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April 20, 2021 Our private jet charter services offer round trip, multi-leg, one-way and empty leg charter flights on one of the country’s most diverse…

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April 2, 2021 Argentina – Mendoza, Land Malbec Wines By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours During the last two decades, Argentina’s Mendoza vineyards have…

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March 30, 2021 Have your travel needs outgrown your charter, fractional or jet card program? Clay Lacy Aviation’s aircraft management professionals help first-time buyers find,…

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March 16, 2021 Jet cards, fractional ownership or private jet charter… which option is best for you? That’s the question we ask ourselves for each…

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February 25, 2021 Eloy Freitas, Aircraft Programs Manager Connect on LinkedIn From onboarding a jet through its ongoing operation, our aircraft programs team streamlines and…

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February 25, 2021 For more than 50 years, Clay Lacy Aviation has been well known throughout the western United States for its personalized aircraft management…

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February 18, 2021 Flight hours refer to the cumulative number of hours an aircraft has flown. Hours of use, in the case of aviation, is…

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January 27, 2021 With many travelers concerned about their health and safety, the business aviation industry is seeing greater interest in charter, fractional and jet…

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January 26, 2021 We offer custom aircraft management solutions built around aircraft owners’ operational needs and financial objectives. Each offering comes with Clay Lacy Aviation’s…

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December 29, 2020 1855 Bordeaux Wine Classification: Why It Still Informs Today’s Wine Prices By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours In 1851, at one…

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December 29, 2020 Three Thrilling, Safe Luxury Wine & Food Excursions for January, February, March 2021 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours Throughout the…

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November 16, 2020 Aircraft owners want elegant, eye-catching cabin interiors made from materials that last. We looked at the latest trends in aircraft interior design…

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November 2, 2020 Aircraft owners routinely ask aircraft management companies: How can I maximize charter revenue for my aircraft? The most common answer is often…

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By Joe Barber, VP Fleet Development, CAM July 15, 2020 Savvy business jet owners know how to maximize operational efficiency and safety, in the air…

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By Joe Barber, VP Fleet Development, CAM July 9, 2020 In a perfect world, the due diligence process to select the right aircraft management company…

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July 6, 2020 Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft manufactured in 2010 are coming due for their extensive 10-year, 120-month inspections; 2011 models must be…

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July 6, 2020 We recently introduced two key initiatives to add greater value for our clients. First, a Financial Planning and Analysis department, with a…

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July 6, 2020 These are tough economic times, and let’s face it, corporations and ultra high-net-worth individuals are not immune from the economic downturns brought…

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By Joe Barber, VP Fleet Development, CAM January 18, 2018 | Updated June 10, 2020 I am often asked, “How much revenue should I expect…

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May 28, 2020 We’re all adjusting to the many changes in our lives over the past few months. Finally, though, it appears we’re on a…

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May 15, 2020 Clay Lacy Aviation has donated 800 N95 masks to Valley Presbyterian Hospital in our home town of Van Nuys, California. We ordered…

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A Spring Break Destination Full of Flowers The days are getting longer, the temperatures are starting to rise, and you can see Mother Nature begin…

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The results of the 2019 Professional Pilot magazine PRASE survey are in, and Clay Lacy Aviation has been voted best FBO at Van Nuys Airport….

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Justin Rosen Vice President, Aircraft Management & Business Strategy In a recent conversation, Justin Rosen, Clay Lacy’s Vice President of Aircraft Management & Business Strategy,…

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Our clients value their time as well as their money, and Clay Lacy’s in-house maintenance services save both. Leveraging our more than 50 years of…

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Serving clients throughout the Western U.S., Clay Lacy moved into a newly refurbished and enlarged 24/7 aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility for our FAA…

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A three-hour charter flight from Seattle, Washington, will get you out of the city and onto the slopes of these top Pacific Northwest ski resorts…

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The weather is not the only thing changing around here. A new season brings with it a new line of fresh produce to prepare and…

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We do not have to sell you on the weather in the Sunshine State. Florida is nice year-round. You could be there now playing golf…

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You need to know this. Brokers and other private jet charters often focus only on finding the lowest cost option for your trip. Buy it…

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Ownership of a business jet represents an ongoing investment, which means that aircraft management is actually asset management. Complete, accurate and timely reporting are critical….

