In the fall of 1979 Lynn Krogh & I started IJet with one small & slow Cessna 421B prop plane. Like many new small business owners we made a quiet promise to ourselves that if we ever made a success of our charter business we'd give some of it back, in some way, to the community.
Well, here it is the 21st century and we manage and operate one of the largest Learjet fleets in the Rocky Mountain Region. From time to time we remember that promise to ourselves & acknowledge that we owe a debt to our community. And this is why, as with many other businesses in the Denver area, we are sincerely grateful to be a part of this Make-A-Wish promotion. Participating in an event of this kind helps us remember that we made a promise to ourselves. More importantly, it reminds us that there is an unpaid debt owed to our community & those around us.
For myself and all the employees at IJet the words of the poet Robert Service ring more true today than ever before:
"…a promise made is a debt unpaid."
H. William Milam,lll
Chairman Emeritus & Founder
Like the words of the song, “when you wish upon a star it makes no difference who you are,” At Make-A-Wish Foundation it makes no difference who the child is, granting wishes is what Make-A-Wish is all about. Working year after year with parents and their children, the Make-A-Wish staff puts in a lot of love, hard work and just a little magic making dreams come true. Again this year, we at IJet salute the entire staff of wonderful people that make these Make-AWish dreams come true.
Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2014 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is pleased to announce that International Jet Aviation Services of Centennial, CO and the Make-A-Wish Foundation have been named as co-recipients of NBAA’s 2014 Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership.