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Top-5 reasons to fly small aircraft

Private flying is such a fun and convenient way to get around. There are many different ways to fly private. GA Pilots know that traveling with a light aircraft is by far the most exciting one. Whether you already own an aircraft or thinking of buying one, we’ve put together the top 5 reasons to fly small aircraft.

1. Be independent

Imagine, no boundaries to airline flight schedules, delayed or even canceled flights and commercial airports (unless your trip includes one). No waiting in lines and in crowded waiting rooms. Already no joy during 'normal‘ times, even less in pandemic times. Go wherever and whenever you want. No more planning well in advance. It’s Wednesday and the weekend weather forecast for your favorite destination is just right? Having a coffee in that beautiful little town on the south French coast or the Bahamas and enjoying a swim in the sea at last minute and hopping to another destination on the same day isn’t a dream anymore. Private flying is the way to make the most out of your time. Of course, there are regulations to follow and some planning, but you spend less time getting there. You own your own plan and can create more personal time with your family and friends, while enjoying one of your passions – the life above clouds.

2. Enjoy the view

Experience the real freedom of flying. If you have ever been on commercial flights, you know the feeling when looking out the tiny window while flying over beautiful landscape. All you get is just a glimpse of the prettiness beneath and around you. Ever wondered what the view is like for a pilot when approaching the airport? Always wanted to go lower and have a closer look at that magical waterfall or that famous landmark? Have you ever experienced what it feels like to surf the clouds? In a small aircraft you always have the perfect seat with the perfect view, especially in a Diamond with its panoramic canopy or big windows. You do not have to follow the strict trajectories of commercial flights and can enjoy real sightseeing from above, wherever it is allowed and you get clearance. Only in a light aircraft you will get to see the world from a bird’s view and experience what others can only imagine.

3. Appreciate the privacy

The snoring seatmate, the passenger giving himself a pedicure or eating smelly food? Forget about that. Well, there could be a slight chance to experience one of these things, but at least you would know the person 😉 Private flying means you will be with less people and fly in a more intimate environment. We mentioned it already, especially in times like this, this is great for your own safety and a huge convenience. You are traveling with people you know and your passengers know you, the pilot. How cool and reassuring is this?

4. Explore unchartered territory

Go places! Visit areas that you can’t reach with commercial airlines or must travel a long way from the airport. Discover all the scenic airfields and its surroundings that you can only reach with your small plane. To name just a few gateways to new adventures: Zell am See (LOWZ), Austria; Mali Losinj (LDLO), Croatia; Mackinac Island Airport (KMCD), Michigan. Discover even more, for example Africa, when flying a jet fueled light aircraft. Jet fuel has a much wider availability and it’s easier to plan for fuel stops. Well, we have to admit, most likely you can only do this when flying a Diamond 😊 Private flying opens up the world. Your world. Discover the feeling only GA pilots and their passengers know.

5. Share your passion

Aviation is a wonderful world. It is full of people who have discovered their passion in life. Is there a better way to share YOUR passion with your family and loved ones than in a small aircraft? You all get to sit in the cockpit, even your pet if it fits 😉! From the co-pilot experience for your passengers to flight instructions to be the travel guide and more - this is the type of aircraft where you can share it all. And all these trips are a well-earned reward for all the hard work you have put into your flight training. You have the skills and the experience. All you need now is the one aircraft you are comfortable with. At Diamond Aircraft we are committed to building the safest aircraft in its class. Our range of singles and twins offers the right plane for every need. In a Diamond aircraft you can trust when you take off with your kids, family and friends for a fun day of flying.

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