Ricky Sitomer’s Star Jets International posts 23% revenue gain in 2018

The jet card and on-demand charter broker said revenue approached $7 million in its second year

Ricky Sitomer, who rose to fame as the co-founder of Blue Star Jets, said his current entry into the private jet charter broker and jet card market Star Jets International saw a 23% gain in revenues last year. Sales increased from $5.7 million to “approximately” $7 million, according to a company press release.

BlackBird just raised $10 million to be the Uber of private flying…Here’s what I learned from reading the fine print with an aviation attorney

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Blackbird promises to “defy gravity” with inexpensive private flights on private jets, turboprops and piston aircraft. Takeoff with the knowledge that this isn’t a traditional air charter

“We bring you the freedom of flight…No matter who you are, no matter what you do, we all face challenges, obstacles, rules, limitations and frustrations—this daily struggle is gravity that pulls us down and tries to keep us from reaching our potential. Together we will defy gravity.” – BlackBird website

I leased a private aircraft and hired a pilot in less than 10 minutes. Was it legal?

On March 12, 2019, I received a press release from BlackBird CEO and founder Rudd Davis. It was titled, “We just raised $10 million to bring you more freedom.”

It read, “We started BlackBird to make personal aviation as accessible and affordable as driving.  Today, I’m excited to announce, we’ve taken another huge step toward making this a reality with the close of a $10 million Series A.”

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Charter broker Paramount Business Jets makes a case for the middleman

With the increasing profile of  branded floating fleets – think Delta Private Jets, JetSuite, VistaJet, Dumont Group, TMC, and Jet Edge – Virginia-based Paramount Business Jets issued a press release to highlight the benefits of working through a charter broker instead of directly with an operator.

New court documents provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Zetta Jet fraud accusations

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An FBI affidavit alleges millions of dollars in funds from charter brokers and consumers were funneled to bank accounts used by Geoffrey Cassidy to support a lavish lifestyle of yachts, expensive Swiss watches and luxury real estate

As part of efforts here in the United States by the Court’s Trustee to impound a yacht in Australia connected to former Zetta Jet managing director Geoffrey Cassidy, Private Jet Card Comparisons was provided a 46-page sworn affidavit by an FBI special agent. The authenticity of the document, which was marked as “sealed” could not be confirmed, however, the case was recently covered in the local media Down Under.

Magellan Jets sets discounts with Worth Avenue Yachts

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Magellan Jets is highlight its ongoing partnership with Worth Avenue Yachts by offering and “air and sea package” valid for booking through the end of March, the company announced on its website.