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Flexjet Sees 17 Percent Growth in Sales for the First Half of 2018

September 14, 2018 - FlexJet

Flexjet Sees 17 Percent Growth in Sales for the First Half of 2018

New Business Up 76 Percent Red Label Continues Growth, Now Serving 42 Percent of All Flexjet Owners More Aircraft Delivered to Address Increased Demand

Flexjet LLC, a leading provider of fractional jet ownership, today announced strong performance results for the first half of 2018, with fractional and lease sales increasing 17 percent over the same period in 2017. New business grew even more strongly, expanding by 76 percent year over year; additionally, more than half (57%) of new Flexjet Owners came through referrals, indicating strong satisfaction among existing Owners.

“During the past several years Flexjet has delivered the fractional industry’s youngest fleet, expanded service overseas and introduced innovative programs such as our Red Label by Flexjet premium offering. The results of this investment are clear: Strong growth, driven in large part by the satisfaction of current Owners,” said Flexjet Chief Executive Officer Michael Silvestro. “The growth we have achieved is only a start as we strive every day to be the world’s premier private jet travel provider.”

Other notable results from the first half of 2018 include:

  • Red Label is a genuine differentiator: More than four in 10 (42%) of all Flexjet Owners now fly under Red Label by Flexjet, which includes features available nowhere else in fractional private jet travel including access to the industry’s most modern fleet of aircraft, artisan aircraft interiors in the LXi Cabin Collection and crews assigned to a single aircraft.
  • Large cabin popularity grows: The increased demand for long-range international missions is reflected in a more than 100 percent increase in Gulfstream G450 sales during the first half of 2018. All available hours in the new Gulfstream G650s delivered late in 2017 were sold by year-end.
  • New aircraft deliveries continue: In order to meet demand, the G650 fleet will be increased to four by the end of 2018. Counting the G650s, a total of 19 new aircraft are to be delivered by the end of this year, including additional Embraer Phenom 300s and Legacy 450s and Bombardier Challenger 350s. Since 2015, Flexjet has taken delivery of 60 aircraft, resulting in the fractional private jet industry’s youngest fleet.
Corporate Solutions launches: In order to help corporate flight departments that maintain and operate their own fleets of aircraft enhance their capabilities and efficiencies, Corporate Solutions by Flexjet was launched. It expands Flexjet’s ongoing support of flight departments by providing both supplemental lift and hybrid solutions, leading to more optimized use of existing company-owned fleets when paired with access to Flexjet’s floating fleet of aircraft located throughout the world from all categories.
Directional Aviation Acquires PrivateFly Creating One of the World’s Largest Providers of Digital On-Demand Private Jet Travel

September 06, 2018 - PrivateFly LLC

Directional Aviation Acquires PrivateFly Creating One of the World’s Largest Providers of Digital On-Demand Private Jet Travel

PrivateFly Will Join OneSky, Directional’s Exclusive Family of Private Jet Travel Access Solutions Within The OneSky Family, PrivateFly Will Join Forces With Digital Booking Pioneer Skyjet Pairing Creates a Truly Global Solution for Instant Access to Aircraft Worldwide OneSky Offers the World’s Most Complete Suite of Private Jet Travel Access Solutions Including Digital On-Demand Charter Providers PrivateFly and Skyjet, Jet Card Innovator Sentient Jet and Shared Ownership Leader Flexjet

OneSky, LLC, part of Directional Aviation and home to some of the world’s most respected private aviation companies including Skyjet, Sentient Jet and Flexjet, today announced it has acquired United Kingdom-headquartered PrivateFly, a leading global digital booking service for private jet charter flights. PrivateFly is expected to combine with Skyjet, OneSky’s existing brokerage group and a pioneer in aviation technology for more than 20 years, to create one of the world’s largest online booking platforms for private jet charter, one with a robust digital platform and a physical geography and assets tailored for countries on four continents.

