What a year! As 2020 winds down, we will remember this one as a year of many tests and challenges. However, we are also grateful that we could be there for our customers in 2020. We’re looking forward to a bigger and better 2021 and hope you are too. Thank you for all your support in the last year and accept our wishes for wonderful holiday season! We’ll see you in the skies!

– Your RAI Jets Team

David Riley, Director of Operations, Christina Riley-Kline, Director of Sales and Marketing, Brian Riley, Chief Pilot, Becky Bakeman, President, and Kay Scohy, Administration.

Buy Now, Fly Later…and SAVE!

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) suspension of the Federal Excise Tax for Part 135 jet charter operators is in effect until January 1, 2021. But even if you don’t plan to travel until later in 2021, you can still take advantage of the tax break by purchasing flight time now and flying later.

Purchase large blocks of flight time easily with our “Life of Riley” Jet Card! Then fly when you want, with set rates so no quote is ever necessary. Our jet card program also offers..

  • No membership fee
  • Transferable, refundable balances that NEVER expire!
  • Four levels to match your personal and business private flight travel needs
  • No long-term contractual commitments.
  • Personal concierge to assist with travel, dining and entertainment needs

Now is the best time to become a “Life of Riley” member and save the FET excise tax before the incentive expires. Call us today to learn more!

RAI Jets Joins Paynode Network

RAI Jets is now able to accept payment from operators and brokers enrolled in Paynode, an online portal to conveniently send instant payments, 24/7/365. The intuitive, online Paynode platform makes paying for private aviation easier than ever. It’s just another reason to fly RAI Jets!

Calling All Snowbirds!

Imagine the sand between your toes, and sun-drenched afternoons on the beach with the sound of the tide rolling in. Or maybe you’d prefer the solace of the desert air, its warmth enfolding you as you take in the silhouette of the nearby canyons and mountains.

Our recent blog gives you three great reasons to be a snowbird, and how RAI Jets can help you, even in 2020. Take a peek and then give us a call for an estimate on a flight to the destination of your choice. You know you want to go!

Despite the Pandemic, We Lead On!

When our president, Becky Bakeman, was chosen for the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Scheduling & Dispatch Scholarship Training Award in January, she was expecting to complete the “bootcamp” in- person with leaders from all over the country at an exciting location. However, thanks to the pandemic, the course was changed to a five-week platform, delivered over Zoom, three days a week. It was a deep dive into the environment of all flight department managers through several lenses of leader-ship and team building, while addressing critical challenges and opportunities for growth. “I’m so grateful to NBAA for the scholarship and the opportunity to learn from so many other leaders in the industry,” Becky said. “It’s nice to know that we can move forward, even in a pandemic!”

We are a grateful group!
Read about it here.