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Making History: The Most Important Moments in Flight

2 July 2020   Learn to Fly

At Monmouth Executive Airport we’re passionate about flying, and we love sharing amazing moments from flight history. Ever since the Wright brothers successfully flew the first aircraft in December of 1903, so many incredible achievements have been made. Here are just a few of the significant moments in flight history:


  • In 1911, Harriet Quimby became the first licensed female pilot in the US
  • In May 1927, Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo nonstop Trans-Atlantic flight from Long Island, New York to Paris, France
  • In 1958, Pan American became the first airline to offer commercial flights across the Atlantic, flying from New York to Paris. This marked the beginning of long-haul passenger flights
  • In 1969, the legendary Boeing 747 first took to the skies. This aircraft, which is still used today, made travel accessible to millions of people around the world and even changed the way that airports were designed
  • Another big moment in 1969 was when Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first men to walk on the moon, an achievement that was observed and celebrated around the world
  • In 1984, NASA launched Space Shuttle Discovery, which remained active until 2011 
  • In 2017, pilot Barrington Irving became the youngest person to make a solo flight around the world at just 25 years old

Are you interested in flying lessons?

Thousands of people across the country are drawn to flying because of the thrill, the excitement, and nothing quite compares to the feeling of being up in the air. At Monmouth Airport we are proud to offer flying lessons in NJ for those who want to experience the freedom, and our talented instructors have been guiding people through the skies for more than 20 years now. 

At our flight school in NJ we welcome people of all ages and all abilities to discover your passion for flying. We are located in an uncrowded area that provides us with a safe and stress-free environment for everyone, from beginners to our more experienced flyers. 

Some people think you need your own aircraft to take flying lessons, or to obtain your pilot’s license, but that certainly isn’t the case. There are many aircraft rental companies, including one right here at Monmouth Airport, that offer private plane rentals at affordable rates, meaning you can rent a plane at your own convenience. Whether it’s a two-day trip down the coast or a longer vacation, renting a plane has never been easier. 

Get more information about our flight school in NJ 

Whether you’re ready to learn to fly in NJ, or you’re still in the information-gathering stage, please contact us today and our team will be happy to answer all of your questions. We welcome to you experience the unparalleled sense of freedom that flying provides. Our flight school in NJ is ready for you!

Women Pilots – The Aviation Industry Needs You

22 June 2020   Learn to Fly

We are now halfway through the year 2020—and gender discrimination among airlines is still a compelling topic. In December of last year, a group of female flight attendants and pilots at Frontier Airlines filed a lawsuit, claiming they were forced to take extended and unpaid maternity leave months before their due date. The airline also refused to provide private accommodations to pregnant and breastfeeding pilots and flight attendants.

When it comes to granting women with opportunities and equal treatment, the airlines fall well behind other industries. In the U.S., women only make up 5 percent of commercial pilot positions worldwide, and they hold just 1 percent of the most significant rank, captain. Sharon DeVivo, president of Vaughn College of Aeronautics in New York, says the lack of female role models in aviation is worrisome. She states that “Girls need to see more women being successful in these fields to know that they can do it. Until we have more women in leadership roles, it will be harder to showcase role models.”

DeVivo also says. “We must build awareness about these fields much earlier; by the time girls get to high school, it is too late. We need to reach them at the elementary and middle school levels”.But things are changing as there is an impending shortage of commercial airline pilots. Boeing is predicting that the aviation industry will need 804,000 civil aviation pilots and 769,000 maintenance technicians by 2036. Fewer men are entering the profession from the military than ever before, so the probability is high that women will fill more and more of those positions. Aviation colleges such as Vaughn have recently announced an increment in applications from women, while more airlines have advanced women to top pilot jobs. These are all indications leading us to believe that the aviation industry is taking the issue very seriously. 

Why the aviation industry needs you?

We can not deny the fact that if young women had the opportunity to be exposed to successful women in the aviation industry, then more girls would believe that a career in aviation is achievable. They may also be more inclined to consider this line of work. Exposing young girls to the woman in aviation at an early age is vital to fulfilling the workforce needs of this industry.

