In 1999 we set out to build a private jet company that would provide the industry’s best customer service experience. We started by looking at the other companies that guarantee private jet services to their clients to see where there was room for improvement. The other companies operate massive floating fleets, from one central office, to stretch and try to provide service to the masses. By doing so, their clients schedule flights through an 800 number, embark from a third party FBO, and fly on a different aircraft with different pilots every time. In exchange for servicing the masses, the other companies require their clients to deal with impersonal and unfamiliar relationships for every aspect of their experience. The companies are never able to get to know their clients personally and therefore can not cater to their client’s individual needs. And the client consequently never receives the quality of service that should accompany such a high ticket item. In order to provide the best customer service experience we had to change all this. We start by establishing a local base of operation so that we can handhold every aspect of the customer service experience. Our clients schedule their flights with a local Client Service person, embark from a local private terminal, and fly on local planes with local pilots they know and trust. We localize every aspect of our business so we can focus on providing each and every client with the very best customer service experience.
Jet Linx Omaha – Denny Walker
Denny Walker founded Jet Linx Aviation, the parent company of Jet Linx Omaha, in 1999 as a more personalized approach to private jet travel, providing local clients with a local solution to their private jet travel and aircraft management needs. Before founding Jet Linx, in 1989 Denny founded CardMember Publishing Corporation, a consumer services direct marketing company. It was ranked #2 on Inc. 500’s America’s fastest growing private companies. Denny helped the company go public as MemberWorks Corporation in 1996 (NASDAQ:MBRS). It was ranked as Omaha’s fastest growing company. Earlier, Denny founded Walker Enterprises and was employed by IBM and First Data Resources. Denny is on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands, where he founded the Jaguars Track Team and was honored with the Man and Youth Award. He is on the board of the Boy Scouts of America Omaha Chapter, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, TeamMates of Omaha, TeamMates of Nebraska, and the University of Nebraska Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee. Past service includes the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Chairs (with his wife) of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Omaha Community Playhouse, and the University of Nebraska Big Red Gala. Denny received his degree from the University of Nebraska's College of Business Administration, which honored him with its Business Excellence Achievement Award. Other honors include a Distinguished Entrepreneur Award from the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship and a Hall of Fame Award from the UNL Alumni Track Association.
Jet Linx Dallas – J.D. (Denny) Carreker
Denny Carreker launched Jet Linx Dallas in 2009 (along with son Brent Carreker, President of Jet Linx Dallas), after researching the industry and the Jet Linx base partner opportunity for 15 months. Prior to Jet Linx Dallas, Denny founded Carreker Corporation, a bank consulting company, in 1978 and led the expansion to a global company serving the largest banks in the world with payments technology and consulting services. Throughout this period, he became known for innovation in payment system efficiency and for leading the industry into profitable shared services. American Banker named him one of The Top 25 Technology Consultants, and he was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001 in e-commerce. As a public company after 1998, Carreker Corp was ranked #50 on Forbes’ Best Small Companies of 2000 and #75 on Business Week’s Hot Growth Companies of 2000. He sold the company in 2007, and it is now part of Fiserv. As an active member of the Dallas community, Denny founded Promising Youth Alliance, a unique afterschool care collaboration with Boys and Girl Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Phoenix House, and serves as its Chairman. He serves on the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Phoenix House, and the Salvation Army. He is a former member of the board of Global Missions Fellowship, St. Paul Fund for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease, Camp John Marc, and the College of Engineering at Southern Methodist University. He and his wife are past honorary chairs of the Dallas Make-a-Wish Foundation. Denny received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in industrial engineering/management from Oklahoma State University. In 2005 he was inducted into OSU’s College of Engineering Architecture and Technology Hall of Fame.
