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Desert Jet Announces Recipient of 2010 Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship

February 26, 2010, La Quinta, California — Desert Jet announced today that an individual has been selected by the company’s scholarship committee to receive the Desert Jet Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship.

The Corporate Aviation Management scholarship, valued at $1,000, is offered to assist charter and corporate pilots in attaining the training needed to move into aviation management roles or start their own aviation-related businesses. Applicants submitted detailed resumes, letters of recommendations, and an essay which described their career goals and how the scholarship would assist in reaching those goals. Desert Jet’s scholarship committee chose Stacey Kotrla as this year’s recipient.

Stacey currently flies a Falcon 2000 for a corporate flight department based in San Diego County. As the Safety Advisor for the flight department, she is currently leading her flight department towards IS-BAO (International Standard of Business Aircraft Operations) certification and implementation of a Safety Management System. The Corporate Aviation Management scholarship will assist Stacey in the completion of coursework in the USC Viterbi Safety Management Certificate program which will enable her to not only complete these implementations successfully, but lay the groundwork for future management responsibilities in aviation.

Desert Jet Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship

Stacey was presented the Corporate Aviation Management scholarship at the 21st International Women in Aviation Conference in Orlando, Florida on February 26, 2010. Presenting the award was Denise Wilson, President of Desert Jet and Melody Tharp, Director of Flight Control Operations for Desert Jet.

About Desert Jet

Desert Jet operates a Citation Encore, a Citation V and a King Air 200 from each of the desert’s three airports. Desert Jet specializes in aircraft management with two NBAA-Certified Aviation Managers on staff. Desert Jet’s pilots are amongst the most experienced and well-trained pilots in the industry, with an average flight time of over 7500 hours. Desert Jet boasts a perfect safety record and is one of only 20 charter providers globally that are IS-BAO certified. Other safety ratings held by Desert Jet include Wyvern’s PASS (Pilot and Aircraft Safety Survey) ready status and the ARG/US Gold Plus rating. Visit the Desert Jet website at or contact (800) 381-JETS.

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