Annual Arizona Jet Center Fundraiser Benefiting Four Local Charities
Arizona Jet Center is teaming up with Sawyer Aviation and Highline Autos to host its 5th annual private hangar party on Saturday, February 26th beginning at 6:00 p.m. The evening festivities will take place at Sawyer Aviation’s new private hangar in the Scottsdale Airpark. The evening of festivities will include live music, fine art, high fashion and delicious fare – all in the name of charity.
“We are excited to collaborate with Arizona Jet Center on their annual charity event; it will be the first party in our new hangar and should be a special night,” says Chad Verdaglio, President of Sawyer Aviation.
Guests will mix and mingle among a selection of luxury pri vate jets and a collection of rarely seen exotic and historic cars. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations will benefit four Arizona nonprofits:
- Wings of Humanity – provides no cost medical air transport to children who otherwise would not have access to vital medical treatments at top tier children’s hospital facilities.
- Donate Life AZ – raises awareness and educates the pub lic on the importance of organ donation and is a registry for donors electing to participate.
- Kettey’s Exchange- aids displaced children and battered women in securing counseling, housing, clothing and other essentials to sustain a better life one life at a time.
- Sol Dog Lodge – provides boarding and training services; training for rescue dogs to become ser vice animals to veterans; respite services for tem porary housing of pets who have owners facing a crisis situation where they are unable to care for their pet; veterinarian services and boarding.
“This is a special event for us and for the local non profit organizations we work with,” adds Scott Ingebretson of AZ Jet Center Foundation. “There’s nothing like dining and dancing under the night sky and get ting an up close look at some of the most beautiful cars and cool planes.”
Tickets are $200 and are available for purchase online through eventbrite. Each ticket includes dinner, drinks, gift bags and entertainment. For more information, visit jetcenterevents.com.
Sawyer Aviation Celebrates 60 Years with Soaring Expansion Company Adds New Services, 49,000 Square Feet of Space
Sawyer Aviation, a privately held company headquartered in the Scottsdale Airpark marks 60 years in business with an expansion of its services, operations and facilities. The company recently launched SawyerMX to offer aircraft maintenance and management serving private aircraft owners and other aviation companies. Sawyer also added operations and services out of Van Nuys Airport and is adding 42,000 square feet of hangar space and approximately 7000 square feet of offices and training rooms to its existing facilities at Scottsdale Airpark.
“We are very proud of our company history and the growth we have achieved,” states Chad Verdaglio, President of Sawyer Aviation. “Sawyer Aviation started with private charter flights and later added flight training. Today, we are a full-service aviation company and prepared for the increase in demand for private aircraft and transport services.”
Under Verdaglio’s leadership, Sawyer Aviation expanded its private charter services offerings of luxury transportation between Scottsdale/Phoenix and cities throughout the U.S. Verdaglio also established Sawyer as one of the leading charter companies of organ transplant teams and organ transport to hospitals across the country.
SawyerMX was introduced in 2021 and offers aircraft mainte nance, employing the largest staff of any maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) provider supporting the Scottsdale air port’s top fleets. Services also include 24/7 dispatch for regional Aircraft on Ground (AOG) air and ground mobile-maintenance response, enabling quick and after-hours response.
“Private aircraft owners and pilots that find themselves with a mechanical issue and are stuck now have a solution with SawyerMX,” explains Verdaglio. “Our services eliminate the need to wait until the next day or through a weekend to get an issue fixed and get back in the air.”
The nearly 50,000 square feet of added office space and hangars will be complete by early 2022. It provides more space for plane management and maintenance. It also allows Sawyer Aviation to offer its clients private hangar space, room to host events, training sessions and additional offices for employees and instructors.
On Saturday, February 26th, Sawyer Aviation’s private hangar will host Arizona Jet Center’s fundraiser benefiting four local charities.
To learn more about Sawyer Aviation and its services visit sawyeraviation.com, sawyermx.com or sawyerflightacademy.com.