"We are delighted to welcome PrivateFly to the OneSky and the Directional Aviation family,” said Kenn Ricci, Principal of Directional Aviation. “PrivateFly’s co-founders, Adam Twidell and Carol Cork, are true innovators who recognized early on how important mobile capabilities and on-demand digital bookings are in the charter space, and they will continue to play a critical role in the company’s future. Pairing PrivateFly with Skyjet, OneSky’s current digital on-demand charter broker, brings together two unique, innovative companies that are in different geographies to support OneSky's vision of a world-leading on-demand charter operation.”

Twidell, who is PrivateFly’s CEO, said, “We are proud to be joining OneSky, part of Directional Aviation, which incorporates every aspect of the private aviation industry in a way that no other company can. This is a key strategic moment for us that opens up new opportunities for our loyal and growing base of globe-spanning users, leveraging the power not only of Skyjet but also of the other OneSky companies.”

“With this transaction, the OneSky portfolio of companies continues its global expansion to advance our vision of a connected world in which travelers anywhere in the world have access to every private jet travel solution no matter where they reside, ranging from on-demand charter booked at the swipe of a mobile device to membership programs to jet cards,” said Andrew Collins, the President of OneSky’s on-demand private jet charter organization Skyjet as well as jet card provider Sentient Jet. “With the combination of PrivateFly and Skyjet, we are realizing the digital part of this vision in the on-demand charter space. Nobody provides instant private jet travel at the touch of a button with this degree of expertise, allowing people to travel in the way that best meets their needs.”

In line with the heritage of both PrivateFly and Skyjet, OneSky has a series of forthcoming technology-driven innovations that will further cement their global leadership in providing digitally accessed on-demand private jet travel.

In 2008, PrivateFly became the first digital end-to-end private jet booking platform. Initially focused on the United Kingdom, it since has developed multiple channels and customer bases worldwide, through localized content and language platforms and a multilingual, multicultural team. Currently, PrivateFly’s platform for booking includes websites and digital applications tailored for 19 different countries on four continents, including North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Skyjet launched its charter platform in 1997, revolutionizing the travel landscape by pioneering the industry’s first patented e-commerce platform for booking private jets. Skyjet is the first private aviation company to introduce the leading digital payment alternatives, adding Apple Pay to its award-winning mobile application in 2015 and Google Pay in 2017. Today, Skyjet offers one of the most popular and highly-downloaded private jet instant-booking mobile applications.

The combined entity will operate offices in both the United States and Europe and leverage the extensive infrastructure and assets available within the OneSky family of brands. Adam Twidell and Carol Cork will lead the new entity in its next period of growth and innovation.
Jet Linx Announces Plans For New Base At Chicago Executive Airport

September 06, 2018 - Jet Linx Aviation

Jet Linx Announces Plans For New Base At Chicago Executive Airport

Jet Linx, a private aviation company founded in 1999 in Omaha, Nebraska, with 14 locally-operated Base locations nationwide, today announces the launch of Jet Linx Chicago, it's 15th location.

Jet Linx, a private aviation company founded in 1999 in Omaha, Nebraska, with 14 locally-operated Base locations nationwide, today announces the launch of Jet Linx Chicago, it's 15th location. The new Base location offers aircraft management and Jet Card membership programs through a more focused, personalized approach to private aviation. Jet Linx, known for its local private terminals, planes and pilots, will service all Chicagoland airports through a soon-to-open private terminal at Chicago Executive Airport (PWK).

"We see a great opportunity to offer Chicago the benefits of our unique service model. Local clients will enjoy our guaranteed jet card and aircraft management programs through the convenience and support of our local Chicago team," said Jamie Walker, President and CEO of Jet Linx.

Jet Linx has formed a partnership with several Chicago area business leaders to help establish Jet Linx Chicago as the region's top provider. The lead investor of that partnership is Christopher "Topher" Merrill who is the Co-Founder and CEO of Harrison Street, a real estate private equity firm with more than $16 billion of client assets. Merrill will serve as the Board Chair of Jet Linx Chicago.  The investor group includes, among others, Joe Shenton who will serve as Member of the Board.  Shenton is a Partner of Summit Trail Advisors, a private investment office with more than $7 billion of client assets.   

