Gordon started his professional career in law enforcement. Simultaneously working police patrol and also attending Arizona State University (Engineering – Aeronautical Technology), Gordon further obtained his commercial multi-engine instrument pilots license, and soon thereafter bought his first aircraft with a fellow officer. In a leap of faith, Gordon took a leave of absence from the police department and started a fledgling aircraft charter company – Executive Aircraft Services. That was in 1983. Gordon obtained his Airline Transport Pilot certificate in 1988, further adding 5 jet ‘type ratings’ and accumulating 10,000+ hours in a variety of business jets along the way, acting as PIC/Captain in Part 91 and Part 135 flight operations. Gordon purchased a Fixed Base Operation and FAA Part 145 station in 1993 and grew it into a successful venture before selling it in 2003. Since then, Gordon’s primary focus has been in corporate aircraft sales, personally responsible for successfully closing over 400 transactions representing $750MM in gross sales. Gordon is married to his wife Ruthie, and together they have 4 grown children, 3 grandchildren and two dogs. Gordon’s ‘other’ passion, aside from his family, is actively competing across the US and Canada in car racing events (vintage race cars on closed road courses). He also is involved in vintage car collecting, is active in charity and benevolent activities, enjoys travel and flying his ‘Vietnam war’ era Cessna A-37B ‘Dragonfly’ jet fighter. Gordon also still volunteers with an Arizona Law Enforcement organization.
Jessica’s aviation background includes over 17 years experience in the private charter industry. Her long history has allowed her immeasurable insight into the large network of charter operators and brokers and allows her to provide the best charter solutions for every need. Jessica’s top priorities are making sure the customer is always number one and that every flight goes smoothly and safely.
Gerald ‘Gerry’ Hooper is a 25 year veteran of the aircraft sales industry, having started selling corporate jets, turboprops and helicopters in 1995. Gerry has represented such companies as Yellow Roadways, Sears Canada, Taylor Fresh Foods and AIG, to name a few. Gerry has successfully closed over 300 transactions. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Gerry is fluent in both French and English. Gerry holds a Commercial Multi-Engine pilot certificate with an Instrument Rating. Gerry is well versed in importing/exporting aircraft into the US, Canada and Mexico. Gerry’s experience also includes holding positions with Heli-One Canada (division of CHC Helicopters) and Jet Support Services (JSSI). A dedicated husband and father, Gerry enjoys many hobbies to include fly fishing, and of course – flying.
Doug has held senior sales positions at Petersen Publishing (Hot Rod, Car Craft, Motor Trend magazines), National Lampoon, Rolling Stone Magazine, MTV: Music Television, and CNN. He has also previously been involved in the sales of TBMs at one of the largest US TBM Distributors. A previous owner of two TBMs, Doug has 1000 flight hours in TBMs. Doug is also a principal in one of the leading TBM in-aircraft training organizations. Private/Instrument/Multi-Engine and Citation Excel type rated with 2600 hours total time. Doug lives in Ventura County with his wife of 23 years Valerie.
In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis and amateur radio.