Flight Options Press Release

Flight Options Flies Corporate Angel Network’s 15,000th Flight

Flight Options donated Corporate Angel Network's 15,000th flight; transporting an eight-year-old brain cancer patient from Tampa, FL to New York City for treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital

For its milestone 15,000th flight on July 26, 2002, Corporate Angel Network will help an eight-year-old brain cancer patient by arranging for Flight Options, LLC, a leading provider of fractional shares in jet aircraft, to fly the young boy from Tampa, FL to Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City, where he will receive potentially life saving treatment.

A Flight Options Hawker 800 will arrive at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY (Avitat-Westchester) at 12:30 PM carrying young Christopher Becker, who will be accompanied by his father, Patrick Becker.

“It’s especially appropriate,"" remarked Bonnie LeVar, Corporate Angel Network’s new Executive Director, “that our landmark 15,000th flight be made by Flight Options, the first fractional jet ownership provider to join the Corporate Angel Network. Many fractional owners are starting to realize the great service they can offer cancer patients by providing an empty seat or donating flight hours.” 

"Flight Options is delighted to donate flight time to such a worthy cause,” said Kenn Ricci, Chairman & CEO of Flight Options. “The work Corporate Angel Network does is truly a special gift, and we are happy to participate."

Corporate Angel Network (www.corpangelnetwork.org) is a public charity that arranges free air transportation aboard corporate and fractionally owned aircraft for cancer patients traveling to treatment. Since it was founded in 1981, the organization has coordinated 15,000 flights and attracted 500 of America's best corporations into its network, including 56 of the top 100 in the Fortune 500. These companies recognize that offering a vacant seat is a tremendous opportunity to help cancer patients win their battle. The organization may be contacted at (914) 328-1313 or at info@corpangelnetwork.org.

Founded in 1998, Flight Options pioneered the concept of offering shares in previously owned jets, thus reducing the cost and opening private jet travel to a broader audience.  After merging with Raytheon Travel Air in March, 2002, the company now offers new and pre-owned fractional shares in its fleet of over 200 aircraft, including the King Air B200, CitationJet, Beechjet 400A, Citation V, Citation 650, Hawker 800XP, Falcon 50, Challenger 601, and Gulfstream IV. Flight Options recently received the ChevronTexaco Corporate Angel Award for its ongoing support of Corporate Angel Network."

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