Private Charter flights are not just for the rich. Charter flights can help you save money and time. Time is the one commodity you cannot keep for later. Time continues to move forward while you stand in line waiting for security, sit in a waiting room for sometimes hours waiting for your plane to arrive and then find out your flight was delayed or worse, cancelled.

While weather delays can affect all flights from commercial to charter, rescheduling a charter flight is much easier than rescheduling a commercial flight.

Take a look at the differences below and you might find charter is a better alternative for you.

Benefits of Flying Private Charter


A commercial flight requires a lot of lines. Standing at the counter to check-in your baggage, standing at security waiting to be scanned, sitting in a waiting room waiting for the plane, sitting on the plane waiting to take off.

That doesn’t even include other unexpected delays, cancellations or problems. Plus the need to be at the airport at a minimum recommended time of two (2) hours before your flight is even scheduled.

It could take you a whole day just to get to your destination.

Your Nashville Charter company, Harmony Air, can help you greatly reduce all the standing and sitting, waiting around for time to pass. Security is of course necessary for a safe flight, but when you can step into a smaller airport, be greeted by the captain and be escorted directly to the plane. Your hassles have been dramatically reduced.


So, you made it through the hassles of your first flight; but not all flights are direct flights to your final destination. Some flights require stopping, leaving the plane, waiting for another plane, boarding the plane and waiting for your turn to depart again. In the worst case, you actually have to spend the night.

With a pre-scheduled charter flight, depending on your destination, you might have to stop for gas, but in a lot of cases Harmony Air will fly you directly to where you need to go and sometimes get you closer to your final destination than a commercial flight could ever do.


You can either be at the mercy of your bus in the sky, following their preset schedules, or you can arrive in the limo that you tell when you want to leave.

A private charter flight runs on your schedule (barring weather problems, of course) so if you want to leave at 2:00 a.m., we can probably make that happen. Or, if mid-flight you decide a quick stop for a bite to eat is something you might enjoy, we can probably make that happen as well.

Private Charter from Harmony Air is here to make your flight as enjoyable and hassle free as possible.


Nashville aircraft charter planes follow very similar rules to commercial flights when it comes to safety.

Planes are constantly maintained and thoroughly checked to ensure everything is in working order. Our pilots have similar experiences to commercial pilots and some commercial pilots have moved from commercial flying to private charter flying to save them the hassle and rough schedules they had to endure as a commercial pilot.

As a private air charter passenger you also get the added convenience of less people on the flight. Unless you are sharing the flight with others you know, you or your family could be the only passengers on the flight. No screaming babies or kids kicking the back of your seat on this flight.


With a private charter flight you can actually hold confidential business meetings in the air as you travel to your destination allowing you to get some of your work done prior to landing.

You can also keep your travel schedule private. In most cases a passenger manifest, the log that says who, in particular, flied from point A to B can be kept private. Check with Harmony Air to find out if keeping a record of your name on the flight is required.

Harmony Air is one of a few trusted Tennessee charter companies. Give us a call to find out more or to schedule your next trip. 615-350-8550

Do you think you might like to fly? Soar above the earth and get a new perspective?

Earning your private pilot license (PPL) will let you do that and more.  It can also be the beginning of a great career as a professional pilot.   With a private pilot license from a pilot school in Nashville, you will be able to rent a plane and fly locally or even cross country.  You can take your family and friends on flights and show them what it looks like a few thousand feet above the ground.

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Six (6) reasons to become a licensed pilot

Believe it or not, there is an extremely small percentage of people who have a pilot’s license.  It is estimated 0.1% of the U.S. population, one-tenth of one percent, have a license to fly a plane.  This is an elite club that you can join with the right training from Harmony Air.

1.  Take the first step – Discovery Flight

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If you have never been in a plane and have no experience, we have the perfect solution; our Discovery Flight.

See what it is like to fly a plane with you at the controls (with some assistance and guidance from a safe, competent, certified instructor, of course!).  No experience necessary.  Give Harmony Air a call (615-350-8550), make an appointment, and we will get you off the ground.

Once you try it and like it, we are ready to get your training started.

2.  Huge Demand for a Licensed Pilot

The pandemic has caused a severe shortage of everything, and U.S. Pilots are no exception.  The U.S. airlines are in need of safe, competent pilots, and you could be that pilot.

Air travel demand has increased, and airlines are having a difficult time finding enough pilots to fly their planes.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates employment growth of 12.9% of pilots is expected between 2020 and 2030. Getting your private pilot license now will open up opportunities for you to fly, have fun and earn money as you increase your skills and certifications.  You could fly for the airlines, law enforcement, private corporations, and the military.

3.  Fly On Your Schedule

Once you have your private pilot license (PPL), you can fly on your schedule (weather permitting), rent a plane, and practice flying.  At almost any time, you can do what less than 0.1% of people in the U.S. (and not that much more in the world) can do.  Fly!

4.  Family, Friends – optional

Not only can you rent a plane and fly on your schedule, but you can take your friends and/or family along for the ride.

