We hanger them and do their MX. It's actually a fairly busy company considering the cost.
Such is life in the world of charter flying. I don't think that extra risks are taken to stay on schedule (at least not with the company I work for). The vast majority of customers are very understanding of delays if they are weather or safety related. I just tell them straight and up until now I have not had a problem.There has got to be a lot of pressure on those pilots when it costs that much. I'm sure they probably take risks some times to stay on schedule. I don't know about you, but I don't want to some rich dude behind me telling me that I need to be on the ground at a certain time that meets his schedule.
Yeah, heres the take offhttp://ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20080925X01531&key=1
That's the only reason I have heard of them. I think DPApilot had flown in that one.