Jet Linx…Who Are We? Your Personal Jet Company

“When I was 30 years old, I flew on a private jet to close a deal in Dallas, Texas, for my business Walker Enterprises. After that flight, I knew that if I could ever afford one, I was going to buy one,” Denny Walker, Founder of Jet Linx Aviation, recounted. And in 1999 that’s what he did – he purchased a Beechjet 400A and Jet Linx was born.

Denny quickly learned that private aircraft ownership was complex – and costly. “Originally, I wanted to buy a plane and split the costs with my friends. When I started looking into the way that other private travel companies were doing business, I was so disappointed by how they handled everything – from the huge transaction of purchasing a plane to lack of support at the facilities,” Denny explained. “I just felt there was a better model for service. This is something where people are paying a high price, and at the time – they were receiving little in return. I knew that I could provide a higher level of service. That motivated me to start a private aviation business,” Denny stated.

In the very beginning, the whole family rolled up their sleeves and delved into the private aviation industry. The Walkers eventually found an opportunity to differentiate Jet Linx from other private enterprises. “At the time there were a lot of ma- and pa- businesses in the space that ran without any systems or procedures. They didn’t serve their clients consistently, and I saw a huge opportunity in an industry that hadn’t been touched by sophistication or procedures,” Denny remarked.

In 2002, one of Denny’s sons, Jamie Walker, moved back from New York and started helping the company’s sales and marketing effort. By 2004, Jamie launched the Jet Card program and the formal Aircraft Management program, both of which fundamentally changed Jet Linx. In 2009, the local Base Partner model – a hallmark of the company and a true differentiator in the industry – was unveiled. 

In 20 years, Jet Linx has grown at an incredible pace – from four fractional jets to a fleet of more than 100 managed aircraft, from 12 fractional owners to 2,100 Jet Card clients, and from 20 team members to over 500 working in nearly 20 Base locations nationwide, plus the National Operations Center in Omaha. 

Flying Higher with Your Personal Jet Company

Not only does Jet Linx pride itself on serving clients at a higher level, we take pride in supporting members of our team. Our flight crews have the full support of both a local Base and the robust National Operations Center, which is staffed at all times with experts in Crew Support, Flight Coordination, Safety, and Flight Operations. At Jet Linx, our mantra is to “Supply the High” to clients and fellow team members with premier customer service that is fueled by seamless internal coordination and teamwork. Integrity, compassion, selflessness, dedication, and enthusiasm are the core values that guide each and every decision made at the company.

Our home-based business model, with pilots flying locally from 18 Base locations nationwide, means our pilots get to spend more nights at home. Compared to competitors flying fixed 8/6 schedules that typically have 14 nights at home per month, Jet Linx pilots spend 25 nights at home per month. Jet Linx pilots also have fewer flight duty days compared to Part 135 competitors. Our flex scheduling offers five more days off per month, adding up to 60 extra days off per year (compared to a typical 8/6 schedule). Days off and nights at home add up: our pilots have 38% more duty days off and have 79% more nights at home. We understand the value of your time spent near family and friends.

The company also focuses on simplifying crew worklife. Each pilot is issued a company iPad, a meal allowance of $50 per day, and a company-issued credit card to remove hassle from expense reimbursement. Pilots are also allowed to keep travel rewards for air, rental car and hotel, with the added benefit of booking their choice of rental car and hotel.

Comfort and well-being are guaranteed with employee programs that reward wellness, employee referrals, service anniversaries, and recognition of team members displaying core values. Full benefits to employees include a 401k with Jet Linx matching 100% of contributions up to 6%. A health savings account with company contributions and a free employee assistance program are ways that we ensure the health and safety of our team members and their loved ones.

What else makes Jet Linx unique? Jet Linx adheres to an internationally recognized Safety Management System with annual audits. All pilots complete comprehensive ground training and full-motion flight training. Our stringent operational control standards exceed FAA regulatory requirements. Lastly, Jet is proud to boast receipt of the highest safety awards from the top three safety auditing firms of Wyvern Wingman, ARGUS and IS-BAO Stage 3. When it comes to safe operational practices, we truly walk the walk – currently Jet Linx is the only airline to halt all retail flight operations for a full day each year to bring all team members together to talk about safety and ways to further elevate our safety culture at our annual Safety Summit.

Most recently, Jet Linx became the only Forbes Five-Star certified private aviation company in the world. On top of a deeply entrenched service culture, Jet Linx employees receive proprietary training on how to provide Five-Star service to Jet Linx clients. This same training is used at luxury hotels and organizations that cater to the world’s most successful and demanding clientele. 

“When I was 30 years old, I flew on a private jet to close a deal in Dallas, Texas, for my business Walker Enterprises. After that flight, I knew that if I could ever afford one, I was going to buy one,” Denny Walker, Founder of Jet Linx Aviation, recounted. And in 1999 that’s what he did – he purchased a Beechjet 400A and Jet Linx was born.

