Transporting Children on Private Jets
Whether you are flying commercially or privately, the safety of you and your loved ones should always be your top priority. Your involvement is highly recommended when transporting children and ensuring their safety in-flight. Here are some tips that I usually share with parents who are looking to charter a private jet with children on board who weigh less than 40 pounds:
- As an informed flyer, you should understand FAA requirements with regard to child safety and make sure the crew meets them.
- If the child is under the age of two, confirm in advance that the aircraft operator can supply an approved child restraint system. Better yet, bring your own if you can.
- Use a rear-facing child seat for children under 20 pounds and a forward-facing system for larger children and ensure that your child’s weight doesn’t exceed the system’s approved limit.
- Make sure your child is properly restrained for takeoff, landing and during the flight. Turbulence can happen any time and is responsible for most injuries in-flight.
- Confirm that emergency oxygen masks are onboard for every child. Find out where the masks are and how to access them.
This may seem like a scary undertaking, but if you align yourself with the right private jet charter company, they can help ensure a safe and pleasant flight for you and your family.