SANTA ANA, California – Dec. 10, 2013 – Kurt Belcher, CEO of STA Jets, a leader in executive charter, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisition services based in Santa Ana, CA, has been selected to join the Board of Directors for Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine, Calif. Pretend City Children’s Museum is focused on the development of young children through a play-based environment in a miniature community through which children learn how to function in and contribute to the real world outside the museum’s walls.
Purchased by Belcher in 2009 with a fleet of one aircraft, STA Jets has quickly grown to become one of the country’s most successful private charter and aircraft management services firms. It is currently the only provider of heavy jet charter aircraft operating out of John Wayne Airport. In addition, it has attained several growth milestones in staffing, office facilities, aircraft fleet and revenue this year.
Belcher is a member of Gen Next, an organization of accomplished area individuals aimed at overcoming generational challenges in the areas of economic growth, education and international security. His other philanthropic involvements include Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, Miracles for Kids and Orangewood Children’s Foundation. He recently received special Congressional recognition for Outstanding Business Leadership by U.S. Congressman John Campbell.
Pretend City exposes children to a variety of interactive and guided play experiences that build foundational math, reading and science skills, while fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, teamwork, self-confidence and socialization. It also serves as a unique community resource where families, educators and community agencies come together to ensure that each child gains the experiences needed for a productive and fulfilling future.
About STA Jets
STA Jets specializes in offering a unique combination of executive charters, aircraft management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions. With a diverse fleet of aircraft and superior flight crews, it provides a travel experience above and beyond the rest as well as complete aircraft management services, all backed by topflight customer support. Headquartered at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, California, the company also has operations in Van Nuys and Chino, California. www.stajets.com