“Businesses with the highest representation of women IN their top management teams delivered 35.1% higher return on equity and 34% higher total return to shareholders than companies with the lowest representation”. (US-based Catalyst). To reach the above statistics, women need to feel confident, capable, and wise in their skills and improve their communication skills. This is hard to achieve in an industry such as aviation or aerospace, where the woman is significantly outnumbered. We need women in the industry to mentor other women in making their next career move, showing them that anything is possible no matter what your gender. 

Learn to Fly at One of the Best Flight Schools in NJ!

If you have set your sights on becoming a pilot, now is your chance, visit Monmouth Airport and enroll in one of the top flight schools in NJ. Start training now and you’ll soon be on your way to a sky-high career showing off your woman power. 

For more information about flying lessons and how to learn to fly, please visit our website at https://monmouthjetcenter.com/

These Are the Fastest Private Jets in the World

Private jets fall into a wide range of categories. Some are the most luxurious or have the best tech, others can fly further or carry more guests – and some are known for their sheer speed. Here are some of the fastest private jets in the world, from Monmouth Executive Airport’s flight school in NJ.

Bombardier Challenger 650 

Cruising at 554 mph, this is a private jet known for its maneuverability as well as its speed, making it a favorite for city-to-city commutes – especially where runway accessibility is a challenge. It seats 12 people, offers impressively low operating costs and the fastest internet speeds available on private jets, making it a popular choice for corporate flights.

Dassault Falcon 900

Reaching Mach 0.84 with a cruise speed of 590 mph, this French aircraft is as elegant as it is speedy. It also has an impressive range of 4.000 nautical miles, ideal for cross-country journeys. Despite 3 powerful jet engines, this aircraft is surprisingly light at just under 31.000 lbs thanks to the use of carbon fiber and Kevlar in the manufacture of the fuselage, which also makes it economical to fly. That doesn’t mean corners have been cut when it comes to comfort however. The aircraft is incredibly quiet, with a luxuriously-designed interior.

Gulfstream G500 and G600 

These aircraft offer everything you could want in a larger private jet, from seating for up to 19 people and long-range flight of up to 7.130 miles without stopping to its impressive cruising speed of 610 mph. It has a large and luxurious cabin of almost 42 feet and 45 ft respectively, a high-tech flight deck, and it boasts the lowest cabin sound levels on the market.

Cessna Citation X+ 

Reaching astonishing speeds of up to Mach 0.935 (617 mph), this is currently the world’s fastest private jet. It features two Rolls-Royce engines, a futuristic glass cockpit, and a Honeywell avionics system. Seating 12 passengers in a luxuriously appointed cabin, this aircraft is as much about comfort and glamour as it is about speed, fuel-efficiency, and cutting-edge technology.

Learn to Fly and Take to the Skies in the World’s Fastest Private Jets 

If you dream of taking to the skies as a pilot and using the latest in aviation design and technology, Monmouth Executive Airport’s flight school in NJ is the place to be. 

We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on the premises. The airport’s location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to experience clear, uncrowded skies as you learn to fly. Our classes and flying lessons are led by experienced and fully certified flight instructors who are dedicated to helping you achieve your dream. We also offer memberships to the Monmouth Executive Airport Young Aviators Club for all children interested in learning to fly.

For more information about flying lessons and how to learn to fly at flight schools in NJ, please visit our website or contact us today.

Did You Know That There’s a Worldwide Pilot Shortage?

6 January 2020   Learn to Fly

According to the CEO of Boeing and other industry experts, there is a serious shortage of commercial pilots worldwide – making it the perfect opportunity to learn to fly in NJ at the Monmouth Executive Airport flight school in 2020. Here’s some interesting insight into why this shortage has occurred and what it means for your career as a pilot.

What Is the Cause of the Pilot Shortage?

There are several reasons for this pilot shortage. The most significant reason is that the demand for air travel worldwide has never been higher – and it keeps growing. While the USA has a high demand for commercial pilots, it’s the Asia-Pacific region that’s leading the drive for air travel, with an ever-increasing number of people wanting to travel for both business and leisure. The International Air Transport Association believes that this demand is so significant that air travel is forecasted to double in volume over the next 20 years.

