Our firm’s latest developments will capitalize on the growth of private air travel
Global Air Charters is a small firm with a big vision for longevity and responsible growth in the notoriously volatile air travel industry. Being quick to react, implementing sound business strategies, creating strong relationships, and laying out a vision for growth — these are the core strengths of our entire leadership team.
Two months ago, Michael Vanacore-Netz took over as CEO of GAC, a role he is well-suited for after nearly five years of leadership experience. Our outgoing CEO, Todd Vollhaber, has worked hard over the past eight years to help set the firm on a successful trajectory, and we owe much to his leadership. In the years to come, we are excited to see our company continue to grow as we work to acquire more jets for our fleet.
Record Sales in 2022
Last year, Global Air Charters recorded its highest annual revenue. The demand for our product has continued to be strong well into 2023, and we’re trying hard to beat last year’s performance. Our success in 2022 had much to do with strong demand in the industry, the optimization of our fleet, and the strengthening of our relationships and presence abroad.
Jet card programs and oversized firms have recently taken a hit due to performance problems like fleet mismanagement and understaffing. We’re filling the void as best we can despite our limited size. Recent improvements in the first half of 2023 within our maintenance program and increased flight crew staffing will help us finish the year strong as we stake a new claim in the growing market of part 135 flight operations.
The Global Air Charters Management Team
It takes a team effort to offer the most competitive product possible. Every pilot, cabin attendant, mechanic, and dispatcher are vital to our continued success. Behind the scenes, we also have an entire staff of HR personnel, IT specialists, and accountants, each working to ensure our front-line staff are fully equipped to operate safely.
Let us introduce our management team that has brought all these people together to make the company “tick.”
A serial strategist and an experienced aviator, Michael Vanacore-Netz is GAC’s new CEO. He has served as the firm’s COO for the past two and a half years in preparation for his new role.
Vanacore-Netz brings more to the table than his knack for business and his industry experience; he has brought many top-performing people into the company and has promoted their professional development. He has a reputation within the firm for making smart decisions regarding asset management and sourcing new business opportunities.
As our director of operations, Paul Rodsjo ensures the success and efficiency of our flight operations department. He is responsible for our FAA, EASA, and ICAO compliance, allowing us to operate safely worldwide.
Rodsjo is also one of our executive vice presidents and the longest-standing member of GAC’s management team. Like Michael Vanacore-Netz, Paul Rodsjo knows what to look for in future leaders in the firm. He mentors growing professionals and finds opportunities to promote from within.
Nathan Pochomis is a shining example of the opportunity for growth at Global Air Charters. He was hired by Michael Vanacore-Netz in 2020 to be a line captain on the Gulfstream fleet. It became immediately evident that Pochomis was cut out for more due to his robust knowledge and strategic planning abilities.
Now, as Global Air Charters’ Chief Pilot, Pochomis utilizes his skillset to maximize fleet efficiency, train new employees, and develop safety practices that will grow with the company.