Leading the daily operations of Jet Linx Chicago is Base President Cameron Gowans, who has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and executive leadership within the private jet aviation industry. Most recently, Gowans served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing with JetSuite; prior to that, he was Vice President of Sales for North America West at Embraer Executive Jets. He is joined at the local Base by Director of Jet Card Sales Katy Glynn. Glynn has 14 years of experience in the aviation industry, including international aircraft sales, airport security, and unmanned systems operations. She is a former President of The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association, and presently serves as Chairman of CABAA Communications.

"Jet Linx Chicago bridges the gap between the personal touch of a local provider and the infastructure, guarantees and safety standards of a national operation," said Gowans. "We are thrilled to offer Chicago-area residents the all-encompassing, hyper-personalized experience that has been missing here in private aviation options."

The addition of Jet Linx Chicago marks the 15th Base location in Jet Linx's national portfolio. Jet Linx recently celebrated the grand opening of its new, private terminal facility in Detroit, MI and continues to expand with new Bases planned throughout the Northeast, including in New York and Boston. For more information, please visit www.jetlinx.com.
JetSmarter Expands Booking Capabilities to its Website

September 06, 2018 - JetSmarter Inc

JetSmarter Expands Booking Capabilities to its Website

The Private Jet Company continues to improve its flexibility in providing travel options as growth continues

JetSmarter, the world's largest private aviation community, announces the launch of its new website and desktop booking capabilities, now available for the first time since the company's launch in 2013.

For travelers looking for more flexibility when it comes to searching and booking private jet flights, now - in addition to the capabilities already available via the app - users can create a profile directly on JetSmarter's homepage and search for flight options instantly.

The website's new sleek design provides a complete outline of how to book travel with JetSmarter. Specifically, the Experience page showcases to first-time fliers what it's like to fly with JetSmarter from start to finish, leading to the new Booking page, which encourages users to find seats on scheduled flights, or create their own flight from start to finish.  Travelers can create a flight by choosing the origin, date, time of departure and exact aircraft.  Additionally, users can book seats as a member or register to receive special offers on future flights.  

Travelers who become members can also take advantage of JetSmarter's 24/7 Concierge service to experience luxury perks, such as VIP access to events of their choice, exclusive discounts to five-star resorts, priority reservations at world-renown restaurants, and more.

"As we continue to grow as a brand, our goal is to create strategic, user-friendly offerings to make travel as seamless as possible for our community," said Sergey Petrossov, Founder and CEO of JetSmarter. "Mobile bookings are ideal for our users because it stands with our motto of making travel easy and fun – as it should be.  Through our new website booking option, we're able to provide our users with the perfect balance of choice and flexibility for booking travel.  As our business model grows, we will continue to evolve our methods by listening to the needs of the JetSmarter community."

Additional website highlights include a section dedicated to JetSmarter's newly branded fleet and preferred operator partners, where users can find information on a full spectrum of aircraft types that JetSmarter offers to provide the best air travel experience available on the market.  

For more information on how to fly with JetSmarter, visit www.jetsmarter.com.
Wheels Up Names Sean McGeough as Executive Vice President Head of Corporate Sales

September 06, 2018 - Wheels Up

Wheels Up Names Sean McGeough as Executive Vice President Head of Corporate Sales

Wheels Up, the revolutionary member-based private aviation company, announced today the recent appointment of Sean McGeough as Executive Vice President of Sales, specifically Head of Corporate Sales.

 Wheels Up, the revolutionary member-based private aviation company, announced today the recent appointment of Sean McGeough as Executive Vice President of Sales, specifically Head of Corporate Sales.

