To learn more about the PJS and LEAD1 Collegiate Team Travel Program

watch the webinar that was co-hosted by PJS and LEAD1!

PJS and The LEAD1 Association have teamed up to tackle the rising cost of collegiate team travel and limited aircraft, while maximizing student safety. This five year agreement offers participating schools a streamlined and cost effective way to transport teams ensuring players and coaches arrive on time, every time, safely.

PJS knows it is not just about arriving on time, it’s about maximizing your competitive advantage. Every aspect of a team’s off the field preparation influences what happens on the field.

With fixed hourly rates and potential rebates, the PJS and LEAD1 Air Charter program the smarter more efficient way to transport your team. Contact us today to find out how your school can participate.

Hear from Tom McMillen, President and CEO of the LEAD1 Association
discuss the partnership in his LEAD1 Byte of the week.

Do not see your school listed here? Contact us to start a discussion.

Why LEAD1 Chose PJS

After an extensive 2-year RFP process, including an NCAA RPF, in-person site visits, focus groups and a survey of all LEAD1 members, the LEAD1 Board of Directors conducted a unanimous vote selecting PJS as their aviation partner.

Top 5 Reasons why
LEAD1 Chose PJS

✓ Contingency plans for every flight

PJS has a minimum of two contingency plans in place for every flight

✓ Proactive and extensive communication

24/7 access to a dedicated team of aviation experts

✓ YOU decide when you fly. Not the Airlines.

Leave at a moments notice

✓ Transparent pricing

Fixed hourly rates

✓ 15+ years of professionalism and service

PJS has a long track record of supporting successful collegiate sport programs

We are delighted to be working with the LEAD1 Association and its members to create and innovative air charter program.

Greg RaiffCEO, Private Jet Services

Available Aircraft

The program launched with 30-and 50-seat passenger aircraft that have been certified
under FAA Part 121 or 135 of Title 14, the highest level of safety ratings given by the FAA.

30 Seat Passenger Regional Jet

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50 Seat Passenger Regional Jet

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Additional aircraft available. Contact us to inquire.

THE ONLY NORTH AMERICAN BROKERAGE FIRM
WITH A DEDICATED DIRECTOR OF SAFETY

At PJS, safety comes first. Always. It is at the core of our decision-making on every level. Our team of industry veterans and dedicated Director of Safety manage PJS standards for due diligence with stringent safety mechanisms that require an absolute commitment to detail.

Our Director of Safety is a revered industry pro who spearheads our proactive approach and is at the forefront of implementing standards that go well beyond the FAA minimum legal requirements.

Before you ever set foot on the aircraft, our in-house safety team examines the operator accident, incident and enforcement history along with aircraft age, history and liability insurance coverage. We supplement our safety processes and the liability insurance policies of the Air Carriers with a $500,000,000 liability policy of our own.

PJS Director of Safety Matt Dubois

DOWNLOAD THE COLLEGIATE SPORTS CASE STUDY

ABOUT THE LEAD1 ASSOCIATION

LEAD1 represents the athletics directors and programs of the 130-member universities of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Keys to the LEAD1 mission are influencing how the rules of college sports are enacted and implemented, advocating for the future of college athletics, and providing various services to our member schools.

The Association is led by the Honorable Tom McMillen, who served in Congress for three terms and played in the NBA for 11 years after being an All-American in college and receiving a Rhodes Scholarship.

“A collective purchasing effort just makes economic sense when you had 130 school individually contracting for air travel. Safety, however, will be our number one priority.” –Tom McMillen, President and CEO of the LEAD1 Association

Contact us

Contact us to find out how the LEAD1 Air Charter Program can benefit your organization.

PJS contact: Reid Oslin, Senior Director of Business Development, Reid.Oslin@pjsgroup.com or the PJS athletics team, athletics@pjsgroup.com or +16033338100

The LEAD1 Association contact: Nikki Watson nikki@lead1a.com

Read the PJS Press Release

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