Meet the Hera Flight Management Team!

Jonathan Hollar

Chief Operating Officer

Chuck White

President/Owner – Sales & Acquisitions

Frank Joy

Director of Charter Sales

Joe Fackler

Director of Maintenance

Meghan Palumbo

Marketing & Revenue Specialist

Sarah Odle

Controller

Jonathan Hollar – Chief Operating Officer
Jonathan has a diverse aviation background that he began at the age of 16 while still attending high school. He started by flying in single-pilot cargo operations then went onto flying with a crew and passengers with the fractional corporate airlines. After working for several companies, he saw the same flaws with each of them, so he set out to create a “new age” way of aircraft operations which lead to Hera Flight. Jonathan holds the highest FAA certifications which includes an Airline Transport Jet Pilot’s License with type ratings in King Air, Piaggio, LearJet, LearJet 60, Citation X, Gulfstream III, IV and Gulfstream 550 aircraft and has logged over 13,000 flight hours as a Captain. He is also a Commercial Helicopter and Sea Plane Captain.
Jonathan has extensive knowledge and experience in every aspect of private aviation. Additional examples of Jonathan’s high standards include: completion of several Olympic Triathlon competitions and has also qualified for the Olympic Trials. Jonathan holds degrees in Aeronautics and Aviation Business from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and strives to promote aviation; always mentoring fellow pilots in their careers. When he’s not traveling the globe, he’s helping his beautiful wife raise their three amazing daughters.

Chuck White – President/Owner – Sales & Acquisitions

Chuck leads all the company’s aircraft acquisitions and sales with responsibility within the accounting and Human Resources departments. Together with his partner, they are increasing the company’s fleet expansion efforts into the high-growth, emerging private aviation industry with both domestic and international aviation travel using Chucks well know high-energy work ethic.

Before developing Hera Flight, Chuck served as President and COO of a large Fractional aviation company. During his time there, he helped to grow the company from 4 airplanes to a fleet of 57 aircraft.

Chuck began his career immediately after college with Us Airways. His primary role was within the Operations Control Center as a licensed Dispatcher and eventually as the Operations Manager overseeing the operation of a fleet of over 500 aircraft with operations both domestically and internationally.

Chucks educational background is Aviation Business studies at Penn State University attending on a scholastic scholarship. Chuck also continued his studies while obtaining his aircraft dispatcher license as well as accumulating over 500 hours of pilot flight time.

Frank Joy – Director of Charter Sales
Frank Joy is currently Director of Charter Sales for Hera Flight. A native of Upstate NY Franks brings along 20 plus years of experience running his own businesses. A former Golf Professional who was a journeyman that played and traveled the cross county.

Frank focused in on ownership and operation of several instructional academies in the South Florida area for well over 15 years. Deciding to make a career change Frank joined the Hera Flight team in the charter department 5 years ago and has quickly developed strong working relationships with a long list of brokers and private clients providing charter services for the Hera fleet.

Joe Fackler – Director of Maintenance

Joe began his career in aviation decades ago in Portland, Oregon. While in school full time, Joe worked after class at the local flight school and absorbed as much as he could from the veteran mechanics who were eager to pass on their knowledge. Once graduated he quickly was hired by a local repair station and air ambulance charter company where he continued to absorb knowledge and gain experience. From that point on he has always worked in the part 135 industry and understands the importance of getting the aircraft back in the air as quickly and safely as possible. Joe is calm under pressure and leads by example for his maintenance team. He is active IA mechanic, part 107 drone pilot, and Private Pilot. He is passionate about aviation and is excited to support and see Hera Flight expand and grow.

While he is not working, Joe is part of a volunteer pilot group and is active in the Air Care Alliance where supports disaster relief work within the state of Florida as well as the Bahama and Caribbean islands, not only as a pilot, but also supporting maintenance on the relief aircraft. He is supported by his wife of many years who is also involved with disaster relief efforts.

Meghan Palumbo – Marketing & Revenue Specialist

Meghan Palumbo serves as Hera Flight’s Marketing & Revenue Specialist.  She was brought on the team to expand Hera Flight’s marketing efforts, grow our retail clientele as well as Hera Flight’s Jet Card Program.

Meghan originally moved to Florida, after being raised in Rhode Island, to attend the University of Miami where she graduated with a degree in Public Relations and International Business.  After graduation, Meghan returned to Rhode Island and gained public relations agency experience at a small firm in Providence.  She then joined the sponsorship team at Amica Insurance to expand the company’s sponsorship and branding efforts nationwide.  

In 2013, Meghan and her family returned to Florida for her husband’s career with the FAA.  Meghan used her event experience to work for a luxury wedding planner then opened her own marketing agency to serve the South Florida luxury real estate market.

Meghan is an active member of the Palm Beach Community.  In 2017, she founded a local parenting resource website, Palm Beach Mom Collective.  Meghan also served on the Young Professionals of Wellington for over 5 years, 2 years in which she was president.  Meghan currently sits on the board of the Youth Sailing Foundation of the Palm Beaches, who’s mission is to introduce the sport of sailing to youth in Palm Beach County.

 

Sarah Odle – Controller

Sarah Odle brings nearly two decades of finance and accounting expertise to her role as Controller at Hera Flight. This includes 12 years with the Hilton brand in progressive roles, 3 years with Hard Rock, and 2 years as the CFO of a restaurant group.

With a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University, Sarah’s diverse background enriches her approach to financial management in the private jet charter industry.

Her tenure at Hera is highlighted by accomplishments such as streamlining financial operations, enhancing stakeholder relationships, and ensuring compliance with industry standards, reflecting her commitment to excellence.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Sarah is a devoted mother of two girls and an avid traveler. Her dedication to making a positive impact extends beyond the boardroom, infusing her career with proactive leadership and a drive for success. With her blend of financial acumen, hospitality expertise, and compassionate leadership, Sarah embodies the values of diligence, empathy, and a well-rounded approach to life and work.

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