Wheels Up provides companies with a trusted, turnkey private aviation solution that does not require the ownership of an asset, a long-term agreement or a minimum hours commitment. From Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and businesses in between, McGeough and his team are dedicated to creating real solutions in today's billion-dollar marketplace when companies are evaluating budgets and travel necessity or needing a reliable partner who can provide supplemental lift and complement existing aviation programs.

"We are thrilled to welcome a seasoned aviation executive like Sean McGeough to the Wheels Up team," said Founder and CEO Kenny Dichter. "Sean's extensive industry experience and expertise make him an ideal addition to the leadership team to support Wheels Up business objectives."

An established aircraft sales leader with over $4 billion in sales, McGeough previously served as Vice President of North American Sales for Aerion Supersonic where he was part of the team that led the $2.5 Billion As2 fleet sale to Flex Jet. During his two years at Aerion Corporation McGeough fostered new relationships with all the major flight departments across the United States. Prior to this, McGeough held the title of CEO for the pioneering Nextant Aerospace. It was at Nextant, where he was responsible for transforming the company into a global, award-winning aviation brand. As CEO, he oversaw the company's growth, international expansion, new product launches, operations and customer support. These achievements were built on a record of international sales success with Hawker Beechcraft (HBC); which in turn lead to his promotion as President of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific (EMEA & APAC), following postings in South Africa and Switzerland.

"In my experience working with flight departments and companies around the globe, they're always trying to find ways to maximize their budgets while maintaining safety, reliability and consistency. What attracted me to Wheels Up was the fact that their safety standards are among the highest in the industry," said McGeough. "We have created a new vertical for companies—we're truly an added benefit. We're not asking them to change what they have or what they are doing today, we're offering them additional coverage – an option that will enhance the way they travel for business."

McGeough holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology and is an airline transport pilot (ATP) holding a type rating on the King Air 350i. He is also an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO).
Sentient Jet Reaffirms Support of Veteran Nonprofit Homes For Our Troops Through Sponsorship of Charity Golf Tournament

August 16, 2018 - Sentient

Sentient Jet Reaffirms Support of Veteran Nonprofit Homes For Our Troops Through Sponsorship of Charity Golf Tournament

Premier Private Jet Company to Sponsor 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company and the inventor of the Jet Card, is pleased to announce its continued support of Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted custom homes for severely injured Veterans, through the sponsorship of the organization’s 8th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, August 20th. The announcement builds upon Sentient Jet’s larger awareness campaign in support of the organization, which began in May with the private jet company’s sponsorship of Kentucky Derby contender Combatant and continued with sponsorships at the subsequent Preakness and Belmont Stakes. In addition to the significant media and public attention that the campaign has generated thus far, Homes For Our Troops has received nearly $80,000 from those who were inspired to give after learning about the organization and partnership. With the aim of bringing continued awareness to the cause and providing valuable resources and funds for the organization, Sentient Jet’s involvement in the golf tournament also speaks to the company’s strong Boston roots and passion for philanthropy.

“Coming off of the success of our Triple Crown campaign, Sentient Jet was eager to identify another opportunity to further boost the visibility and reach of Homes For Our Troops, one of the Veteran community’s most effective organizations that continues to inspire us with the tremendous good they do every day,” said Andrew Collins, president and CEO of Sentient Jet. “As such, we couldn’t be happier to act as a sponsor of this exciting tournament, a role that simultaneously allows us to celebrate our local Boston community which we so highly esteem.”

The tournament will take place on Monday, August 20th at the Walpole Country Club just outside of Boston, Massachusetts and will welcome several celebrated members of the Veteran community, including Army Sergeant Patrick Wickens, Marine Sergeant Dustin Johns, Marine Lance Corporal Hector Luna Rodriguez, Army Specialist Ryan Wilcox, and Marine Corporal Steven Bultje. Also in attendance will be Homes For Our Troops Chairman of the Board General (USA, Retired) Richard Cody and President and CEO Brigadier General (USA, Retired) Tom Landwermeyer.

