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IMAGINEAIR is Expanding Services in New England!

Posted by Jess Burns on March 22, 2017

Don't Miss the Chance to Learn About IMAGINEAIR!

IMAGINEAIR is revolutionizing aviation, making the benefits of private air travel more convenient and accessible than ever before! We fly travelers practically door to door and avoid the time and aggravation of long drives, traffic jams, and missed opportunities.

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Topics: Insider

Commercial Pilot Vs Private Charter Pilot

Posted by Monica Michelle Manley on January 27, 2017

Everyone knows what a pilot is, but not many understand the difference between a commercial pilot and a private charter pilot – what each are qualified to do, what their different responsibilities include, and what a typical schedule is for each. So, whether you’re looking to become a pilot, or are simply curious about the difference, here we have broken it down for you.

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Topics: commercial pilot, private charter pilot, pilot

Anyone Can Afford to Fly Private with These Tips

Posted by Monica Michelle Manley on January 20, 2017

While most assume that it’s only the very wealthy that can afford the luxuries of private air, that’s simply not true. You don’t have to be wealthy to book a private aircraft. You just need to be aware of the many different ways you can make a private flight more affordable.

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Topics: Private Jet Travel Hacks, affordable flights, Saving Money

Minimalist Packing for the Busy Business Traveler

Posted by Jess Burns on January 13, 2017

 Packing for a business trip can be tiresome, especially when you travel 2-3 times a week for work. Packing light is essential for busy travelers who need to get where they are going with little time to spare. 

Have a trip coming up? Let us help arrange it!

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Topics: Bleisure Travel

Private Air Travel Hacks and Etiquette

Posted by Monica Michelle Manley on January 6, 2017

There’s no better way to travel than by a private plane. Using this method of travel comes with perks such as no long security lines, no undesirable passengers sitting next to you, and no tiny seats. In order to experience everything private flying has to offer, we have listed a few private jet travel hacks, and private air etiquette tips to ensure you get the most out of your flight.

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Topics: Private Jet Travel Hacks, Travel Tips, Private Jet Etiquette

Perks of Being an Air-Taxi Pilot

Posted by Jess Burns on January 4, 2017

Do what you love - Fly and enjoy uncommon lifestyle benefits!

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Topics: Pilot Jobs

How to Hold a Killer Meeting at an Airport

Posted by Monica Michelle Manley on December 30, 2016

To some, airports may seem like an undesirable location to hold a meeting. This is partly because of the hustle and bustle, the noise, and the lack of privacy. However, there may be times where you have no choice but to have a meeting before boarding your flight. The good news is that with the right guidance and preparation, you can experience a successful meeting no matter where you are. Whether your meeting is in-person or virtual, these tips will help you hold a killer meeting while at an airport.

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Topics: Meetings, Airports

5 Romantic Getaways for New Year's Eve

Posted by Monica Michelle Manley on December 23, 2016

It’s that time of year again - time to kiss the old goodbye and welcome the new with open arms. Everyone looks forward to New Year’s Eve, because it’s a chance to celebrate new beginnings and set those infamous New Year’s resolutions. While some prefer to celebrate amongst close friends, others may wish to enter into the New Year with their significant other. What better way to do that than to spend your New Year’s Eve at a romantic getaway?

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HOW TO GET THE BEST VALUE POSSIBLE WHILE FLYING PRIVATE

Posted by Jess Burns on December 13, 2016

IMAGINEAIR’s first-of-its-kind, proprietary dynamic pricing system is designed to provide IMAGINEAIR’s service at the lowest prices in the industry.  As the first on-demand next generation air taxi to offer real-time online reservations, our mission is to make flying private accessible to the millions of highway travelers every day so they can spend more time on the things that matter in life.          

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Topics: Dynamic Pricing

Meet Dan, an Air-Taxi Pilot

Posted by Jess Burns on November 23, 2016
Many people want to know who their pilot is, especially if they are flying with them from point A to point B on a weekly basis. At IMAGINEAIR we're proud of our pilots and we think it's essential for people to get to know them. They are the reason people choose to fly with us everyday. If you travel in the Northeast then you'll probably get the chance to fly with one of our all-star pilots, Dan. 
 
Meet one of our NE based pilots, Dan Laurie!
 
 
 
Dan (the man) grew up in West Virginia and went to West Virginia University. After School he moved to California and lived there for 20 years before he moved to Pennsylvania in 1999.
 
Dan and his wife, Kathleen, have two college age daughters named Kaelin and Natalie. Together,  Dan and his family are adventurers and in their spare time they can be found trekking through the wilderness!
 

 
Dan has been flying for 28 years and learned to fly in California at Palo Alto Airport of Santa Clara County (KPAO). He also owns a Cessna 172 which he used to instruct in. 
 
Dan is a Gold Seal Flight Instructor which is a certification that allows the FAA to recognize the best flight instructors in the industry. To obtain a Gold Seal Certification you must have a ground instructor certificate and within the last 24 months have a pass/fail rate of 80% or above. 
 
His non-flying career was spent in Distribution and Logistics as a VP/GM of Operations where he worked all over the country.  
Dan decided to change careers and left the corporate world for good in 2012 and started flying full-time.  
 
 
Dan was also a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight. Angel Flight is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community by facilitating air transportation for children and adults, with medical conditions, who need to get treatment far from home. Volunteer pilots use their own aircraft and cover the entire cost of the flights with no costs to the patients.
 

When asked what his favorite part of flying was, he responded "I don’t think there is one best part about it.  I love the challenge of a strong crosswind landing or shooting an approach to minimums, the challenge and thrill of aerobatics, the freedom and perspective of looking down on everything, and the places you can go." 

Dan also said he enjoyed flying for IMAGINEAIR as an Air Taxi Pilot because "of the freedom to choose my own schedule, the people I get to work with, the really cool places we fly to, the ability to put a smile on people’s faces with a great flight, and I love the Cirrus.  I have worked for several companies over the years and I know good people when I see them.   We really do have great people!"
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When Dan isn't flying the Cirrus SR22 he is making some of the best bagels in the country! He owns Newtown Bagel Company located in Newtown, PA.  
 
"We have the world’s best bagels and bagel sandwiches"- Dan.

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Topics: Pilot Spotlight