At the same time, a lot of experienced pilots are starting to retire. As many as 42% of current pilots are expected to retire in the next 10 years, which means that there’s a huge need for commercial pilots as well as a clear path right to the top for the most dedicated career climbers.

This demand is currently being felt at a regional airline level, but is expected to expand to all levels throughout the commercial air travel industry.

How Many Pilots Does the Industry Need?

It’s difficult to give an exact number, but Boeing themselves believe that at least 800.000 new pilots will be needed over the next 20 years. This is great news for up-and-coming pilots who want to get into commercial flying, since you’ll be part of an industry that’s projected to grow from $8.1 trillion to $8.7 trillion in the next 10 years, putting an estimated 44.000 new commercial airliners in the air over the two decades.

This is also great news for people who want other careers in the aviation industry. After all, those aircraft and pilots will need crews, technicians, and FBO services to support them.

Learn to Fly in 2020 at the Best Flight School in New Jersey

We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on the premises. And, our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to experience clear, uncrowded skies as you learn to fly.

So, if you have set your sights on becoming a pilot, Monmouth Airport’s flight school in NJ is the place to be. Start training in the new year and you’ll soon be on your way to a sky-high career! For more information about flying lessons and how to learn to fly, please visit our website at https://monmouthjetcenter.com/ or contact us today.


What Happens on Your First Solo Flight?

16 December 2019   Learn to Fly

One of the most exciting milestones to achieve when you attend flight school is your first solo flight! It’s a huge moment that puts all your hard work to the test; building your confidence and teaching you exactly what it’s like to have full control of and responsibility for an aircraft. Here are some insights into what to expect from your first solo flight, from Monmouth Executive Airport’s flight school in NJ.

When Will My Solo Flight Happen?

There’s no exact date planned for anyone’s first solo flight. It will only happen once your instructor feels that you are ready, after considerable preparation and testing. Even then, your instructor will wait for the ideal weather and flight conditions so that the flight is not too challenging.

Minimum Requirements for a Solo Flight

In addition to your instructor’s blessing, you’ll need to meet the minimum requirements for a solo flight as set out by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This includes:

Ground Training:

Passing knowledge tests based on Part 61 and Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), including testing based on the rules and regulations of the base airport and the operational limitations of the aircraft that will be used.

Flight Training:

While there is no set rule for flight hours, around 20 to 30 flight hours are typical. In addition, you must be fully trained in various maneuvers including takeoffs, landings, traffic patterns, emergency procedures, go arounds, stall entries and recoveries, and more.

The Typical Solo Flight Experience

After your instructor has approved a fair weather day for your flight, you’ll likely go up with them to do a final run-through of several maneuvers, including your takeoff and landing maneuvers – often several in a row. If they are happy with your performance, you’ll land and taxi back to drop off your instructor.

Your solo flight will start right from the beginning, with the aircraft engine off. After your instructor has signed your logbook and student pilot certificate, you’ll be allowed to proceed.

Be prepared for it to feel quite a bit different from your past experiences! It’ll be quieter without your instructor there to chat with you and you may find yourself progressing through maneuvers a little faster as a result. 

You may run through maneuvers several times, building your skills and confidence significantly with each repetition. Be prepared to make a few mistakes – this is one of the most significant learning experiences you’ll have as a pilot, after all. But, stay calm and remember that you have the skills and knowledge to correct yourself safely. And, have fun!

Touch the Skies and Learn to Fly with Monmouth Airport’s Flight School in NJ!

Your journey into a career as a pilot starts with getting your pilot’s license at a top flying school in NJ like Monmouth Executive Airport. 

We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on the premises. In addition, our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to experience clear, uncrowded skies as you learn to fly. Our classes and lessons are led by experienced and fully certified flight instructors dedicated to helping you achieve your dreams.

For more information about flying lessons in NJ and how to learn to fly, please visit our website at https://monmouthjetcenter.com/ or contact us today.