Archive for February, 2012

Paper airplane shatters Guinness World Record! (And XOJET is there.)

February 28, 2012  |  Aviation

Sunday morning, at an hour at which we’re normally just gaining consciousness, we instead found ourselves in a hangar at the McClellan Jet Center in Sacramento (just a stone’s throw from the XOJET Operations Center) watching two grown men throw paper airplanes. Despite what it sounds like, this was serious stuff: they were trying to break the Guinness World Record for farthest distance traveled by—yes, a paper airplane.

One of the men was world-famous paper airplane designer John Collins, the author of two books on paper airplane design, The Gliding Flight…

A new member of the XOJET private jet family: The Hawker 800XP.

February 21, 2012  |  XOJET Fleet

XOJET Hawker 800XP exterior

XOJET Hawker 800XP interior

To meet growing demand, we’ve just added a new aircraft to our fleet: the Hawker 800XP. The reason we chose this particular jet? Our customers. As XOJET CEO Blair LaCorte explained recently in an interview in Malibu magazine, “We have a large group of clients who love using our company, but when they needed to take shorter trips with less than six people, they felt they could have probably used a smaller plane. So we decided to buy and customize a group of Hawkers,…

Traveling on a private jet: What to pack…What to pack?

February 14, 2012  |  Travel Booking and Tips

Boarding the XOJET Challenger 300

Once you book your flight with XOJET, there’s always the issue of what and how to pack. Even experienced flyers know that different private jets feature different ways to handle luggage. As for the what to pack, that’s a personal choice that often results in many sleepless nights and hours of discussions that include, “We’re only going for three days…”

For the how to pack, we recommend soft-sided luggage. It gives us greater flexibility to load significantly more baggage on the aircraft. However, the amount of luggage…

XOJET on FOX40 News!

February 11, 2012  |  XOJET

FOX40’s Sabrina Rodriguez visits XOJET’s new Sacramento Operations Center to get the inside scoop on how XOJET continues to grow in a receding economy. Watch the video interview with XOJET COO Dave Cox at http://ht.ly/90rz5.

XOJET earns elite FAA Diamond Award of Excellence!

February 9, 2012  |  Safety

Exciting news! The Federal Aviation Administration has given XOJET one of its highest honors: the Diamond Award of Excellence for Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Training. This prestigious award recognizes us for training programs that exceed standard FAA regulatory requirements.

Like most diamonds, this isn’t an easy award to get. To qualify, every single one of our eligible maintenance technicians had to pass specialized, continuous training in aircraft systems, regulations and FAA rules over a 12-month period. Find out more about the award.

It’s just another sign that when you step aboard an XOJET…

Insider Tips for Flying at Peak Times

February 7, 2012  |  Travel Booking and Tips

Holidays are a great time to get away. But they’re also when we see the heaviest demand for private jet charter. That’s why XOJET and most other private aviation providers consider the days before and after a holiday or a major event (such as the Super Bowl) as “peak days.”

Matt Rehm, XOJET’s Director of Charter Sales, has four simple tips to getting the private flight you want at peak times.

1. Book your flight in advance.

This tip seems like a no-brainer, but Rehm says, “You’d be surprised at how many people…