25 November 2022

FAQ. IN-FLIGHT QUESTIONS


Are there any luggage limitations or recommendations?

Each aircraft has different baggage compartment sizes and weight limitations. Your baggage will be stored in the Aft of the aircraft or the nose for your safety and convenience. When flying privately it is important to let us know what your expected baggage weight and size will be so we can accommodate you and your guests. It is always a best practice to travel with soft-sided baggage if you are looking to maximize the amount of items you will be bringing. If you have concerns about your fragile items or over-sized baggage, just give us a call and we can walk you through all the options.

1 November 2022

FAQ. IN-FLIGHT QUESTIONS


Can I smoke on my flight?
There are some individuals who fly private for one reason only, so they can smoke their cigarettes or favorite cigars/pipes while in flight. If your preference is smoking, no problem, we will find you a private airplane that allows smoking on board. You must let us know about this requirement before as special accommodations will need to be made.
Do the aircraft have bathrooms?
Private charter aircraft size can range from 2 seater piston aircraft to 16 passenger heavy jets to 220+ passenger airliners. Generally speaking, the smaller the aircraft, the fewer amenities can fit on the plane. Depending on the size aircraft you select, will also influence whether or not there is a restroom on board. In the aviation industry there are a few names for the bathroom. You may hear the terms “Potty, Lav, or lavatory”.
If your aircraft does have a Lavatory, this restroom may be beautifully designed with a fully enclosed space consisting of a toilet, sink and enough room to change your clothing. Sometimes with smaller aircraft, there can be a semi-enclosed lavatory which would be shielded from the cabin with a retractable curtain. For the smallest aircraft, there may be a potty seat that lifts up for emergency use only or no restroom capability at all.

16 November 2022

Copalis – America’s only

beach airport


Whether you are a pilot, a hiker, a beachcomber or just interested in random facts, there is a location on the Olympic Peninsula that offers something not found anywhere else in America. It isn’t the Hoh Rainforest, the Killer Mountain Goats or the lifetime of memories. It also isn’t the Bigfoot tours or the amazing trails that are all over. No, the Olympic Peninsula offers the last of the airports that consist of nothing more than the sand on the beach.

The city of Copalis, Washington is home to some of the strangest beach dwellers known to man, as well as an airport that exists that is one of the most unique in the world. The airport, which is really just a section of beach along the Pacific Ocean, limits your landings to low tide and pilots have to be aware of everything from cars and people to driftwood. The airport is also legally in the boundary of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, which limits flights below 2000 feet. However, since this is an airstrip, they allow the pilot to take a quick pass over the beach to check for debris, cars people and sand conditions before they land. Pilots are encouraged to land on dark color sand, as it is usually more compact and easy to land on, as opposed to the loose white sand. Finally, once you have landed, you are to make sure you park your plane above the high tide mark, otherwise, you may not have a plane when you want to depart.

Obviously this area is limited to flights, but with new weather apparatus, as well as more visible markers for where your plane could land, this would make for an amazingly unique place to stay while touring the Olympic Peninsula



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