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The very first deliveries of Phenom 100 and 300 produced in 2008 are coming due for their 120-month inspection this year. This inspection is largest…

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Dondi Pangalangan, Vice President of Flight Operations Dondi is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to Clay Lacy’s flight operations, control center functions, inflight services,…

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Clay Lacy has opened an office at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (KFTW) in Fort Worth, Texas. Headed by Chris Broyhill, Senior Vice President, Part…

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Clay Lacy attracts the best and the brightest, highly accomplished professionals with vision as well as expertise. Joe Barber, our Vice President of Fleet Development,…

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In late 2018, Clay Lacy initiated a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative client feedback survey. Working closely with the Seefeld Group, an established marketing research consultancy…

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Fall is upon us. The cooler temperatures and the crisp air bring a new buzzing of energy and the changing of the leaves to remind…

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September 6, 2019 Our aircraft management team serves as the executive point of contact for our aircraft owners. Each executive brings wide-ranging business aviation expertise…

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Clay Lacy’s FANS 1/A+ STC is FAA and EASA approved for the Gulfstream GIV, GIV-SP and GV, and Challenger 601-3A/601-3R business jets. Price and downtime…

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Developing and nurturing tomorrow’s pilots, mechanics, cabin attendants, dispatchers and other aviation professionals is critical to our industry. To help these new workers receive the…

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If you have been waiting to upgrade your Gogo ATG system to 4G Wi-Fi, the perfect time is right now. Trade up to Gogo Biz…

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Quality of life. Compensation and retirement benefits. Scheduling flexibility. Predictable career paths. These are among the complex and interrelated reasons why many pilots leave aircraft…

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Can’t decide if you would rather hit the slopes or lounge on a beach during your upcoming winter vacation? With private jet travel, you no…

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Planning a trip and want to know the quickest, most seamless way to book the private jet charter of your dreams? Here are seven simple…

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Private jet travel opens up a world of adventure and enjoyment, but there remain a handful of destinations that are simply inaccessible by private jet….

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Entrusting your aircraft to a professional aircraft manager is a significant decision with long-term implications on safe operations, ownership experience, overall enjoyment of your plane,…

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A growing number of private jet owners are chartering their aircraft when not in use to reduce the cost of ownership. Before a jet can…

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July 4th is a holiday that welcomes mid-summer vacationers and invites individuals to take a slow-pause to hectic work schedules. Whether you prefer to celebrate…

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Through pooled purchasing and thoughtful decision making, an aircraft management company can save a private jet owner 25-30% in annual operating expenses over a single…

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For discerning travelers en route to the Caribbean, the transfer between a large-cabin charter jet and a final-leg turboprop can often lead to inconsistencies in…

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Whether you would like to sink your toes into the sand, sit back and enjoy the views of sweeping vistas, or stroll through streets that…

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Interested in traveling to your next business meeting, private island escape or weekend getaway in complete comfort and privacy— with no headaches or hassles? Dan…

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The latest and greatest business jets redefine freedom, convenience, and comfort; launching the private aviation industry further and faster than ever before. Here is a…

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Snow melting into spring invites a bright new set of activities to the calendar. The options of where to go in March, April and May…

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Dining at 41,000ft, on a private jet, is an elevated experience— one that is tastefully designed and artfully created. Cabin attendants take great care to…

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Business aviation is a dynamic and ever adapting industry that continues to experience robust growth across worldwide markets. There are a variety of factors influencing…

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There is little that says ‘romance’ like being whisked away by private jet, but to make a Valentine’s Day escape even more unforgettable, takeoff to…

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As the holiday whirlwind winds down and the chill of winter sets in, New Year’s intentions heat up with a fury. Thankfully, these top five…

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In the realm of private aviation, there is an abundance of choices as to how an aircraft is managed and operated— with topics ranging from…

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Private jets offer an exclusive ticket to the world— granting access to some of the most iconic, stunning, and relaxing locations around the globe. Escape…

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Professional pilots, in corporate aviation, dedicate much of their lives to perfecting their craft and advancing their flying skills. To become a pilot, one must…

