Desert Jet Center FBO To Host Citation Jet Pilots (CJP) Annual Convention at KTRM

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Desert Jet Center, the desert’s newest and highest customer-rated Fixed Base Operator (FBO) located at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, is pleased and honored to host the upcoming 2021 Citation Jet Pilots (CJP) Annual Convention on October 20-23, 2021. The event marks the first time CJP will hold its annual convention in the state of California. 

As the CJP FBO of choice in the Greater Palm Springs area, Desert Jet Center will be welcoming Citation jet pilots, board members, guests, exhibitors, vendors, and an estimated 120 aircraft flying into the Thermal airport during the 3-day convention. With the high volume of jet traffic typically experienced by the airport during peak season with golf and tennis tournaments, equestrian events, modernism week, art shows, and music festivals, the CJP convention will draw the highest number of Citation jets to the airport during the event. 

CJP’s annual convention, now in its 12th year, has grown into a multi-day event featuring an unparalleled combination of educational and social opportunities, against the backdrop of historic and luxurious venues and for the first-time ever, the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California. 

In keeping with its mission to promote and represent the interests of members who are owners and pilots of all series of Citation jet-powered aircraft, CJP’s convention features an excellent line-up of guest speakers, seminars, partner and vendor displays, a Safety Stand Down, and expanded companion training programs during its convention. 

“We are grateful to the Citation Jet Pilots Association for their decision to bring their annual convention to the Greater Palm Springs area and selecting Desert Jet Center as the host FBO at KTRM,” said Desert Jet Chief Executive Officer Jared Fox. “They are helping to support our local businesses and communities with their event. While we are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase our spectacular facility and exceptional team to our guests, we are equally excited to welcome one of the most influential and respected associations of aircraft owner-operators in the world to our desert oasis.” 

“Our members who fly to the Palm Springs region continually praise Desert Jet Center’s reliable service, luxurious facilities and commitment to a fantastic customer experience,” said CJP Chairman Randy Broiles. “As our association once again gathers in person to celebrate CJP’s annual convention, I’m incredibly pleased to have such a fantastic host FBO.” 

“I cannot think of a more appropriate or welcoming venue to greet CJP members flying to our annual convention,” added CJP Chief Executive Officer Trent Corcia. “I know that everyone will enjoy their time in Indian Wells as their Citations are in the expert care of Desert Jet Center.” 

About Citation Jet Pilots 

The Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association (CJP) is the only member organization dedicated to the ownership and operation of the Cessna Citation family of jets. Open to anyone who owns, flies or supports a Citation, the organization offers a wide range of safety, advocacy, interaction and philanthropic benefits all with the common goal of helping each member get the most out of their aircraft. 

The CJP Safety and Education Foundation is dedicated to engaging with CJP Members on methods for operating their aircraft in the safest possible manner and developing safety-related resources for Citation pilots and others in the industry. An annual convention featuring top-tier educators and experts, world-renowned aviation luminaries and opportunities for networking with Citation owners from around the world. Regional events, educational resources and discussion boards and significant discounts with major aviation companies are among the many additional benefits members receive. 

Although CJP has grown from its email exchange roots into a full-fledged and widely-respected owner/operator community offering unmatched resources and benefits, its core mission remains unchanged: to help likeminded Citation owners operate their aircraft in a safe, professional and efficient manner, while also fostering new friendships. Learn more at http://www.citationjetpilots.com/about.

SOURCEAero Crew News, November 2021
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Desert Jet is a full-service aviation management company that provides clients with expertise in acquiring, operating and generating revenue using private jet aircraft, and offers on-demand charters in its fleet of jet aircraft. Our services enable aircraft owners to offset their costs of ownership and allow travelers to fly via private jet without having to own an aircraft. Our full-service FBO offers ground handling, jet fuel and hangar storage, and our FAA-Certified Repair Station provides a wide range of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance support for jet aircraft manufactured by Cessna, Dassault, Beechcraft, Embraer, Gulfstream and others.

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