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Travel is Coming Back: Play it safe with private travel

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As the new reality of life with COVID-19 sets in, and travel restrictions start to ease, people are champing at the bit to travel once more. Both charter operators and clients have to be highly flexible to the changes on individual country regulations, travel corridors and travel bans. Sentinel Aviation prides itself on flexibility and attention to detail, to provide the best service to their clients. 

Flying privately has a number of benefits that that are particularly pertinent this year:

  • Fewer people in your bubble
  • Avoid airport crowds
  • High levels of hygiene onboard
  • No connections, fly direct
  • Fly to your schedule
  • Agile & reactive – quick reactions to changes in restrictions


With the likelihood that either a vaccination or negative PCR test will be required for international travel, Sentinel Aviation is ahead of the curve with an exclusive service for clients whereby a motorcycle courier delivers PCR test kits to the client’s house, waits for the individual to do the test, and then delivers the test straight to the laboratory. This aims to cut the time to get a result from the usual 24-48hrs to just a 3 hour turnaround (within the M25), covering the option for passengers to travel at short notice for business or leisure. 

Roland Dangerfield, Managing Director of Sentinel Aviation, served as a British Army officer for 18 years, before spending the last 12 flying private jets. He comments, “When our clients fly, they could be subject to up to five different Covid regimes or protocols; a car to the airport, the airport itself, on the aircraft, at the destination terminal, and perhaps another car transfer on arrival. It’s our job to ensure they know what is required of them and when. The key to success is plenty of planning. That’s where my military background helps; we ‘wargame’ every eventuality.

Sentinel’s concierge service gathers all of this information for their clients and brief them accordingly. This can include Health Passport apps, and with different airlines and countries using different apps, this can be a minefield. Sentinel recommends the V-Health Passport for most UK citizens as a general health app. 


Sentinel Aviation also provides 24/7 telemedicine support to clients, provided by UK-based medical consultants. This covers clients not only on the aircraft, but when they’re on the ground for their holiday or business trip, and when they fly home again. No one else offers this service, and it is for any medical condition, not just Covid events. 


Using his deep British military connections, Roland has partnered Sentinel Aviation with arguably the best and most discreet security company to provide bespoke travel security arrangements for their clients. The London based company operates globally to respond to the diverse, ever changing and evolving security arrangements of Sentinel’s internationally mobile clients. Whether it’s by land, air or sea, clients are provided with the comfort and knowledge that they are in safe hands. 

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