Desert Jet, an aircraft management company based in Southern California, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 17th Annual Angel Flight West Golf Tournament on November 1, 2011 at the Resort at Pelican Hill, benefiting the Angel Flight West organization.
Founded in 1983, Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs. 1,500 volunteer pilots throughout the 13 western states donate their aircraft, piloting skills, and all flying costs to help families in need, enabling them to receive vital treatment that might otherwise be inaccessible because of financial, medical, or geographic limitations.
Desert Jet’s founder, Denise Wilson, first joined Angel Flight West in the late 1990s flying various volunteer missions in aircraft such as the Cessna 172 and Cessna 310. Now Desert Jet team members use the company’s fleet of aircraft, from its Cirrus SR22 to its fleet of jet aircraft, to fly missions on behalf of Angel Flight West.
“We are proud to support Angel Flight West, an organization of volunteers that provides an invaluable service to our communities”, said Wilson. “I can’t think of any better way for a pilot to contribute his or her skills to the improvement of the lives of others than to get involved with this wonderful organization.”
About Desert Jet
Desert Jet is a full-service aviation management company that provides clients with expertise in acquiring, operating and generating revenue using private jet aircraft, and offers on-demand charters in its fleet of jet aircraft. Desert Jet was one of the first jet charter providers in the world to become IS-BAO certified, exceeding a global industry safety standard. The company is operated and managed by National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) designated Certified Aviation Managers. The company’s founder, Denise Wilson, was a finalist in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of 2010 contest, in the Emerging Entrepreneur category. Desert Jet is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and ranked 296 on the 2011 Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest growing companies.