The Reasons to Use a Private Jet

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There are many reasons to use private jets. The main general reasons that we hear most often are listed below. The specific pros and cons of the different forms of private aircraft travel are discussed in our articles on each travel type.

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  • Time saving – this is one of the most significant reasons for using private aircraft. Depending on your program you can have an aircraft ready in just a few hours. You can arrive at the airport just minutes before your scheduled departure time, fly directly to your destination (without any layovers), make productive use of your time onboard, avoid overnight stays (saving hotel $ as well as time), avoid waiting in lines at the airport, land at over 5,000 airports in the US and so be closer to your destination. All of this can provide significant savings in both productive time and in dollars. Productivity – the time savings above provide significantly more productive time, both onboard and before and after your flight. You and your staff can make the most of the travel time to talk business or work with customers, suppliers or partners.
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  • Convenience – There are over 5,000 airports in the US that private planes can use (vs 500 airports for larger commercial aircraft). This means you can often land closer to your true destination. In the summer of 2006 the ban on liquids caused all sorts of inconveniences for people flying commercially, but private flyers avoided all this. Private planes also mean that you can travel with your special belongings such as instruments, sports gear, product samples or bring your pet in the cabin.
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  • Flexibility – Planes can be available at a few hours notice and can wait for you if you’re running late. It’s even possible to change flight plans in mid flight if necessary.
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  • Quality of service – Private planes provide luxury furnishings, plenty of space, individualized attention, and your preferred food and drinks can be ordered ahead of time.
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  • Family time – spend more time with your friends and family by reducing travel time and not having to spend as many overnights away from home.
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  • Privacy – you can hold meetings and make productive use of your time, without being over heard. Your overall travel will also be far less visible when you’re on a private plane, so helping preserve the secrecy around important negotiations or deals.
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  • Reduced stress – without the lines, waiting, lost luggage, transfers, delay concerns or security issues of commercial flights you’ll be a lot more relaxed.
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  • Image – a private plane projects a well run, efficient, successful individual or organization, that values time and can afford private air travel.

How do I charter a plane? Determining the best way to book a private aircraft is easier than most travelers may think. While certain details are required when chartering a plane vs. what’s needed when purchasing a ticket from a commercial airline operator, the booking process itself is fairly similar. Charter plane operators offer custom-tailored services and personal attention which lends to an enhanced traveling and booking experience.

There are multiple ways to Charter a Private Jet Aircraft. You can locate an operator in your area, a company who owns the aircraft, or, you can google and find a broker who will locate an aircraft for your particular trip.

Now is the time to check it out…

MOUNT RUSHMORE – A PLACE I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a large-scale mountain sculpture by artist Gutzon Borglum. The figures of America’s most prominent U.S. presidents–George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt—represent 150 years of American history.

The Memorial is located near Keystone in the Black Hills of South Dakota, roughly 30 miles from Rapid City.

Each year, approximately three million tourists from all over the world visit Mount Rushmore to experience this patriotic site. Today, the wonder of the mountain reverberates through every visitor. The four “great faces” of the presidents tower 5,725 feet above sea level and are scaled to men who would stand 465 feet tall.

There are many amenities at the site including  the Mount Rushmore Audio Tour, Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center & Museum, the Presidential Trail, Youth Exploration Area, Sculptor’s Studio, a parking garage with R.V. parking, pet exercise areas, , the Carvers Café, Memorial Ice Cream Shop, Gift Shop and the Mount Rushmore Bookstores.

Construction.  There are some exciting upgrades coming to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The enhancements will address deferred maintenance, visitor safety and accessibility to the memorial. Please note that the memorial is OPEN during construction. There are lots of things to see and do while construction is going on at Mount Rushmore. Below is a TOP 10 LIST OF THINGS TO DO AT MOUNT RUSHMORE.

Viewing Mount Rushmore Still Possible During Construction Project.  While the visitor center is unavailable during the construction project, you are still able to view Mount Rushmore from many areas throughout the memorial. Ask a park ranger in the Information Center for current information.

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DIRECTIONS: 

Visitors traveling on I-90 should exit at Rapid City and follow Highway 16 southwest to Keystone and then Highway 244 to Mount Rushmore. Visitors coming from the south should follow Highway 385 north to Highway 244, which is the road leading to the memorial.

History

HOURS: 

March 8 – October 31:
5:00 am – 11:00 pm

November 1 – March 12:
5:00 am to 11:00 pm

Mount Rushmore National Memorial facilities are open year-round, seven days a week, with December 25th being the exception.

