Fort Wayne, Indiana-based Sweet Aviation has added a nine-passenger Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop to its FAA-certified Part 135 charter fleet. Sweet also offers flight training along with aircraft rental and maintenance at its Smith Field airport headquarters. It is owned by Chuck Surack, the president of Sweetwater, a top online retailer of music instruments and pro audio gear in the US.
The Pilatus PC-12 has the most modern avionics and safety features available and is roomy enough to fit nine adults comfortably. With configurable leather seating and workspace-friendly pullout tables, plus a amenities such as a customisable refreshment and entertainment centre, a pressurised cabin with dual climate control and a wireless entertainment server, the PC-12 is a private-travel option for businesses and families.
Charter flights utilising Sweet Aviation's fleet of aircraft are an alternative to driving or flying commercial for regional trips as well as for cross-country travel. The operator confirms that flying charter has a number of advantages, including decreased travel time and the ability to both personalise the travel schedule and avoid busy airport terminals and packed airliners.
“Travellers throughout the US midwest will benefit from the addition of the PC-12 to our charter fleet,” comments Joel Pierce, general manager at Sweet Aviation. “Whether for business or leisure, we're thrilled to offer a safe, convenient and enjoyable way to travel.”