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Our Crew

Air Planning is first and foremost an aviation company, and our staff is dedicated to providing world class air charter brokerage services anywhere on the globe.

We maintain the highest standards in the industry relative to employee training and qualifications, and are committed to remaining the industry authority through our collective experience from all walks of life as well as formal education and training in aviation. Our people are the backbone of our company and the reason we enjoy industry-leading client retention. All of our clients are assigned to one Air Planning associate who will remain with your program from the initial proposal until the flight is complete. No layers of departments, no changing contact names, and no answering services… just personal attention to your private jet air charter needs, twenty-four hours a day.

Leadership Team 

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Best Place I've Traveled To: A private cabana in the Caribbean.

Favorite Weekend Activity: Reading with a glass of wine and having family time.

Sharon Thomas

President 

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Best Place I've Traveled To: The national parks of Moab, Zion, and Bryce Canyon. The landscape is otherworldly.

Favorite Weekend Activity: Empty nest adventures with my wife Donna.

Scott Bickford 

CEO

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Best Place I've Traveled To: Hard to say.  I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel around the world while I lived in Germany, Singapore and France growing up.  A safari in South Africa and a visit to Iceland are two of my favorites.

Favorite Weekend Activity:   I usually spend the weekend hanging out with my wife, 6 year old son, our dogs, and our three year old twins.

Aaron Yust

Vice President, Sales and Business Development 

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Best Place I've Traveled To: A trip to Ireland with my mother and brothers. Beautiful country and great to see where my family emigrated from.

Favorite Weekend Activity: Cooking, gardening and spending as much time as I can with my family and friends.

Lora McSherry

General Counsel 

Client Team

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Best Place I've Traveled To: One of the world's oldest palaces, Royal Alcázar in Seville, Spain.

Favorite Weekend Activity: Fishing, whether it's my golf balls out of the hazards or actual fish

Adam Hannon

Director of Sales

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Haley MacDonald 

Senior Account Executive 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Place I've Traveled To: Hawaii - most beautiful beaches ever, and it was our honeymoon.

Favorite Weekend Activity: Summer weekends on the lake, boating, swimming, and relaxing. 

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Patrick Flesher 

Senior Account Executive 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Place I've Traveled To: Seoul, South Korea. Getting the opportunity to represent the USA and coach in the Asia Pacific University Basketball Challenge was something I’ll never forget. Not to mention how incredible the food was!

Favorite Weekend Activity: I’m a complete golf nut, and love to tee it up as much as possible. Beyond that, spending time with my wife, son, and our two dogs is my favorite thing to do!

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Best Place I've Traveled To: 10 days in Australia for a foreign tour while coaching at TCU. Scenery, food, people and wildlife were incredible!

Favorite Weekend Activity: At the beach or in the mountains with my wife and puppy!

Mike Lecak

Account Executive 

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Best Place I've Traveled To:  Switzerland, where I went whitewater rafting on the Rhine River.

Favorite Weekend Activity: Depending on the season, I enjoy Kayaking, fishing, going to the beach, skiing, and pond hockey.

Shane Couture 

Account Executive 

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Best Place I've Traveled To: All in all, I would honestly say that Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Malta were the best places I have visited. I am very much an Island life kind of guy.   

Favorite Weekend Activity: If I'm not flying around the tri-state area, I’m looking for the best restaurants in the North East. 

Matthew Goderich 

Account Executive 

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Best Place I've Traveled To:  Various cities in Italy. I've had the opportunity to go on a couple different occasions and could not get enough of the food, history and atmosphere.

Favorite Weekend Activity: Hanging out at home with my wife and kids and grilling in our backyard with music playing.

John Impelman

Account Executive 

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Best place you have traveled to:

 

St John, USVI without a doubt.  The

beaches and water are second to none. 

The snorkeling is incredible.  You can expect

to see several large sea turtles and maybe

even a nurse  shark or two. 

Favorite weekend activity:

I love to spend weekends in the lake’s

region of New Hampshire.  Whether boating,

fishing, or skiing in the winter months,

it is my favorite weekend getaway. 

Nolan O'Brien

Account Executive 

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Best place you have traveled to:

There is no place I would rather be than

London. I enjoy the history, people, culture

cuisine, and energy of Merry Old England’s capital.

That being said, I am always looking for new experiences as you never know what might

become your  next favorite place to visit.

 

Favorite weekend activity:

 

Anytime I can spend

with my wife and two kids is a day well spent.

Matthew Lipman   Account Executive 

Operations and Business Development

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Best Place I've Traveled To:  Prague, Czech Republic - the history and authenticity of the city, the culture, affordability...Prague is a must-visit! Did I mention chimney cakes?

Favorite Weekend Activity: A great weekend used to be spent on the golf course followed by a grill and bonfire nightcap with my wife. But after becoming a dad in 2023, a weekend spent with my wife and son is a perfect weekend.

Kevin Shiley

Account Executive 

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Best Place I've Traveled To: I did some wreck diving off the Panama City Coast in Florida. Very clear waters, and some cool diving spots, including artificial reefs made by some of the wrecks. Even got to see some sharks!

Favorite Weekend Activity: Love spending time with my son and sister, whether it is hanging at home or hiking one of the many beautiful trails in New Hampshire.

Mindy Tison 

Client Services Manager

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Best Place I've Traveled To: Nice, France - beautiful scenery, friendly people, and delicious food!

Favorite Weekend Activity: Fishing 

Jason Thomas

Operations Manager 

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Best Place I've Traveled To: Budapest, Hungary. There is nothing like being submerged in the culture and history and beautiful architecture

Favorite Weekend Activity: In the summer, my husband and I enjoy going to Red Sox games and walking our pug puppies, Emmett and Esme. 

Mikaela Toth 

Client Services Administrator 

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