Oct 2012 - Latitudes & Aura Jets Partner to Present Jet Set Dining on Sunset Key
Boca Raton-based Aura Jets has partnered with Latitudes on Sunset Key, located just off Key West, to make the preeminent Gulf-front restaurant’s exceptional dining experience accessible to bon vivants throughout the state of Florida. With Aura’s nightly jet service, getting to dinner at Latitudes is now as much a part of the extraordinary dining experience as dinner itself.
With one simple reservation, guests can book dinner at Latitudes and a round-trip same-day private champagne flight from most any airport in Florida to Key West. A car and driver will greet guests at Key West International Airport and expedite ground transportation to the restaurant at Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort. Reservations include the very best table at the restaurant, perched on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, and a dedicated attendant to orchestrate the entire dining experience.
“We are excited to partner with Latitudes to offer such an exclusive and unique opportunity,” says Rick Consolo, director of sales for Aura Jets. “Our clientele expects the absolute highest level experience and we know that Latitudes is the perfect partner to deliver on those expectations.”
Jet Set Dining reservations are available to parties of two to six, require 24 hours notice and are subject to availability. Price begins at $5,000. Reservations can be made by calling 866.287.2365.
On October 22nd, Lynn University in Boca Raton Florida, will host the third (and final) 2012 Presidential debate between President Barak Obama and challenger Mitt Romney.
Boca Aviation is proud to partner with Lynn University to service the general aviation needs of both campaigns, distinguished guests and the media. Boca Aviation is a first class Fixed Based Operator (FBO) at Boca Raton Airport (KBCT). Our 43 acre leasehold includes over 110,000 sq ft of hangar space, a 15 acre ramp and an 8,000 sq ft customer lobby and lounge (with all the flight planning and luxury amenities you would expect). Lynn University’s School of Aeronautics occupies a 2,700 sq ft facility at Boca Aviation. It is a designated FAA Part 141 flight school.
Oct 2012 - Aura Jets Prepares for Presidential Debate
Oct 2012 - Aura Jets Opens St. Augustine, FL Location
Aura Jets, part of the Galaxy Aviation network, is proud to announce the addition of its second jet charter brokerage sales office located onsite at the Galaxy Aviation FBO at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine, Florida. With locations currently in Boca Raton and Northeast Florida, Aura Jets expands their FBO-based charter brokerage operations to fill a void in the Jacksonville area. As the home to three Fortune 500 companies and 80 other corporate, regional and divisional headquarters, the demand is increasing in northeast Florida for use of private aviation with the highest standards of safety, customer service, privacy and affordable luxury.
Having a physical presence at the facility provides customers with face to face access to a representative assigned to their needs in an effort to match the customer with the most economical, safe and efficient travel experience available. Galaxy Aviation’s FBO at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport provides greater access to the region’s all-important business corridor, south and east of Jacksonville’s metro area.
The office will be managed by Rick Consolo, who transfers from Aura Jets’ headquarters in Boca Raton, FL. “I am excited to offer the Jacksonville area a new day in charter brokerage aviation, side by side with the dedicated team of professionals at Galaxy Aviation,” said Consolo. “The individual and business private aviation user now has a place to turn when the need or desire arises to sidestep the inconvenience and inefficiency of commercial air travel.” Aura Jets’ St. Augustine office is currently staffed and available 7 days a week.
This new multi-hangar complex has it all! Galaxy Aviation of St. Augustine is offering a rare opportunity to lease your own private facility at the rapidly growing Northeast Florida Regional Airport (KSGJ). This exclusive office complex with glass frontage to the adjacent auto parking area is attached directly to your private hangar. Additional ramp facing lobby area features full kitchen and separate pilot lounge. There is secured ramp access, 3 rest rooms, 2 zone air conditioning, and 2 doors accessing each hangar. The finished open office suites combine to a total of 3400 sq. ft., with dimensions 40’x 85’. The offices are turn key and can be used as is, or built out by a tenant, or a custom build to suit agreement can be negotiated.
