Wheels Up May Be The New Amazon For Business Aviation

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Instant communications, real-time data, overnight deliveries, and blink-of-the-eye funds transfers are the hallmarks of today’s competitive business environment. Successful companies and entrepreneurs must be responsive to an ever-changing environment, often having to be ready to travel on short notice to address pressing issues.

With passenger airline demand expected to increase by over 50% in the next twenty years, according to the Federal Aviation Commission, booking flights on short notice will become even more difficult and expensive. Airport crowds will increase considerably while transit times from the major regional airports into the city centers will continue to grow.

Here Comes Wheels Up! The Solution to Instant Travel, Convenience, and Safety

Just as communications, information, banking, and shopping are now practically immediate, personal and business air travel can become more spontaneous.

Operating with an Uber-like app that allows for easy private air travel bookings, Wheels Up currently has accumulated over 6,500 active members with over 80% retention in only five years of operation.

With a fleet of over 90 aircraft, plus more than 1,200 available offline planes vetted, Wheels Up provides members-only service with as little as 24-hour availability to individuals, families, and businesses. Members need only place a single phone call or access the easy-to-use Wheels Up app to reserve their seats on the appropriate aircraft.

Safety is the Highest Priority

Wheels Up works with a global support partner, Gama Aviation, to manage all aircraft at the highest standards of security and performance. Gama Aviation operates facilities in major airports throughout the United States and is the largest certified Federal Aviation Regulations Part 135 operator in the nation.

To ensure the ultimate in safety and maintenance, Wheels Up supplements Gama’s world-class safety programs with its own in-house Safety Leadership Team of experienced professionals.

Expert Pilots and Safe, Comfortable Aircraft

Wheels Up carefully qualify Gama-employed pilots who must have an FAA Airline Transport Pilot License and an FAA First-Class Medical Certificate. Each must be Captain-qualified and FAA-rated for the single type of aircraft that they will pilot. All must be recertified twice per year on a full-motion simulator at Flight Safety International.

Every flight will have two licensed, fully qualified pilots.

The current Wheels Up-owned fleet of aircraft include:

  • Beechcraft King Air 350i
  • Cessna Citation Excel/XLS

Membership Options

To become connected, Wheels Up offers three types of membership.

  1. CONNECT MEMBERSHIP- lowest-priced membership choice that connects you to great membership options and information.
  2. CORE MEMBERSHIP- comfort and convenience 365 days per year with as little as 24-hour notice.
  3. BUSINESS MEMBERSHIPS: for companies, Wheels Up provides a turnkey corporate aviation solution that eliminates the expense of owning and maintaining aircraft full time.

Each membership option requires an initiation fee and annual dues that will begin in Year Two.

Booking Your Flights

Options for booking your flights include:

  • Private Flights: Real-time pricing will be provided and, in many cases, can be booked immediately.
  • Shared Flights: At a lower cost, you may propose a shared flight through your Wheels Up app. Alternatively, you might be able to join an existing, already scheduled flight.
  • Community Plan: Through the networking capability of the Wheels Up app, you can discuss and plan shared flights with other members.
  • Empty-Leg Hot Flights: Reserve a seat on a one-way, empty leg flight at an exceptional cost.

Using the Wheels Up APP

With a Wheels Up membership and the easy-to-use app, you will be able to book flights, estimate flight times, purchase seats, find open-leg Hot Flight bargains, and communicate with other members.

A Wheels Up membership will simplify your flight arrangements and eliminate the lines, waiting, and hassle of those airlines and big-city airports. Fly in, conduct your business, and fly out when you are ready. Often, you will be flying into a smaller regional airport closer to your destination, thereby saving more time and stress.

The time saved, productivity, and reduction in hotel expenses and meals will offset much of the cost of membership in Wheels Up private aviation.

Instant communications, real-time data, overnight deliveries, and blink-of-the-eye funds transfers are the hallmarks of today’s competitive business environment. Successful companies and entrepreneurs must be responsive to an ever-changing environment, often having to be ready to travel on short notice to address pressing issues.

With passenger airline demand expected to increase by over 50% in the next twenty years, according to the Federal Aviation Commission, booking flights on short notice will become even more difficult and expensive. Airport crowds will increase considerably while transit times from the major regional airports into the city centers will continue to grow.

Here Comes Wheels Up! The Solution to Instant Travel, Convenience, and Safety

Just as communications, information, banking, and shopping are now practically immediate, personal and business air travel can become more spontaneous.

Operating with an Uber-like app that allows for easy private air travel bookings, Wheels Up currently has accumulated over 6,500 active members with over 80% retention in only five years of operation.

With a fleet of over 90 aircraft, plus more than 1,200 available offline planes vetted, Wheels Up provides members-only service with as little as 24-hour availability to individuals, families, and businesses. Members need only place a single phone call or access the easy-to-use Wheels Up app to reserve their seats on the appropriate aircraft.

Safety is the Highest Priority

Wheels Up works with a global support partner, Gama Aviation, to manage all aircraft at the highest standards of security and performance. Gama Aviation operates facilities in major airports throughout the United States and is the largest certified Federal Aviation Regulations Part 135 operator in the nation.

To ensure the ultimate in safety and maintenance, Wheels Up supplements Gama’s world-class safety programs with its own in-house Safety Leadership Team of experienced professionals.

Expert Pilots and Safe, Comfortable Aircraft

Wheels Up carefully qualifies Gama-employed pilots who must have an FAA Airline Transport Pilot License and an FAA First-Class Medical Certificate. Each must be Captain-qualified and FAA-rated for the single type of aircraft that they will pilot. All must be recertified twice per year on a full-motion simulator at Flight Safety International.

Every flight will have two licensed, fully qualified pilots.

The current Wheels Up-owned fleet of aircraft include:

  • Beechcraft King Air 350i
  • Cessna Citation Excel/XLS

Membership Options

To become connected, Wheels Up offers three types of membership.

  1. CONNECT MEMBERSHIP- lowest-priced membership choice that connects you to great membership options and information.
  2. CORE MEMBERSHIP- comfort and convenience 365 days per year with as little as 24-hour notice.
  3. BUSINESS MEMBERSHIPS: for companies, Wheels Up provides a turnkey corporate aviation solution that eliminates the expense of owning and maintaining aircraft full time.

Each membership option requires an initiation fee and annual dues that will begin in Year Two.

Booking Your Flights

Options for booking your flights include:

  • Private Flights: Real-time pricing will be provided and, in many cases, can be booked immediately.
  • Shared Flights: At a lower cost, you may propose a shared flight through your Wheels Up app. Alternatively, you might be able to join an existing, already scheduled flight.
  • Community Plan: Through the networking capability of the Wheels Up app, you can discuss and plan shared flights with other members.
  • Empty-Leg Hot Flights: Reserve a seat on a one-way, empty leg flight at an exceptional cost.

Using the Wheels Up APP

With a Wheels Up membership and the easy-to-use app, you will be able to book flights, estimate flight times, purchase seats, find open-leg Hot Flight bargains, and communicate with other members.

A Wheels Up membership will simplify your flight arrangements and eliminate the lines, waiting, and hassle of those airlines and big-city airports. Fly in, conduct your business, and fly out when you are ready. Often, you will be flying into a smaller regional airport closer to your destination, thereby saving more time and stress.

The time saved, productivity, and reduction in hotel expenses and meals will offset much of the cost of membership in Wheels Up private aviation.

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