The Great American Total Solar Eclipse – Chase This Phenomenon in a Private Jet

Next week an incredible natural phenomenon will captivate people across the nation. A total solar eclipse. Dubbed as the Great American Total Solar Eclipse, on August 21, 2017, the skies will darken, and most intensely along the ‘path of totality’ – a 70 mile (113 kilometers) wide stretch of land – all the way from Oregon (beginning at 9:04 a.m. PDT) crossing the country to South Carolina before moving out into the Atlantic Ocean (4:06 p.m. EDT). The eclipse will end off the coast of Africa.   During a total solar eclipse, the sun’s outer atmosphere known as the corona, becomes visible to the naked eye. Skywatchers can expect to see jets and ribbons of light, twisting and curling out into the sky.   So why not witness this most awe-inspiring sight for yourself by taking to the skies for unequaled views from 45,000ft. Nowhere on earth will the view be as perfect as onboard a jet charter soaring above any viewing-restricting cloud cover, with front row seats for this magnificent sight. A private jet flight along this 70-mile strip also extends the duration of totality. By flying one of Reynolds Jet’s luxurious private jets in parallel to this once in a lifetime coast-to-coast celestial marvel, our aircraft offer up close and personal opportunities with an out-of-this-world-viewing experience. Observe first hand, what happens in the Earth’s upper atmosphere when the light of the sun dramatically fades away, as the last rays disappear behind the dark lunar shadow.   Alternatively, why not hire a plane to descend on one of the best destinations to view the eagerly anticipated long-lasting “diamond ring” effect...

Proud to be a B Corp

  We are very excited to share that Reynolds Jet recently became B Corporation Certified (Read the full press release here). In earning this certification, we are the first aviation company – business or commercial – to receive this esteemed designation.   To earn the certification, we subjected our entire business operations to a rigorous independent assessment for social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability. The assessment measured the positive impact of our company with five core sections; corporate governance, worker engagement, community, Environment and our aircraft management and private jet charter services that we provide to our customers.   This global community of B Corporations represent a new breed of businesses – these for-profit companies are competing not only to best in the world, but the best for the world. This accreditation recognizes people using business as a force for good, much like Fair Trade Certification is for coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. It helps customers and consumers identify who the change makers are; those that are making a social difference, or safeguarding people and the planet.   Times change, but our dedication to providing a better service never will. We are proud of our heritage in delivering exceptional boutique aircraft management services and private jet rentals in Cincinnati and the surrounding Tri-State region. This new chapter in the Reynolds Jet story is an extension of our desire. Through our business jet operations, we want to make things better and more comfortable for children receiving specialized care at the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.   To that end our renewed...

Reynolds Jet Recognized as Certified B Corporation by B Lab, Becoming the First and Only in the Air Transportation Industry

  Reynolds Jet receives the prestigious designation awarded to companies using business as a force for good First and only aviation company in the world to hold this accreditation Reynolds Jet partners with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to make a difference for children and their families in need of specialized cancer care 100% of net profits allocated to flying children and families into and out of Cincinnati   Cincinnati, May 8, 2017 — Today, Reynolds Jet, a leading aircraft management and private jet charter services company headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, announces becoming a Certified B Corporation. They join a league of 2,100 certified B Corporation companies from across 50 countries and representing 131 industries. B Corporation certification is created by B Lab, a nonprofit organization that recognizes and supports a global movement of people using business as a force for good. This prestigious certification is a verified benchmark for companies using the power of business to create a positive impact – social or environmental – through responsible professional practices and the power of their markets.   The announcement makes Reynolds Jet the first and only aviation player in the world – business or commercial – to be awarded the B Corporation status. Most importantly however, it sharpens the focus on measuring and benchmarking what matters. J Mercer Reynolds comments “By receiving this accreditation, it not only validates our mission-driven business, but has further strengthened our clear non-conforming identity and brand reputation in our industry. It compels us to focus on the benefits and interests of people (customers and employees), performance, profit and philanthropy.”   Make no mistake, Reynolds Jet is...

