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The 5 most challenging runways in the world

5 December 2016   Charter Flights

Travelling by air is one of the most exciting and enjoyable ways to discover new and interesting places – and this often means that pilots can encounter some exceptionally challenging take offs and landings on your trip! Here are the five most challenging runways in the world, from Monmouth Executive Airport.

  1. Saba Airport: Located on Saba Island in the Caribbean, this airport is famous for having the world’s shortest commercial runway. Just 1,300 feet long, this runway is edged by cliffs on its extreme ends, and flanked by volcanic mountainside slopes on one length and the sea on the other.
  2. Toncontin Airport: This Honduras airport is extreme in many ways. Not only is it located in a windy valley 3,294 feet above sea level, it’s also surrounded by steep mountains. This means that aircraft have to achieve a stomach-clenching 45-degree bank during decent in order to reach the runway properly.
  3. MCAS Futenma: Located in Okinawa, Japan, this airport is utilized by the Navy and Marine Corps, some of whom have named it the most dangerous air station in the world. This is because instead of being located within a clear zone of open space, it is surrounded almost up to the runway by the homes, schools, businesses and hospitals of the area, as well as over 3,000 people.
  4. McMurdo Station: This runway in Antarctica is long, smooth… and completely made of ice. With weather conditions that can change quickly and severely, months of below-freezing temperatures and almost no support services (you have to land using night vision goggles during dark seasons), this is one of the most challenging runways for any pilot.
  5. Princess Juliana International Airport: Located on the island of St. Maarten in the popular Caribbean Islands, this runway is both hair-raising and busy. Pilots have to fly in incredibly low over a strip of beach, clearing a fence and landing on the fairly short 7,150-foot strip of tarmac. Although built for smaller aircraft, A340s and 747s do land here, making for a spectacular sight.

Land in comfort at Monmouth Executive Airport in NJ 

At Monmouth Executive Airport, we’ve made service our differentiator. From a wide range of world-class FBO services and aircraft maintenance services to custom airplane hangar space and more, we set ourselves apart from the hassle and crowds of our competitors. In addition to offering the largest private runway in the country at over 7,300 feet, we also offer a secondary runway at 3512’ x 53’, ideal for most private jets, helicopters and piston aircraft – so you can always land in comfort.

For more information about Monmouth Jet Center or aircraft hangars in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at https://monmouthjetcenter.com/ today.


Tired of takeoff and landing delays? We have the answer.

With the demand for air travel higher than ever before and more people taking to the skies for business or leisure, airports are suffering from serious congestion – and that means significant takeoff and landing delays, especially in busy airspace.

Fortunately, there is a solution. Monmouth Jet Center in New Jersey is outside of high-traffic Class B airspace, just over one hour from downtown Manhattan by car. Specifically designed to meet the needs of private aircraft owners, part 135 operators and corporate flight operators, this airport has the following exceptional amenities:

  • A 24-hour, well-appointed waiting area for clients
  • Client and operator concierge services
  • On-site restaurant as well as snacks and light refreshments
  • High-speed internet
  • Executive limousine and taxi services
  • Helicopter landing facilities
  • Crew lounge
  • Catering services
  • Lavatory servicing
  • De-icing services
  • On-field aircraft maintenance services and repair services from qualified aircraft mechanics
  • The longest private runway in the country at 7,300 feet
  • LED-based airport lighting and rotating beacon on 24 hours a day
  • Competitively priced Jet-A and AvGas fuel as well as fuel purchase incentive programs

Airplane hangar space available now 

Aircraft are a significant investment and storing your aircraft safely is essential to protecting it from the elements and reducing repair and maintenance costs – and that’s why Monmouth Executive Airport is prioritizing hangar space in New Jersey. With custom built hangars, common-use hangars, t-hangars and larger aircraft hangars with attached office space available now at rates competitive with those offered at Teterboro, Morristown Airport and other regional jet centers, we offer convenience, expert services and low stress airspace for private and charter companies.

For more information about Monmouth Jet Center or airplane hangars in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at https://monmouthjetcenter.com/ today.

How to book a private jet

23 November 2015   Charter Flights

Charter jet rental has become increasingly popular over the last few years for corporate as well as leisure travellers. More affordable than first class tickets, more comfortable than commercial flights and more convenient for passengers who want to avoid traffic, schedules and queues, charter flights offer significant benefits over their commercial counterparts. Here are some great tips for ensuring your private jet experience is as enjoyable as possible.

