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ABOUT

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OUR STORY

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Coming up on 20 years of business, Crew Aviation, LLC was founded in 2002 as an aircraft management company. Seeing a growing need in the industry, Crew earned its FAA Part 135 Certificate in 2005. Since that time we have expanded our capabilities to offer world-class service from domestic to international travel.

Since its inception in 2002, Crew Aviation, LLC has provided clients Stellar Service with an impeccable safety record, the highest level of security and confidentiality, and adherence to our Industries international best practices. Our global services include private aircraft management, business air charter, including high profile and high-value asset movements, security, mixed revenue aircraft management leases, a VIP invitation-only membership program, and consultation/brokerage for those interested in purchasing an aircraft, acquisitions, and acceptance, under the United States or Bermudan Registry.

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Crew Aviation offers a full spectrum of aviation services including Jet Management, Private Air Charter, and Aircraft Acquisitions. Our professional and experienced crew creates personalized plans that fit our customer's wants and needs. Whether you are purchasing, chartering, or simply wanting to learn more about private aviation, we guarantee Stellar Service.

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WHAT WE DO BEST

We have deliberately avoided becoming a large, multi-tiered, commercialized private aircraft operator, to focus on our customer's best interests. With some of the most distinguished and accomplished professionals in the World. Operating, supporting, and consulting on a variety of aircraft including Bell, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Global, Gulfstream, Learjet, and Sikorsky.

Crew Aviation is focused on the protection and maximization of the capital asset. This focus in seconded only by the safety of the overall operation. 

Crew Aviation, LLC has attained the distinction of independent safety credentials, including:

  • 1 of 4 Certified Wyvern Flight Leaders Worldwide

  • 1 of 8, and the only Part 135 Management Company currently accepted to the Progressive Stage III IS-BAO registered level Worldwide

  • A member of Air Charter Safety Foundation

ABOVE AND BEYOND

Our staff of professionals go above and beyond normal training and certifications, seeking out professional development to enhance their skills to provide the safest and best experience for our clients and stakeholders, including maintaining ASTM Organizational Membership and participating in F44, F45, and F46 subcommittees, offering incentives to achieve Flight Safety qualified Master Technicians and NCATT accreditations, flight upset training for all crew members with Flight Safety or Flight Research in Mojave CA,  leadership and management development, and protocol training through the Protocol School of Washington. They are leaders in their industry and active in numerous national and international aviation organizations at committee and National Board levels.

Crew Aviation, LLC is also committed to being part of the global community through charitable contributions and involvement in events that promote inclusion, cultural awareness and cooperation, equality, and diversity. 

 

Crew Aviation LLC utilizes a digital compliance we call Computerized Management Services (CMS). CMS allows all company records, documents, and compliance tracking to be available to all necessary company personnel and the Administrator 24/7. 

The system is a grouping of industry operating systems designed to allow the Administrator to access all company records without the need to physically be present at the Company Base of Operations.  

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It is also designed to give company management a higher level of compliance oversight, reduce errors in information exchange, increase efficiencies in compliance communication across all company departments and decrease pilot workload. 

COMPANY LEADERSHIP

Clyde Ensor 

Founder/CEO

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2002 - Present

Ensor is responsible for the oversight and overall direction of Crew Aviation. Ensor saw a need in the region for an upscale, safe, business/charter jet operation. His aviation experience began at the age of 14, guided by his grandfather and their shared love for aviation.

Timothy Peace

COO/Director of Operations​

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2017 - Present

Peace is responsible for the aviation department and aviation operations, including safety, administration, legal, fiscal, maintenance, flight, scheduling, and customer service; supervises all department personnel. Establishes and administers policies, procedures, and practices consistent with industry standards and all applicable Federal, state, local, and company regulations and policy.

Shannon Weidekamp

Chief Strategy Officer

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2017 - Present

Her responsibilities include increasing business by acquiring new clients and establishing productive and profitable relationships with external firms and organizations. She provides strategic direction to the business and helps lead business development activities, goals, objectives, vision, mission, and values of Crew Aviation.

Brandon Holderbaum

Director of Maintenance​

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2020 - Present

Holderbaum is responsible for directing, planning, and implementing inspection standards and the company's methods and procedures in complying with Federal rules, manufacturer specifications, and recommendations. He also reconciles contracts, maintenance inspections, pre-buy inspections and is the continuous analysis and surveillance system coordinator.

Max Weidekamp

Director of Business Development

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2019 - Present

Weidekamp is responsible for finding new aircraft, selling or trading, air charter, jet card programs, and aircraft management interactions. He offers financial comparisons and helps our customers make economic decisions for themselves or their company.

Kelly Friel

Client Services/Lead Flight Attendant

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2019 - Present

Friel's role is to understand our clients' needs while providing them with the utmost in safety and confidentiality. This includes maintaining passenger profiles, the care, and safety of the cabin, coordinating with maintenance and scheduling/dispatch to ensure that each flight is the ultimate experience in stellar service and safety.

Leslie Stanley

Accounting Manager

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2011 - Present

Stanley is responsible for managing accounts and finances. She has been with Crew Aviation for 10 years and is an integral part of the company. Prior to her role at Crew, she worked in AP/AR for over 15 years. Stanley attended the University of Kentucky, has 4 girls, and has a love for baking. 

Annabelle Klein

Director of Content Marketing

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2020 - Present

Klein's primary responsibilities at Crew Aviation are to create and maintain online presence as well as produce new ideas for company branding, develop exceptional and well-crafted marketing materials, and work with Crew’s team to produce new ideas for company branding, promotional campaigns, and marketing communications. 

TEAMWORK

We are a "Crew" of professionals that love to fly. You can rely on us for the safety, comfort, and convenience you need in order to successfully navigate your way through life's journeys. As an aircraft owner or charter guest, we welcome you with open arms into our team; look forward to becoming part of yours too!

CULTURE

Crew understands that safety and getting you where you need to go is of great importance, but we understand each person matters too. We are dedicated to catering to your needs through our Stellar Service from the moment one speaks with a team member during an inquiry for flights until they arrive at their destination on time.

PHILANTHROPY

NEWS

At Crew Aviation we believe that it's crucial to give back to our community – being a supporter of both Flight Club 502 (501 c 3) from 2015 on, as well as sponsoring Rally For The Kids Foundation over four consecutive years proves this commitment - one which we look forward maintaining along our many other great pursuits taking flight into new territories!

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SAFETY

Crew is committed to safety in all matters, and each Crew member has a role in ensuring the highest standards of safety. The maintenance department ensures that planes are safe for take-off; our flight dispatch makes sure that flights can depart on time from any airport without incident, and every other department head puts together detailed plans so crew members have as much information about their destination before they fly out.