A Terminal Area Forecast, or TAF, is a means of relaying weather conditions, in particular those which impact on aviation. This forecast covers the surrounding 5 mile area of an airport runway complex and is updated every six hours. TAFs use similar coding to METAR reports but there are fewer TAF locations due to the fact that they are provided by individuals on the ground instead of airports or weather observation centres.
This is an aircraft's registration number. Each country has an identifying letter or group of letters at the beginning of the tail number, eg. N for the USA, G for United Kingdom, F for France and HB for Switzerland.
Taxi time is the period that an aircraft spends moving on the ground, that's to say the amount of time between an aircraft moving off from its stationary parking position and its time of takeoff. Unlike many operators and other brokers, LunaJets never makes you pay for taxi time as it is entirely out of your control.
Four forces act on an aircraft during straight-and-level unaccelerated flight; thrust, lift, weight and drag. Thrust is the force which propels an aircraft through the air, countering the effect of drag and working in the opposite direction. Thrust is a mechanical force that is generated by the engines of an aircraft and the greater the disparity between thrust and drag, the faster an aircraft will accelerate.
A transponder is a crucial piece of technology with which all modern aircraft are equipped in order to ensure safe flight. This electronic transmitter, found onboard an aircraft, serves to inform Air Traffic Control Services of the planes exact position, allowing it to appear on their radar and collision avoidance systems.
An aircraft, such as the Dassault Falcon 7X, which is equipped with three jet engines.
When at different altitudes, the change in pressure and temperature affects the capacity of an aircraft's standard system to accurately indicate airspeed as the number of air molecules entering the pilot's tube is fewer than it would be at sea-level. Consequently, a system of measurement to evaluate the correct airspeed at varying altitudes was developed to give the pilot the aircraft's true airspeed. Therefore, this term simply refers to the correct airspeed of a plane at altitude.
An aircraft which is fitted with jet engines to provide it with thrust. In very basic words, these engines are those in which a turbo-driven compressor draws in air and compresses it, before pushing it into the combustion chamber, where the fuel is also injected. Ignition causes the rapid expulsion of gases, which pass into a turbine, providing energy to a fan (a multiblade type of propeller), propelling the aircraft forwards. LunaJets has access to both Turbofan and Turboprops aircraft, enabling us to provide you with whatever aircraft suits your preferences and journey requirements.
Turboprops Aircraft generate the majority of their thrust from turbine-powered propellers, while receiving extra power from the expulsion of exhaust gases. This type of aircraft are slower and louder than turbojets but are excellent value and are capable of accessing remote airports that are often inaccessible other aircraft. Due to having to both Turbojet and Turboprops aircraft, LunaJets is able to tailor their service to provide you with the perfect aircraft for your needs and preferences.