“"Many years ago, our company founder, Al Conklin, sold a new twin-engine business aircraft to a very successful entrepreneur. He had established a bit of a rapport with the individual and, after the sale, asked him straight out, 'How can you justify the cost of this airplane?' His reply? 'What is the cost of a divorce?'"–David Wyndham, president, Conklin & de Decker”
JetDirect Closes, Wayfarer Takes Over
Charter and aircraft management provider JetDirect Aviation ceased operations in April and Wayfarer Aviation subsequently announced that it had purchased "substantially all" the company's assets. Wayfarer is the new name for JetDirect Aviation Acquisition Company (JDAAC).
In the weeks leading up to the closing of JetDirect and the asset sale, JDAAC and Wayfarer chairman Robert Pinkas promised that management clients, some of whom were owed hundreds of thousands of dollars, would be repaid if they signed a consent agreement to move their aircraft to JDAAC, which took over JetDirect's Part 135 certificate.