The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards recognizes those who see past the present to define the future. STAjets’ Owner Kurt Belcher was selected as a Nominee for this prestigious honor. The Entrepreneur Of The Year® program, now in its 31st year, seeks those leaders who shape today’s ideas into tomorrow’s exceptional companies. Finalists and winners to be announced between now and June 2017.

As the President and Owner of STAjets, Kurt Belcher is the visionary behind the brand which is recognized as one of the nation’s premier private air charter companies. An Orange County native, Kurt grew up in a home that overlooked John Wayne Airport, which at the time consisted of one building with a fence that airlines pulled up to. While he watched the planes fly in and out, through the curious eyes of a child, little did he know that the future of John Wayne Airport would include him and his destined brand… which has become the fastest growing and largest privately owned aviation company the airport has ever seen.
Owned and operated under the leadership of Kurt Belcher since 2009, STAjets has a fleet of 23 private jets and 7 distinct locations across the country. The STAjets team encompasses some of the most seasoned pilots and flight crew in the industry who have unsurpassed experience in travel worldwide. Offering an in-demand membership program as well, with benefits exclusive to STAjets, the premier aviation brand has become the charter choice of executives, families, celebrity talent and entertainment groups across the USA. The STAjets headquarters is located at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California with a dedicated team ready to take clientele anywhere, anytime.