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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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