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A Day in the Life of an Aircraft Owner

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Any aircraft owner will tell you that the primary motivation for aircraft ownership is the ability to do more in less time.

One of our clients, an oil and gas professional in the United States, recently had a day like this:

  • Left Fort Worth in the morning for a work site in Williston, ND.
  • Attended meetings in Bismarck, ND.
  • Changed plans when the last meeting at Bismarck was cancelled, used the time to stop in to resolve a problem in Oklahoma City.
  • Arrived home in Fort Worth in time for dinner with the family.
Day in the Life of an Aircraft Owner - Click to enlarge the map

Day in the Life of an Airplane Owner – Click to enlarge the map

Benefits to the Aircraft Owner

Besides the unequaled schedule flexibility that aircraft ownership provides, there are other benefits that may not be as obvious but can be equally valuable.

  • The airplane becomes a mobile office, complete with needed electronics, communications equipment, a luxurious conference room, and a secured place to keep files and equipment.
  • You can collaborate with your flight crew to safely adapt to changing business and weather situations.  A resourceful corporate pilot has more flexibility than airline pilots, can find ways to get you where you need to be, getting around weather and high traffic situations.
  • The crew can be vetted and have confidentiality agreements in place.  The only people on board are those that you approve.
  • Luggage and equipment can be left on the airplane so you’re ready to go at a moment’s notice. Many aircraft owners keep business and personal items on board for the flexibility to stay an extra day (or several days) if they encounter a situation that requires it.
  • Luggage can be accessed in flight (rather than checked or shipped.)

You can certainly put a price on aircraft ownership. We specialize in creating cost-effective solutions for your specific needs.

You cannot put a price on time, flexibility, confidentiality and safety.

Give us a call today at 817-328-2900 and let’s talk about how aircraft ownership can simplify your business life.

Brad Harris

FOUNDER AND CEO, Dallas Jet International
As founder of Dallas Jet International, Mr. Harris has established an esteemed 23-year aviation career.  He holds of Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Aviation and Airway Science and and a Masters Degree in Industrial Organization Psychology from Louisiana Tech University.   Mr. Harris entered the aviation industry in 1992 as a corporate pilot for a Fortune 500 corporation and soon started a successful aircraft leasing and renting company.

In 1993, Mr. Harris began his aircraft sales career and became one of the most highly respected aircraft brokers in the world. In 2002, Dallas Jet International began offering aircraft sales, consulting, and brokerage services. Mr. Harris is a current airline transport pilot who is type-­rated in ten (10) different jet aircraft including the Gulfstream 550, 450, 350, GV, GIV, GIII, GII, Hawker, Falcon, Citation, Beechjet, Lockheed JetStar II, Diamond Jet and King Air 300 / 350. Mr. Harris parlays extensive hands-­on knowledge and experience into clear results for his clientele. His firm has set up flight departments, consisting of aircraft crewing, aircraft management, aircraft maintenance and aircraft operating budgets, for several clients. Mr. Harris also possesses significant entrepreneurial experience in real estate and commercial insurance. This knowledge, combined with unparalleled experience in all facets of corporate aviation, is the foundation of success for Dallas Jet International. He often speaks to groups of aviation professionals, publishes monthly blog articles and sits on the Advisory Board for GE Capital Corporate Aircraft and Finance, and CAE Simulflite. He currently sits on the board of Directors at NARA (National Aircraft Resale Association) as Chairman.

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