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The cultured, yet casual, beach locale of Santa Barbara, California is an ideal departure point for private jet travelers. “Santa Barbara casts an intoxicating spell…

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The largest, most anticipated VIP event of the upcoming year is scheduled for February 4, 2018. Minneapolis, Minnesota will host Super Bowl LII; which draws…

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Owners of other Cessna models, like the Cessna CJ2, CJ3, CJ4 or Citation XLS+, will appreciate the latest and largest addition to the Cessna family;…

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FBOs, or Fixed Base Operators, are an integral component of the private jet experience— offering an array of services for customers, aircraft and crew. Pilots,…

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Your loved ones may now unwrap the ultimate experiential gift with Clay Lacy Preferred gifting. Allow those closest to you to enjoy the gift of…

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Experienced and qualified pilots are a valuable and necessary asset in business aviation; now more than ever before. Over the next two decades, private jet…

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Los Angeles may have an endless summer, but in nearby locales, the weather welcomes private jet-setters to powdery bliss. There is much reason to celebrate…

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Business aviation draws aspiring pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians, but beyond the more well-known career paths, there are a myriad of employment opportunities within the…

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Flight Operations Quality Assurance Programs, or FOQA, facilitate the increased safety of private jet travel by offering an information snapshot of events that occur during…

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Embraer invites the world to ‘rethink convention’ with the introduction of the 12-passenger Legacy 500. As a leader in its class, the Legacy 500 redefines…

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A professional pilot is a necessary extension to any aircraft, but equally important is the private jet flight attendant to enhance the safety environment during…

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Known as ‘The Garden Isle’— Kauai is the low-key and inviting counterpart to Maui and the sister islands of Hawaii. For private jet travelers, Lihue…

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Clay Lacy Aviation and creative visionary, Sunni Brown, connect a legendary history and engaging future— through visual storytelling— at this year’s National Business Aviation Conference,…

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Regularly scheduled aircraft maintenance is an essential component to maintaining the airworthiness of any aircraft. Unlike a car where maintenance is optional, every jet has…

Read more

The debate over a “pilot shortage” has gained traction in recent years due to the crippling effect a pilot shortage would have on the world…

Read more

One aspect that is apparent when flying with Clay Lacy Aviation is the inherent caliber and talent of the company’s pilots. These men and women…

Read more

You can fly a private jet almost anywhere. From the most remote and exclusive luxury destinations to always popular in Miami, New York or Cabo…

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There are many choices in private jet operators, but how does one know if they will secure the best safety, service, and value when chartering…

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Clay Lacy Aviation was an early adopter of GoGo wifi systems; connectivity that revolutionized private jet travelers’ ability to do business inflight. Once again, Gogo…

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For a corporate flight attendant, the private aviation industry is competitive. With just over 12,000 business jets registered in the United States, and an even…

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When it comes to buying a multi-million-dollar business jet, it’s important to make sure you get the best value for your money. Should you invest…

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The benefits and appeal of owning a business jet are inarguably far reaching. More time spent with family. ‘Mobile office’ capabilities resulting in better focus…

Read more

“The best aircraft management is not the most expensive nor the least. Rather, it’s the one who deals fairly, advocates in the client’s best interest…

Read more

Saving time is the essence of business jet travel, and that won’t change anytime soon. Two aircraft in particular, the Gulfstream flagship G650ER and G650,…

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As jet-cards, jet sharing and other private aviation programs work to lower the cost of flying by private jet, one element that is often overlooked…

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In business aviation, jet fuel is the highest variable cost of jet ownership. Professional pilots must calculate the optimized flying speed and altitude, based on…

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One in three adults experience anxiety or have a genuine fear of air travel, but flying does not need to incite concern. If a charter…

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Much is involved in crewing a private jet, but the choice of who flies a charter guest or owner at Clay Lacy Aviation circles back…

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As the airspace system becomes increasingly crowded, Air Traffic Control agencies have established new avionics mandates to improve safety and efficiency of private jet travel….

