Houston Jet Pilot Launches a New Website that Makes Private Plane Travel Accessible: Taking the Mystery out of Luxury Plane TripsBY Staff Report // 07.06.17
Private jet travel can be a complicated world. One where it helps to have a guide.
Jim Kastleman earned his pilot's license at age 17.
Want to know why it's not also possible to fly nonstop from Aspen? The Company Plane can tell you.
Jim Kastleman brings decades of cockpit experience and travel knowledge to The Company Plane.
Remember that catchy Southwest Airlines slogan we all loved in the ’80s, “The Company Plane”? When the web address of the same name became available a few years back, a local jet charter captain bought it. He claims he had no clue what he’d do with it, only that it came with a history and responsibility.
In the years that followed, and as he found himself helping more and more friends and family members book charter flights, it dawned on him that there was a bigger need to advise individuals and companies on the sometimes daunting task of finding safe, efficient jet charters. Also absent in the market was quality communication between aviation companies and those in the back of the plane.
When he’s not demanding that we stay in budgets or approving a major ad contract (both of which he still does, though often these days, while on the road), PaperCity president Jim Kastleman is also captain on a fleet of Lear 60s.
Now, as editor of TheCompanyPlane.com, he not only brings the perspective of a qualified, safety-obsessed Airline Transport Pilot, but that of a luxury lifestyle journalist.
Want to know in which private air terminal to park your jet in Santa Barbara or Cabo? How about an explanation as to why you sometimes can’t fly on a jet nonstop back from Aspen? The Company Plane provides answers.
Ultimately, if reading an article or looking at a pretty picture motivates you to get airborne, they’ve assembled a team who can find and book the perfectly curated, FAA-blessed flight. We had no clue how accessible it could be. Jim, can we catch a ride?
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