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Pentastar Aviation kicks off 2014 fundraising campaign with a $1,000 to Sky Hope Network at NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference

New Orleans, La. – Pentastar Aviation announced the final results of their “Home Runs for Sky Hope” campaign in partnership with Sky Hope Network at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Grand Prize Luncheon last week.  “Team Pentastar” pledged a $10 donation for each home run hit by attendees, raising more than $1,000 for the non-profit business aviation-based organization.

Visible throughout the conference in their royal blue baseball jerseys and custom eye black, Team Pentastar encouraged attendees to step up to the plate on the Wii virtual baseball game set up in their booth to support Sky Hope Network.  All attendees who participated were entered into a drawing for a “Pentastar Blue” Coach bag and were eligible to win one of three $100 prizes.

The 2014 conference marked Pentastar Aviation’s fourth consecutive year supporting Sky Hope Network.  With many attendees swinging for the virtual fences, Pentastar Aviation was able to donate a record amount this year.  As in previous years, the most recent effort aimed to raise funds for Sky Hope while raising awareness of volunteer opportunities among the scheduling and dispatching community.

“Thank you to Team Pentastar for hitting a home run for Sky Hope Network at this year’s NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference,” said Robin Eissler, Founder and President of Sky Hope Network.  “Pentastar’s campaign for Sky Hope Network helps spread awareness about the important role that business aviation plays during emergencies and urgent situations and raises funds to help our mission.  We appreciate the continual support of Pentastar Aviation and the business aviation community.”

Pentastar Aviation’s recent support of Sky Hope is just the first event in a year-long effort to give back to the aviation community.

“As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year, we recognize the business aviation community has been an integral part of our success,” said Greg Schmidt, President & CEO, Pentastar Aviation.  “We’re excited to kick off our celebration with a significant donation to Sky Hope Network and we look forward to continuing to celebrate our legacy by giving back through this and other worthy causes.”

About Pentastar Aviation

For nearly 50 years, Pentastar Aviation has been a leader in the world of business aviation. Pentastar Aviation provides award-winning aircraft maintenance, aircraft management services, aviation advisors, avionics design/installation/repair and aircraft charter through Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc.  Pentastar Aviation’s repair stations at Oakland International (KPTK) and Oxford (OXC) airports are among the most expansive and well-equipped facilities in the nation.  Pentastar Aviation’s world-class FBO at Oakland County International Airport provides exceptional customer service and amenities to regional, continental and global travelers.  Pentastar Aviation is a proud provider of Avfuel branded fuels.  Pentastar Aviation supports many charities and aviation-based education initiatives including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Operation Good Cheer, Sky Hope Network, EAA Young Eagles and local Aviation Day programming.

About Sky Hope Network

Sky Hope Network’s mission is simple: Use the powerful network within Business Aviation to solve problems during emergencies and urgent situations.  Their work includes:

  • Coordination of business aviation relief flights during both small and large scale emergencies.
  • Coordination and referrals of flight requests for urgent or emergency situations through either Sky Hope’s own aircraft network or other flight charity organizations.
  • Emergency assistance, both flight and non-flight related, for people in the business aviation community.

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