In honor of the 2013 Women in Aviation Conference, the XOJET Blog has been running a series of profiles of some of the great women who work at XOJET. We recently spoke with Nora Jacobsen, who stopped by XOJET’s booth at the 2012 conference and ended up joining us in July 2012—a month after retiring from a 20-year career as a U.S. Navy pilot. She’s now a co-pilot on the XOJET Challenger 300 super-mid-size jet.
XOJET Blog: Talk about your role at XOJET and what your responsibilities are.
Nora: I’m a co-pilot…
As is the case with most innovations, it was the desire to make life easier that inspired former XOJET captain Joe Dickinson to create one of the most comprehensive aviation iPad/iPhone applications on the market: the Aviation Pilot Duty & Performance Calculator.
Commercial pilots must follow strict guidelines for determining—down to the minute—whether reached the on-duty flight time allowed by FAA regulations.
“We fly a lot and we often have 14-hour work days,” said Dickinson. “It can feel hard to muster the brainpower to do calculations when you’re hungry and tired.”
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…
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…
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,…
LaGuardia Airport after Hurricane Sandy. Photo taken by That Hartford Guy.
XOJET chief operating officer David Cox talked with Pimm Fox and Courtney Donohoe on Bloomberg Radio’s “Taking Stock” show about how XOJET’s fleet of Challenger 300, Citation X and Hawker 800XP jets continued flying safely during Hurricane Sandy. XOJET relied on its operations center in Sacramento, Calif., and its partnerships on the East Coast to help schedule around the “superstorm.”
Listen to an excerpt of today’s “Taking Stock”:
XOJET continues to serve East Coast during Hurricane Sandy by XOJET
Source: Bloomberg Radio
Tennis balls aren’t the only thing flying during the U.S. Open! The brand-new, never-before-seen XOJET commercial soared into living rooms nationwide on Monday, August 27, on the Tennis Channel, in 15-second and 30-second versions.
Starring actual XOJET pilots, the commercials give viewers an inside look at the preparation that goes into every XOJET flight, which is customized to fit each customer’s specific needs.
The commercials were shot in Oakland in Landmark Aviation’s Hangar 5, former Bay Area home base of Amelia Earhart, where she made headlines as one of the most influential…
Bombardier’s Experience magazine recently profiled XOJET CEO Blair LaCorte, describing how LaCorte and his team successfully countered industry wisdom with “unreasonable thinking” to change the landscape of private aviation.
XOJET kids had a fun-filled day during the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 26. More than 35 kids visited our San Francisco headquarters in Brisbane and the Sacramento Operations Center. Here’s a brief overview of the day’s activities and some of the best photos. To see the full album, visit the XOJET Facebook page.
San Francisco Headquarters
The San Francisco group started off the day taking a tour of an XOJET Challenger 300 jet at the Signature FBO at the San Francisco airport. There they received ID badges…
In honor of the 2012 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 Cheri Koppenal, XOJET’s Director of Charter Operations.
XOJET Blog: Cheri, tell us a little bit about you and your role at XOJET.
Cheri: I’m the Director of Charter Operations at XOJET, and I’ve been with the company for almost two years. I manage the private jet charter sales team at XOJET. We work to advise…