Michael Dwyer, Managing Partner
Prior to co-founding Guardian Jet in 2002, Mike Dwyer held Regional Sales Manager positions at Gulfstream Aerospace, Cessna Citation and Mooney Aircraft. An avid and experienced pilot, Mike has amassed more than 3,000 hours of flight time and holds both an Airline Transport Pilot rating and a CitationJet type rating. Mike's education includes a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Rhode Island, in Kingston, Rhode Island, and a Masters Degree in Finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, New York. Mike is well-known throughout the corporate aviation industry for his expertise, professionalism and integrity. He has authored many industry publications, and is a leader in fleet planning and optimization, aircraft brokerage / acquisition, and aviation business consulting. At Guardian Jet, we elevate corporate jet decisions to a higher strategic level.
Rick Smith, Vice President of Sales for the South Central U.S.
Richard “Rick” Smith has nearly two decades of global experience in aviation sales, acquisitions and leasing. Prior to joining Guardian Jet, he served as Vice President at Business Aircraft Leasing, Inc., where he represented clients all over the world and managed several aircraft completions. Rick holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Belmont University, in Nashville, Tennessee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Re-Vision Inc., a domestic and international mission organization. Rick is also a member of the National Business Aviation Association, Helicopter Association International, National Aircraft Resale Association, Tennessee Business Aviation Association, North Texas Business Aviation Association, Oklahoma Business Aviation Association and Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association.Find out more »
Presented by the Missouri Aviation Historical Society and featuring static display of early aircraft operated by Monsanto.Find out more »
Don't miss this fantastic presentation by Bombardier! Bombardier will be displaying the Challenger 350 and will also have a short presentation on their product line up. Guest speakers from Bombardier: Ed Thomas, Sales Director Michael Anckner, RVP - Fleet Accounts Laurence Casia, Sales Engineer $15 for members, $20 for non-members PM BBQ will be catering the luncheon.Find out more »
Don’t miss this fantastic presentation by Embraer Aircraft! Embraer Aircraft will be displaying the Phenom 300E and Legacy 500! Guest Speaker from Embraer Aircraft: Jared Absher, Regional Sales Director $15 for members, $20 for non-members. The Pasta House Co. will be catering the luncheon.Find out more »
We are excited to bring you the 42nd Annual Business Aviation Memorial Open. This year's event offers a great new location and a full day of business information, charity and fun. This event will benefit: The day begins with a business breakfast followed by an advocacy forum. The program will be moderated by Kent Jackson and feature speakers from NBAA and NATA. Following our advocacy forum we will have an hour set aside to network and get ready…Find out more »
Proceeds Benefit GSLBAA Educational Foundation and Wings of Hope Doors Open 6pm Questions Start 7pm $200/Table of 8 $25/Individual Includes Beer, Soft Drinks and Sandwiches Centerpiece Contest - Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! Silent Auction 50/50 Raffle Door Prizes Mulligans - $1/each Printable Flyer: 2018 Trivia FlyerFind out more »
Don’t miss this fantastic presentation by Leonardo! Leonardo will be displaying the VIP 109S GRAND! That’s right, this is a Versace helicopter. AugustaWestland teamed up with the Italian fashion house to create a super luxe interior for this fancier version of the AW109. The cabin of the AW109 Grand is longer than the regular AW109, though the specs are about the same: it still has a top speed of about 177 mph and a range of 599 miles. The only difference is that…Find out more »
Don’t miss this terrific presentation by the GSLBAA Educational Foundation! Guest Speakers: Pete Sadlo, President of GSLBAA Educational Foundation John Bales, Treasurer of GSLBAA Educational Foundation This luncheon will be held at the fantastic Balaban's Restaurant! $15 for members, $20 for non-members.Find out more »
Beverly Joan Lehenbauer OCTOBER 26, 1938 ~ AUGUST 25, 2018 (AGE 79) Obituary Our dear friend, Beverly Lehenbauer, passed away August 25th from cancer. Bev served as GSLBAA's Administrator for more than 25 years starting in the early 1990’s. GSLBAA is hosting a Celebration of Life in her honor at Wings of Hope on November 2 from 3-6pm. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served. Below is a picture of Bev and Jim Rice. Jim owned Vision Aire and Bev worked…Find out more »
St. Louis Area Airports Please join us for lunch and networking as the area Airport Directors discuss current airport issues, legislative issues, development, service, and the state of business/commercial aviation. The presentation will conclude with a panel discussion. Don't miss this informative event! Guest Speakers : Rhonda K Hamm-Niebruegge (KSTL) John Bales (KSUS) Erick Dahl (KCPS) Dennis Wiss (KSET) Dave Miller (KALN) Tim Cantwell (KBLV) $15 for members, $20 for non-members. This luncheon will be held at the fantastic Balaban’s Restaurant!Find out more »