Need your very own personal jet right away? Hey, no problem, you can get one within days if you want. It turns out that Eclipse Aviation is selling 28 former DayJet aircraft which are configured in DayJet colors and which were maintained by Eclipse Aviation or DayJet technicians.
DayJet ceased operations on September 20th for the stated reason that they could not raise the necessary capital to continue the growth necessary to prove their per-seat business model. Ed Iaccobucci insists that the model was working but did not have enough capital to reach efficient and profitable operations.
Many of us recall that when VLJs (very light jets) were proposed and introduced many industry experts questioned whether or not these aircraft could be operated profitably in the on-demand charter business. There have been a number of operations suggested and tried, but it appears the per-seat model instituted by DayJet either does not work or requires more capital than the market is willing to provide.
In any case these 28 aircraft are on the block, so if you really really want your very own personal VLJ you can have one tomorrow. Just go to "Special Aircraft Sale" by Eclipse Aviation and grab the VLJ of your choice.
Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch!
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds...and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of...wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up, the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, nor even eagle flew.
And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space...
...put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.