psysicx said:Is there any difference between Santient Jet and a charter company? Do they offer more variety of aircraft or is it easier to set up a flight? And do people choose fractionals instead for safety?
Eagle-ista said:Sentient sub-contracts all of their flying. I don't believe they own even one aircraft. The purchase of Atlantic will change that, but I would wait and see how they handle maintenance issues and other ownership hassles they have never had to deal with.
English said:Many charter operators these days benefit from third party safety audits. Wyvern, ARG/US and IS-BAO all do these audits.
The fractionals do as well.
Stealthh21 said:and the requirements are stupid. For Wyvern someone with 4000 TT in a cessna 172 is more quilified then someone with 3500TT with 2000 hours in a Learjet.
English said:I was referring to safety audits, not flight time minimums.
AZ Typed said:This is correct. Wyvern and Argus (spelling?) are 90% business scams sold to people - folks buy into their sales pitch of their audits. Safety is increased - but it's also degraded. I've flown with people who meet the audit requirements but have no business being in a cockpit. I've flown with people who don't meet the requirements and could fly single pilot...safely. In the end these two audits are schemes sold to morons with more money than brains. The bottom line, however, is that we are now forced to live with them.