Aircraft Dispatcher and Flight Coordinator

Location: La Quinta, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

You are an experienced professional with a background in aircraft dispatch, eager to join an enthusiastic team.  You are accustomed to watching NOTAMs and TFRs while flight tracking a fleet of jets and keeping track of your customer's preferences to surprise them with their favorite bottle of wine.  If this sounds like you, then keep reading, because Desert Jet is seeking a Aircraft Flight Coordinator and Dispatcher to join our growing team.  

Who Will Fit Best?

The type of person that will excel in this position has high-level organizations skills and extreme attention to detail; is eager to help, can think clearly under time pressure, has high-level organizational skills and has the drive to provide anticipatory service to fellow team members and customers. 

The most successful candidates will have experience in the aviation industry as a charter coordinator, dispatcher or customer service representative, thrive in a fast-paced, friendly environment. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate positive interactions with flight crews
  • Manage all facets of trip planning, follow up and flight following
  • Utilize an online calendar to interpret aircraft availability and optimize the schedule
  • Monitor daily and future flight schedule to ensure service and efficiency
  • Communicate with the flight crews assigned to company flights to ensure that safety, compliance and customer service opportunities are successfully orchestrated
  • Schedule ground transportation, hotel accommodations, and airline travel for flight crew in accordance with company policy and procedures while also eliminating any interruptions to the flight schedule
  • Coordinate aircraft handling with FBOs, handlers and customs agents to include arrangements for fuel, catering, hangar, aircraft cleaning, after-hours services, international services, or other services as needed
  • Provide detailed pre/post flight briefings to crews and flight following duties as assigned and collect all trip related paperwork from crews to facilitate proper invoicing and record keeping
  • Coordinate with Charter Sales team with flight crew feedback, customer preferences, and any details that will enhance the Desert Jet product and deliver the WOW to our valued clients

Who We Are

Desert Jet is a group of full-service aviation companies providing jet owners with a full complement of aviation services – including FBO services and jet maintenance, management, charter, acquisitions and sales. But at heart, we are a group of people who are creating great futures for our families by building a group of companies based around our stated values that provide an exceptional service experience for our customers.  We believe that we can, as a team, build a fun work environment that will enable us to create a memorable experience for our customers that will enable them to do great things with their companies and loved ones through the utilization of private aviation.

Desert Jet is a fast-growing company with lots of opportunity on the horizon.  We have ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing, privately held companies five consecutive years.  We are currently constructing a new 5 acre, 5 million dollar facility to accommodate our growth.

We have an active and effective Safety Management System that allows us to continually make thoughtful improvements in how we do things.  We hold a variety of industry recognitions, including IS-BAO Stage III and IS-BAH Stage 1 registrations, ARGUS Platinum and Wyvern Wingman status.

Why Work for Desert Jet?

If you are a bright individual with ambitious goals, and want to make an impact in both your job and community, then this is the place for you!  Desert Jet’s team members are encouraged to grow and learn with the company’s help and support. We have a close-knit team who each play an important role in the growth of the company and who each inspire us to continue to learn, grow and improve in our roles.


We offer industry-leading compensation as well as a range of benefits and perks, including;

  • Company-paid medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k plan with a 100% company match up to 6% of the employee’s salary
  • Profit sharing
  • Two weeks of vacation and personal time annually after one year of service, increasing with seniority
  • Sick and family medical leave including maternity and paternity leave
  • Paid time off for volunteerism

Numerous other perks and benefits, from free gym memberships to free lunches at work, and use of the company Cirrus SR-22.

All Desert Jet employees live in the greater Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area.  Relocation assistance will be provided to qualified candidates. 

About the Palm Springs Area

The greater Palm Springs area offers something for everyone - beautiful weather, low cost of living and ample opportunities for fun and adventure.  A sample of nearby activities include:

  • Hiking, golfing, tennis, polo and a ton of other activities are right in our backyard!  Big music festivals occur here each year, such as Coachella Fest, Desert Trip and Stagecoach.
  • Shopping, restaurants and world-class spas
  • California beaches - 2-3 hour drive
  • Desert off-road bike riding, sand dunes - less than 30 minutes drive
  • Colorado River - boating, jet skiing - 90 minute drive
  • Joshua Tree - hiking, rock climbing, camping - 60 minute drive
  • Mountains and snow skiing - 90 minute drive

Interested in learning more? We encourage you to learn more about Desert Jet at our website  You’ll be able to read about your future coworkers on our site, our core values and a bit about our history.  Apply today!










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