pilot will personally escort you to and from your plane. You will never be subjected to the noise, pushing, shoving, coughing and sneezing of public transportation, because you are now in the world of private transportation! You will never have assigned seating because you can sit wherever you want. You will never feel crushed like a sardine in a can, because every seat is a window seat.
You will never be locked in the plane for hours on the ground, because if there is an air traffic departure delay your pilot will return to the terminal immediately upon your request. You will never have to worry about security threats or infectious disease exposure because YOU decide who is on board! You will never be hungry or thirsty because you can bring whatever food or drink you like on board. You will never wait forever to disembark after landing because of the small number of people on board (2 to 8). You will never have anyone waste your time because your pilot will expedite the flight from start to finish.
No rushing, no waiting, no crowds, no hidden threats, no noise, no wasted time, no aggravation, no stress, no headaches, no sweat (see "Gallery" below). Experience how easy it can be to travel by air. Simplicity made possible through private aircraft ownership.
AIRCRAFT OWNERSHIP PLANS
OWN IT, CO-OWN IT or LEASE IT
Owning or leasing a private plane is not just a luxury for mega-corporations or high-profile people. It’s THE SOLUTION for individuals and businesses who need the freedom to fly where and when they want for business or pleasure. You DON’T have to spend a crazy amount of money to fly in your own plane to East Coast destinations! Our customized Aircraft Ownership Plans are the most affordable and streamlined available.
A private plane offers speed, safety, comfort, security, flexibility, privacy AND SAVES TIME! Your plane would be ready to take you, your family, pets, friends, associates, employees, clients, equipment or cargo to YOUR destinations, on YOUR schedule. Work on board, enjoy the view or just relax in the peace and quiet of your own aircraft.
Fly in air-conditioned, heated and pressurized comfort. Ride in the back as a VIP passenger or ride up front with your pilot (Mirage, Meridian, TBM only). Plus you can even learn how to fly your Mirage, Meridian or TBM - hands-on - because your pilot is also an experienced FAA Certificated Flight Instructor (fractional, air charter and jet card operators do NOT allow owners in the cockpit)!
We offer three personalized plans to own, co-own or lease a private plane to be based and hangared at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (KMHT). You can: 1. buy a plane and fully own it, or 2. co-buy a plane and co-own it with one or two other buyers, or 3. lease a plane as the sole lessee. YOU decide!
Whether you travel frequently or occasionally, locally or regionally, one of our recommended aircraft will work for you. Choose the airplane that's right for the majority of your missions! Consider your average trip length, number of passengers/weight of cargo, cruise speed, flight time, runway requirements, parts support, ground support, acquisition costs, variable costs and fixed costs.
Variable costs are hourly that change with aircraft usage that include pilot, fuel, airframe maintenance, labor and parts, engine restoration and miscellaneous costs.
Fixed costs are annual that don’t change with aircraft usage that include pilot training, hangar and insurance fees, refurbishing and miscellaneous subscriptions for navigation, weather and maintenance systems.
One size does NOT fit all, so we recommend appropriate used aircraft for you based on your needs and budget, then YOU make the buying decision (as opposed to fractional operations, where you MUST buy a fraction of ONE airplane model that is supposed to work for ALL owners; that fraction represents an airplane that is flown all day every day by 8 to 32 “owners”, so the value of a fraction diminishes rapidly from high usage)! We recommend FIVE different models that will suit anyone’s East Coast travel needs (see "Aircraft Selection" below).
You can own an excellent, low-time piston single for $500k, a propjet single for $1.0M or a private jet for $1.0M. Prices vary by make, model, year, airframe time, engine time, avionics, interior, equipment, upgrades, history and condition. Divide these numbers by two or three co-owners and you can see how low your capital outlay would be. Or you could lease, giving you a monthly business expense instead of a balance sheet entry. After you make your ownership decision, we manage your plane for you.
