Eclipse Jets Offered By The Hour


Ascension Air, which operates a fleet of Cirrus SR22 aircraft from its bases in Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale, now is offering jet cards and time shares for the Eclipse 550 jet. “Our new Eclipse 550 Contrails program will bring personal jet transportation to a growing segment of aviators who want the flexibility and benefits of flying their own jet, without the worries of full jet ownership,” said Ascension Air CEO Jamail Larkins. “Our professional owner-services team offers easy fleet access, on-site concierge services, professional aircraft management, a safety pilot, and streamlined scheduling.”

Pilots who want to buy in to the program can train for the Eclipse jet type rating in the airplane or in a flight simulator at Simcom in Orlando, Florida.A one-sixth timeshare costs $525,467 plus a monthly management fee of $2,995 and direct operating costs of $620 per hour for 50 days per year. A 50-day-per-year lease costs $7,745 per month with $104,000 down, plus $620 per hour. The Contrails JetCard costs $40,000 for 25 hours.