Discover the charter difference, right here in Northwest Arkansas
Executive Aviation Services has served Northwest Arkansas since 2002, when founder Mark Myers recognized the area’s growing need for reliable charter flights. Since then, we’ve been proud to count executives and entrepreneurs from some of the most dynamic companies in the world among our clients. Our customers know that time is their most valuable resource, which is why we focus on giving back as much time as possible with efficient, comfortable flights throughout North America.
Why Choose Executive Aviation Services?
Success provides abundance in many forms — money, prestige, and relationships to name just a few. But it often depletes our most precious resource — time. That’s where Executive Aviation Services comes in. We give time back to our clients by eliminating the delays and discomfort of commercial air travel. The hours lost to check-in lines, security queues, and poor scheduling are suddenly yours again.
Experience: Our pilots have more than 50,000 hours of combined flight time, making EAS one of the most trustworthy and time-tested charter services in the region. In addition, several of our pilots are certified flight instructors. Each of our pilots is required to attend Flight Safety Internal school once or twice per year for recurrent training.
Safety: When it comes to air travel, nothing is more important than safety. That’s why Executive Aviation Services operates our own in-house maintenance facility, Springdale Aircraft Maintenance Services. Our mechanics know each plane in our fleet inside and out.
Meet The Team
Founder, Director of Operations, and Pilot
Mark Myers founded Executive Aviation Services in 2002 in response to a growing need for dependable air charter service in Northwest Arkansas. He discovered his passion for flying early, beginning his career as an instructor teaching both freight and aerobatic flying. He has more than 15,000 hours of flight time, and, in addition to his work as a charter pilot, is an ATP-certified flight instructor. Mark graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1981 with a degree in business.
Chief Pilot, EAS co-owner
Bobby Granata graduated from Springdale High School in 1980 and started flying five years later. The Chief Pilot at Executive Aviation Services, he has more than 10,000 hours of flight time across a variety of aircraft, including EAS’s midsize jet, the Hawker 800. He is a certified flight instructor and makes his home in Springdale.
Scott Pooree knew he wanted to be a pilot at the age of 6 when he watched his uncle fly crop dusters in Southern Arkansas. He quickly made his dream a reality when he entered college at Texas A&M, earning degrees in both business and aviation science. Since then, he’s accrued more than 8,000 hours of flight time piloting both prop and turbine aircraft. A certified ATP pilot, he lives in Elkins.
The son of an aviator, Jay Cole flew solo on his 16th birthday, earning his pilot’s license before he was licensed to drive a car. Since then, he’s accrued 16,500 hours of flight time. His experience has earned ratings across a wide range of aircraft, including Executive Aviation’s midsize jet, the Hawker 800. An accredited flight instructor, he pilots both charter flights and medevac operations for EAS.
The son of company founder Mark Myers, Colton Myers was destined to join the family business from the age of 10 when he began flying in the right seat with his father in a King Air 200. Colton earned his pilot’s license at age 17 and soon began flying professionally for Executive Aviation Services. While pursuing his career as an aviator, Colton is working toward a B.A. in accounting at the University of Arkansas.
Chief Financial Officer, EAS co-owner
Faune is the chief financial officer for EAS, as well as a partner. After earning a degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas, she began a varied career as a travel writer, English teacher, and sales and marketing executive. She also holds a Master Captain’s license from the U.S. Coast Guard Sea School. She has been with EAS for the past 15 years and enjoys the excitement of the aviation industry — there’s never a dull moment!
Managing partner, Springdale Aircraft Maintenance Services, and Director of Maintenance for EAS.
A native of Peru, Jorge came to Springdale 18 years ago after serving in the Peruvian Air Force where he attended specialty aviation school for 3 years. His skills quickly earned him a job offer from SAMS. He holds an A&P Certification from the FAA and is now the managing partner of Springdale Aircraft Maintenance Services as well as the head aviation mechanic. He became involved in the aviation industry because of his curiosity about how planes function and fly.
Assistant Aviation Mechanic
The newest member of our team, Eduardo is working toward his FAA Aircraft & Power Plant certification. He works with Jorge as an assistant aviation mechanic while attending the University of Arkansas as an accounting and business management major. He also assists in the accounting management for SAMS. He came to the United States from Guanajuato, Mexico at the age of 7 and speaks both Spanish and English fluently.