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Get to Know Our Fleet: Cessna 414

The Cessna 414 is a light, pressurized, multi-engine transport aircraft built by Cessna. First flown in 1968, this flexible aircraft was developed to appeal to owners of un-pressurized, twin-engined aircrafts. The structure was based on the fuselage of the Cessna 421 and the wing design of Cessna 401. In 1978, additional improvements and advancements were made and was launched as the Cessna 414A Chancellor.Read More

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Discover Bliss During Miami Spice and Spa Month

Summer is the prime season to be in one of Florida’s most intriguing and culturally diverse cities, Miami. The months of July-September offer incredible soirees and experiences that will leave any resident or visitor feeling luxurious, as well as gastronomically satisfied. Specifically, we’re referring to Miami’s Spice and Spa Month. Thanks to the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the organization responsible for these and other events, Miami offers year-round promotions such as Miami Film Month, Miami Museum Month, and Shop Miami Month.Read More

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Top Things to Do in South Florida This Summer

South Florida is always brimming with beautiful socialites, high-end fashion, delicious authentic cuisines, and non-stop soirees. So whether you are a local or visitor of the area, the possibilities of things to do are endless. Luckily, Gold Aviation is “in-the-know” of the best events happening in South Florida this summer.

Wednesday Cocktail Hour at the National Hotel Miami Beach

In honor of its recent $12M dollar renovation, the contemporary yet elegant National Hotel Miami Beach is launching a bi-monthly “Wednesday Cocktail Hour” starting July 16th-August 27th at 6pm in the hotel’s sophisticated Blues Bar. The Bar will feature live Jazz/Blues music, vintage cocktails at vintage prices, and complimentary appetizers all within a retro, Art Deco-style ambiance. Perfect for after-work cocktails, or a night-cap for visitors staying at the hotel.Read More

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Uncovering the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands are part of an underwater mountain range running between Cuba and Belize and are just a stone’s throw away from the city of Miami. This exotic destination boasts some of the finest tropical weather around the world. The Cayman Islands attract luxury travelers who appreciate the islands’ mellow civility, pristine reef-filled waters, and stunning views. Read on to discover the best in dining and lodging on these islands of paradise.Read More

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5 Reasons You Should Fly Private

Travelers often wonder what the advantages are of flying on a private jet in comparison to flying on a commercial airline. While private aircraft accommodations are synonymous with opulence, the true benefits of flying with a private aircraft are convenience, efficiency, stress reduction, privacy and flexibility.

Convenience

One of the greatest things about flying on a private charter is convenience. With over 5,000 airports in the U.S., compared to 500 airports for larger commercial flights, our guests can avoid the distraction of flying out of busy airport hubs. Our clients who reside near a smaller, general aviation airport can depart directly from their point of origin, thus, eluding the dense traffic that is found at larger airports. This allows us to land you closer to your true destination.
Furthermore, our private jets feature less restrictions than commercial flights. For instance, our clients care able to travel with any of their special belongings such as musical instruments, liquids of any kind, sports gear, and pets (if flying domestically).Read More

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3 Items No Business Traveler Should Leave Home Without

From lost luggage and delayed flights to long security lines, every business traveler understands the pains of traveling. However, most jetsetters can minimize the chaos of flying by using private jet charters such as Gold Aviation Services. In addition, there are a few essential items that every professional needs to stay on top of their A-game when traveling. Take a look below at Gold Aviation’s top picks of traveling essentials!

1.MiFi Hotspot

Want to stay connected wherever you go? Smart business travelers maintain constant connectivity by investing in their own Wifi Hotspot. The Verizon Jet 4G LTE Mifi, a personal favorite of Yahoo! CEO Marissa Meyer, comes in a sleek and slim credit card-sized package and has fast 4g LTE speeds. No more excuses for missed important emails.Read More

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Travel Guide for Your Holidays in the Keys

Travel Guide for Your Holidays in the Keys

Spending the holidays in the Florida Keys makes for an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting to return again and again. Read on to learn more about some of the best in accommodations, restaurants, and entertainment available on the islands.

Lodging in Torch Key

The Keys have their own unique and proud culture of tradition, and this can be seen among the islands’ many eclectic restaurants and resorts. From historic cottages to restored Conch houses and large resorts, the Keys offer a great variety of lodging to suite your own assorted tastes.Read More

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Government Shutdown Impacts on Charter Flights

On October 1, 2013, a government-wide shutdown went into effect, impacting services provided by nearly all government agencies. While the shutdown has not impacted basic aviation safety services, it has had an impact on many aspects of business aviation.

The NBAA (National Business Aviation Association) has been underlining the shutdown’s effect on the business aviation industry.

In a letter to members, Ed Bolen, NBAA President and CEO highlighted that the shutdown threatens the aviation industry with the elimination of jobs, closure of companies and the loss of millions in economic activity.Read More

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Events in South Florida You Won’t Want to Miss!

What do you think of when you think of fall in South Florida? Other than slightly cooler temperatures, fall is the time for the best in luxury events. Whether you are attending the South Beach Seafood Festival, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, or the Miami International Auto Show, South Florida is the place to spend time this autumn.

South Beach Seafood Festival

The South Beach Seafood Festival, held Saturday, October 19, 2013, celebrates the seafood experience of Miami and helps kick off Miami’ Beach’s premier Stone Crab Season. The event features food, drinks, and all day entertainment hosted on the sand beaches in South Beach. Ten locally selected restaurants will feature a 20×20 culinary garden with seating, as well as various signature seafood items. Also included in the mix are full bars that offer wine, cocktails, and beer, all prepared by local mixologists. In addition, great live entertainment will be featured, such as music from local bands, culinary and cocktail demonstrations from featured chefs, and other interactive activities. Best of all, you can start the party early with an exclusive VIP kick off at Joe’s Stone crabs for a night of fresh stone crabs Thursday evening, October 17th. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Education Foundation, as well as CI Foundation, which both focus on educating the future leaders of the community.Read More

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Top 3 Things to Do in the Caribbean

Feeling the urge for new experiences and adventure? Contemplating on where to shut down and take your next digital sabbatical? The Caribbean is full of exotic travel destinations that can satisfy both your needs for relaxation and thrill.

Yoga Retreat on Nevis Island

Ahhhh. Tranquilty. That’s the first thing that comes to mind as you sit on the Tamarind Villa’s covered porch and take in the breathtaking sanctuary of Montpelier Plantation & Beach; which, quaintly lies among the rolling hills of Nevis Island.

Consistently voted by Conde Nast Traveller as one of the top best resorts in the Caribbean, Montpelier Plantation offers those looking to renew and revitalize a weeklong Yoga Retreat that is guaranteed to calm your mind, body, and soul.
In addition to daily yoga practices and meditation sessions, retreat-goers can indulge in healthy gourmet meals and optional soothing spa treatments.
This serene getaway will leave you feeling completely restored and ready for the world.Read More