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The Wall Street Journal’s Ray Hoffman Interviews Desert Jet Founder Denise Wilson

La Quinta, CA – April 28, 2013 – The Wall Street Journal’s Ray Hoffman, host of CEO Radio on WCBS in New York, recently interviewed Desert Jet’s Founder, President and CEO Denise Wilson.  Denise was a professional oboist – turned pilot – turned accidental entrepreneur who now leads one of the fastest growing, privately owned companies in the U.S.  Desert Jet, an aircraft charter, management and maintenance company, ranked #69 on the Inc. 500 list in 2012 with a three-year growth rate of over 3750%.

Denise shares the story of Desert Jet’s incredible growth, how Desert Jet’s business model helps both aircraft owners and private flyers, and how she designed the business to flourish in either a recession or an economic boom.  The complete 8-part interview aired April 17 through April 30. Click the topic to hear each interview below:

From The Oboe to the Skies

Learn to Fly

Commercial Pilot – An Occupation that isn’t as Glamorous As it Seems

The Fastest Growing Private Aviation Service in the U.S.

Proof That Life Exists After the Double Reed

Coming Up With New Solutions to New Problems

When You’re CEO, You Make the Agenda – With Items Like Pet Rescues

Looking to the Day When Desert Jet Stops Growing

CEO Radio with Ray Hoffman of The Wall Street Journal is a program originated by WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York City where Hoffman interviews CEOs about their business practices. WCBS is one of New York’s most listened-to news radio stations, reaching approximately 2 million listeners throughout the Tri-State Area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut).

 About Desert Jet

Desert Jet is a full-service aviation management company that provides clients with expertise in acquiring, operating, maintaining and generating revenue using private jet aircraft, and offers on-demand charters in its fleet of jet aircraft based in Palm Springs, Orange County and San Diego.  Desert Jet was recently honored on the Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest growing privately-owned companies, ranking #69 nationwide throughout all industries and #1 in the aviation industry.  Desert Jet’s safety certifications include IS-BAO registration, Wyvern Wingman status and the ARG/US Gold+ rating.  Desert Jet is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  For more information visit the Desert Jet website at, email or contact (800) 381-JETS.

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