Delivering the Blink Jet

When the Blink Jets are delivered from the Cessna factory in Kansas, they have to fly 4,878 statute miles to reach their base in the UK.

The flight plan takes them from Wichita (Kansas) to Buffalo (New York), onward to Goose Bay (Canada) before heading out over the Arctic Circle.

They stop at Narsarsuaq (Greenland) and Keflavic (Iceland), making a final quick stop in Dublin (Ireland) before touching down at the CSE Citation Centre Bournemouth for finishing touches.

These photos were taken in Narsarsuaq, Greenland during the delivery of G-FBLI and G-FLBK in November 2008. Captain Dougie Gass and Captain Andrew Collicott piloted these first flights alongside test pilots from Cessna.

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Summer in the Skies

This summer has been the busiest yet for Blink.  We’ve flown to all the corners of Europe, and set up summer bases in the the south of France, Sardinia, and the Balaerics to better serve your flight requests.  Our crew have been snapping away everywhere they go, which allows us to share with you some of the views you can enjoy at 41,000 feet onboard Blink.

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Shots from the skies

Every day Blink Jets soar into the skies over Europe,  whisking passengers to their destinations, efficiently, in superior comfort, and all at an affordable price.

An additional benefit is the opportunity to see some fantastic sights, whether it be the majesty of the Alps or the beauty of Paris by night.  Blink Pilots are always on hand to point out these sights when they are of interest.

I’m pleased to share with you some of the sights they have snapped whilst exploring Europe:

Blink Jet into London City (LCY/EGLC)

Blink jet G-FBKA recently flew into London City (LCY/EGLC), landing from the west and flying directly over Canary Wharf, before taking off again to the east.  Thanks to Captain Martin Lewis for these photos.

Landing and Takeoff at Lugano Airport

Earlier this winter, a Blink jet flew into Lugano Airport (LSZA/LUG) in Switzerland. We were able to capture some fantastic pictures of the approach and takeoff.

Thanks to Captain Martin Lewis for these pictures. If you enjoy this, be sure to check out Blink’s other photos and videos.

Blink Jets in the snow at Blackbushe Airport (BBS/EGLK)

With cold temperatures and snow across Europe, Blink jets also get covered in snow and ice.  Here are some pictures of two of our planes covered in fresh snow while parked at Blackbushe Airport (BBS/EGLK), just outside of London.

The Blink operations team works incredibly hard to ensure that as long as the airports are open, the Blink fleet is ready to fly.  As a client, you will not see our aircraft in this state, so we hope you enjoy the glimpse of the untouched snowy aircraft below.

Thanks to Steve Pickering, Blink’s Ground Operations Manager, for taking these pictures.  If you enjoy this, be sure to check out Blink’s other photos and videos.

Blink Jets on Airport Webcams at Salzburg and Samedan

Some airports across Europe, such as Salzburg (SZG/LOWS) and Samedan (SMZ/LSZS) have webcams pointed at their aprons and runways.  Last month in December 2009, Blink flew to both these airports.  The Blink Flight Services team was able to spot our aircraft at both these airports in the slide show below.  Both Salzburg and Samedan airports provide easy access to popular ski destinations.

If you enjoy this, be sure to check out Blink’s other photos and videos.

Photos of the Blink Jet – Exterior and Inside

We’ve been working on uploading more photos to our Flickr account. Two new slideshows are available which showcase the external views of our beautiful Blink-colored Cessna Citation Mustang jets and the spacious 4-person cabin and interior.

We encourage you to take a look.

If you enjoy this, be sure to check out Blink’s other photos and videos.

A silent slideshow: Blink, our fleet of Cessna Mustangs, and the onboard experience

This is a 3 minute slideshow I created to play as background imagery at a recent event. It includes many of the photos you’ve seen on our website, including shots of our jets at Farnborough Airport (FAB/EGLF), pictures of the Blink fleet of Cessna Citation Mustangs, and images of the inside of our spacious 4-seat cabin.

Note: There is no sound, so yes, your computer speakers are working fine.

If you enjoy this, be sure to check out Blink’s other photos and videos.

Approach and Landing into London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL)

It’s not that often that we fly into London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL).  While the airport is close to central London, landing fees are expensive.  But it does happen occasionally and luckily we had a Blink staff member onboard this repositioning flight to take some pictures and video as the jet skimmed the clouds on the approach, before looking out over grey London (and Wembley Stadium).

If you enjoy this, be sure to check out Blink’s other photos and videos.