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This is a fairly common question, as larger planes have larger fuel tanks, so it stands to reason that smaller planes have smaller tanks and therefore shorter max airtimes. But what does ‘shorter’ mean in this scenario?

Well, the short answer is – it depends. Because there are all different types and sizes of private planes, there are also all different lengths of max flight times. Plus, weight, routes, weather, and other performance factors play a role in maximum flight times and their variations.

“In the private aviation world, it’s all about efficiency, luxury, and saving time. So instead of spending an entire day traveling, private jets enable you to get in and out of your destination as quickly as possible.”

How Far Can Different Private Planes Fly?

No more connecting flights, poor schedules, waiting around, or slow and stressful ground transportation from one airport to another. Because there are over 5,000 different private airports and thousands of heliports in the US alone, compared to far fewer used by commercial airlines.

But if you can fly direct – does that mean you can fly nonstop? Let’s see some averages!

Private JetMax RangeMax Flight Time
Turboprop1000-1300 miles3-4 hours
Light Jet1000-1800 miles3-4 hours
Midsize Jet2000-3000 miles4-6 hours
Super Midsize Jet3000-4000 miles5-7 hours
Large Cabin Jet4000+ miles6-10+ hours
Large Cabin Jet4000+ miles6-10+ hours

But does this mean you can only go as far as the max range or airtime? Not at all, you can stop for a refuel and continue on. But how long does that take, and is chartering a larger plane worth the fewer stops? Let’s find out!

How Long Does a Fuel Stop Take for a Private Jet?

On average a fuel stop will only take about 30 minutes, giving you an opportunity to stretch your legs, use the facilities, or catch up on texts & calls (if your aircraft doesn’t have Wi-Fi). Of course, you could also not even notice.

Plus, even with this minor addition of time, you still save time over commercial airports and all the waiting associated. Essentially, you never need to worry about a private flight with a fuel stop (if you even need one), as it’s nothing compared to an airline connection.

What’s the Longest Range on a Private Jet?

As of 2021, the private jet with the longest range is the Gulfstream G650ER with a maximum range of 7,500 nautical miles, over 8,6000 miles, or 13,800 kilometers at Mach 0.85. The G650ER is in a class of its own when it comes to performance, comfortably sitting up to 19, sleeping 10, and capable of cruising at Mach 0.925 – just below the speed of sound!

Contact Vault Aviation to Fly to Your Next Destination With the Ease (& Speed) of a Private Jet Charter

Simply tell us what your flight preferences are, and our knowledgeable agents will find the perfect match. From size to speed, destinations to interior designs, we will find you the private jet charter flight and plane that will perfectly fit your needs.

Contact us today!