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March 13, 2021

Travis Holland, a multi-typed ATP-rated pilot and president of Shepherd Aero, holds around 20 certified records in several different aircraft from a JetPROP to a Gulfstream V.

December 15, 2020

The adage “every thousand-mile journey begins with a single step” resonates with the Shepherd Aero Team as we embark on hundreds of multiple-thousand-mile journeys every year by moving business aircraft around the globe. Each of those journeys starts well before the actual flight, the proverbial first step being the fundamentals of flight planning, and moves

November 26, 2020

As the USA-based Shepherd Aero team celebrates this day of thanks, Thanksgiving 2020, we are grateful for all the family, customers, and friends who have supported Shepherd Aero over the years, especially in such trying times with which we have all been presented since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, we are exceptionally grateful

November 13, 2020

How many times have you considered buying or selling an aircraft in another country and passed it up because it seemed too complex or difficult? If that number is more than zero, then Shepherd Aero is here for you, whether you are an aircraft sales broker, aircraft owner, or an operator looking to expand a

October 16, 2020

As the sun sets on yet another Quarter of 2020, and the final one begins, the private aviation industry as a whole stands poised to see the most tumultuous year in memorable history for this industry–and world–come to a close with bright signs of recovery and growth. In April of this year, virtually all operations

September 10, 2020

With the completion this week of a mission from Malaysia to Arizona, USA, this lucky (or perhaps unlucky, depending on who you ask) Citation Mustang made it completely around the globe over the past 16 months. The journey started back in April, 2019 in South Carolina, when this Mustang sold to a new owner and

August 14, 2020

It’s been an exciting week for Shepherd Aero and one of our clients. We added this beautiful Challenger 604 to our managed aircraft fleet, and we’re seeing this is indeed a wonderful time to be investing in private air travel. Thank you to Jetcraft and CFS Jets for providing our client with a top-notch experience,

July 31, 2020

In debriefing and reflecting on some recently completed missions, the Shepherd Aero team has been looking at the challenges that can arise without warning when operating aircraft across country borders, and the on-the-fly decisions that must be made collectively to ensure a safe conclusion to every flight. Shepherd Aero recently brought an aircraft back from

July 16, 2020

“To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home.” Not even a worldwide health crisis can keep aviation from pushing forward. The team at Shepherd Aero has been airborne lately with in-aircraft training for a few of our owner-pilot clients. With proven curriculum, we are the only

July 1, 2020

Here’s some good news and information for anyone operating aircraft internationally… We at Shepherd Aero are very happy to see the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) develop and release guidance on safe operation of aircraft during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As Shepherd Aero has been operating with an internally-developed COVID-19 testing and risk mitigation protocol since

June 1, 2020

Need to get an airplane moved across the globe? Don’t entrust your multi-million dollar machine to just anyone. Consider asking these ten questions to your prospective ferry service provider. Because at Shepherd Aero, the answer to all the below will always be a “yes”. Do you provide RVSM/NAT-HLA/RNP/ADS-B LoAs? Are you a bonded importer? Is

May 11, 2020

Our firm has continued operations by way of an internally developed Safety Protocol for our team members, and at the heart of it is COVID-19 testing. We have our crew members tested both prior to and post flight missions, and record of testing is kept with them at all times in a custom created booklet.

May 8, 2020

Shepherd Aero, which specializes in in aircraft delivery, training, and management, has developed coronavirus testing for its crewmembers both before and after ferry missions, in addition to implementing strict safety measures while on duty.

August 8, 2017

Aug 9 is a big day for the @80days80stays around the world in a @HondaJet. Starting in Halifax, the route will take us up to Goose Bay, and then over to Narsarsuaq Greenland and then to Keflavik Iceland.

August 5, 2017

Although we spend a lot of time on the road at Shepherd Aero, this is a longer than normal trip, @80days80stays. Correct, this isn’t just any trip, but a private jet adventure in the brand new @HondaJet with a very advanced light aircraft perfect for adventure touring.



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