SOURCE: New Flight Charters

NEW FLIGHT CHARTERS, Private Jet Leader Worldwide

March 10, 2010 13:12 ET

New Flight Charters Tapped by Canadian International Autoshow for Private Jet Transportation

Flies Automotive Racing Legend Carroll Shelby to Tribute Event Aboard Learjet

JACKSON HOLE, WY--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) -  Nationwide private jet charter leader New Flight Charters was selected by the Canadian International Autoshow to provide round-trip private jet travel for Carroll Shelby from Los Angeles to Toronto, Canada for the recent Carroll Shelby Tribute event February 10. Mr. Shelby was transported aboard a beautiful Learjet 60, 8-passenger midsize executive jet. 

Carroll Shelby was inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame, the only non-Canadian ever to receive the honor. The Event also included a formal reception, auto auction and 35,000 square foot exhibit of many of the exciting cars in which Carroll Shelby built his career, featuring up to 40 legendary Cobras and Shelby Mustangs that made his name legendary. 

"We express our gratitude and appreciation for the excellent services that have been provided by New Flight Charters in transporting Mr. Carroll Shelby to Toronto in such a dignified and expedient manner," said Tom Tomks, General Manager of the Canadian International Autoshow. "This was very efficiently facilitated by New Flight Charters' Blake Smith, who provided us with constant information and updates, and who also assisted with Mr. Shelby's personal requirements. Our event was a remarkable and historic success and New Flight Charters played their role in helping to make this happen."

Mr. Shelby flew direct from Van Nuys, CA to Toronto, Canada in only 4 hours, 39 minutes aboard the Learjet 60, with amenities including executive leather captain chairs, audio/video entertainment, galley and private lavatory. The charter aircraft is independently safety rated and audited by Aviation Research Group/US and Wyvern Consulting, leaders in independent aircraft safety auditing.

"We were happy to be selected for the high profile tribute event, honoring the legendary Carroll Shelby," said New Flight Charters President, Rick Colson. "The Learjet 60 fit the bill perfectly for his itinerary and comfort. We are honored to be part of his event."

About New Flight Charters
Private jet charter leader New Flight Charters provides premium private jet charters worldwide with its own aircraft and others through premier rated operators nationwide. The company features arguably the largest private jet charter availability in the U.S. along with its Best Price Guarantee. Rated by Dun & Bradstreet and a registered US Government Contractor, New Flight Charters has an accident-free history and company seniors carry personal FAA Airmen Certification. New Flight Charters was awarded to the prestigious Inc. 5000 in 2009, as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. for the prior four years. The company was the top ranked private jet company, and in the top 40 of all U.S. transportation and logistics companies. New Flight Charters achieved 187 percent growth in sales over the prior four years. 

For more information, visit www.newflightcharters.com.

Contact Information

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    Nanette Poorman
    New Flight Charters
    (800) 732-1653