STAjets founder nominated for EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

STAjets´ president and owner, Kurt Belcher, has been selected as a 2017 Nominee and semi-finalist for the 2017 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the company said.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program seeks to honor leaders who shape today´s ideas into tomorrow´s exceptional companies. Finalists and winners will be announced between now and June 2017.

Belcher is the visionary behind the STAjets brand, private air charter company. His Orange County childhood home overlooked John Wayne Airport, which at the time consisted of one building with a fence that airlines pulled up to. Little did he know that the future of John Wayne Airport would include him and his brand, the fastest growing and largest privately owned aviation company at the airport.

Looking to engage further and give back to the STAjets clientele, Belcher created the company´s signature Membership Program, which offers 5% instant cash back for each flight booked through the program.

In 2013, Belcher was recognized for his contributions in business and the community in OC Metro´s “40 Under 40” honorees- placing him alongside other notable, young, high achievers in business, non-profit, government and education. In September 2013, he received a special Congressional recognition for Outstanding Business Leadership.

STAjets is a private charter, aircraft sales, management, and maintenance brand. It has a fleet of 23 private jets and 7 locations across the country. Locations include Orange County, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Bernardino, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and New York. The STAjets headquarters is located at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California.