CEO Update

CJP Member Benefits: Focused On What Matters to You

by Andrew Broom

CJP2016-Andrew Broom-LinkedIn-0916After being at CJP for a year and a half, I continue to be impressed by this wonderful community. We are hard at work exploring opportunities to enhance your ownership experience. Some of these are measurable and directly affect the financial aspects of Citation operations, while others are more difficult to measure but also very important.

For a full list of benefits, you can visit https://www.citationjetpilots.com/about/benefits. Options range from a $500 parts-and-services certificate for owner-members provided by our highest-level partner, Textron Aviation, to training discounts at FlightSafety International and TRU. Other tangible discounts include a 10 percent discount from CAMP, the jetAVIVA valuation tool, a discount on Davis Estates wine and insurance discounts (if you attend the CJP Annual Convention). Recently, Gogo Business Aviation offered a CJP-only hourly plan for the ATG 4000 and ATG 5000 equipment, and CJP member Yannis Arvanitis created a new weight-and-balance app for Apple devices.

These valuable resources are products of the unrelenting CJP staff and board efforts, as well and member participation and feedback. We have also been on the forefront in addressing fleet issues with our partners and upgrade paths for our members. Through our advocacy efforts, we helped Rockwell Collins and Garmin develop and proceed with Pro Line Fusion and G1000 NXi respectively. We also helped launch innovative products like the Tamarack active winglets for CJs and Citation-specific upset recovery training at Flight Research.

But, as beneficial as these are for you, the CJP member, I truly believe that CJP offers much more for all of our members. Two examples include the comradery and information-sharing among CJP members. Currently, our forums’ posts are at an all-time high with everything from recommendations for trips to aircraft upgrades to operational tips. We even have a group of non-owner members who utilize the forums and Russ Meyer Citation Library to research the potential of Citation ownership. I am so impressed by the efforts our members eagerly make to help guide this group in the decision and acquisition process.

CJP Members ColoradoAfter recently attending multiple events where CJP members were in attendance, I continue to learn from each of you. Whether it be helping a fellow pilot in need or hosting a dinner for other CJP members, our community sets such a wonderful example within aviation, or for any other affinity group for that matter. We have the best members and partners, and we should all be proud ofthe combined efforts.CJP Dinner Tampa

CJP is committed to further enhance our offering so your CJP membership will continue to be the best deal in Citation ownership. I hope to see each of you at an upcoming event.