Category: PlaneSense Blog

Welcome to the PlaneSense® blog! You’ll find a variety of valuable topics written by aviation and private travel experts within PlaneSense. We invite you to check back often to learn more about:

  • Valuable tips to ensure your flights are easy and relaxing
  • Exciting destinations accessible by the PlaneSense® fractional fleet
  • Important industry insights impacting aviation business
  • Interesting technical aspects of the PlaneSense® aircraft
  • Behind-the-scenes activity in airport and fleet operations
  • The people and events of PlaneSense
  • 5 Ways Fractional Aircraft Ownership Saves You Time

    Time is not a renewable resource. Why waste it when you’re traveling? PlaneSense’s expansive fleet  and affordable fractional aircraft ownership program ensures you always have access to an aircraft when you need one. Beyond that convenience and our exceptional level of service, we’re set apart by our commitment to saving you time. Here’s how we do Read More

  • Child-friendly Flying!

    We try to make it easy and comfortable for children to fly with or without an adult guardian. The following reminders may be helpful when traveling with children on the PlaneSense® fleet: Two parental consent forms provide for the different possible travel scenarios that include children under the age of 18. In keeping with federal Read More

  • Looney Tunes in the Sky

    If you have ever taken a moment to look at any of the charts that pilots use to navigate the sky, then you have been inundated with symbols, lines, and seemingly random characters scattered across the page. Strategically placed waypoints, comparable to exit signs on a highway, resemble a jumbled mess of letters reminiscent of a Read More

  • Inside the Daily Pre-flight Inspection

    Prior to operating the PC-12 that they are assigned to fly, PlaneSense® pilots perform a thorough pre-flight inspection to ensure the aircraft is airworthy and safe. Each crew spends significant time ensuring that the oil is filled appropriately, the fire detection system is not compromised, and that all plumbing and linkages are secure. Highlighted below Read More

  • A PC-12’s Trip Across Seas to Join the PlaneSense Fleet

    Several times a year, share owners’ new Pilatus PC-12s make their journey from Switzerland, past the North Pole to Portsmouth, NH, where they officially join the PlaneSense® fleet. Perhaps their longest trip ever, the journey covers over 3,500 miles, stopping by a couple of interesting spots that have become used to these blue and white Read More

  • Decoding Marshalling Signals

    Have you ever wondered what the aircraft marshallers’ hand signals mean when you are taxiing up to an FBO? These industry standardized hand signals are used for one-on-one visual communication between pilots and ground operations personnel. Each one represents a phase in coordinating pre- and post-taxi procedures. You can see from the image that there Read More

  • Inside Technician Training

    Training to become an aircraft technician is a rigorous process. It is a position that requires determination and dedication. For starters, Atlas Aircraft Center Inc., which provides all maintenance for the entire PlaneSense® fractional fleet, (AAC) technicians must have the following: 18 months of practical experience with power plants or airframes or 30 months working Read More

  • Snow: Machines and People

    When you live in the Northeast, snow is a familiar sight, accompanied by shoveling, scraping, more shoveling, sledding, snowmen, and so on. Still, we’re amazed each and every time the crew here at our headquarters at Portsmouth International Airport at PEASE descends on the airport’s 150 acres of ramp and over two miles of runway Read More

  • Domestic Travels with Pets

    Pets are always welcome on board PlaneSense® aircraft! Compared to the difficulties created by the airlines, we try to make flying with your pet as easy and enjoyable as traveling with any other family member. Judging by the feedback and photos we’ve received from many owners over the years, passenger’s furry friends like it just Read More

  • Checklist for a Smooth International Flight

    Smooth travel starts with preparation, especially when flying beyond the U.S. For all international flights, the following is required at least 24 hours prior to the flight. This helps us file the information with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in a timely manner: Full Passport Name Gender Date of Birth Passport # Expiration Date Country Read More