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Super Bowl GA departures show signs of private-jet rebound

February 20, 2011, 03:12 pm

Many lingering concerns that the private-jet industry is still on the decline may have been eased by the general aviation flight departure statistics released by Dallas area airports following the Super Bowl, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.

The airports reported around 1,100 departures following the Super Bowl - 400 that same Sunday, and 700 the following day. Last year's figure for private-jets departing from the Super Bowl was around 700 total, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford told the paper.

The source cited the convenience of private planes, which has always been one of their primary selling points. Especially now with more invasive and lengthier procedures by the Transportation Security Administration, the time and privacy benefits of flying on a private-jet are clearer than ever.

With private jets regaining popularity, many who dropped out of the aviation field due to overwhelming expenses may decide to re-enter. In addition to undergoing training to ensure that their flight skills are still sharp, they should look into life insurance for pilots, which would help provide for their families if they sustain a fatal injury during a plane crash.  

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