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Desert Jet Adds Third Certified Aviation Manager to Management Team

Rob Wilson, Certified Aviation Manager

La Quinta, CA, August 18, 2010 — Desert Jet, the Palm Springs area’s leading aircraft management and private jet charter company, has announced that Rob Wilson, Director of Operations, has obtained the industry’s highest recognition by passing a rigorous examination administered by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).

Out of the 8,000 plus companies represented by the NBAA, only 142 individuals have passed the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Exam. NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program recognizes professionals qualified to lead flight departments and companies that utilize business aircraft, as well as professionals that manage aircraft for aircraft charter and management companies. The CAM designation provides industry recognition of those individuals who are qualified to provide business aviation-related services such aircraft charter, aircraft sales and acquisition representation, and consulting services on all matters related to the operation of business aircraft. Wilson is now one of only a handful of professionals in California that are designated as a Certified Aviation Manager by the NBAA.

Applicants for the CAM designation must first qualify to take the exam through a review of the applicant’s job experience, education, professional licenses, and participation in professional development activities. Typically, a CAM will have several decades of experience in aviation, the highest level licensing granted by the Federal Aviation Administration, one or more academic degrees as well as significant participation in aviation industry events.

Wilson is now the third Desert Jet team member to have earned the CAM designation, making Desert Jet the only aircraft charter and management company in the world to have three NBAA Certified Aviation Managers on staff. Desert Jet is also the only aircraft management company that allows only Certified Aviation Managers to manage clients’ multi-million dollar assets.

“We are proud of Rob’s accomplishment in earning the CAM designation” said Denise Wilson, President and CEO of Desert Jet. “We fully support NBAA’s efforts in formalizing a standard that all aircraft managers should strive to achieve. We feel our clients deserve the highest levels of management services available and that this designation will help potential clients choose their next aircraft management company.”

About Desert Jet

Desert Jet is an aircraft charter and management company based in the Palm Springs area of California, operating a fleet of jet charter aircraft with a nationwide network of specially-selected and carefully screened private jet charter aircraft available. Desert Jet is one of the first jet charter providers in the world to become IS-BAO certified and is the only management company with three National Business Aviation Association designated Certified Aviation Managers on staff. Desert Jet’s pilots are the most experienced and well-trained pilots in the industry, with an average flight time of over 8000 hours and perfect safety records.

For more information visit the Desert Jet website at or contact (800) 381-JETS.

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