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Clay Lacy Aviation is a company founded upon a legacy of legendary achievement. When Clay Lacy, the man, first started his business in 1968, he…

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What’s behind the buyer’s market and how you can benefit If you missed recession-era opportunities to buy a business jet for a much lower cost,…

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One of the hallmarks of a great charter experience is excellence that appears effortless. The food and amenities are perfect. The attentive personnel anticipate every…

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By Richard Hodkinson Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions Clay Lacy Aviation I miss the good old days. I’ve been buying and selling corporate jets for clients…

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HOW TO GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME If you have never chartered a private jet, picking the right company can be daunting. You want…

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October 18, 2016 Fifteen years ago, a Gulfstream GIV was considered the epitome of luxury in private jet travel. The GIV was the largest, fastest,…

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By Clay Lacy In Pro Pilot Magazine “Older Bizjets” July 2000 ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet series, HS125, Boeing 727/747 and 25 misc type ratings While…

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By Clay Lacy in May 2004 Professional Pilot Magazine’s “Purchasing Guide” ATP/CFII/Helo?Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet and Citation series, HS125, Boeing 747, DC3 and 25 misc…

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By Clay Lacy In Professional Pilot Magazine’s October 2001 “Guest Editorial” ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Boeing 747, Gulfstream II/III/IV, Hawkers, Learjets, Citations and 25 misc type ratings GOVERNMENT…

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By Clay Lacy in Professional Pilot Magazine’s August 2004 “Position and Hold” ATP/CFII/Helo?Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet and Citation series, HS125, Boeing 747, DC3 and 25…

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TRIBUTE Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca (L) listens as Allen Paulson lists the qualities of the Gulfstream IV. The year is 1986, the setting a GIV…

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By Clay Lacy – In June 2002 Pro Pilot Magazine’s “Purchasing Guide” ATP/Helo/CFII Boeing 747, Gulfstream II/III/IV, Hawkers, Learjets, Citations and 25 misc type ratings…

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By Clay Lacy in January 2001 Professional Pilot Magazine’s “Situational Awareness” ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Boeing 747, Gulfstream II/III/IV, Hawkers, Learjets, Citations and 25 misc type ratings During…

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By Clay Lacy in December 2004 Professional Pilot Magazine’s “Training” Contributing Writer Aircraft are designed so that no matter what happens there’s always a way…

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Lacy is a world-renowned pilot with over 50,000 hours of flying time whose lifetime in aviation has included experience as an Air Force pilot and…

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By Clay Lacy in November 2001 Professional Pilot Magazine ATP/Helo/CFII Boeing 747, Gulfstream II/III/IV, Hawkers, Learjets, Citations and 25 misc type ratings Blended winglets for…

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By Clay Lacy ATP/Helo/CFII – In 2001 Pro Pilot Magazine Editorial Opinion “Outer Marker Inbound” Boeing 747, Gulfstream II/III/IV, Hawkers, Learjets, Citations and 25 misc…

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By Clay Lacy – in August 1998 Professional Pilot Magazine’s “Flightcheck” ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet series, Hawker, Boeing 747 and 25 misc. type ratings. EUROCOPTER…

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By Clay Lacy In Professional Pilot’s December 1998 “Flight Check” ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet series, HS125, Boeing 747 and 25 misc. type ratings. The Citation…

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By Clay Lacy in 2005 Professional Pilot Magazine “Flight Check” ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet and Citation Series HS125, Boeing 747, DC3, and 25 misc type…

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By Clay Lacy in 2004 Professional Pilot Magazine “Flight Check” ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet and Citation Series HS125, Boeing 747, DC3, and 25 misc type…

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BELL’S 609 CIVIL TILTROTOR PROMISES NEW VTOL POSSIBILITIES By Clay Lacy – in September 1998 Professional Pilot Magazine’s “Flightcheck” ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet series, Raytheon…

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The Dassault Falcon 20 has always been a great airplane. It has been well received by customers and is also a good looking airplane with…

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April 20, 2021 Our private jet charter services offer round trip, multi-leg, one-way and empty leg charter flights on one of the country’s most diverse…

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April 2, 2021 Argentina – Mendoza, Land Malbec Wines By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours During the last two decades, Argentina’s Mendoza vineyards have…