In addition to providing special gifts for all participating players and Veterans, Sentient Jet will sponsor two of the tournament’s most charming challenges – the “Hole-in-One” and “Closest to the Pin” competitions. The private aviation company will gift the Hole-in-One winner with a $20,000 flight card, with a matching $20,000 direct donation pledged to Homes For Our Troops, while the Closest to the Pin winner will receive a Scotty Cameron putter and Sentient Jet golf swag bag.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Sentient Jet for this special day of fun and philanthropy,” said Homes For Our Troops President and CEO Brigadier General (Retired) Tom Landwermeyer. “Sentient Jet has been a wonderful supporter of Homes For Our Troops. Their commitment to helping our nations’ most severely injured Veterans is paramount to the continued success of our mission. Our annual golf tournament is one of our organization’s most highly anticipated events of the year. We appreciate the outstanding support of Sentient Jet as one of the sponsors of this years’ tournament.”

Homes For Our Troops builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans. Most of these Veterans have sustained life-altering injuries, and these homes enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar spent has gone directly to program services for Veterans. Homes For Our Troops builds homes where a Veteran chooses to live and continues its relationship with the individual after home delivery. Empowered by the freedom that a donated, specially adapted custom home brings, Veterans can focus on their recovery and returning to their life’s work of serving others.

As one of the country’s leading private aviation companies, Sentient Jet provides clients with private flying opportunities for all their air travel needs. Sentient Jet offers its 25-Hour Jet Card in four jet-size options, allowing clients to purchase flight time on Light, Mid, Super-Mid, and Heavy aircraft as well as in two age classes (Preferred and Select). The company recently announced the SJ25+ Jet Card, which offers Cardholders guaranteed access to the most popular and luxurious Super-Mid Size Jets, all of which are Wi-Fi enabled. Sentient Jet Cardholders receive a rare combination of industry leading service at a tremendous value.
JetSmarter Expands Member Offerings with Branded Aircraft and new in-Flight Amenities

August 10, 2018 - JetSmarter Inc

JetSmarter Expands Member Offerings with Branded Aircraft and new in-Flight Amenities

JetSmarter, the world's largest private aviation community, announces it is already flying its first five fully-dedicated and branded Gulfstream IV-SP aircraft.

JetSmarter, the world's largest private aviation community, announces it is already flying its first five fully-dedicated and branded Gulfstream IV-SP aircraft, as they continue to expand and improve travel options for passengers.

Traditionally, JetSmarter partners with private air carriers across the globe to provide its aircraft to customers. Now, working alongside aircraft owners, or those interested in acquiring aircraft, JetSmarter is elevating their passenger's travel experience by building its branded fleet.

The jets come with brand new interiors and five-star flight crews, serving a selection of curated in-flight cocktails in partnership with Pernod Ricard, as well as gourmet catering.  Each aircraft is also equipped with fast and reliable 4G Wi-Fi, allowing passengers to browse the web, access email, and stream videos at any time with no interruption. 

"It's our goal through our new, fully-branded aircraft, to create a class that is truly above first for our community," said Sergey Petrossov, Founder and CEO of JetSmarter.  "Being able to customize our planes to our exact taste allows us to perfect our already reliable, premium travel experience."      

The Owner program is a simple solution for owners that currently own aircraft and want to defray the cost, or new owners looking for tax benefits, without the hassle and expense of owning an aircraft. JetSmarter takes on the expenses associated with maintaining and running the aircraft and owners collect an hourly return.

Additionally, owners get a unique JetSmarter Owner membership that includes special perks and exclusive discounts for flying with JetSmarter. It's truly the industry's first turn-key solution for aircraft ownership.

JetSmarter is currently on-boarding Gulfstream IV-SP aircraft, but will diversify to more aircraft types in the future. Aircraft owners that are interested in participating in the program should contact JetSmarter at Owners@JetSmarter.com.

These aircraft have already taken to the skies, flying between cities like New York, Miami, Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles. JetSmarter plans to expand their branded fleet to 30 more aircraft over the next year.

