SF Airports Prep For Private Jets In For Super Bowl 50
HAYWARD, Calif. (KGO) — Super Bowl 50 tickets aren’t cheap and that means a select few high rollers will be traveling into the Bay Area in style next month. The SF airports prep for private jets in for super bowl 50 in big numbers.
The Hayward Executive Airport sees about 30 flights a day, half of them jets. But with the Super Bowl that’s about to change.
Thomas Panico runs the A.P.P. Jet Center. They provide fuel and services for private jets and they’re bracing for a storm. “We’re preparing for approximately 120 extra aircrafts flying into this field,” Panico said. “We have to fly in staff from other locations, which we will, we’re probably doubling our normal staff.”
Hayward’s just one of the airports seeing a flood of small jets.
“We were told there’s upward of 1,000 aircrafts coming to the bay for the Super Bowl,” said Michael Davich, Sky7 HD photographer.
The FAA briefed TV news helicopter pilots on the extra traffic and the no-fly zones.
“They’re gonna really clamp down on where, who, and when can be in the air around the venues,” Davich said.
It could mean a traffic jam in the sky and on the ground.
“We’re shutting down one of the runways. We’ll be parking aircrafts on our short runway, leaving the larger runway open. We’ll be using taxiways,” Panico said.
With an expected tenfold increase in jet traffic, it’s going to take more than these leather couches to handle all the people who come with those airplanes. At the Hayward Airport, the big game calls for something bigger.
“We’re actually leasing out a 12,000 square foot hangar from one of our customers, and we’ll have seating areas, we’ll have an 80-inch screen for a Super Bowl party for the crew to watch the game while their passengers are at the game,” Panico said.
More than 200 pilots and co-pilots are expected and the people paying them are not all simply wealthy fans.
“With stockholders looking over your shoulder, jets are a business tool, just like a fax machine or a copier,” said said Doug McNeeley, an airport manager. “So, they might be entertaining clients here, they might be doing something else that has a business reason as opposed to something that’s just fun.”
By Jonathan Bloom
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Paris Air Show
The Paris Air Show (Salon international de l’aéronautique et de l’espace, Paris-Le Bourget) is the world’s calendar-oldest air show. Established in 1909, it is currently held every odd year at Le Bourget Airport in north Paris, France. The 2015 Paris Air Show, from 15–21 June 2015, became the 51st. As you’ll come to find out there are many incredible aircraft on display during this week, but you can come to be a part of the action by chartering your own private jet and arriving in Paris the luxurious way.
The format is similar to the Farnborough International Airshow in Britain and the ILA Berlin Air Show, which both next happen in 2016. The Paris event starts with four professional days closed to the general public, and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday the public, including children, are allowed in.
The Paris Air Show is organised by the French aerospace industry’s primary representative body, the Groupement des industries françaises aéronautiques et spatiales GIFAS. According to Gifas, the 2011 Paris show attracted 151,500 professional visitors and 204,000 members of the general public, and 3,250 journalists from 80 countries.
The Paris Air Show is a large commercial event, with a major purpose being to demonstrate military and civilian aircraft to potential customers. It claims to be the most prestigious aircraft exposition in the world. Major aircraft sales contracts are announced by manufacturers during the show. All major international manufacturers, as well as representatives of the military forces of many countries, attend the Paris Air Show.
It is a contrast to the Airventure event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA. That event, the world’s largest airshow, with attendance of over 500,000 and 12,000 airplanes, does not primarily focus on sales of military and commercial airliners. It’s a perfect place to see new and old private chartered aircraft and to be inspired by the progress that’s been made in the industry.
West Palm Jet Charter brings you a piece of the action with the PAC/Chengdu JF-17 Thunder flying over the Paris Air Show.
This aircraft was developed by and the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, and produced by the latter’s facility at Kamra.
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