“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
Charter Operator Donates to Help Animals
San-Diego charter firm Schubach Aviation ended its yearlong “One Cent Per Mile” fundraising campaign for orphaned animals by donating $10,160 to Helen Woodward Animal Center, which is also located in San Diego. Schubach began the campaign in January of last year, promising to donate one cent for every mile flown by its 15 aircraft through the end of 2011. The company also gave its customers the opportunity to make a small donation of their own, based on their trip miles.
“We’re very pleased to have supported Helen Woodward Animal Center this past year,” said president Henry Schubach, whose own golden retriever and rescued Labrador-mix are permanent fixtures at the firm’s Palomar Airport headquarters. “We’re big dog people here, as are many of our customers, who use our private aviation services sometimes mainly so they can safely and comfortably bring their own dogs with them on their flights.”