LEAVE the DETAILS to US
Let us show you the most sensible and cost-controlled way to own or lease a private plane, WITHOUT the complicated contracts, excessive expenditures and rapid devaluation of fractional operations:
Step 1. We recommend the appropriate low-time, low purchase price and low operating cost aircraft based on your travel requirements AND budget. Our recommendations are derived from 44 years of commercial aviation experience.
Step 2. We search the marketplace to select the right aircraft for you, then you (and your co-buyers, if any) approve and agree to move forward with a title search, visual and flight checks and a pre-buy inspection;
Step 3. We have the pre-buy done on the aircraft and its logbooks by a third-party Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic and then analyze the results;
Step 4. We put our heads together and when everyone concerned is satisfied with the aircraft and inspection report, you secure financing through loan or lease arrangements, then purchase or lease the aircraft via a business entity recommended by your attorney;
Step 5. We fly the plane home to Manchester and manage it for you: liaison, registering, insuring, badging, hangaring, maintaining, updating, cleaning, scheduling and flying, all at a fraction of the cost of a corporate flight department. We handle the day-to-day management of your aircraft, while you maintain operational control.
INITIAL to ADVANCED, PISTON to PROPJET
Learn to fly by purchasing your own plane (fully or with co-buyers) and we'll train you how to fly it. Ab initio to Advanced!
Learn to fly for fun or for business, starting in a two or four seat airplane. Good used primary-training planes can be purchased for the price of a good used late-model pick-up truck!
As you gain knowledge and experience, you can step up to faster and higher-flying aircraft. Whether it's a piston or propjet, we can make you a proficient pilot in whatever plane you choose to fly.
Train at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and learn to fly with confidence around fast-moving aircraft and heavy jets. Learn to operate in busy airspace and how to fit in with multiple arrivals and departures. Learn how to fly in weather and how to respect Mother Nature. Learn the common-sense approach to flying.
Fly with Dana R Jackson, 8000+hour Airline Transport Pilot and Multi-Engine Instructor, who was trained by Raymond H H Jackson, USAAF B-24 Liberator Flight Crewmember, Robert L Shields, B & W Aviation Chief Pilot, Wilson L Byerhoff, American Airlines 747 Captain plus many other top-notch pilots. Dana is a graduate of two formal flight schools: Hawthorne College, Antrim, NH and FlightSafety International Academy, Vero Beach, FL. He has the knowhow and experience to train you to be a safe, sharp, solid pilot.
We train US Citizens for Student, Recreational, Private, Commercial, Airline Transport and Sport Pilot Licenses, Light Sport, Complex Airplane, High-Performance Airplane, Pressurized Aircraft/High Altitude and Tailwheel Airplane Endorsements and Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings.
Plus we offer Mentoring, Biennial Flight Reviews, Instrument Competency Checks and Personalized Ground and Flight Instruction.
We take pride in our training methods and the success of our students. If you make the commitment to learn, we make the commitment to teach! Train at YOUR pace to YOUR schedule. We make every lesson a success. We give 100%.
Member National Association of Flight Instructors.
Choose Your Own Airplane
Pressurized Piston Single
For mid-altitude all-weather flying, 4 passengers, 190Kt cruise speed, $500k purchase price, model years 1997-2015, non-stop to New York City
Pressurized Propjet Single
For high-altitude all-weather flying, 4 passengers, 250Kt cruise speed, $1.0M purchase price, model years 2001-2015, non-stop to Philadelphia
SOCATA TBM 700A
Pressurized Propjet Single
For high-altitude all-weather flying, 5 passengers, 280Kt cruise speed, $1.0M purchase price, model years 1997-1998, non-stop Manchester to Savannah
SOCATA TBM 700B
Pressurized Propjet Single
For high-altitude all-weather flying, 5 passengers, 280Kt cruise speed, $1.0M purchase price, model years 1999-2002, non-stop Manchester to Savannah
Cessna Citation Bravo
Pressurized Multi-Engine Fanjet
For high-altitude all-weather flying, 6 passengers, 340kt cruise speed, $1.0M purchase price, model years 1997-2006, non-stop Manchester to Orlando
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