FEES: 

You will not have to pay an entrance fee to visit Mount Rushmore National Monument, but there are parking fees.

Current Parking Fees (2019)

  • Cars, Motorcycles & RVs – $10 (Parking fee is for private passenger vehicles, valid for one year from date of purchase).
  • Seniors, 62 and older – $5 (Parking fee is for private passenger vehicles, valid for one year from date of purchase).
  • Active Duty Military – FREE (Parking fee is for private passenger vehicles, valid for one year from date of purchase).
  • Commercial Tour Bus – $50 (Valid for 24 hours from the time of purchase).
  • School Bus – $25 (Valid for 24 hours from the time of purchase).

The National Park Annual Park Pass, Federal interagency, military, senior and access passes are not accepted as Federal funding was not used in the building of the parking garage.

1. LOVE LIFE 2. DO GOOD 3. LIVE WELL

About 2 years before I started this website (around 2015), I was going through a spiritual phase I guess you could call it. (Still kinda am in this phase).  I was trying to figure out the purpose of my life, (What is my purpose here on earth)?  what I wanted to do, be, and how I wanted to contribute. I had a lot of thoughts flowing through my mind about what sort of life I wanted to create and experience and came up with a short phrase to remind me what is truly important to me and that’s how, “Love Life. Do Good. Live Well.” came to be. This is my interpretation.

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Love Life

In essence, to me this means to love everything around me, people, nature, moments, experiences, spirituality, and so on. It’s about realizing that life is a gift. It’s about cherishing the relationships and bonds that I have with the people in my life. It’s about remembering that life would be pretty lame without them. It’s about loving myself for who I am and seeing enough in myself to follow my dreams.

It’s often easy to forget these things with all of the challenges and stress that goes on in everyday life but if you’ve ever had the experience of seeing a loved one going through their final days, you may realize that most of the little things people fuss about isn’t all that significant in the whole grand scheme of things and even the little moments of happiness can mean the world to you.

Something as simple as flying a kite at the park can suddenly be one of the cherished memories you have that can bring you to tears. It’s about remembering that our time here is limited and not to waste too much of it doing pointless things. We only live once so we gotta make this life count.

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Do Good

This basically means to give back. Whether it’s donating time, money, sharing my knowledge or anything else, as long as I’m making some positive impact, then I feel like I’m doing something to contribute to the world no matter how small.

You may be in a position where giving is tough. Whether you don’t have much money or much time, giving isn’t always an easy thing to do. If you’re in this situation, then work hard on improving your life and putting yourself in a better position to help others. Some people just do enough to help themselves and that’s fine. However, if you ever have the urge to do so, consider reaching beyond your own needs. The feeling of making a positive impact on someone’s life is just amazing.

Doing good doesn’t have to be anything big either. It could be anything from creating music that others will enjoy to making videos that put a smile on people’s face to running a marathon for some cause to inspiring people to giving some of your time to making a small donation to your favorite charity.

It’s also a reminder to just be kind to people. Sure, we all have our differences but who’s to say that if you grew up in the other person’s shoes that you wouldn’t end up being the same way? Although the media makes this world look like a crap hole, I believe that there are way more good people than bad people in this world.

If you strip away the outer layer, you’ll find that most of us want the same things. We want to be loved, be accepted, feel secure, and know that our existence matters to someone.

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Live Well

To me, this means to live a healthy as well as a financially successful life. You could have lots of money but if your health isn’t great, you’ll have a hard time enjoying life. If you have great health but no money, you’ll be working all day just to pay the bills.

I realize that money isn’t everything but people with money can do a lot more in terms of inspiring and helping others than people who are flat out broke and are solely focused on making ends meet.

Imagine being in a position where money wasn’t an issue. Think about how much more you can do with an extra 40 hours a week. You could do what you have a passion for. You could learn new skills. You could travel and explore new places, meet new people, and create moments that will last a life time.

Being in a position where you work because you want to instead of working because you have to will make life a lot more enjoyable.

Taking care of your health shouldn’t be something you start doing only after your doctor tells you some bad news. Another piece of junk food isn’t going to harm you. Another cigarette isn’t going to kill you. Not exercising today won’t matter much to your health. However, doing these things each day over a certain amount of time will destroy your health.

It takes some discipline but would you rather be 54 and healthy or living each day in pain, having tubes hooked up to you, and feeling bad for being a burden on your loved ones?

Love Life. Do Good. Live Well. – These are the words that remind me each day of what’s truly important to me.

Until next time…

Love Life. Do Good. Live Well.