Texas Based Aviation Company Provides Free Air Transportation to Injured USA Military and Critical Need Medical Patients

 Austin, Texas – Nov. 3, 2010 – based in Austin, Texas, Texas Jacobson Aviation, Inc, TJA, was founded in August, 2010, by business man Grant Stuart Jacobson.  Their purpose: to take Mr. Jacobson’s passion for flying and pair it with his desire to make a difference in the lives of others. 

The company purchased a Beechcraft King Air C90GTX, now known as the TJA, Inc. Work Horse, with its main purpose to services those in need.  The plane is a custom built, state of the art, aircraft that allows the passenger to reach their destination in one flight instead of several stops, in a safe, clean and comfortable plane. Mr. Jacobson approached Grace Flight and VAC, two organizations that work with those in need to provide air transportation when conventional transportation is not an option.  In less than 2 months TJA Inc. has more than tripled what the average private pilot or charitable flight organization flies each month.  He has personally flown on every trip and takes great pride in his company’s true philanthropic focus.  “I love to fly and I have been very fortunate in life.  I need to give back and this is my chance to do something meaningful that most people and companies don’t have the resources to do”, Grant Jacobson said.

TJA teamed up with Grace Flight for its first mission on August 29, 2010. Grace Flight of America relies completely on volunteer pilots and donations from individuals, foundations, clubs and corporations.  Since then, TJA has flown over 30 missions for Grace Flight, logging over 100s of hours and 1,000s of miles, with no cost to the patients or veterans who are in need of help. 

In October TJA, Inc. flew their first mission with Veterans Airlift Command, VAC, transporting a wounded vet from Fort Hood, TX, to Tallahassee, FL. Based in Minnesota, VAC provides 90 passengers monthly with air transportation for medical and other compassionate purposes to wounded warriors, veterans, and their families, through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. The alliance with Texas Jacobson Aviation was a natural fit, and Mr. Jacobson plans to expand his efforts to become more of a resource to our men and women in uniform.

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