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A New Revolution In Aviation Or One Other Dot Com Bust?


Various years ago a number of teams of people determined that the world of aviation was ready for one more revolution - the introduction of very light jets. These jets would weigh less than 10,000 pounds, be operated by one pilot, carry four-5 passengers at forty one,000 toes over 1,000 nautical miles, and operate off of small municipal airports with runways solely three,000 feet long.

These new plane are known as very gentle jets - vljs and are expected to be bought by air taxi operators and owner/pilots making the transition from piston or turboprop plane to turbojets. Depending upon whom you hearken to this market will explode producing thousands of aircraft over the subsequent ten years, or it is just a new manner for investors to lose thousands and thousands of {dollars} in one other dot com bust.

Some fear that the air transport system in the United States will be unable to accommodate all of these new aircraft, a truth which might be untrue. Whereas these new vljs will operate at the identical altitudes as commercial airliners, few will enterprise into the foremost airports. After all, the advantage of these new small jets is their ability to operate out of the smaller satellite airports in many communities all through the United States. Additional, there is still a whole lot of sky out there, and it's unlikely to overburden the current system.

A extra significant concern is whether or not there actually is a marketplace for these aircraft. One manufacturer, Eclipse Aviation, is manufacturing a new aircraft just lately certified by the FAA utilizing new technology which permits assembly line development of the aircraft with fewer employees than the traditional manufacturing technique of riveting aluminum. Despite these projected efficiencies, Eclipse will still need to provide no less than 500 aircraft per 12 months to break even. But Eclipse is not the one player in this game. Cessna Aircraft Company has certified its Cessna Quotation Mustang, and others are getting close. Adam Plane's A seven-hundred jet is close, and Honda will manufacture the Honda Jet, Embraer the Phenom a hundred and now Piper Plane has launched its new Piper Jet. There are presently some twelve manufacturers pursuing this market.

To understand the difficulty it ought to be noted that in 2006 a total of 629 enterprise jets had been manufactured in the first three quarters, which works out to an annual fee of 840 business jets for 2006. For Eclipse to promote 500 new very light jets per year would clearly be a significant accomplishment, contemplating all the competitors it faces. For essentially the most part Eclipse, and the brand new dot commers, really feel the market lies in the air taxi business. It is a market the place small jets operate frequently from and to small airports which are nearer to businesses. To accomplish this goal requires numerous plane as a result of each of these small jets seats solely 4 or 5 passengers. Another problem is where the pilots will come from.

So, the question is, is that this to be one other dot com bust, or the dawn of a new period in aviation? Solely time will tell.

JMW - "Crusty Captain"



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What courses should i be recommended on getting my private pilot license?

I have a difficult time on making a decision on which program i should choose that will HELP me on passing the oral, written and flight test?

I have three programs that I have been researching on : Gleim, King School, and Sporty's.

I've heard that all three of them are good, but i was also told that King School focuses mainly on written and oral. While sporty's are focused on flying. Also that Gleim is like King School only they are a little bit more affordable. Or maybe Gleim focusses on oral when King School is more into written test preparation.Correct me if Im wrong.

I was thinking about getting King School since the program focusses more than just one test (oral and written) and get my flight experience when flying which also adds more hours into my log book; which i would need to become an commercial pilot. This may be a good idea but i want others opinion on this;Im new to the aviation world. if you could please share your experience with me, Thank You ^^.


You're going to get ground school from your CFI, Gleim works well enough and is available on line for the written. The rest will come at the airport.

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