Liberty Air Management was founded in July 1987 in Frederick, Maryland, as a part-time aircraft sales business.
Our superior customer service caused operations to quickly grow to include Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions, Aviation Management and Executive Air Charter.
In October 1996, Liberty Air Management gained the approval of the FAA and was issued U. S. Air Carrier Certificate Number P6VA209H. Initial operations began with a light twin engine Cessna 310Q aircraft, and over the years has expanded into a turboprop aircraft like the Beechcraft King Air. We are authorized to conduct operations in the Continental United States and Canada.
Through the years, Liberty Air Management’s clients have ranged individuals and small businesses to Fortune 100 Companies, as well as the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches of the Federal Government.
Our company leadership has decades of military, Part 121, and Corporate/Charter experience individually. Collectively bringing over 100 years of experience to bear on your next charter flight. You can relax knowing our staff of professional pilots train, and are checked, to the same exacting standards as major airline crews. Our FAA approved pilot training program is supplemented by annual Flight Simulator Training at SimCom Training Centers in Orlando, FL. Safety is the way we operate at Liberty Air Management and we are proud of our accident free safety record.
Liberty Air Management is a member of the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) and is an ARGUS Gold rated operator.
Liberty Air Management also provides specialized flight support for engineering research and development for several electronics firms developing airborne surveillance and detection equipment.
John Albers joined Liberty Air Management in 2018 and is a part of the ownership team. He is a retired Marine Corps Colonel, former test pilot and test squadron commander. Having flown 54 different aircraft during his career he still actively flies the King Air, being typed in the 300/350, along with Cessna and Piper aircraft models. Since leaving active military service, John has established himself as a business owner with a focus on operations. John’s focus is on expanding Liberty’s reach from the Eastern part of the United States into the Midwest and Southwest to allow others to experience the freedom that Liberty charter operations bring our customers.
Neal Samonte, the founder of Liberty Air Management, Inc, serves as the D.O. and brings 40 years of flight operations experience as he oversees all company flight operations. His mentorship, leadership, and unmatched knowledge of the aviation industry ensures that all of our operations are professionally conducted and meet client demands. Neal’s fingerprints are all over Liberty and he brings a level of excellence to what we do that ensures our clients walk away totally satisfied with their charter experience.
Steve Lefferts learned to fly in Minnesota, getting his introduction to general aviation through working at Planes of Fame Air Museum, helping caring for a fleet of operational World War II aircraft. After getting a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurial Business from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Steve was in the aircraft charter and management business for many years, and flying for airlines for the last 20 years. Steve has flown all around the world with several airlines, on types including the Boeing 727 and Lockheed L-1011. Today flying the Boeing 737 for United Airlines in addition to his duties with Liberty Air. He has experience in many types of personal and corporate aircraft.
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