When taking to the skies for travel, whether for business or pleasure, there is always a little bit of trepidation involved. Even the most frequent flyer may experience some level nervousness, ranging from mild butterflies to real fears.
It may surprise you then to hear that in fact, according to statistics, flying is one of the safest ways to travel. What’s really great about this is that flying by private jet is even safer, more reliable, and of course, very very comfortable.
Flying by private jet is becoming increasingly popular, especially for businessmen who are often in the air more than they are on the ground. But even those simply wanting to take some time to relax over the weekend in a beautiful exotic beach across the sea are finding private jets to be the most suitable mode of travel. Besides the obvious convenience and comfort provided, the fact that private jet charter flights are safer not only sweetens the deal, but also makes it a very logical choice.
One of the main reasons being, private aircraft operators are held to a much higher standard than commercial aircraft operators, and the recruitment process takes a lot longer and is much stricter. Previous experience, history of incidents—both major and minor— personal deportment and diligence, are all taken into consideration before hiring any crew or pilots. Not only are they checked and double checked by the private jet company themselves, but they are so concerned with safety, that an outside private aircraft operating agency is hired to audit and rate the aircraft operators. In order to be an operator of a private jet on any level, from the crew to the pilot, rigorous tests must be passed, and only those with a perfect record, the most experience, and the highest levels of certification will eventually qualify.
The same extremely high level of care and scrutiny is applied to each aircraft as well. Before each flight, the aircraft is carefully checked with the best maintenance teams available worldwide. There is never any need to worry that anything has been overlooked, whether small or big, because they make it their highest priority to ensure the smooth and safe running of each aircraft down to the smallest detail.
Another way a private aircraft is safer is due to security. Anyone flying a private jet may have a personal bodyguard on board with a weapon, or may carry one personally, if he or she so chooses.
There is also minimal risk of dangers such as hijacking or other such attacks, which, while rare, are still a real fear on commercial flights. Each pilot and crew member is carefully handpicked, with strict background checks done before hiring. What’s more, those flying can choose their own pilot and who they will have flying with them. Frequent private jet flyers often choose the same crew over again, creating a bond of trust and a sense of ease and relaxation.
Other safety factors include protection from possible on board infectious diseases or viruses, which are often rampant on commercial flights. As it is private, after all, there is no need to worry about the level of hygiene or who might have what.
No matter how you look at it, private jets are a very safe way to travel.