In-flight entertainment has a reached a whole new level. In 2006, an ‘elevated’ in-flight entertainment option began to include concerts in the sky. During a private air charter flight from London to New York, nu-metal rock group, Korn, performed live for the 60 passengers aboard an air charter flight of a VIP Boeing 757 private jet. Now concert promoters are taking to the skies to book top flight acts for those who want the highest flying live entertainment aboard their private air charter. Perhaps American groups with names like ‘Air Supply’ or the Australian rock band ‘Airbourne’ will find a new niche in the sky…
While the concept of concerts in the sky for private air charter seems innovative, perhaps in-flight entertainment has come full-circle. In 1936, the German airship Hindenburg provided their private air charter travelers with a piano lounge, dining room, smoking room, and bar while traveling between Europe and America.
After WWII, a food and beverage service was introduced during commercial air travel, and an occasional projector with a ‘newsreel’ followed by a silent movie was featured. By 1985, audio players became an option for passengers to enjoy. In 1989, noise-cancelling stereo headphones were available, and today’s sophisticated passengers sport their own private high-end stereo headsets. Private jets are all now equipped with power outlets for the many personal entertainment devices, high-speed internet, movie servers and many feature built-in surround sound.
Now, in the 21st century, we are back where we started – with live, musical performances. When you air charter a fully equipped private jet, the sky really is the limit. Your private air charter broker now has a world of in-flight entertainment options to add to his or her list of many available services to make your air time that much more relaxing and enjoyable.