Read more

March 30, 2021 Have your travel needs outgrown your charter, fractional or jet card program? Clay Lacy Aviation’s aircraft management professionals help first-time buyers find,…

Read more

March 16, 2021 Jet cards, fractional ownership or private jet charter… which option is best for you? That’s the question we ask ourselves for each…

Read more

February 25, 2021 Eloy Freitas, Aircraft Programs Manager Connect on LinkedIn From onboarding a jet through its ongoing operation, our aircraft programs team streamlines and…

Read more

February 25, 2021 For more than 50 years, Clay Lacy Aviation has been well known throughout the western United States for its personalized aircraft management…

Read more

February 18, 2021 Flight hours refer to the cumulative number of hours an aircraft has flown. Hours of use, in the case of aviation, is…

Read more

January 27, 2021 With many travelers concerned about their health and safety, the business aviation industry is seeing greater interest in charter, fractional and jet…

Read more

January 26, 2021 We offer custom aircraft management solutions built around aircraft owners’ operational needs and financial objectives. Each offering comes with Clay Lacy Aviation’s…

Read more

December 29, 2020 1855 Bordeaux Wine Classification: Why It Still Informs Today’s Wine Prices By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours In 1851, at one…

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December 29, 2020 Three Thrilling, Safe Luxury Wine & Food Excursions for January, February, March 2021 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours Throughout the…

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November 16, 2020 Aircraft owners want elegant, eye-catching cabin interiors made from materials that last. We looked at the latest trends in aircraft interior design…

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November 2, 2020 Aircraft owners routinely ask aircraft management companies: How can I maximize charter revenue for my aircraft? The most common answer is often…

Read more

By Joe Barber, VP Fleet Development, CAM July 15, 2020 Savvy business jet owners know how to maximize operational efficiency and safety, in the air…

Read more

By Joe Barber, VP Fleet Development, CAM July 9, 2020 In a perfect world, the due diligence process to select the right aircraft management company…

Read more

July 6, 2020 Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft manufactured in 2010 are coming due for their extensive 10-year, 120-month inspections; 2011 models must be…

Read more

July 6, 2020 We recently introduced two key initiatives to add greater value for our clients. First, a Financial Planning and Analysis department, with a…

Read more

July 6, 2020 These are tough economic times, and let’s face it, corporations and ultra high-net-worth individuals are not immune from the economic downturns brought…

Read more

By Joe Barber, VP Fleet Development, CAM January 18, 2018 | Updated June 10, 2020 I am often asked, “How much revenue should I expect…

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May 28, 2020 We’re all adjusting to the many changes in our lives over the past few months. Finally, though, it appears we’re on a…

Read more

May 15, 2020 Clay Lacy Aviation has donated 800 N95 masks to Valley Presbyterian Hospital in our home town of Van Nuys, California. We ordered…

Read more

A Spring Break Destination Full of Flowers The days are getting longer, the temperatures are starting to rise, and you can see Mother Nature begin…

Read more

The results of the 2019 Professional Pilot magazine PRASE survey are in, and Clay Lacy Aviation has been voted best FBO at Van Nuys Airport….

Read more

Justin Rosen Vice President, Aircraft Management & Business Strategy In a recent conversation, Justin Rosen, Clay Lacy’s Vice President of Aircraft Management & Business Strategy,…

Read more

Our clients value their time as well as their money, and Clay Lacy’s in-house maintenance services save both. Leveraging our more than 50 years of…

Read more

Serving clients throughout the Western U.S., Clay Lacy moved into a newly refurbished and enlarged 24/7 aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility for our FAA…

Read more

A three-hour charter flight from Seattle, Washington, will get you out of the city and onto the slopes of these top Pacific Northwest ski resorts…

Read more

The weather is not the only thing changing around here. A new season brings with it a new line of fresh produce to prepare and…

Read more

We do not have to sell you on the weather in the Sunshine State. Florida is nice year-round. You could be there now playing golf…

Read more

You need to know this. Brokers and other private jet charters often focus only on finding the lowest cost option for your trip. Buy it…

Read more

Ownership of a business jet represents an ongoing investment, which means that aircraft management is actually asset management. Complete, accurate and timely reporting are critical….