Show them what it is like 3000 feet in the air (or higher).  Who knows, maybe they will get their private pilot license (PPL) too.

5.  Visit remote locations

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Some places take too long in a car.  Traffic, construction, delays, time…why wait?  Why waste your time when you can get there in roughly half the driving time, with very little traffic and no in-sky road construction?

Depending on the plane and your license (there are various types of private pilot licenses), you can even fly to remote locations that normally you would not be able to get to due to the location.

Oh, and don’t forget free pancake breakfasts!  A lot of small, local airports have a “Fly-In” that you can now join as a private pilot with your private pilot license (PPL).  Hop in your plane or a rental, check the flying conditions, and take a short trip to a free breakfast.

6.  Business Travel

At this budding stage of your development, you cannot fly for money; but you can fly a plane for your business or business needs, like visiting a client that is too far away if you were to drive a car.

Planes are a great way to enhance your business and increase your revenue.

These are just 6 reasons for you to join Harmony Air now, like many before you who have achieved their private pilot license.  Harmony Air has the experience, expertise and dedication to make your dreams a reality.

Don’t let time pass you by…  Do something fun, educational, and potentially profitable.

Harmony Air offers safe, cost-effective, certified flight training in Nashville.

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One simple call will get you started.  Why wait?  Call today.

A Private Pilot Certificate (Private Pilot License) is the first rating of many you can achieve on your path to leaving the ground and soaring among the clouds. Even with just your first rating, a Private Pilot License, you can bring your family, friends and others along for the ride; giving them the experience of flight. 

With a Private Pilot Certificate you cannot fly for hire, but you can fly for hire with a commercial license/certificate.

There are many pilot schools in Nashville that can help you achieve your flying goals.

Steps To Becoming a Certified Private Pilot

Whether you want to fly as a hobby, sport, fly to your own vacation spots or eventually work for the airlines, it all starts with a Private Pilot Certificate.

Eligibility to become a Private Pilot

Step 1: Discovery Flight

Harmony Air offers a Discovery Flight to give you a taste of flying.  No experience or certification needed.  You can visit and sign-up online for your first flight into the sky.  You will be able to ask questions, touch the controls and see what it is like to be a pilot.

Step 2: Medical

Once you take your Harmony Air Discovery Flight and you find out how fun it is to fly, you are ready to make sure you are healthy enough to fly by yourself (when the time comes).  You can fly as much as you want with another certified private pilot but he/she would be in control.  If you want to fly by yourself and/or fly others with you, then you have to pass at least a 3rd Class Medical.

This is just a your standard doctor exam.  They will ask you about your health, check your heart, lungs, blood pressure, sight and hearing.  These specialized AME doctors report what they find to the FAA.  It is recommended you talk with your regular health physician before you see the specialized AME medical doctor.

Step 3: Ground School

Now that you are medically fit, it is time to learn the rules of the road…or sky!

Ground School is learning about flying while staying on the ground.  The best method is to purchase Sporty’s Private Pilot Learn To Fly course.  If you purchase it through Harmony Air’s website you can get a much better discount:

This course is interactive, has a lot of animations and is fun to watch and learn!

Talk with Harmony Air about the best method of learning your ground school fundamentals.  It is usually best to watch the first section and then meet with your flight instructor to review.

Step 4: Flight Instruction

A typical flight instruction session will begin with a ground briefing on what you are going to do, such as: basic aircraft control, takeoffs and landings, slow flight, aerodynamic stalls, emergency procedures, etc.  Then you will review the related ground school fundamentals, flight requirements, procedures and weather.  Once that is done, you and your instructor will examine the plane (which you should do before every flight) to make sure everything is in order.

When you two are satisfied the plane is ready for flight, you will enter the plane, perform your pre-flight briefing, talk with the tower/air traffic control (if necessary) and then taxi (roll/drive the plane on the ground) to the runway and take off when cleared.

Step 5: Federal Aviation Admission (FAA) Written Exam

There is a written test you must complete as you progress with your flight instruction.  This written test can be done at anytime once your instructor has agreed you are ready to take the test.  It will cover everything you are learning in ground school and in the air.

Step 6: Federal Aviation Admission (FAA) Practical exam

After you have performed at least 40 hours of flying time, passed your written exam and have been “signed off” that you are ready, you will now have to pass a practical/oral exam.

This practical test is with a specialized instructor (DPE) who will ask you similar questions to the ones on the written test and will fly with you to examine your abilities in the air.

When you have successfully completed the written exam, have at least 40 hours of flight time and passed your practical exam, you will have earned your Private Pilot Certificate!  Congratulations!

It was a lot of hard work and a lot of information, but you are now on your way.

This isn’t the end.  A good pilot, even if he/she only wants one rating (Private Pilot Certificate) should be always learning more, always striving to understand how to fly better and safer.

Harmony Air offers flight training in Nashville. If you want to be a certified/certificated private pilot and be able fly your own privately-owned aircraft or rent an aircraft to fly to almost anywhere, give Harmony Air a call today.  615-350-8550

Harmony Air’s instructors are passionate about flying and want to share their passion with you.  Blue Skies!