1. Choose the right aircraft: There is a wide range of aircraft for hire in the charter industry and knowing which plane will suit your needs is essential to a comfortable flight. In addition to smaller jets which seat up to seven passengers, there are mid and large size jets ideal for carrying larger parties and going longer distances without refueling – saving you valuable time. Your destination and the number of guests you will be flying with are the most important factors, but be sure to remember other requirements such as particular seating arrangements, privacy and storage as well.
2. Use a broker: Brokers work with charter companies to negotiate the best deal on your behalf, balancing luxury with affordability. They can assist you with choosing a reputable company and selecting the correct aircraft for your trip, as well as ensuring your travel arrangements run smoothly.
3. Be flexible: Although it’s not always possible (and one of the benefits of private travel is their ability to fit to your schedule and not the other way around), it is a good idea to be flexible with your travel times. Flying with short notice on empty leg flights can save you thousands of dollars without sacrificing any of the comforts that come with private travel.
4. Be specific: If you are travelling with children, have pets or have special needs (including mobility requirements) be sure to inform your broker or charter flight service as to exactly what you require. This will ensure the crew is fully informed of your needs and ready to deliver all the assistance you require with the utmost professionalism and friendly service.
5. Know your airport: Charter services are able to utilize smaller, private airports which allow them to deliver quick turnaround times and bypass the hustle and traffic of large airports. These airports are designed with private travellers in mind, offering high-class amenities as well as executive travel and parking services.
World-class facilities at Monmouth Executive Airport

If you are considering flying out of New Jersey, Monmouth Executive Airport offers everything business and private travellers require. For charter companies, we offer high quality, competitively priced rates, fuel and hangar space in New Jersey, we offer you and your clients an exceptional flying experience. For more information, please visit our website at https://monmouthjetcenter.com/ today.

Five ideal destinations for your December holidays

26 October 2015   Charter Flights

With the festive season on the horizon, everyone is starting to make plans for the December holiday season. Whether you want to charter a private jet to a city in the USA or go abroad for Christmas and the New Year, here are the best places to visit in the last month of 2015:

  1. The Caribbean Islands: With hot, sunny weather and little rain, the Caribbean offers everything you could want for a tropical getaway. Enjoy your choice of five-star hotels or rent a private villa and enjoy the world-renowned sandy beaches of this stunning destination.
  2. Lapland, Finland: If you’ve always wanted to experience a genuine winter wonderland, this is the destination for you. With world-class hotels and vast national parklands covered with snow, you can indulge in cross-country skiing, ice-skating and reindeer sledding, as well as five-star dining. A visit to the Santa Claus Village and Santa Park will leave you enchanted.
  3. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: Well-known for its festive spirit, this cultural hotspot is a party paradise over the festive season. With street carnivals, theatre productions, fireworks and live music, this is a great location for an exciting, fun-filled holiday.
  4. Vienna, Austria: With beautifully decorated streets and festive markets offering spiced mulled wine and sugary treats, Vienna has all the atmosphere of a traditional Christmas from the storybooks. Be sure not to miss the concerts by the Vienna Boys’ Choir.
  5. New York, USA: The city comes alive in during the holidays with theatrical productions, festive décor and, of course, the magnificent tree covered with over 30,000 twinkling lights. New York offers one of the most glamorous, fun and enchanting Christmas experiences in the world.

World-class travel from Monmouth Executive Airport, NJ (H2)

If you are considering flying out of New Jersey,Monmouth Executive Airport offers everything business and private travellers require. For private jet and charter companies, we offer high quality, competitively priced rates, fuel and hangar space in New Jersey. Located just 20 minutes from New York city, we offer 24-hour airport services and amenities, including concierge services and catering as well as limousine and taxi airport transfers, delivering world-class service at every turn. For more information, please visit our website at https://monmouthjetcenter.com/ today.

Your guide to empty leg charter flights – what you need to know!

If you’re looking to book a charter flight for business or pleasure, you’ve probably come across the term “empty leg flight” a few times – but what are these flights and how can you use them to your benefit? Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey explains:

What is an “empty leg” charter flight? 

Essentially, this happens when a private airplane has to fly empty in order to reposition for its next flight – either because it needs to meet a client at a different airport or because it was chartered for a one-way flight and needs to return.

How is this type of charter flight beneficial to me?

Flying privately on chartered aircraft is a highly bespoke aviation service and companies are unlikely to find clients who are looking to fly at the particular time and day the aircraft needs to leave to meet its next commitment. As the aircraft has to make the trip regardless, the companies offer this otherwise empty leg of the journey on a first-come, first-served basis at a significant discount – often up to 75% of the regular rates, depending on the trip and operator.

Who can use empty leg flights?

These flights are ideal for clients who have highly flexible travel timetables and are looking to enjoy a private jet experience without the typical private jet price tag. While you compromise on your travel time, you will still have the benefits private jet travel including: customized meals, executive parking, rapid boarding and customs, luxury pet travel, privacy and access to uncongested, smaller airports.

One such airport is Monmouth Executive Airport, a small yet state-of-the-art facility just 20 minutes from New York City. Offering 24-hour airport services and amenities, including concierge services and catering as well as limousine and taxi airport transfers, we offer operators and their valued clients world-class service at every turn.

For more information about utilizing charter jets at Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey, please contact us or visit our website at www.monmouthjetcenter.com  today.