Read more

The very first deliveries of Phenom 100 and 300 produced in 2008 are coming due for their 120-month inspection this year. This inspection is largest…

Read more

Dondi Pangalangan, Vice President of Flight Operations Dondi is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to Clay Lacy’s flight operations, control center functions, inflight services,…

Read more

Clay Lacy has opened an office at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (KFTW) in Fort Worth, Texas. Headed by Chris Broyhill, Senior Vice President, Part…

Read more

Clay Lacy attracts the best and the brightest, highly accomplished professionals with vision as well as expertise. Joe Barber, our Vice President of Fleet Development,…

Read more

In late 2018, Clay Lacy initiated a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative client feedback survey. Working closely with the Seefeld Group, an established marketing research consultancy…

Read more

Fall is upon us. The cooler temperatures and the crisp air bring a new buzzing of energy and the changing of the leaves to remind…

Read more

September 6, 2019 Our aircraft management team serves as the executive point of contact for our aircraft owners. Each executive brings wide-ranging business aviation expertise…

Read more

Clay Lacy’s FANS 1/A+ STC is FAA and EASA approved for the Gulfstream GIV, GIV-SP and GV, and Challenger 601-3A/601-3R business jets. Price and downtime…

Read more

Developing and nurturing tomorrow’s pilots, mechanics, cabin attendants, dispatchers and other aviation professionals is critical to our industry. To help these new workers receive the…

Read more

If you have been waiting to upgrade your Gogo ATG system to 4G Wi-Fi, the perfect time is right now. Trade up to Gogo Biz…

Read more

Quality of life. Compensation and retirement benefits. Scheduling flexibility. Predictable career paths. These are among the complex and interrelated reasons why many pilots leave aircraft…

Read more

Can’t decide if you would rather hit the slopes or lounge on a beach during your upcoming winter vacation? With private jet travel, you no…

Read more

Planning a trip and want to know the quickest, most seamless way to book the private jet charter of your dreams? Here are seven simple…

Read more

Private jet travel opens up a world of adventure and enjoyment, but there remain a handful of destinations that are simply inaccessible by private jet….

Read more

Entrusting your aircraft to a professional aircraft manager is a significant decision with long-term implications on safe operations, ownership experience, overall enjoyment of your plane,…

Read more

A growing number of private jet owners are chartering their aircraft when not in use to reduce the cost of ownership. Before a jet can…

Read more

July 4th is a holiday that welcomes mid-summer vacationers and invites individuals to take a slow-pause to hectic work schedules. Whether you prefer to celebrate…

Read more

Through pooled purchasing and thoughtful decision making, an aircraft management company can save a private jet owner 25-30% in annual operating expenses over a single…

Read more

For discerning travelers en route to the Caribbean, the transfer between a large-cabin charter jet and a final-leg turboprop can often lead to inconsistencies in…

Read more

Whether you would like to sink your toes into the sand, sit back and enjoy the views of sweeping vistas, or stroll through streets that…

Read more

Interested in traveling to your next business meeting, private island escape or weekend getaway in complete comfort and privacy— with no headaches or hassles? Dan…

Read more

The latest and greatest business jets redefine freedom, convenience, and comfort; launching the private aviation industry further and faster than ever before. Here is a…

Read more

Snow melting into spring invites a bright new set of activities to the calendar. The options of where to go in March, April and May…

Read more

Dining at 41,000ft, on a private jet, is an elevated experience— one that is tastefully designed and artfully created. Cabin attendants take great care to…

Read more

Business aviation is a dynamic and ever adapting industry that continues to experience robust growth across worldwide markets. There are a variety of factors influencing…

Read more

There is little that says ‘romance’ like being whisked away by private jet, but to make a Valentine’s Day escape even more unforgettable, takeoff to…

Read more

As the holiday whirlwind winds down and the chill of winter sets in, New Year’s intentions heat up with a fury. Thankfully, these top five…

Read more

In the realm of private aviation, there is an abundance of choices as to how an aircraft is managed and operated— with topics ranging from…

Read more

Private jets offer an exclusive ticket to the world— granting access to some of the most iconic, stunning, and relaxing locations around the globe. Escape…

