Archive for March, 2013

Born on the 4th of July: Q&A with Brad Stewart, XOJET’s New CEO

Aviation was a theme in Brad Stewart’s life even before he was born: His parents met on a charter jet flight—he was a professional hockey player, she was a flight attendant. When Stewart’s father retired from hockey, the family settled first in Cleveland—where Stewart was born on the U.S. bicentennial, July 4, 1976—and then in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where Stewart grew up. He took his first flying lessons at the age of 19 and has been an aviation enthusiast ever since.

Stewart pursued a successful career in management consulting and private…

Q&A with Sue Frost, XOJET’s Director of Fleet Availability

March 15, 2013  |  XOJET

In honor of the 24th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, the XOJET Blog is re-posting some popular profiles from last year’s series celebrating the great women who work at XOJET. Today, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Sue Frost, Director of Fleet Availability at XOJET. Sue has been promoted since we published the original post in March 2012, so we’ve updated this Q&A to reflect her new role.

XOJET Blog: Sue, tell us a little bit about you and your role at XOJET.

Sue: I’m the Director of Fleet Availability, which…

Q&A with Randi Freyer, Challenger 300 Co-Pilot

March 14, 2013  |  Pilots

In honor of the 2013 Women in Aviation Conference, the XOJET Blog is running a series of profiles of some of the great women who work at XOJET. Today, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Randi Freyer, co-pilot on the XOJET Challenger 300 super-mid-size private jet.

XOJET Blog: Tell us a little bit about you and your role at XOJET.

Randi:  I’m a co-pilot on the Challenger 300. Primarily I consider my role to be customer service. We’re the first to interact directly with customers, so we’re the face of XOJET…

Q&A with Tracy Chaplin: XOJET Senior Vice President of Procurement

March 13, 2013  |  XOJET

In honor of the 24th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference later this week, the XOJET Blog is re-posting some popular profiles from last year’s series celebrating the great women who work at XOJET. Today, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Tracy Chaplin, Senior Vice President of Procurement.

XOJET Blog: Tracy, tell us a little bit about you and your role at XOJET.

Tracy: I’m the Senior Vice President of Procurement at XOJET, and I’ve been with the company for five years. I manage the team that deals with all of our suppliers,…

Q&A with Audrey Scully: Challenger 300 Fan & Flyer

March 12, 2013  |  Pilots

In honor of the 24th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference later this week, the XOJET Blog is re-posting some popular profiles from last year’s series celebrating the great women who work at XOJET. Today, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Audrey Scully, co-pilot on the XOJET Challenger 300 super-mid-size private jet.

XOJET Blog: Audrey, tell us a little bit about you and your role at XOJET.

Audrey: I’m a co-pilot on the XOJET Challenger 300. I share the flight responsibilities with the Captain, but I also use it as a chance to…

Q&A with Amanda Penna, XOJET Citation X co-pilot

March 11, 2013  |  Pilots

In honor of the 24th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference later this week, the XOJET Blog is re-posting some popular profiles from last year’s series celebrating the great women who work at XOJET. Today’s post is an interview with Amanda Penna, co-pilot on the XOJET Citation X super-mid-size private jet, who was recruited from the same conference in 2011.

XOJET Blog: Amanda, tell us a little bit about you and your role at XOJET.

Amanda: I’m a co-pilot on the XOJET Citation X private jet. XOJET recruited me at the Women in Aviation conference last year, and…

XOJET Around the World: Vail, Colorado

March 8, 2013  |  Pilots

Got plans to snowboard or ski this spring? Check out this aerial photo of Vail Ski Resort taken by XOJET captain Cort de Peyster as his XOJET Citation X climbs out of Eagle, CO.  And if you’re in Vail, celebrate the city’s 50th birthday season at its “Spring Back to Vail” events on April 8-14.

Q&A with Eric Shiner, Warhol Museum Director & Curator of “American Focus” at the 2013 Armory Show

March 5, 2013  |  XOJET Profiles

As curator of the “American Focus” section at The Armory Show this month, Eric Shiner has been handed the nearly impossible task of capturing contemporary American art in a few thousand square feet. Just as calm and cheerful and insightful as he was when we interviewed him in December about his role as director of The Andy Warhol Museum, Eric kindly walked us through the four months leading up to his selection of the 30 artists and 17 galleries participating in “American Focus.”

XOJET: What was your reaction when you were…