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Jet Engine vs. Prop Engine: What's the difference?

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on May 11, 2016 9:04:00 AM

As the largest charter aircraft company in Las Vegas, Cirrus Aviation receives a lot of questions about our aircraft. People are fascinated with airplanes and what makes them tick, such as the differences between jet engines and prop engines.

What are the streaks behind a plane in the sky?

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on May 3, 2016 10:55:12 AM

Aviation has fascinated and mystified people ever since the Wright brothers first took flight more than one hundred years ago. When you look up to the sky, you may notice that planes leave behind white streaks that often linger for some time. What exactly causes these streaks?

Airplane vapor trails

Airplane vapor trails, more commonly known as contrails, form when airplane exhaust and cold air combine. As airplanes burn fuel, they produce exhaust, causing gases, water vapor and solid particles to flow out of the engine. When these substances meet with the low air temperatures found at cruising altitude, the vapor freezes around the particles, producing white cloud-like patterns behind the plane. Contrails formed in dryer air tend to disappear almost as soon as they appear. Humid air can create persistent contrails which remain in the sky for longer lengths of time, either in thin straight lines or as spreading shapes that appear more like natural clouds.

Three Ways to Save with Private Jet Charter

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Mar 24, 2016 1:09:54 PM

If you’re planning a trip, you’re probably looking forward to reaching your destination but dreading the long delays, security lines, cramped seats and other annoyances of commercial airline travel. However, this isn’t your only option. Some may think traveling by private jet is expensive but it isn’t only for the ultra-rich and powerful. Cirrus Aviation, the largest private jet charter company in Las Vegas, has a variety of planes and flights available at competitive rates to meet your needs.

Here are a few economical ways to travel in luxury.

Be Efficient! 10 Tips for Packing Before You Fly on a Las Vegas Private Jet

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Mar 10, 2016 10:11:37 AM

Before boarding a Las Vegas private jet, you'll want to take advantage of every square inch of space when packing. Here are a few tips from travel experts to maximize the use of your bag or suitcase.

Carrier Services vs. Broker Services for Chartered Flights: What’s the difference?

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Mar 8, 2016 1:30:00 PM


There could be a significant difference in private flights from charter carriers compared to those offered by charter brokers.

Here’s how they compare…

Turning Airplane Noise into Energy

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Feb 5, 2016 10:52:00 AM

As a Las Vegas aircraft charter company, Cirrus Aviation is always on the lookout for the latest innovations in air travel. One item that got our attention recently is Boeing’s idea to turn the roar of the jet engine into electricity.

The concept has been patented by the aircraft manufacturer and would also conceivably quiet the sound of jets as they take off and land. This is a revolutionary concept as air transportation officials have long struggled to solve the problem of jet noise and its effect on the environment.

Las Vegas Jet Charter: Your Best Bet for Avoiding Weather Delays

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Feb 3, 2016 2:52:39 PM

It’s no secret that weather can cause long delays for commercial airline flights. Private jets, however, have more flexibility than commercial airlines and can often work around poor conditions.

Here’s why…

Stay Connected in the Sky: How Airplane Wi-Fi Works

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Oct 26, 2015 4:14:00 PM

When you’re on the ground, you’re never far from a Wi-Fi connection.

In the air however, it’s not always easy to find. Many commercial airlines offer Wi-Fi on board but passengers frequently choose not to pay for it since connections are often slow, service is spotty and prices are high.

That means long periods with no internet and no opportunities to communicate with family and friends, read the latest news, browse social media or get work done.

Air Traffic Controller History and Careers

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Sep 30, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Air Traffic Controllers, From Archie League to Today


Air traffic controllers have come a long way from the days of Archie League.

League is considered by many to be the first air traffic controller. From a ground position near a St. Louis, Mo., runway, he waved checkered flags to communicate with pilots in the late 1920s.

Today, thousands of highly trained air traffic controllers use sophisticated tracking equipment to coordinate the flow of aircraft around the globe. Air travel would be impossible without these professionals.

A Day in the Life of an Air Traffic Controller

Posted by Cirrus Aviation on Sep 25, 2015 11:59:00 AM

Ever wonder what air traffic controllers really do?

Most passengers understand that air traffic controllers use radar to coordinate planes in the sky and assist pilots in takeoffs and landings, but their duties are far more complicated than that.

Here’s a closer look at a job that is among the world’s most pressure-packed: