Owner Interview - The Pros and Cons of Jet Ownership - Airplane Intel Podcast - An Aviation Podcast


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This week, we interview the owner of several popular light jets to learn to the pros and cons of jet ownership. He’ll share a ton of advice and compare features and benefits of some of today’s most popular private jets plus a lot more. If you’re thinking about flying or buying a jet, you won’t want to miss this!

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I’m very excited for today’s guest, Mark Hangen. Mark is an extremely interesting guy and experience jet pilot and owner. I think you’ll really enjoy our interview as well because we cover a lot of common questions and topics from folks looking to step up into their first jet. We will cover a lot of ground during our interview such as how to buy a light jet, including mission and market considerations, how to train and build time in a light jet to combat today’s tight insurance climate, the pros and cons of dry-leasing a jet rather than owning one outright, as well as managing and maintaining your new jet in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. We’ll also be comparing the features, performance, and mission profiles of the most popular light jets on the market – the Citation Mustang, 550, 560, and 525 Citation Jet series and why they remain competitive and desirable among owners and pilots despite increased competition from the Embraer Phenom, HondaJet, and Pilatus PC-24.

Today, we’re speaking with Mark Hangen, the founder of an innovative commercial ice machine company based in Michigan called Easy Ice. Mark knows ice almost as much as he knows airplanes. Mark has flown and owned a wide variety of aircraft throughout his career, including piston singles, light twins, and large turboprops like the Turbine Commander. Mark’s not only the CEO of Easy Ice, but also its Chief Pilot. Today, Easy Ice operates multiple light jets including the Citation 500-series, Citation Mustang, and the Citation CJ2.

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