Reynolds Jet Adds Wi-Fi equipped Cessna Citation CJ3 To Charter Fleet

Cessna Citation CJ3 Added to Expanding Managed Fleet – CJ3 Available for On Demand Jet Charter – Wi-Fi Equipped with Business Connectivity – Reynolds Jet Fleet of Managed Aircraft Increased to Seven Jets Across Four Jet Categories     Cincinnati, March 12, 2017 – Reynolds Jet, a leading aircraft management and jet charter company, announced today the expansion of its fleet with the addition of a 2014 Wi-Fi equipped Cessna Citation CJ3. The aircraft is based at Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport, Ohio.   When Cessna redesigned their popular CJ2 private business jet, known for its low operating costs and high performance, the result was the CJ3. And the CJ3 stands up to Cessna’s statement of calling this aircraft “the largest, fastest, most advanced of its kind”.   This Reynolds Jet managed CJ3 is a like new, beautiful example. Configured to accommodate seating for eight passengers – a six-place center club around two executive foldout tables, plus a side facing seat across from the entry door and a belted lavatory seat – with beautiful leather seating finished in warm neutral colors. The spacious interior features a five-inch dropped isle floor to make navigating the cabin easier, and a fully enclosed flushable lavatory in the aft, while the six cabin seats can recline and swing out for added legroom, more comfort and workspace.   An impressively quiet cabin at cruise, The CJ3 interior creates a peaceful, productive environment. Natural light is supplied by 14 large panoramic windows and illumination by low-power energy-efficient LED lighting. There is in-flight Wi-Fi newly-installed in this aircraft for seamless business connectivity, and the aircraft is equipped...

Charter private flights for ski weekends in Telluride

  Love to ski? It is no secret that Telluride is one of the world’s best destination ski areas. With its breathtaking scenery, of the dramatic steep mountain vistas, to some of the most diverse terrain of any ski resort, both skiers and snowboarders alike hail this place as paradise.   Getting to telluride by private jet charter from Cincinnati, Ohio could not be easier when chartering a plane from leading aircraft management and jet charter services provider, Reynolds Jet.  At only 3 hours 20 minutes from Cincinnati, Ohio by a light jet categorized private jet, you’ll be in Telluride, in the San Juan Mountains of south west Colorado in only 4 hours, for example when traveling in a Reynolds Jet Hawker Beachcraft 400XP.   The world class resort of Telluride offers a truly amazing range of terrains to suit skiers of all abilities; gentle groomed runs, through to the more challenging terrain for experienced skiers, seeking an exhilarating ski experience with breath taking scenery. The resort village above the picturesque Telluride offers a vast range of differing terrains, mountains for a thrilling ski experience, gentler slopes for novice skiers and groomed trails for Nordic skiers. Telluride offers a ski terrain which is world renowned, while retaining an atmosphere that is intimate and tranquil.   Ski Facts: –          About: Telluride Ski Resort is a ski resort located in Mountain Village, Colorado right next to the Town of Telluride. The Telluride Ski Resort is a year-round destination –          Ski Season: Winters dates are December 2, 2016 – April 2, 2017 –          Terrain Parks: 3, with over 127 runs –          Over 2,000 skiable acres –          Serving Airports:...

Bryan Tye appointed Director of Operations for Reynolds Jet

Bryan Tye appointed Director of Operations for Reynolds Jet   Cincinnati, OH – Tuesday, October 4, 2016 – Reynolds Jet, a leading aircraft management and jet charter company, is pleased to announce that Bryan Tye has been appointed Director of Operations, effective immediately. Bryan is based in Reynolds Jet’s headquarters, at Hangar 4 on Lunken Field.   Bryan, who has been with the company since 2010, steps out of his previous role, that of Chief Pilot, to focus on operational efficiency and – with Reynolds Jet as their dedicated flight department – strengthening each aircraft owners’ aviation function and ownership experience.   J Mercer Reynolds, Founder and President of Reynolds Jet said: “We are delighted to welcome Bryan into this key role; his experience will be invaluable as we begin the next chapter of Reynolds Jet. Bryan has a strong track record of leadership and driving efficiencies, and I am confident that he will help us to build on our existing operations and exceptional aircraft support services.”   Commenting on his promotion, Bryan said: “This is a really exciting time at Reynolds Jet; not only as the company strengthens its position as the largest operator of Lunken-based aircraft but also as we ramp up our efforts for our aircraft owners – to provide them with excellent operational and financial stewardship.” Bryan continued: “The support we deliver maximizes their operational performance, delivers peace of mind, and improves their asset efficiency and availability. I plan to help drive our exceptional operational support to the next level.”   Reynolds Jet’s private jet services comprise both aircraft management and jet charter through its...

