Texas Jacobson Aviation Out Performs Q4 Expectations and Has Even Higher Goals for 2011

Austin, Texas- January 14, 2011

TJA, Inc. closed out it first year of operation with unprecedented records in charitable flights.  Founded in late August 2010, the four month old company flew over 90 missions in their King Air C90GTx, clocking in over 300 hours of donated flight time, and absorbing over $300k in costs.  The company is on track for contributing over $2.5 million in resources in 2011 in support of its charitable mission.

Currently TJA is partnered with Grace Flight and Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), two organizations that work with those in need to provide air transportation when conventional transportation is not an option.  The goals TJA has set for 2011 include working with VAC in a greater capacity in order to help service the growing need for assisting our men and women in uniform.  Part of the expansion efforts includes the acquisition of a 2011 jet, estimated purchase price of $12MM, with significantly greater flight range capabilities than the 2010 King Air C90GTx, they currently use, for all their missions TJA is currently in negotiations with two manufacturers and expects to make a decision by the end of the month. The new plane will allow Mr. Jacobson and his crew to fly patients from or to Texas across the United States without having to stop for fuel, shortening the travel time significantly.  With the addition of this new plane, TJA will be able to increase the number of flights, increase  passenger capacity, and provide Grace Flight and VAC with another valuable resource to help them carry out their missions.

TJA has consistently received support from Destin Jet Center located in Florida.  In an effort to help TJA, Destin Jet Center provides a significant discount on fuel.  “Destin Jet has been amazing to work with.  They run a beautiful, top of the line facility, with experienced and courteous staff.  When you are spending all of your days, and resources, helping others, it is worth recognizing those who are in the background helping you make it happen,” says Grant Jacobson, founder of TJA.

The first half of 2011 promises to be an exciting one for Texas Jacobson Aviation as they continue to grow as a company and reach out to as many of those in need as they can serve.  The arrival of the new plane is scheduled for March of this year and TJA will be looking to expand their charitable efforts by partnering with other organizations who want to help make a difference in the lives of those men, women, and children whose medical solution may only be a flight away.

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