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Atlanta, GA (February 5, 2019) OGARJETS (www.ogarajets.com), a leading provider of aircraft brokerage, acquisition, sales, management, leasing and flight operation services, has announced the hiring of Nick Baliya as a sales associate. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, he holds a B.S. in Integrated Business. Baliya’s background includes roles in property leasing, management, and marketing. “I’m thrilled to be joining the OGARAJETS team,” said Baliya.
General aviation veteran Jared Hasty has joined OGARAJETS as Sales Engineer. He comes to OGARAJETS from Epps Aviation, where he was Director of Business Development. Before transitioning to the business side of the industry, Hasty was an ATP Single/Multi Engine rated professional pilot for 11 years, accruing over 5,000 hours of flight time. Early in his career, Hasty also worked in aerospace economic development and owned his own flight school. He began college at the University of Alabama before transferring to Auburn University, where he earned a business degree in… Read more
Spencer Mitchell moves up our ranks to Sales Engineer. He joined the OGARAJETS team in September of 2015 as our market analyst. Spencer is our resident Citation Ultra expert, spending much of his time gathering intel on the market. In his new position as sales engineer, he is expanding his role to include new business generation and sales support. Spencer is exploring additional aircraft markets to produce new inventory opportunities. A graduate of Auburn University, Spencer studied Aviation Management. Following school, he began working at Ascension Air where he was… Read more
Industry veteran Dane McGuffee has joined OGARAJETS as Executive Sales Director. McGuffee brings over 30 years of fixed- and rotary-wing (civil, military, corporate/business) aviation experience to his new position. Prior to joining OGARAJETS, McGuffee led the global sales team for the Lycoming Engines Division of Textron Aviation for 9 years. His corporate/business aviation career began with 10 years at BBA Aviation/Dallas Airmotive as a regional sales and marketing manager, where he earned Sales Professional of the Year five years in a row. Before starting his business aviation career, McGuffee honorably… Read more
Manny Munoz grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to Atlanta in 1999. His passion for aviation began at a young age, due to his parents work at Delta Air Lines. He currently holds a Private Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating and is in the final stages of obtaining his Commercial Single-Engine Certificate. After earning a dual-degree in finance and economics from Georgia State University, Manny worked as a financial analyst for a real estate investment firm where he oversaw portfolios worth over $300M. Manny joined OGARAJETS in February of 2015,… Read more
We’re celebrating a big event here at OGARAJETS! Reese Foster, 17 year-old son of company President & CEO Johnny Foster, flew his first solo flight. After ground school and 12 hours of student flying, Reese completed his solo in a 1965 Cessna 172F at Fulton County Airport in Atlanta. Like all solos, Reese’s flight consisted of three takeoffs, each with full stop landings. The young Foster will need another 30 hours to complete his Private Pilot License (PPL). “Reese has always had a passion for flying,” said Johnny. “Dad (John… Read more