Gemini Air Group was founded by Timothy Carpay as an Aircraft Management Company in 1997. Since then, he has surrounded himself with a small group of aviation professionals who have assisted in developing the company into a premier Aircraft Charter and Management company. Our mission is to offer our clients the best value for aircraft ownership and private jet travel while maintaining the highest standard of safety and customer service.
At Gemini Air Group, we understand your time is very important to you. We also think you deserve the highest level of customer service every time you fly with us, but don’t take our word for it; experience it for yourself.
Gemini Air Group is an Aircraft Management Company and an On Demand Air Carrier that operates under Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. We are not a Broker; we operate our own fleet and employ our own pilots and flight attendants.
Gemini Air Group operates under Air Carrier Certificate number GNUA484X and carries an ARG/US Platinum rating.
Tim Carpay, Owner
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Tim Carpay learned to fly at the age of 17. He started by flying floatplanes up the West Coast of Canada and Alaska. He has been a professional pilot for over 35 years and has flown over 14,000 hours in everything from those single-engine floatplanes to the Challenger 604 Corporate Jet. Having flown all over the world, Tim has gained the experience to understand what it takes to successfully operate aircraft worldwide.
Prior to moving to Arizona, Tim operated a successful charter company in Vancouver consisting of 9 aircraft. Since moving here in 1995, he has owned his own Aircraft Management Company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. In November 2012, Mr. Carpay and his team received an FAA Aircraft Charter Certificate. Today, the company has 5 aircraft under management that are all available for charter.
The philosophy that maintains Gemini Air Group Inc. as one of the Premiere Aircraft Management & Charter companies is its attention to Safety and Service.
“I believe that if we focus on the details of Safety and Service, everything else will fall into place.” To be able to follow that philosophy, Mr. Carpay is committed to keeping the company to a size that keeps that promise.
John Cress, Operations Director
Over the past 19 years, John Cress has been fully immersed in aviation. His journey had humble beginnings and has progressed to pilot/instructor/check airman as well as program manager and Director of Operations. This progression provides John with an understanding of all aspects of aviation operations. Combined with his of 9,300 hours in the cockpit and worldwide operations experience makes for a well-rounded aviator.
John is a graduate of Westmont College, earning a degree in Engineering Physics with a minor in Business Administration in 1994. Earning his Private Pilot certificate at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University following his college career, John worked as a fueler/line tech to help pay his way through the remainder of his pilot training. Within a year he became a flight instructor and was quickly hired by the company charter department. This experience led to John being hired by Dillard’s Department Stores. After Dillard’s decided to move operations out of Phoenix, John was hired by another local company before finding a home at Gemini Air Group in 1997.
As Director of Operations at Gemini Air Group, John’s focus is safety. His goal, along with the President, is to continually structure the organization and allocate resources to maintain this focus on safety while providing a level of customer service and a customer experience unequaled in the industry.
Contact John Cress at (602) 363-6502 or firstname.lastname@example.org