New Streamline Air Charters open at Peter Prince Airport in Milton
Three years ago, Dr. Carlos Diaz devised a way to make air travel convenient and easy for Northwest Florida.
After his service as a flight surgeon in the US Navy, Diaz later became the medical director of Life Flight Air Ambulance and practiced emergency medicine at West Florida Hospital.
Now his latest company is Streamline Air Charters, which operates from Peter Prince Field to Milton Airport under part 135 of the regulations. These regulations require extensive safety checks, the provision and regular updating of detailed training manuals, as well as ensuring that pilots are not in flight for longer than the time allowed.
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âWe have worked very hard to meet all FAA regulatory, safety and training requirements, as well as required aircraft inspections,â said Diaz. “It was a long and arduous process.”
At Streamline Air Charters, timing is everything.
âThat’s what we like to say here,â said Jett Crouch, Streamline Air Charters pilot and FAA certified flight instructor. âTiming is everything. Think about it. When you book a commercial flight, you have to wait. You have to go through security checkpoints. You are on time. When you book a charter flight, you are responsible. ”
Aiming to be the âpersonal airplane passport from Northwest Florida to the Southeastern United States,â Streamline Air Charters considers football games a big draw this fall for potential passengers.
âGo back and forth in a day,â Crouch said. âYou can take a 30-45 minute flight to your destination and then come back the same day. ”
For example, the next Iron Bowl game between Alabama and Auburn will be on November 27 at Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.
âKick-off is at 2:30 pm,â Crouch said. “A flight to Tuscaloosa takes about an hour of flight time. After the game you come back right away and you can sleep in your own bed after the game.”
Sports enthusiasts are not the only ones who can reap the benefits of a chartered flight. Vacations to the Smoky Mountains, Key West, and Walt Disney World are just a few of the many examples described on the Streamline Air Charters website.
As an added safety measure, two pilots will fly the aircraft at all times. Together, with 70 years of combined experience, pilots Crouch and Mark Bryan have also logged over 20,000 flight hours.
âLet us take you where you want to go,â Crouch said.
For more information, visit rationalaircharters.com or call 850-623-4151.
Kalyn Wolfe is a freelance columnist for the News Journal. Send new business tips to [email protected]