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April 10, 2024
Elite Jets earns top UF honor for Gator-led businesses

University of Florida’s Gator 100 taps Naples company led by Class of 1987 alum Stephen Myers, a neurobiology graduate turned pilot, tech entrepreneur  The University of Florida and its Alumni Association are honoring Elite Jets of Naples and alumnus Stephen Myers, Class of 1987, as one of the state’s fastest-growing, Gator-led businesses.  Now in its […]

February 14, 2024
From air to sea: Helicopter tour offers access to world-class saltwater fishing at Useppa Island

Home to Florida’s deepest natural pass, Boca Grande draws silver king enthusiasts from far and wide to the ‘Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World’  Saltwater fishing enthusiasts have long known that Gasparilla Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast is home to the state’s deepest natural pass – and with it some of the finest tarpon, grouper, […]

January 20, 2024
Winter golf destinations: Five must-play courses outside the Sunshine State

Florida boasts some breathtaking winter golf getaways that draw tourists or retirees alike.  Who could blame them? The Sunshine State’s mild winters and vast expanses make it an ideal locale for winter golf getaways. A steady influx of retirees, many with ample free time and disposable income, fill tee times throughout the winter.  Florida has […]

December 29, 2023
Elite Jets adds quartet as charter company grows pilot team

Southwest Florida’s premier luxury charter service for affluent business and leisure travelers has added a quartet of pilots to its growing aviation team.  Elite Jets owns four Embraer Phenom 300 jets and one Embraer Legacy 500 jet that transport passengers to destinations across North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. The company, […]

December 14, 2023
Elite Jets leader shares aviation safety expertise at national industry event

National Business Aviation Association taps EVP Stephen Myers for case study of fatal 2021 crash   A Southwest Florida business leader’s expertise in air safety recently landed him a spot on the dais at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual meeting in Las Vegas.  Stephen Myers, CAM, executive vice president at Elite Jets in Naples, spoke […]

December 14, 2023
Private jets a growing alternative to commercial air travel in the not-so-friendly skies

Thanksgiving weekend 2023 marked the busiest air travel day in U.S. history. As Christmas and the winter holiday season approach, plenty more travelers are expected to fly the not-so-friendly skies — even as more and more passengers search for less stressful alternatives to commercial air travel.  What’s driving the shift? Flight delays, shrinking leg room, […]

November 14, 2023
Rigorous pilot safety training: the Elite Jets difference 

 Flight simulators, ground school and ‘Ph.D. for pilots’ elevate charter aircraft company   Given the stakes, pilot safety training is of the utmost importance for aviators, and even more so for professional pilots. A single aircraft accident with injuries, or a near-miss safety incident with no physical harm, is one too many.   Fortunately, nearly all air […]

November 6, 2023
Elite Jets unveils shared ownership program for business, leisure travelers

Innovative effort by Naples-based charter air service broadens access to private jets, cuts ownership costs in half  Business jet users and high-end leisure travelers flying into and out of Southwest Florida now have an affordable alternative to sole private ownership or costly fractional programs.  Elite Jets, a luxury charter air service that operates from its […]

September 14, 2023
Where pioneers roamed: Useppa Island helicopter tour delivers a taste of olde Florida

Barrier island bounces back after Hurricane Ian   BY ALSTON CHARLES  From plundering pirates to America’s wealthiest families, Useppa Island has long lured sun-drenched visitors to its postcard-perfect perch nestled between Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key and Pine Island off the Southwest Florida coast.  The 100-acre, private barrier island and members-only Useppa Island Club — the former […]

September 6, 2023
College football: Five Midwest weekend getaways to catch the big game

When it comes to college football, pigskin loyalties usually mean cheering for the alma mater or rooting for the home team.  Southwest Florida is home to plenty of Midwest transplants – fans and alumni who spent their formative years in Ann Arbor, Bloomington, Columbus, Madison, State College and other college football hot spots and still […]

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