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Fly Air Seeks To Be Private Aviation's Amazon

 - October 19, 2022, 4:38 PM
Fly Air founder Stuart Bullard aims to make chartering easier. (Photo: Mariano Rosales)

From Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to “roger that.” Stuart Bullard is a jet-rated pilot, classically trained violinist, and music executive who transitioned into the high-tech world of aviation charter apps.

A musical prodigy, Bullard appeared on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood as a small child to demonstrate his talents and went on to master 13 instruments and computer code and collaborate and produce on albums that went multi-platinum with the likes of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

Five years ago, Bullard founded Fly Air (Booth 1381) and in 2020 he created the Fly Air app, which allows users to book private jet charters worth up to $1 million on their credit cards or using the world’s top 10 cryptocurrencies—on demand, anywhere, using voice integration, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technology. The Fly Air app connects to more than 400 FBOs around the globe and up to 10,000 aircraft that allow Fly Air customers to directly pick their jet.

Beginning this year, Fly Air also coordinates affinity group travel to the world’s leading art, music, film, and sporting events, as well as high-tech and crypto conferences, and B2B and business-to-government gatherings. Fly Air counts as its clients leading music industry figures, other celebrities, and “crypto-influencers,” Bullard said. The company is the official lift provider for the Satoshi Roundtable, which includes the leading bitcoin CEOs, developers, and entrepreneurs.

According to Bullard, the Fly Air app differs from the competition in that the payment process is “effortless” and “comfortable.” He added, “We look at ourselves as the Amazon of private aviation. We source from anybody who is within the region of the customer.”