About Us

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Our Story

Started in 2004, Atlanta Air Charter set out to be different. We wanted to be distinctive in our approach to customer service. Our goal is to provide the safest and most cost-effective transportation for a variety of needs while providing personalized customer service that goes above and beyond your expectations.

Our Mission

Atlanta Air Charter is a faith-based company dedicated to providing custom-tailored, professional aviation services, including air charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft management, aircraft storage, as well as sales and acquisition, and professional pilot services – all by employing only the most passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced team members. AAC has the goal of exceeding our client’s expectations by placing our morals and ethics at the core of every decision.

Our Team

James L. Cook – President / Director of Operations

As president of Atlanta Air Charter, Mr. Cook is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the company. Mr. Cook’s previous aviation experience includes 26 years of service with Delta Airlines. At Delta, Mr. Cook served as a Captain on a 737-NG aircraft and ten years in the training department as a flight instructor. Mr. Cook has also served in varying capacities with the United States Navy, including Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron 60 located at the Glenview Naval Air Station, Illinois. Mr. Cook started soloing at the age of sixteen and continues an aviation career that spans the globe and forty years.

Jennifer Korey - Chief Financial Officer / Human Resources

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Mike Noah – General Manager / Treasurer

As the General Manager of Atlanta Air, Mr. Noah manages all aspects of daily operations and responsible for long-term strategic planning with his business partners.  Mr. Noah has over 25 years of management experience at the retail, corporate and executive levels, including veteran of the United States Army (Infantry), Krispy Kreme (General Manager and Corporate Trainer) and over ten years of aviation management experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) from Kennesaw State University and is passionate about efficient business processes.

Hardy Hay – Chief Pilot

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Jim Caliendo – Secretary

Captain Caliendo brings over 24 years of general aviation and flight instructor experience to Atlanta Air Charter. Jim is a self-starter with the diverse resume from engineering to technical operations to editing flight manuals. Jim worked for many years as a certified fight instructor and has obtained his CFI, CFII and MEI ratings. Jim also has also flown for the airlines in a Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200, CRJ-700/900, and Boeing 737. His duties include VP of technical operation and the company’s liaison to the FAA.