About Us

Great people, providing a legendary aviation experience.

 

Founded in 1968 by an aviation legend and industry pioneer, Clay Lacy is the world’s most experienced operator of private jets. For the past 50 years, we have managed, maintained and globally operated jet aircraft from every major manufacturer. Serving business and world leaders, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, professional athletes, sports franchises, celebrities and dignitaries. Providing the highest level of safety, service and value.

Our founder, Clay Lacy.

Entrepreneur, airline captain, military test pilot, air race champion, aviation record-setter and aerial cinematographer, Lacy has accumulated more hours flying jets than anyone on Earth. He has logged 50,000 flight hours in more than 300 aircraft types, set 29 world speed records and performed over 2500 film missions.  While still a pilot at United in 1964, Lacy earned his Learjet rating and became the Learjet salesman for the western United States. Lacy leased a Learjet in 1968 and founded Clay Lacy Aviation, the first executive jet charter service west of the Mississippi.

Clay’s Hangar        Astrovision

Our founder, Clay Lacy.

Entrepreneur, airline captain, military test pilot, air race champion, aviation record-setter and aerial cinematographer, Lacy has accumulated more hours flying jets than anyone on Earth. He has logged 50,000 flight hours in more than 300 aircraft types, set 29 world speed records and performed over 2500 film missions.  While still a pilot at United in 1964, Lacy earned his Learjet rating and became the Learjet salesman for the western United States. Lacy leased a Learjet in 1968 and founded Clay Lacy Aviation, the first executive jet charter service west of the Mississippi.

Clay’s Hangar        Astrovision

Personalized business
aviation services.

Aircraft management.

Serving as your private flight department. The industry’s most accomplished team of aviation professionals is ready 24 hours a day, backed by our global resources to deliver an exceptional ownership experience

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Aircraft maintenance.

Our Class 3 & 4 FAA Part 145 repair station is open 24/7 for line maintenance, large inspections and AOG support.  Mobile support team and parts department are ready when you need us.

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Jet charter.

Going above and beyond to create legendary InFlight experiences to fit your personality and preferences.

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Avionics and custom interiors.

Authorized dealer and service provider for the best avionics and cabin entertainment manufacturers. Our superb craftsmen can create stunning custom interiors to suit your style, and your budget.

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Quest Kodiak Authorized Dealer.

We are an award-winning authorized dealer and service center for rugged, reliable, versatile Quest Kodiak aircraft, the new standard in 10-place turboprops.

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FBO services.

Get the fuel price you are looking for, and the personalized service you deserve. Our highly experienced FBO team is available around the clock to respond quickly and anticipate your needs.

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50 years of industry firsts.

First Future Air Navigation System for Gulfstream GIV and GIV-SP

First all-jet FBO in the world

First jet charter company in the western United States

First Gulfstream GV ultra-long range business jet for U.S. charter

First air-to-air camera system with 360 degree views, Astrovision

First Boeing Business Jet for charter in the U.S.

First and only charter company to fly six U.S. presidents and a British prime minister

First business jet fleet to install high-speed Wi-Fi

First business jet to land in Los Angeles, piloted by Clay Lacy

Explore more than five decades of major milestones
and pioneering achievements.

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50 years of industry firsts.

First Future Air Navigation System for Gulfstream GIV and GIV-SP

First all-jet FBO in the world

First jet charter company in the western United States

First Gulfstream GV ultra-long range business jet for U.S. charter

First air-to-air camera system with 360 degree views, Astrovision

First Boeing Business Jet for charter in the U.S.

First and only charter company to fly six U.S. presidents and a British prime minister

First business jet fleet to install high-speed Wi-Fi

First business jet to land in Los Angeles, piloted by Clay Lacy

Explore more than five decades of major milestones
and pioneering achievements.

Explore the historical timeline

Unsurpassed capabilities and
resources.

One of America’s largest managed fleets of business jets, available for charter 24/7.
FBO services providing ground handling, fueling and aircraft hangars.
Class 3 & 4 FAA Part 145 aircraft maintenance repair stations.
Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 authorized service center
Quest Kodiak authorized sales and service
Authorized dealer for the world’s largest avionics and cabin connectivity manufacturers
Regional offices and aircraft operations throughout the United States
 

Certified safety,
award-winning service.

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IS-BAO Stage 3 registered for meeting the world’s highest operational and safety standards

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ARGUS Platinum aviation safety rating, and recognition for the Best Pilot Training Program in the U.S.

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Wyvern Wingman aviation safety rating, holding Wyvern status longer than any other operator in the world

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Robb Report “Best of the Best” honors for charter and management safety, service and reliability

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FAA Diamond Award for excellence in maintenance, training and service

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NATA Five Star Award for superior training and development of our aircraft maintenance technicians

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IS-BAH is a set of global industry best practices for business aviation ground handlers that features at its core a powerful Safety Management System