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Aviation Firm Sees Big Growth

Photo Credits: Jamie Cotten

By Paul E. Kandarian – Globe Correspondent – November 04, 2016

“Hingham-based Fly Private is a small private aviation firm that owns no aircraft but has access to 2,000 around the world. The
company was started by Don Smith, chief operating officer, and Greg Goodwin, vice president of marketing, both having previously worked for another private aviation firm before starting their own in 2002. We spoke to Smith, a Scituate resident, for this story.

Q. What makes Fly Private different from other firms like yours?

A. We don’t have acquisition fees or monthly maintenance fees, and we don’t ask for money up front. You pay only for what you use, by the trip, so you’re not tied up with long-term contracts or
commitments. We’re not wrapped up in hype; we don’t spend a
fortune on advertising. We’re not that well known, and that’s fine; we like to think we’re the best-kept secret in private aviation.

Q. Where do your clients fly?

A. All over the world, including a lot to the Caribbean. We had one family that started a trip in San Francisco, went through China, around Europe and back through the United States. We do trips for people going to college football games, the World Series, the Super Bowl, golf tournaments. Whatever the clients wants to do, we can do.

Q. Do most of your clients fly for business or personal reasons?

A. It’s about equal. From a customer standpoint, there are probably more personal fliers, but the dollar volume is higher for business travelers. And there’s crossover; some flying on business combine trips for personal use.

Q. Has growth been good?

A. We saw huge growth from 2002 to 2008, and by 2008 had a three-year growth of 197 percent, which got us 25th on Inc.’s top 100 transportation companies list. Business went down in the
recession, but then it came back and stayed. It’s grown steadily since.

Q. Do celebrities use your services?

A. Yes, and I won’t name them. For them, it’s just a way to get around, athletes flying home to be with their families, or flying the kids in to see games, things like that. Celebrity flying is Hollywood stuff that gets overblown. Ultra high-worth people aren’t looking for publicity; they just want a way to get to their events, and can get there
privately. They’re just nice people; this isn’t a big deal for them.

Read the full article from The Boston Globe.


Let us handle the REST

We allow our customers to REST and be taken care of. We
understand and respect that you have worked hard to earn the
privilege to travel by private aviation. Our organization provides our customers the finest value in private aviation by operating upon the foundation of the REST concept.


Reliability: For 14 years and thousands of flights we have been a trusted partner.


Experience: Based upon delivering thousands of flights, we
recognize, anticipate and address all of the details of each flight so that our customers have a great trip time after time. Experienced
private fliers are keenly aware and grateful for how simple we can make the most complex trips.


Service: Private aviation with FlyPrivate is one of the last remaining places where the concept of “yes” is still alive. Every day we deliver solutions that keep our customers returning.


Trust: We have our customers best interests in mind on each and
every trip, from the aircraft we select, to the recommendations we make. Our customers who share the same belief have realized
amazing aviation value over the course of their relationship with us.

REST part-of-the-program

FlyPrivate Team

Each day we are hard at work so our customers can REST and relax when traveling privately.

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Pan-Mass Challenge: Cycle for a Cure

We want to recognize FlyPrivate’s Director of Client Services, Steve S. who rode for the second year in yesterday’s 50 mile Pan-Mass Challenge! For the past two years Steve has ridden on his brothers’ team, CYCLE FOR COLBY. In November of 2012, at the age of 16, Steve’s niece was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She finished chemo treatments in June 2013 and has officially been a Cancer Survivor since November of 2013! For the past two years, Colby has completed the ride with her team. Steve rides for his niece along with everyone else who has been affected by Cancer. To donate or learn more about Colby’s story visit:

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Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Golf Outing

Beautiful day volunteering for Tipsy Tatas at their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Golf Outing at Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth, MA. Everything was wonderful from the venue to the

FlyPrivate’s Marketing Manager Bekky with her friend, and Tipsy Tatas Event Coordinator and volunteer, Liz.

Tipsy Tatas Golf Outing 2015

Raffle Prize

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Tipsy Tatas Taking a Swing Against Breast Cancer

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Southers Marsh Golf Club Venue

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And they’re off! Golfers getting ready to start the day.

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More awesome raffle and auction items.

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