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Sentient Jet Supports 4th Annual Light It Up Blue Aspen to Raise Awareness for Autism

Braintree, MA - February 10, 2015 - Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation Capital company, is proud to announce it is a presenting sponsor of Light It Up Blue Aspen (LIUB Aspen) this Sunday, February 15th at the historic Hotel Jerome to benefit Extreme Sports Camp/Ascendigo and Autism Speaks. The mission of LIUB Aspen is to raise both awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders and much-needed funds to assist families and children on the autism spectrum in the rural mountain communities.

The gala brings together the Aspen community and special guest Olympic Gold Medalist, Jonny Moseley, for a lively evening of fundraising, culinary delights, handcrafted cocktails, fine wine, music and dancing.

"We are pleased to once again support Light It Up Blue Aspen to increase awareness and donations for this significant cause,” said Andrew Collins, president of Sentient Jet. “Sentient has been involved in the Aspen community for 10 years and we are committed to making a difference through events like Light It Up Blue that have a profound impact on area residents. We are honored to be part of such an amazing event to help those affected by Autism."

In addition to the sponsorship, Sentient is supporting Autism research through the following activities with all proceeds going directly to Light It Up Blue Aspen benefitting Autism Speaks and Extreme Sports Camp:

  • Donating a $10,000 Flight Card during the live auction
  • Offering a ski day with Olympic Gold Medalist, Jonny Moseley; Two sessions were sold in advance of the event raising $10,000 for the cause.

“About one in every 68 children is diagnosed with Autism and the disorder is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the world,” said Sallie Bernard, founder of Extreme Sports Camp/Ascendigo. “Light It Up Blue Aspen raised a great deal of funds for Autism thanks to dedicated supporters like Sentient Jet. We look forward to another successful event that will have a positive impact on the families in our community and all the people living within the Autism spectrum disorder."

Sentient Jet offers its 25-Hour Jet Card in four jet size options, allowing clients to purchase flight time on light, mid, super-mid, and heavy aircraft, as well as in two age classes (Preferred and Select), starting at just $124,825. Sentient Jet cardholders receive a rare combination of industry-leading service at a tremendous value, complete with a one-year lock on both hourly rates and fuel surcharges, with the added bonus of 15 percent discounts on hourly pricing for qualifying travel – making Sentient’s flexible Jet Card solution the most intelligent and sensible choice in private air travel.

For more information on donating to LIUB Aspen, please visit

About Sentient Jet

Founded in 1999 and now an integral part of Directional Aviation, Sentient Jet is one of the leading private aviation companies in the country. The Sentient Jet Card Program offers clients the flexibility and convenience of flying private for their personal and business air travel needs with industry-leading value. Sentient Jet is known for outstanding service and a commitment to safety programs, including the industry’s first and only Independent Safety Advisory Board. Sentient Jet’s extensive network of certified operators ensures that clients will always have access to executive aircraft that meet their rigorous standards for safety and quality. Visit for more information. You can also follow Sentient Jet on social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook.

About Directional Aviation

Directional Aviation is a private investment firm whose singular focus is private business aviation. Combining strategic aviation ownership, unmatched experience, and revolutionary vision, Directional Aviation continues to innovate and reshape private aviation. Directional Aviation’s unique industry expertise enables them to quickly understand business aviation companies and provide the financing and operational strategy needed to take advantage of evolving market opportunities. For more information, visit

About Light It Up Blue Aspen

Taking place at the historic Hotel Jerome on Sunday, February 15, 2015, Light It Up Blue Aspen is Extreme Sports Camp/Ascendigo’s signature fundraising event presented in partnership with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. Hosted at the height of Aspen’s winter season over Presidents' Day Weekend, Light It Up Blue Aspen is a lively reception-style evening of fundraising, curated food and beverage stations, music and dancing. All proceeds benefit programs focused on raising awareness for autism and fulfilling the needs of the autism community to ensure that youth and adults with autism live empowered and fulfilling lives. For more information visit


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