by Catherine Fay,
Owner and VP
We at Naples Air, Inc. want you to know there are valuable tips when it comes to booking a private air charter. We strongly suggest you review our five helpful Do’s and Don’ts before taking flight!
- First and most importantly, fly only with a legitimate charter operator. Fraudulent companies are abundant in today’s world; real companies have an FAA charter certificate. Always ask for the charter certificate number and verify it with the FAA before booking. If a company cannot produce this, you should book elsewhere. Legitimate operators are insured to carry passengers and their pilots fly a minimum of two FAA check-rides annually. Additionally, licensed charter aircraft are maintained at a much higher standard than those doing business without FAA certification.
- If a pilot or a student pilot claims they can fly you to your destination for a fraction of the cost, run the other way! These types of companies are able to “cut you a deal” because they are not legitimate charter operators. Why trust your life, the lives of your executives and/or your family to a pilot that is doing something illegal?
- Select the charter aircraft that is right for your needs. A piston plane is great for short flights. A turbo prop is pressurized and ideal for mid-range trips and flying above any inclement weather. A jet is best for long-range and quick trips, when needing to reach a destination but also return home the same day.
- Charter prices are based on several things: aircraft, distance between airports, time spent on the ground, landing and handling fees, segment fees, Federal Excise Tax, as well as the number of pilots you would like on your flight.
- Call us today for a free quote before booking. Charters are typically more expensive than commercial airlines; however, we fly to thousands of airports, not just the larger airports like scheduled airlines do. And, with a charter flight, you choose the departure time, arrive a few minutes prior then get on the plane and go! Hassle free, convenient, time saving and private! Bags and pets fly free and snacks are included!
We would be honored to customize your trip on any of our piston, turbo prop and jet aircraft! Just give us a call.
Call 239.403.4838 for your tailored quote!
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