Each hangar is 100’ by 125’ = 12,500 sq. ft. includes electric hangar doors with clear opening 119’ by 30’ high. There are two 10’ wide overhead doors on the street side and 4 personnel doors. The hangars are insulated and have excellent lighting. Each hangar wall features service receptacles with 440, 220, and 110 volts. A standby generator system ensures continuous service.
The complex is in a high visibility location just off U.S. Route 1 with direct access to KSGJ’s 8,000 foot runway. The airport has a fully staffed US Customs Facility, FAA ATC tower and multiple radar environment precision approaches.
The facility would be an excellent location for a multi-aircraft charter, management, aircraft maintenance, or Part 91 operator meeting all the minimum standards. Many corporate aviation departments have repositioned their aircraft and crews to KSGJ for substantial savings.
Sept 2012 - New Hangar Complex Available at Northeast Florida Regional Airport (KSGJ)
May 2012 - World Golf Hall of Fame Induction
May is Golf Month in Northeast Florida. Flight Plan your trip with Galaxy Aviation at Northeast Florida Regional Airport – Home of The PGA Tour. The 2012 World Golf Hall of Fame Induction is May 6. Induction ceremony begins at 6PM. This year’s inductees include Phil Mickelson, Hollis Stacy, Dan Jenkins, Sandy Lyle and Peter Allis. The event takes place at the World Golf Village. The Induction Golf Tournament begins Monday May 7. 2012 The PGA TOUR Players Championship at Sawgrass opens Wednesday May 9 with Military Appreciation Day. First rounds of the Tournament start Thursday May 10. Final round of competition starts on Sunday May 13.
Let Galaxy Aviation of Northeast Florida Regional Airport assist you with your hotel accommodations, ground transportation and aircraft services.
March, 2010 Galaxy Aviation announced today that it has been voted as the # 4 preferred FBO Chain in the country by the Pro Pilot 2010 PRASE survey results. PRASE (Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment) professional pilot survey is conducted annually by Professional Pilot magazine.
Boca Aviation a keystone base of the Galaxy Aviation FBO network was further recognized as the 13th Best FBO in the country. Boca Aviation was also voted one of the Most Improved FBOs for the year. There are currently over 3,000 FBOs nationwide.
In addition Galaxy Aviation operations at West Palm Beach International Airport, was voted # 30 favorite FBO in the USA.
Mark Wantshouse, President of Galaxy Aviation, stated “We are very proud of the rankings that Galaxy Aviation has earned in the industry. Our FBOs represent a dedicated team of professionals whose primary goal is exceeding customer expectations.”
March 2010 - Pro Pilot 2010 PRASE Survey
Feb 2012 - Daytona Race Week 2012
Galaxy Aviation and Northeast Florida Regional Airport is your gateway to Daytona Race Week 2012…
The NASCAR 2012 season starts up with the Daytona 500. Activities begin Friday February 24. Fly in to our Saint Augustine facility and take advantage of our Race Week Specials. The oldest city in the United States is just a short coastal drive north of Daytona.
Galaxy Aviation offers world class services, large secure ramp and hangar parking. Our Race Week Specials include bonus FlyBuys points and specials on Hertz crew car rates along with area hotel reservations and discounts.
Our team of professionals is standing by and ready to serve…
Feb 2012 - duPont Registry Live
On Friday February 24th, Boca Aviation will host the “duPont Registry Live” HangarParty, the opening event of the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance weekend, benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County. This event features aircraft, cars, boats and food offerings from some ofBoca Raton’s finest restaurants.
For more information: http://www.bocaratonconcours.com/bocaratonconcours/dupont/
October 2010 - Launch of Mobile Web-App for Smart Phones
October 2010 Galaxy Aviation and Boca Aviation has launched a mobile web-app for smart phones. The pilot resource nick named Galaxy Mobile Co-Pilot is a smart phone application for pilot or flight crews on the go.