The aircraft is operated by JetEdge, an ARG/US Platinum and IS-BAO Stage 3 operator.

For more information on how to fly with JetSmarter, visit www.jetsmarter.com.
Honda Aircraft Company Begins HondaJet Elite Deliveries

August 08, 2018 - HondaJet HA-420

Honda Aircraft Company Begins HondaJet Elite Deliveries

The HondaJet Finishes the First Half of 2018 as the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class

Honda Aircraft Company announced today that it has begun deliveries of its new advanced aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at its headquarters in Greensboro, NC. Deliveries of the HondaJet Elite begin as the HondaJet marks the first half of 2018 as the most delivered aircraft in its class, based on information provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

"We are proud to announce that deliveries of the HondaJet Elite have begun," said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. "This milestone showcases Honda Aircraft's steadfast commitment to setting new standards in business aviation and enthusiasm for remaining at the forefront of an evolving industry." He added, "We are excited about the very positive worldwide reaction to the HondaJet Elite's market entrance and are pleased to announce that, most recently, more than 10 orders in Japan were placed following our expansion to the region in June. Deliveries in Japan will begin following receiving type certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau early next year."

During the first half of 2018, Honda Aircraft delivered 17 HondaJets to customers, making it the most delivered aircraft in it its class. When discussing the HondaJet ranking as most delivered, Mr. Fujino stated, "When creating the HondaJet, my priority was to enhance the lives of business jet users by designing an aircraft that offered unrivaled performance, value and comfort. As the HondaJet remains the most delivered very light jet, we would like to thank our customers for choosing the aircraft for its best-in-class attributes. We are looking forward to continuing to deliver the HondaJet and HondaJet Elite around the globe."

Honda Aircraft Company has established a worldwide dealer and authorized sales network to provide unsurpassed service and support for HondaJet Elite customers that spans territories in North America, Europe, Middle and South America, Southeast Asia, China, India, the Middle East and Japan. Manufactured at Honda Aircraft Company's world headquarters in Greensboro, NC, the HondaJet Elite is type certified by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

The HondaJet Elite was designed to provide customers with the best experience by utilizing Honda Aircraft's pioneering advanced technologies coupled with the best performance and comfort enhancements. For more information about the HondaJet Elite, visit www.HondaJetElite.com.
Mikhail Gaushkin Joins JetSmarter as Chief Revenue Officer

August 01, 2018 - JetSmarter Inc

Mikhail Gaushkin Joins JetSmarter as Chief Revenue Officer

JetSmarter, the world's largest private aviation community, announced today the appointment of Mikhail Gaushkin as Chief Revenue Officer. As CRO, Gaushkin will be focusing on revenue growth across several company functions by utilizing marketing, pricing, revenue management, branding and charter operations.

JetSmarter, the world's largest private aviation community, announced today the appointment of Mikhail Gaushkin as Chief Revenue Officer.  As CRO, Gaushkin will be focusing on revenue growth across several company functions by utilizing marketing, pricing, revenue management, branding and charter operations. 

"Mikhail Gaushkin is a valuable asset for the growth of JetSmarter and we're very pleased to be welcoming him to our executive team," said Sergey Petrossov, Founder and CEO of JetSmarter.  "With his well-versed background in marketing and revenue growth, we're certain that Mr. Gaushkin will shed new light on our current processes to bring a fresh take to the brand, and garner optimal results for our growth."

On joining, Gaushkin said, "JetSmarter is a pioneer in the mobile private jet booking space, so I'm eager to be working alongside such an innovative, forward thinking team.  I look forward to putting my diverse skillset to use to help JetSmarter succeed beyond what's expected of them in the aviation industry."

