Stratos 714 VLJ Makes Maiden Flight Another new model has taken to the skies for the first time. The latest is in the Very Light Personal Jet Category coming from Oregon based Stratos Aircraft. The Stratos 714 made its maiden flight on November 21st according to the company. In the 714 you can cross the United States in a mere seven hours of flight time with a single stop at full payload. Until now, no personal aircraft could accomplish this feat. No other aircraft can match it for its size or acquisition cost.