What Investment Is Right for You?

Aviation Attorney, James Butler, Helps Owners Perspective Navigate the Many Private Air Travel Options

Bethesda, Maryland • November 2010

In the second in a series of articles for Owners Perspective magazine, Shaircraft CEO, James Butler, answers the question, “What [Private Aviation] Investment is Right for You?”

Having represented private air travelers for more than a decade, no one is better qualified to help business and leisure travelers determine which of the many private air travel options is right for them. Fractional ownership? A jet card program? On-demand charter? A combination of investments?

Butler explains, “At Shaircraft Solutions, we begin by having you answer several important questions…[After] analyzing your responses…, we develop a travel profile that enables us to determine the type of private air travel investment that’s right for you.”

Among those questions:

  • What is your budget?
  • Where and when do you fly?
  • How far in advance do you plan your trips?
  • How many passengers and how much luggage do you take?
  • Do you have specific aircraft preferences?
  • Can you take advantage of depreciation tax deductions?

Butler’s advice: “Your goal should be to purchase maximum flight time on aircraft that best fit your needs from reliable and financially stable companies at a minimum cost. Making the wrong choice can cost you… Making the right choice can free you from the flight delays, intrusive security and horrendous service that characterizes the commercial airline experience in a way that does nothing less than change your life.”

To read Butler’s full analysis, download the full text version of this article below.

Owners Perspective: “Private Air Travel: What Investment is Right for You?”

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