Long-time aircraft broker Jack Prewitt passed away at age 91 on February 8 at his home in Texas. Prewitt served in the U.S. Air Force and trained as an avionics technician. Following his military service, he began a career with Dallas Aero as an avionics technician.
Later, he joined a new division of Qualitron Aero, where he was involved with avionics and interior completions at Meacham Field and worked on Air Force One for Presidents Johnson and Nixon. Prewitt shifted his focus to aircraft sales in 1973 when he joined Associated Air Center at Dallas Love Field.
In 1978, Prewitt founded aviation brokerage Jack Prewitt & Associates, which also offers aircraft interior design, aircraft completion and acquisition management, avionics installation management, and MRO management, as well as leasing and concierge services. The company is now run by his family, with son-in-law Rick Pitts serving as president and Sabrina Prewitt and Rene Prewitt serving as senior v-ps. In the first 35 years in business, the company sold more than 1,000 aircraft worth some $4 billion.
Besides being passionate about aviation, Prewitt was an avid hunter and fisherman. The family is planning a celebration of his life in the coming weeks for the aviation community.