Utilizing the Mobile Co-Pilot web-app flight crews can make arrival reservations, reserve hotel rooms and even order catering. A complete guide to all six of Galaxy/Boca Aviation bases includes pertinent airport information from runway layouts, radio frequencies and real time local NEXRAD coverage.
Mark Wantshouse, President of Galaxy Aviation, stated that “this new web site is a very powerful tool that conveniently puts all of our dedicated employees and facilities at our client’s fingertips where and when they need us”.
Arrival reservations and service requests can be made on the go. Quick-turn requests, fuel orders and passenger handling requirements are easily transmitted and confirmed with the Mobile Co-Pilot.
Pilots are utilizing smart phones more and more each day. Now hotel reservations, crew rates and rental information are just a click away. Flight logistics planning for today or a week from now can be accomplished on your smart phone with the Galaxy Aviation Mobile Co-Pilot.
Down load the Mobile Co-Pilot link to your smart phone today www.galaxymobilecopilot.com or visit our new website at www.galaxyaviation.com and www.bocaaviation.com
Jan 2010 - Certified Tow Operator Program
Galaxy Aviation has taken their commitment to line service safety training to the next level with the creation of their unique Certified Tow Operator Safety Training Program, and the Galaxy Aviation 5 Star Safety Program
In order to become a Galaxy Aviation Certified Tow Operator, technicians must first complete the extensive Galaxy 5 Star training required of all Galaxy Aviation line service employees. Certified Tow Operator candidates are then nominated by management to undergo further instruction in towing, including additional classroom training and the requirement to retake the Galaxy 5 Star written test on towing. Only Certified Tow Operators who have met Galaxy Aviation's exacting standards are authorized to tow aircraft at the company's bases.
In addition to establishing their own Certified Tow Operator program, Galaxy Aviation has created a new internal safety education and training program; Galaxy Aviation 5 Star Safety Training. According to Ken Bray, Galaxy Aviation's Safety/Training Manager, the company's development of the program is part of an ongoing commitment to provide all employees with the most relevant, up-to-date training available.
As a supplement to new employee orientation, all Galaxy Aviation line service employees are required to complete the ten modules of the 5 Star programs, including required written exams. Each practical exam requires line service to perform skills-including ground servicing, ramp safety, refueling piston aircraft, refueling turboprop aircraft, refueling jet aircraft, fuel farm management, towing, customer service and fire safety-with 100 percent accuracy in order to pass.
"One of Galaxy Aviation's goals is always to provide professional and safety-conscious support to our customers," Bray said. "We chose to create a new in-house safety training curriculum that exceeds industry standards.”
Sept. 2008 - Steamboat-Hayden, CO
Steamboat-Hayden, CO - Galaxy Aviation announces the acquisition of the FBO service provider at Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN) in Hayden, CO. Yampa Valley Regional Airport, with its 10,000 foot runway, is the only field serving Steamboat Springs that is capable of accommodating the largest GA aircraft. Galaxy was able to simultaneously negotiate a purchase agreement with the Seller, Spectrum Jet Center, and a new long term lease agreement with Routt County and close the transaction all within 90 days. According to Martin F. Greenberg, Chairman of Galaxy Aviation, “Like many sellers, Spectrum wanted a straight-forward, all-cash deal and a quick closing. Unlike many of the other interested buyers in the marketplace today, we are able to meet those seller objectives because we are cash buyers and our “investment committee” is made up of one decision maker – and that’s me.” The new FBO at Steamboat Hayden marks the sixth location on the map for Galaxy Aviation, making it one of the largest privately owned FBO chains in the Country. “Steamboat-Hayden is a perfect compliment to our portfolio of luxury resort locations. The area is experiencing tremendous growth with the recent purchase and re-development of the Steamboat Ski Resort by Intrawest. We expect this growth will be in high-end properties as the Aspen and Vail areas to our south become over crowded and lose their charm as a result.” says Greenberg. Interested sellers should contact Jonathan Miller at Galaxy Acquisition Corp. (561) 416-0142, Ext. 157.