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
  • As Airline Complaints Rise, Private Flight is Growing Fast

    It’s no secret that commercial flying has lost whatever glamour and romance it once possessed. Airports have become a breeding ground for stress and outrage, security lines go on forever, and there are far too many costs associated with “additional” amenities, like legroom or seat choice. United Airlines has even gone so far as to Read More

  • Fly Into: Bermuda

    Roughly 650 miles off the coast of North Carolina lies the beautiful island paradise of Bermuda. Far north of the Caribbean Sea, its temperatures fluctuate more than islands closer to the equator, but that only adds to the pure magic of this unique place in the Atlantic. While often thought of as a summer destination, Read More

  • A Tale of Tail Numbers

    The numbers on tails of aircraft may seem insignificant, or nothing more than a way of identifying individual aircraft. In some respects, this is true. More often than not, the tail number reflects the serial number of the aircraft in the PlaneSense® fleet, but there are times when the tail numbers reveal a bit of Read More

  • How Private Flight Avoids Weather-Based Flight Cancellations

    Picture this: There’s a blizzard rolling in. Scores of airlines cancel flights preemptively, days before the snowflakes even begin to spiral down from the sky. You’re left to frantically try to rebook your reservations or find alternative travel arrangements at the last minute. This is not a hypothetical situation. The March 13, 2017 blizzard caused Read More

  • Help PlaneSense Feed New Hampshire’s Needy This Holiday Season

    Every day, approximately 10% of the population in New Hampshire is food insecure, meaning they do not know where and when their next meal may come. On Thursday, December 14, you will have the opportunity to help PlaneSense take concrete steps to fight hunger in our home state. Tomorrow, we will be collecting non-perishable food Read More

  • 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

  • Preparing for a Private Flight with Your Child

    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