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Desi Cechin, age 5, is fighting cancer and now she has a new ally on her side.

On the morning of August 16, Orange County-based private jet charter firm STAjets will be flying Desi from the Palm Springs airport to New York City (Teterboro) so that she can undergo crucial surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

In early April, Desi doubled over with such terrible stomach pain that she was rushed to the ER. It was there the doctor told Desi’s parents she had a huge, cancerous, aggressive tumor in her abdomen.

Desi is fighting neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer that strikes about 650 kids per year in the United States. Desi’s case is the worst kind: high-risk stage 4. The bad news continued. The tumor already was 11cm …

STAjets Expands to Miami-Area Opa-locka Executive Airport (KOPF)

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Apr. 7, 2014 – STAjets, a leader in executive charter, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisition services based at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif., has announced the opening of an additional base of operations in Miami at Opa-locka Executive Airport (KOPF).

Following the recent opening of a new principal base at Palms Springs International Airport, the Miami-area base represents a significant extension of STAjets footprint.

“We are very excited to offer the STAjets charter experience to the East Coast starting with our new Miami location,” said STAjets CEO Kurt Belcher. “This expansion will give our clients easy access not only to the eastern United States, but to the gateway to Caribbean and South American destinations as well.”

Two new aircraft to the STAjets …

STAjets Receives FAA Authorization for Worldwide Charter Operations

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Jan. 16, 2014 – STAjets, a leader in executive charter, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisition services based at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif., has achieved authorization for Worldwide Charter Operations from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).

The authorization was granted following completion of an FAA audit of the company’s international operations procedures and a North Atlantic Validation Flight with the FAA on Nov. 21, 2013. Under the authorization, STAjets currently has four aircraft capable of operating across the Atlantic and throughout Europe. Those aircraft include three Bombardier Challengers and one Gulfstream G-IV.

“We are very excited to be able to offer service outside North America through the STAjets fleet,” said STAjets CEO Kurt Belcher. “The authorization from the FAA opens major doors …

STAjets Co-Hosts CEO Roundtable and Provides Charter Jet Service for Featured Speaker, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Dec. 19, 2013 – STAjets, a leader in executive charter, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisition services based at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Calif., recently co-hosted a special event at the Lyon Air Museum and was selected to provide charter jet transportation for the evening’s featured guest, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval.

The event, held on Dec. 2, showcased an exclusive CEO roundtable co-hosted by STAjets and the Internet Marketing Association as well as a fundraiser for Governor Sandoval. Attendees included representatives from a range of organizations encompassing real estate, Internet marketing, finance and government. Welcome and introductory remarks by the Governor were followed by an open question and answer session from the group covering a variety of topics such as economic development, Internet marketing growth, …

STAjets Expands Fleet with Addition of Citation Bravo Based at Palm Springs International Airport

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Oct.  8, 2013 – STAjets, a leader in executive charter, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisition services based in Santa Ana, CA, has announced the addition of a Citation Bravo to its charter fleet. The airplane will be based out of a newly established STAjets office at Palm Springs International Airport.

The newly acquired jet is a 2001 Citation Bravo CE-550 (tail number N717GK) and is available for immediate charter.

“Expanding into Palm Springs allows us to better serve our clients in the area. This aircraft is the first of many that will be based in the desert in the coming months,” said Kurt Belcher, STAjets President and CEO.

The light jet seats eight passengers, with a cruising speed of 466 mph. Amenities include a …

STAjets Adds Fully Refurbished Gulfstream G-IV to Fleet of Heavy Jet Aircraft

SANTA ANA, Calif. – September 20, 2013 – STAjets, a leader in executive charter, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisition services based in Santa Ana, CA, has announced the addition of a new heavy jet aircraft to its fleet. STAjets is the only private jet services company offering heavy jet capabilities out of John Wayne Airport.

“Our new Gulfstream G-IV further builds out the STAjets resources to meet the needs of anyone looking for a wide range of private jet services, from weekend getaway charters to international corporate junkets,” said STAjets President and CEO Kurt Belcher.

The latest addition to the STAjets heavy jet fleet is a sleek Gulfstream G-IV, which has been fully refurbished on the exterior and interior for a visually stunning and luxurious travel experience. It …

STAjets CEO Kurt Belcher Receives Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congressman John Campbell

SANTA ANA, California – Sept. 9, 2013 – Kurt Belcher, Founder and CEO of STAjets, a leader in executive charter, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisition services based in Santa Ana, CA, has been awarded special Congressional recognition for Outstanding Business Leadership by U.S. Congressman John Campbell at a ceremony on Sept. 5, 2013, at the Congressman’s offices in Irvine, Calif.

STAjets has quickly grown to become one of the country’s most successful charter and aircraft management services firms. It is currently the only provider of heavy jet charter aircraft operating out of John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, CA. In addition, it has attained several growth milestones in staffing, office facilities, aircraft fleet and revenue this year.

“Not only are we very pleased and proud …

STAjets Sees Significant Growth in First Half of 2013 Including Increases in Staff, Facilities, Fleet and Revenue

SANTA ANA, California – Aug. 1, 2013 – STAjets, a leader in executive charter, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisition services based at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, CA, has announced significant growth in several key areas of the business.

STAjets has quickly grown to become one of the country’s most successful charter and aircraft management services firms. It is currently the only provider of heavy jet charter aircraft out of John Wayne Airport. Acquired in 2009 by Kurt Belcher, the company’s current CEO and president, STAjets grew from one aircraft to nine within its first year.

The first half of 2013 has seen the achievement of several milestones in the firm’s ongoing expansion and evolution. The addition of new employees has doubled the STAjets staff, and its offices …

STAjets CEO & President Kurt Belcher Honored Among OC Metro’s Annual “40 Under 40” Recognition

SANTA ANA, California – May 17, 2013 – Kurt Belcher, CEO and president of STAjets, was recognized today as one of the select “40 Under 40” honorees in the annual program conducted by OC Metro magazine. This year’s assembly of honorees was celebrated at a special evening event hosted by OC Metro at Newport Lexus in Newport Beach, Calif. STAjets is a leading provider of executive charter, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisition services based at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, CA. The “40 Under 40” group encompasses a wide ranging selection of young high achievers in business, non-profit, government and education who have achieved exemplary milestones in their careers.

A lifelong aviation enthusiast, Belcher has risen through the ranks of the aviation community in a distinguished career …

STAjets Shares Expertise and Receives Certificate of Congressional Recognition at Special Gathering of Area Leaders

SANTA ANA, California – April 1, 2013 – STAjets, a leader in executive charter, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisition services based in Santa Ana, CA, recently was selected to participate in a special gathering of business, education and government leaders hosted by the Internet Marketing Association (IMA) and the Chapman50 organization at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, CA.

STAjets has quickly grown to become one of country’s most successful charter and aircraft management services firms. It is currently the only provider of heavy jet charter aircraft out of John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, CA. At the event, CEO and President Kurt Belcher shared his expertise on building an entrepreneurial business and an overview of the private jet market. STAjets was also presented with a …

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