About SpiritJets

SpiritJets is a full-service aircraft management and charter company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. We founded it to provide safe and efficient private air travel at a competitive rate. 

But we’re not only about safety and efficiency. We give clients world-class service through attention to detail and quick response times. 

We carefully select every member of the SpiritJets team, looking for people passionate about providing the ultimate client experience. And that quality is apparent throughout our entire operation. From the initial inquiry to the final landing (and every step in between), SpiritJets clients will experience the finest in private air travel services.

Meet Our Founders

DOUG MCCOLLUM, CEO/FOUNDER

Doug brings SpiritJets his extensive experience in private aviation services. Before SpiritJets, Doug owned and operated JetCorp for 25 years until selling it in 2006. Beginning with a single Learjet in 1981, Doug grew JetCorp into a nationally recognized full-service private aviation company. JetCorp included Aircraft Charter, Management, Sales & Acquisition, a Class IV Maintenance Repair Station, and an FBO. Doug is an Airline Transport rated pilot and an FAA licensed Aircraft Technician. Doug is currently a member of YPO Gold.

JASON BOYD, PRESIDENT/FOUNDER

Jason has extensive experience in the overall management of aircraft operations and private jet travel. His prior experience includes Vice President of Charter Services for JetCorp, where he managed the daily operations of the Aircraft Charter and Management division. As the Midwest Region Vice President of Operations for Sentient Flight Group, Jason was responsible for over 30 aircraft. In this role, he was able to identify the best practices of numerous leading management companies, which he’s incorporated into SpiritJets’ standard operating procedures. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management and is an FAA licensed Aircraft Technician. He is also’s an active member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization).

MIKE LIEBETRAU,
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

JOHN VANDERBECK,
DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE

PAT BUCHANAN,
DIRECTOR OF SAFETY

KRISTA LUEHMANN,
FLIGHT CONTROL MANAGER

BEN ENGLAND,
CHIEF PILOT

SAL SLUSHER,
CHIEF INSPECTOR

Are you an experienced aviation professional looking to work with a rapidly growing charter and management company?

We’re always looking for people like you. We’re based at The Spirit of St. Louis Airport (KSUS) in Chesterfield, Missouri. It’s a great place to live, with top-rated schools and a thriving business community.

SpiritJets operates a varied fleet ranging from mid-size business jets to super-mid and large-cabin aircraft. Our team consists of highly trained and qualified pilots, aircraft mechanics, flight coordinators, and administrative personnel, all working in harmony to provide our clients with an unparalleled experience.

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