Dorothy “Dar” White, whose business aviation career spanned more than 30 years and involved roles at a number of well-established charter and management businesses, died on April 15. She was 63.
White most recently had run her own business, Global Charter Solutions, that provided air charter services for a range of clients. She also had become deeply involved in the St. Louis-area business aviation community, holding several roles with Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association, including serving on the board of its educational foundation.
Originally from New Jersey, White began her aviation career as a dispatcher for an air cargo company based in St. Louis. From there, she held positions ranging from charter sales representative, regional sales director, and vice president for companies that included The Air Charter Group, Jet Aviation Business Jets, Priester Aviation, Sentient Jet, Signature Flight Support, and Pentastar, among others.
She had pride in customer service and a passion for the industry, saying, “There are endless reasons for using a private jet, and they all speak success and accomplishment.”
She is survived by her husband Greg Kruse; children Jennifer (Christopher) Caldwell, Carrie Seeler, and Katie (Ross) Lindemann; and five grand and great-grandchildren.