Desert Jet | Womens History Month, Desert Jet Centers Peni Nelson Featured

Desert Jet Women in AviationAs the country celebrates Women’s History Month, it is only appropriate we recognize the professional business aviation women who represent Desert Jet. Our female pilots, guest service coordinators, accounting, sales, operations, administrative managers, and marketing executive are talented women who contribute to Desert Jet’s continued success while inspiring others with their personal stories of accomplishments and achievements.

Desert Jet Center Customer Relations Advisor, Peni Nelson, was recently honored by the local broadcast company, NBC Palm Springs, for her accomplishments as a woman in aviation as part of their special series spotlighting women in the community.

Much like her hero, female aviator, and world-renowned record-breaker Jaqueline Cochran, Peni smashed through the glass ceiling and became a pilot – flying warplanes, blimps, turboprops, and jets – and an aviation businesswoman, co-founding one of the first FBOs (Fixed-Base Operators) at the airport named in honor of Jacqueline Cochran, the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal, California.

Click the link and watch the video as Peni tells her inspiring story and encourages a new generation of women to breakthrough and pursue their dreams of an aviation career.

About Desert Jet

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

Desert Jet’s on-demand charter offers private flyers a smart alternative to fractional aircraft ownership and expensive membership programs. Committed to safety and service, Desert Jet is ARGUS Platinum rated, Wyvern Wingman certified, and IS-BAO Stage 3 registered.

Desert Jet Maintenance is an FAA-certified Part 145 Repair Station offering scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance and repair services to a wide variety of aircraft.

Desert Jet Center is a world-class independent FBO serving the needs of the business and general aviation community at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM). The brand new 32,500-square-foot executive facility features a state-of-the-art, modern terminal and the only air-conditioned hangar in the entire Coachella Valley. Desert Jet Center is the only FBO in the Southwest Region to have earned both IS-BAH safety registration (Stage 2) and NATA Safety 1st certification and is NATA Safety 1st Clean certified. Desert Jet Center offers hangar space that accommodates aircraft as large as the Gulfstream G650 and Global 7000.

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