Prior to joining JetSmarter, Gaushkin spent four years at GoDaddy as their Global Head of Marketing and Revenue Growth.  Gaushkin helped GoDaddy triple its revenue, bringing the company public.  Prior to the technology industry, Gaushkin spent over 15 years in the hospitality/gaming industry in a variety of executive roles at renowned companies such as MGM Resorts, Caesars, and Hard Rock Seminole Gaming.  His most previous gaming role was Head of Marketing for seven Seminole Hard Rock Properties in Florida, where he was responsible for driving over $2 billion in revenue.  Gaushkin holds a degree in Hospitality/Gaming from University of Nevada at Las Vegas. 
Sentient Jet and Sothebys Announce Exclusive Hamptons Weekend Event Series for Clients and Special Guests

July 27, 2018 - Sentient

Sentient Jet and Sothebys Announce Exclusive Hamptons Weekend Event Series for Clients and Special Guests

Leading Private Aviation Company and Preeminent Art House Invite Clients and Friends to Intimate Cocktail Reception and Brunch in the Luxury Summertime Destination

Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company and the inventor of the Jet Card, in partnership with world-renowned art business Sotheby’s, today shared details on exciting events to be held for clients and select guests over the weekend of July 27th on New York’s luxurious Hamptons peninsula. The event series marks Sentient Jet’s latest collaboration with Sotheby’s as its Preferred Aviation Partner in North America, a title that the private jet provider has held since March 2017. In addition to special area events of this kind, which have also included private receptions and intimate showcases at the art world’s most exclusive affairs including Art Basel Miami Beach, Sentient Jet Cardholders enjoy VIP experiences at Sotheby’s Global Headquarters in New York City through the company’s extensive Benefits Guide, which provides privileged access to the world’s finest hotels and resorts, top destinations, luxury lifestyle brands, and more.

The weekend kicks off on Friday, July 27th at 6:00 PM with “Hungry Heart,” a cocktail reception celebrating Andrew Brischler. Brischler’s work investigates the intersection of graphic design and abstraction through his devotion to drawing. For Hungry Heart, Brischler created nine new works, each signifying his own anxious feelings about our particular sociopolitical moment. Using language from a wide range of quintessentially American figures such as Bruce Springsteen, Donna Summer, and Tennessee Williams as jumping off points, each work is meant to confront the viewer with a sense of nostalgia, confusion, and seduction. Taking place in the picturesque town of Sagaponack at the stunning Madoo Conservancy, an in-demand venue dedicated to the study, preservation, and enhancement of its diverse gardens and historic structures, the reception will be hosted by David Rothschild, Sotheby’s Vice President, Contemporary Art.

The following day, Sentient Jet and Sotheby’s clients and friends are invited to continue the conversation over an elegant brunch and panel discussion at one of Sotheby’s’ most impressive Water Mill properties. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails and light bites while taking in highlights from the art house’s upcoming Contemporary Curated sale, which offers new collectors and established clients alike an unparalleled opportunity to acquire works by leading artists of the Postwar and Contemporary periods. During the event, Lisa Dennison, Sotheby’s Chairman, and Charlotte Van Dercook, Head of Contemporary Curated, will engage in a lively discussion with one of the industry’s most notable collectors to discuss the upcoming sale and its diverse range of great art, as well as their insights on collecting in the ever-changing Contemporary market.

“We are thrilled to be joining our partners at Sotheby’s in celebrating the best of Contemporary art this summer in the Hamptons, a popular destination for so many Sentient Jet Cardholders,” said Andrew Collins, President and CEO of Sentient Jet. “The art industry is a passion point for a number of our clients and friends, and we look forward to providing them with this unique opportunity to further their education and exploration of the Contemporary period.”

As one of the country’s leading private aviation companies, Sentient Jet provides clients with private flying opportunities for all their air travel needs. Sentient Jet offers its 25-Hour Jet Card in four jet-size options, allowing clients to purchase flight time on Light, Mid, Super-Mid, and Heavy aircraft as well as in two age classes (Preferred and Select). The company recently announced the SJ25+ Jet Card, which offers Cardholders guaranteed access to the most popular and luxurious Super-Mid Size Jets, all of which are Wi-Fi enabled. Sentient Jet Cardholders receive a rare combination of industry leading service at a tremendous value.
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