Reynolds Jet Vice President, Operations Appointed to NATA Air Charter Committee

Reynolds Jet is, once again, showing its dedication commitment to the business aviation industry as Al Mann, VP Ops, was appointed to the National Aviation Transportation Association’s Air Charter Committee (ACC).   The NATA Air Charter Committee (ACC) is tasked to promote the interests of the association’s members holding on-demand Part 135 air carrier certificates by addressing regulatory and legislative issues and industry problems.   The committee members represent the diversity of operations found under the Part 135 regulations, and include operators of a range of aircraft from large turbine-powered business jets, to small single-engine, piston-powered airplanes, and helicopters.   More information can be found at NATA Air Charter...

Reynolds Jet Hosts NBAA Domestic Operations Committee Leadership meeting in Austin, TX

Reynolds Jet Hosts NBAA Domestic Operations Committee Leadership meeting in Austin, TX   The Domestic Operations Committee Leadership discussed its plans for long-term projects as well as opportunities for how to interact with attendees of the Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (BACE) to be held Nov 1-3 in Orlando. Al Mann, Reynolds Jet’s VP Operations, is Chair of the DOC.   The 2-day meeting was held at Reynolds Jet’s Austin TX office, based at Austin Bergstrom International...

Reynolds Jet Leads Drive for On-Demand Air Carrier Training Changes

Industry Groups Drive On-Demand Air Carrier Training Changes Washington, DC, March 16, 2016 –   The National Air Transportation Association (NATA), the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and a group of on-demand air carriers and training centers have developed recommendations for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to modernize training for air carriers operating under Part 135. Since May 2014, NATA, NBAA, and their respective operating members, led by Jet Logistics and Reynolds Jet, have been meeting monthly with CAE, FlightSafety and the FAA to address concerns that have challenged the industry for more than 10 years. Recommendations made by the FAA Air Carrier Training Aviation Rulemaking Committee, developed by its Air Carrier & Contract Training Working Group (AC & CT WG), urge the FAA to align regulations under Part 135 and Part 142 to reduce administrative inefficiencies, develop a standardized training curriculum model for 135 operators and to develop scenario-enhanced recurrent (SER) training and checking for 135 operators. The AC & CT WG has spent the last two years developing recommendations for a standardized training program and SER training and checking. An optional standardized training curriculum would allow operators to avoid delays associated with securing approval of a training program, create consistency among operators, and provide feedback data on training to the FAA. The AC & CT WG recommended a Training Standards Board, consisting of contract training providers, original equipment manufacturers, operators and the FAA, develop a standardized recurrent training program for each aircraft type. SER training and checking would allow operators to improve upon today’s training footprint which, over time, often becomes a routine exercise. The program provides freedom for...

Reynolds Jet Receives 2015 Best Businesses of Cincinnati Award

Cincinnati Award Program Honors the Achievement Cincinnati, January 05, 2016 — Reynolds Jet has been selected for the 2015 Best Businesses of Cincinnati Award in the Travel Services category by the Best Businesses of Cincinnati Award Program. Each year, the Best Businesses of Cincinnati Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Cincinnati area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Best Businesses of Cincinnati Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Cincinnati Award Program and data provided by third parties. About the Best Businesses of Cincinnati Award Program The Best Businesses of Cincinnati Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Cincinnati area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Best Businesses of Cincinnati Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S....