Denny quickly learned that private aircraft ownership was complex – and costly. “Originally, I wanted to buy a plane and split the costs with my friends. When I started looking into the way that other private travel companies were doing business, I was so disappointed by how they handled everything – from the huge transaction of purchasing a plane to lack of support at the facilities,” Denny explained. “I just felt there was a better model for service. This is something where people are paying a high price, and at the time – they were receiving little in return. I knew that I could provide a higher level of service. That motivated me to start a private aviation business,” Denny stated.

In the very beginning, the whole family rolled up their sleeves and delved into the private aviation industry. The Walkers eventually found an opportunity to differentiate Jet Linx from other private enterprises. “At the time there were a lot of ma- and pa- businesses in the space that ran without any systems or procedures. They didn’t serve their clients consistently, and I saw a huge opportunity in an industry that hadn’t been touched by sophistication or procedures,” Denny remarked.

In 2002, one of Denny’s sons, Jamie Walker, moved back from New York and started helping the company’s sales and marketing effort. By 2004, Jamie launched the Jet Card program and the formal Aircraft Management program, both of which fundamentally changed Jet Linx. In 2009, the local Base Partner model – a hallmark of the company and a true differentiator in the industry – was unveiled. 

In 20 years, Jet Linx has grown at an incredible pace – from four fractional jets to a fleet of more than 100 managed aircraft, from 12 fractional owners to 2,100 Jet Card clients, and from 20 team members to over 500 working in nearly 20 Base locations nationwide, plus the National Operations Center in Omaha. 

Flying Higher with Your Personal Jet Company

Not only does Jet Linx pride itself on serving clients at a higher level, we take pride in supporting members of our team. Our flight crews have the full support of both a local Base and the robust National Operations Center, which is staffed at all times with experts in Crew Support, Flight Coordination, Safety, and Flight Operations. At Jet Linx, our mantra is to “Supply the High” to clients and fellow team members with premier customer service that is fueled by seamless internal coordination and teamwork. Integrity, compassion, selflessness, dedication, and enthusiasm are the core values that guide each and every decision made at the company.

Our home-based business model, with pilots flying locally from 18 Base locations nationwide, means our pilots get to spend more nights at home. Compared to competitors flying fixed 8/6 schedules that typically have 14 nights at home per month, Jet Linx pilots spend 25 nights at home per month. Jet Linx pilots also have fewer flight duty days compared to Part 135 competitors. Our flex scheduling offers five more days off per month, adding up to 60 extra days off per year (compared to a typical 8/6 schedule). Days off and nights at home add up: our pilots have 38% more duty days off and have 79% more nights at home. We understand the value of your time spent near family and friends.

The company also focuses on simplifying crew worklife. Each pilot is issued a company iPad, a meal allowance of $50 per day, and a company-issued credit card to remove hassle from expense reimbursement. Pilots are also allowed to keep travel rewards for air, rental car and hotel, with the added benefit of booking their choice of rental car and hotel.

Comfort and well-being are guaranteed with employee programs that reward wellness, employee referrals, service anniversaries, and recognition of team members displaying core values. Full benefits to employees include a 401k with Jet Linx matching 100% of contributions up to 6%. A health savings account with company contributions and a free employee assistance program are ways that we ensure the health and safety of our team members and their loved ones.

What else makes Jet Linx unique? Jet Linx adheres to an internationally recognized Safety Management System with annual audits. All pilots complete comprehensive ground training and full-motion flight training. Our stringent operational control standards exceed FAA regulatory requirements. Lastly, Jet is proud to boast receipt of the highest safety awards from the top three safety auditing firms of Wyvern Wingman, ARGUS and IS-BAO Stage 3. When it comes to safe operational practices, we truly walk the walk – currently Jet Linx is the only airline to halt all retail flight operations for a full day each year to bring all team members together to talk about safety and ways to further elevate our safety culture at our annual Safety Summit.

Most recently, Jet Linx became the only Forbes Five-Star certified private aviation company in the world. On top of a deeply entrenched service culture, Jet Linx employees receive proprietary training on how to provide Five-Star service to Jet Linx clients. This same training is used at luxury hotels and organizations that cater to the world’s most successful and demanding clientele. 

Jet Linx also offers an industry-first pilot pipeline in coordination with Southwest Airlines as a founding member of the Destination 225 program. In this program, various pathways exist to help newcomers to aviation or those exiting the military navigate their careers, with employment partners like Jet Linx a part of the journey to eventual employment with Southwest. Those looking to extend their flight careers following retirement from Southwest can also look to a Part 135 career with Jet Linx.Even after 20 years, Jet Linx continues to grow and build a private aviation experience unlike any other. Visit our careers page to learn how you can soar with us.

Vist Jet Linx at: https://www.jetlinx.com/careers

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