Wheels Up’s Firestone establishes aviation scholarship

Justin Firestone Wheels Up

Co-founder of Wheels Up Justin Firestone has launched a scholarship at Arizona State University

Justin Firestone, a co-founder of Wheels Up, has established a scholarship at Arizona State University.

The Justin and Natalie Firestone Scholarship for Entrepreneurship in Aviation is designed to encourage students to pursue aviation careers.

Wheels Up’s Dichter named to 2020’s Responsible 100 list

Wheels Up awards

The founder and CEO of private jet provider Wheels Up was named to the list of leaders who are actively seeking to help New Yorkers and make the city and state a better place

Wheels Up founder and CEO Kenny Dichter was named to City & State’s Responsible 100 list.

The recipients had previously been limited to the private sector. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s honors were extended to leaders n government, health care, education, and nonprofits.

Wheels Up, Textron go orange to support Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month

Wheels Up Feeding American Orange King Air 350i

After Meals Up generated donations supporting over 47 millions meals for Feeding America’s COVID-19 relief effort, Wheels Up has revealed a specially painted KingAir 350i to continue the awareness push

Wheels Up, the second-largest operator Part 135/91K operator in the U.S., has joined with Textron Aviation to repaint one of its signature blue Beechcraft King Air 350is orange to support Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month.

Private Jet Card Comparisons’ subscribers donate over 100,000 meals to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Relief

Paid subscribers to Private Jet Card Comparisons donated over 100,000 meals to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Relief fund. It assists those impacted by the current pandemic.

Wheels Up’s Sunday with Tiger, Phil, Tom, and Peyton reaches 6.3 million viewers, raises $20 million

Wheels Up The Match golf tournament

Capital One’s The Match sponsor Wheels Up wheeled out ambassadors Russell Wilson, Alex Rodriguez, and J.J. Watt while the pairing of legendary golfers and quarterbacks entertained a sports-craving nation

Two months ago the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic claimed live sports on television and virtually everywhere else. Yesterday, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson renewed their rivalry alongside NFL star quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

This afternoon, Turner Sports, which broadcast the event, said the charity golf tournament drew an average of 5.8 million people across its networks. Peak viewership for Capital One’s “The Match” was 6.3 million viewers.

Wheels Up’s Meals Up hits 12 million meals donated

Wheels Up Meals Up

The private jet membership provider and largest Part 135 charter operator in the U.S. had targeted 10 million meals through Feeding America

The good news in recent days and weeks in the private jet segment has been multiple signs of recovery, both in terms of flying and influx of new customers.

Another positive has seen the philanthropic efforts of business aviation throughout the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

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