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Desert Jet Supports the Migrant Education Program to Promote Aviation Careers to Migrant Students in the Community

Desert Jet’s vision is to build a company that makes a difference, both in the aviation industry and in our community.

We aspire to give the youth in our community an opportunity to discover aviation and learn more about the many careers available to them in the industry.

This summer, we welcomed Howard an 11th grader from a local high school as our first intern through the Migrant Career Academy Partnership (MCAP), part of Riverside County’s Migrant Education Program.

MCAP provides migrant students with an opportunity to gain hands-on job experience and training in a work environment suitable to their interests and occupational goals. The overall objective of the program is to ensure that migrant students are exposed to a professional work environment that will motivate them to prepare for a future vocation.

Howard is currently a member of the DM Aviation Academy and has logged more than 30 hours as a pilot flying gliders and Cessna aircraft for the past two years. He aspires to attend Cal Tech or M.I.T. as an undergraduate with hopes of becoming an aeronautical engineer.

During the past seven weeks, Howard has worked with Desert Jet Center’s FBO team getting hands-on experience with flight operations on the ground.

“It was a wonderful experience to participate in the MCAP program,” said Roman Mendez, Desert Jet Center’s General Manager. “Howard is a talented young aviator, and it was a pleasure having him join our team during the summer.”

About Desert Jet

Desert Jet is a group of aircraft management, charter, maintenance, FBO and aircraft handling companies based in Palm Springs/Thermal, California (KTRM). Desert Jet is a full-service aviation company providing jet owners with turn-key management of their aircraft that offsets the cost of ownership.

Desert Jet’s “private car service of the sky” offers private flyers a smart alternative to fractional aircraft ownership and expensive membership programs.

Desert Jet Maintenance is an FAA-certified Part 145 Repair Station offering scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance and repair services as well as 24/7 AOG mobile jet services a wide variety of aircraft.

Desert Jet Center is a brand new, world-class independent FBO serving the needs of the business and general aviation community at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM). Desert Jet Center is the only FBO in the region to have earned the prestigious IS-BAH safety registration and the NATA Safety 1st qualification. Desert Jet Center offers hangar space that accommodates aircraft as large as the Gulfstream G650 and Global 6000.

For more information, please visit or contact us at (800) 381-JETS.

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