Read more

Professional pilots, in corporate aviation, dedicate much of their lives to perfecting their craft and advancing their flying skills. To become a pilot, one must…

Read more

The cultured, yet casual, beach locale of Santa Barbara, California is an ideal departure point for private jet travelers. “Santa Barbara casts an intoxicating spell…

Read more

The largest, most anticipated VIP event of the upcoming year is scheduled for February 4, 2018. Minneapolis, Minnesota will host Super Bowl LII; which draws…

Read more

Owners of other Cessna models, like the Cessna CJ2, CJ3, CJ4 or Citation XLS+, will appreciate the latest and largest addition to the Cessna family;…

Read more

FBOs, or Fixed Base Operators, are an integral component of the private jet experience— offering an array of services for customers, aircraft and crew. Pilots,…

Read more

Your loved ones may now unwrap the ultimate experiential gift with Clay Lacy Preferred gifting. Allow those closest to you to enjoy the gift of…

Read more

Experienced and qualified pilots are a valuable and necessary asset in business aviation; now more than ever before. Over the next two decades, private jet…

Read more

Los Angeles may have an endless summer, but in nearby locales, the weather welcomes private jet-setters to powdery bliss. There is much reason to celebrate…

Read more

Business aviation draws aspiring pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians, but beyond the more well-known career paths, there are a myriad of employment opportunities within the…

Read more

Flight Operations Quality Assurance Programs, or FOQA, facilitate the increased safety of private jet travel by offering an information snapshot of events that occur during…

Read more

Embraer invites the world to ‘rethink convention’ with the introduction of the 12-passenger Legacy 500. As a leader in its class, the Legacy 500 redefines…

Read more

A professional pilot is a necessary extension to any aircraft, but equally important is the private jet flight attendant to enhance the safety environment during…

Read more

Known as ‘The Garden Isle’— Kauai is the low-key and inviting counterpart to Maui and the sister islands of Hawaii. For private jet travelers, Lihue…

Read more

Clay Lacy Aviation and creative visionary, Sunni Brown, connect a legendary history and engaging future— through visual storytelling— at this year’s National Business Aviation Conference,…

Read more

Regularly scheduled aircraft maintenance is an essential component to maintaining the airworthiness of any aircraft. Unlike a car where maintenance is optional, every jet has…

Read more

The debate over a “pilot shortage” has gained traction in recent years due to the crippling effect a pilot shortage would have on the world…

Read more

One aspect that is apparent when flying with Clay Lacy Aviation is the inherent caliber and talent of the company’s pilots. These men and women…

Read more

You can fly a private jet almost anywhere. From the most remote and exclusive luxury destinations to always popular in Miami, New York or Cabo…

Read more

There are many choices in private jet operators, but how does one know if they will secure the best safety, service, and value when chartering…

Read more

Clay Lacy Aviation was an early adopter of GoGo wifi systems; connectivity that revolutionized private jet travelers’ ability to do business inflight. Once again, Gogo…

Read more

For a corporate flight attendant, the private aviation industry is competitive. With just over 12,000 business jets registered in the United States, and an even…

Read more

When it comes to buying a multi-million-dollar business jet, it’s important to make sure you get the best value for your money. Should you invest…

Read more

The benefits and appeal of owning a business jet are inarguably far reaching. More time spent with family. ‘Mobile office’ capabilities resulting in better focus…

Read more

“The best aircraft management is not the most expensive nor the least. Rather, it’s the one who deals fairly, advocates in the client’s best interest…

Read more

Saving time is the essence of business jet travel, and that won’t change anytime soon. Two aircraft in particular, the Gulfstream flagship G650ER and G650,…

Read more

As jet-cards, jet sharing and other private aviation programs work to lower the cost of flying by private jet, one element that is often overlooked…

Read more

In business aviation, jet fuel is the highest variable cost of jet ownership. Professional pilots must calculate the optimized flying speed and altitude, based on…

Read more

One in three adults experience anxiety or have a genuine fear of air travel, but flying does not need to incite concern. If a charter…

Read more

Much is involved in crewing a private jet, but the choice of who flies a charter guest or owner at Clay Lacy Aviation circles back…

Read more

As the airspace system becomes increasingly crowded, Air Traffic Control agencies have established new avionics mandates to improve safety and efficiency of private jet travel….

