ImagineAir Appoints David Kalinske as Chief Operating Officer

Leading on-demand travel provider taps Harvard alumnus and former Presidential Aide to lead fleet growth

Nov 03, 2015, 09:00 ET from ImagineAir

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ImagineAir, a leading on-demand air taxi service which operates the largest fleet of on-demand Cirrus aircraft, today announced that it has appointed David Kalinske as Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Kalinske will oversee all aspects of ImagineAir's operational growth, leading innovation and membership efforts, as the company expands its fleet and service offerings across the country.

Kalinske has over 22 years of combined experience as an entrepreneur and business leader in the government and aviation industries. Kalinske is an entrepreneur, Harvard Alumnus, former Aide to two U.S. Presidents (President Bush and President Obama), a TOPGUN graduate and Marine Corps fighter squadron Commanding Officer (CEO) who has managed over $1B in assets. He also served as an innovation leader at the world's leading defense contractor – Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Advanced Development Programs. Earlier in his career he served as a graduate level instructor fighter pilot for the top 1% of America's military aviators. He is a combat-tested leader who led the first missions of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a carrier air wing mission commander in 2003. With extensive worldwide operational experience, he was the 2010 recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal for superior meritorious service in a position of significant national responsibility as Aide to the President of the United States.

"David has an amazing track record of aviation and business experience, helping companies reach their business goals and objectives," said Ben Hamilton, President and CEO of ImagineAir. "We're pleased to have him on board to lead our team and serve as a catalyst to grow the company even further. His extensive experience in the field and corporate knowledge will support our ongoing efforts to offer the easy short air travel to more consumer and business travelers across the country."

Founded in 2005, ImagineAir is a leading on-demand air taxi service, which operates the largest floating fleet of piston aircraft in the United States. Following its merger with Kavoo in 2014, ImagineAir expanded its service to cover the entire East Coast of the United States, and currently operates more than 5,000 flights annually.

About ImagineAir 
ImagineAir is committed to providing safe, affordable, and reliable on-demand air taxi service throughout the Eastern United States. With its fleet of Cirrus SR22-GTS aircraft and a network of thousands of underutilized airports; ImagineAir makes regional travel easier, faster, and more comfortable than ever before. For more information, visit or call 877-359-4242. 

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