Jet Linx Denver – Jeff Puckett
Jeff founded Jet Linx Denver at Centennial Airport at the end of 2010 and became its managing partner and CEO. Jeff is a veteran of the oil and gas exploration and production business with Puckett Land Company, a business he co-founded in 1989. Jeff also founded USAERO LLC in 1998, specializing in new aircraft sales and a reseller of Mooney, Aviat, Diamond, Waco and Extra Aircraft products, serving pilots and aircraft owners in six states. A jet-rated airplane and helicopter pilot, Jeff is a competitive awarding-winning aerobatic pilot. He flies his own Cessna CJ3 and Bell 407 helicopter. He was inducted into the “Living Legends of Aviation” alongside pilots such as John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Kurt Russell and Morgan Freeman. He was the first recipient of the Harrison Ford Legacy of Aviation Award, presented at the 2009 annual Legends of Aviation gathering in Beverly Hills. He is a board member of the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver. In 2005, Jeff founded the Prayer One ministry, providing helicopter rides over Denver for ministry leaders every Monday. The flights are designed to encourage leaders to see the city without boundaries, challenge them to expand their mission through prayer, partnerships and aerial observation, and encourage interfaith work. Jeff has flown almost three thousand community and religious leaders while making a lasting, positive impact on his native city. He flies SWAT and reconnaissance missions for the Sheriff’s Department as a volunteer and was on the board of Craig Hospital. Jeff received his B.S. in Geography/Geology from the University of Denver.
Jet Linx Scottsdale – Jon Hulburd
Jon founded Jet Linx Scottsdale at Scottsdale Airport in April 2012 and is the managing partner of this Jet Linx Base. Jon is a businessman and an attorney, specializing in the policy areas of immigration, trade and foreign affairs. Jon worked as a law clerk for a Federal District Court Judge, and then joined the law firm of Fennemore Craig, eventually becoming a partner in their commercial litigation section. In addition to his partnership, Jon created and ran an import company which produced and shipped Mexican pottery products to numerous American retailers on a “big-box” scale. In 2010, Jon ran for congress in Arizona’s 3rd district (Phoenix) against Republican Ben Quayle, turning the election into one of the most watched races in the country. Jon has spent his adult life working to improve the circumstances of the people around him, particularly those of children who face life-threatening illness’. Jon has donated his legal skills to the Golden Gate Community Center in Phoenix, a Head-Start facility serving the Latino community of South Phoenix, and his time to All Saints’ Episcopal Day School and the Phoenix Thunderbirds. Jon is currently on the Board of Directors for New Way Academy (a private school for kids with learning differences) and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where he serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. In 1984, Jon married his college sweetheart, Carrie Louis. He and Carrie love nothing more than spending time with their five children: Jules, Clif, Jacqueline, Sidney and Louis. Jon has always been involved in their education and activities, playing an active role in the boards of schools they have attended and serving as their soccer coach for what seems like decades. Jon received his B.A degree in philosophy and political science from Colorado College. Jon went on to earn a law degree from the New York School of law and then earned his Masters from George Washington University, majoring in International Affairs.
Jet Linx’s commitment to a local base of operation is a declaration of our commitment to superior customer service. From the moment you pick up the phone to schedule your trip, to the moment you return home to your private terminal, all your needs will be met by the professionals at Jet Linx every step of the way.
Flying with Jet Linx is as easy and convenient as walking into your own garage and getting into your car. Because we have a ground facility, pilots, and planes that are locally based, you will have the comfort and familiarity of flying out of your own private terminal in your own private jet. It couldn’t be more convenient.
Jet Linx operates and has access to light, midsize, and Heavy Jets so you will have the luxury of choosing the appropriate aircraft for the occasion. Whether you’re traveling alone for a business trip to Toledo, or you’re traveling with the entire family for a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Jet Linx has the appropriately sized aircraft for your trip.
Jet Linx is a leader in the industry for its safety practices. We are an International Business Aviation Council, IS-BAO, registered operator, we have earned an ARG/US Platinum Safety Rating, and our pilots are all CAE SimuFlite or FlightSafety International trained. Safety is our priority one.