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Clay Lacy Aviation is a company founded upon a legacy of legendary achievement. When Clay Lacy, the man, first started his business in 1968, he…

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What’s behind the buyer’s market and how you can benefit If you missed recession-era opportunities to buy a business jet for a much lower cost,…

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One of the hallmarks of a great charter experience is excellence that appears effortless. The food and amenities are perfect. The attentive personnel anticipate every…

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By Richard Hodkinson Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions Clay Lacy Aviation I miss the good old days. I’ve been buying and selling corporate jets for clients…

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HOW TO GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME If you have never chartered a private jet, picking the right company can be daunting. You want…

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October 18, 2016 Fifteen years ago, a Gulfstream GIV was considered the epitome of luxury in private jet travel. The GIV was the largest, fastest,…

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By Clay Lacy In Pro Pilot Magazine “Older Bizjets” July 2000 ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet series, HS125, Boeing 727/747 and 25 misc type ratings While…

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By Clay Lacy in May 2004 Professional Pilot Magazine’s “Purchasing Guide” ATP/CFII/Helo?Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet and Citation series, HS125, Boeing 747, DC3 and 25 misc…

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By Clay Lacy In Professional Pilot Magazine’s October 2001 “Guest Editorial” ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Boeing 747, Gulfstream II/III/IV, Hawkers, Learjets, Citations and 25 misc type ratings GOVERNMENT…

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By Clay Lacy in Professional Pilot Magazine’s August 2004 “Position and Hold” ATP/CFII/Helo?Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet and Citation series, HS125, Boeing 747, DC3 and 25…

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TRIBUTE Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca (L) listens as Allen Paulson lists the qualities of the Gulfstream IV. The year is 1986, the setting a GIV…

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By Clay Lacy – In June 2002 Pro Pilot Magazine’s “Purchasing Guide” ATP/Helo/CFII Boeing 747, Gulfstream II/III/IV, Hawkers, Learjets, Citations and 25 misc type ratings…

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By Clay Lacy in January 2001 Professional Pilot Magazine’s “Situational Awareness” ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Boeing 747, Gulfstream II/III/IV, Hawkers, Learjets, Citations and 25 misc type ratings During…

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By Clay Lacy in December 2004 Professional Pilot Magazine’s “Training” Contributing Writer Aircraft are designed so that no matter what happens there’s always a way…

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Lacy is a world-renowned pilot with over 50,000 hours of flying time whose lifetime in aviation has included experience as an Air Force pilot and…

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By Clay Lacy in November 2001 Professional Pilot Magazine ATP/Helo/CFII Boeing 747, Gulfstream II/III/IV, Hawkers, Learjets, Citations and 25 misc type ratings Blended winglets for…

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By Clay Lacy ATP/Helo/CFII – In 2001 Pro Pilot Magazine Editorial Opinion “Outer Marker Inbound” Boeing 747, Gulfstream II/III/IV, Hawkers, Learjets, Citations and 25 misc…

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By Clay Lacy – in August 1998 Professional Pilot Magazine’s “Flightcheck” ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet series, Hawker, Boeing 747 and 25 misc. type ratings. EUROCOPTER…

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By Clay Lacy In Professional Pilot’s December 1998 “Flight Check” ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet series, HS125, Boeing 747 and 25 misc. type ratings. The Citation…

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By Clay Lacy in 2005 Professional Pilot Magazine “Flight Check” ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet and Citation Series HS125, Boeing 747, DC3, and 25 misc type…

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By Clay Lacy in 2004 Professional Pilot Magazine “Flight Check” ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet and Citation Series HS125, Boeing 747, DC3, and 25 misc type…

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BELL’S 609 CIVIL TILTROTOR PROMISES NEW VTOL POSSIBILITIES By Clay Lacy – in September 1998 Professional Pilot Magazine’s “Flightcheck” ATP/CFII/Helo/Sea. Gulfstream II/III/IV, Learjet series, Raytheon…

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The Dassault Falcon 20 has always been a great airplane. It has been well received by customers and is also a good looking airplane with…

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