TxJet

Fly Better. Save Lives.

TxJet is a 501(c)(3) subsidiary of Indiana Donor Network. We believe the four ingredients to a good aviation program include: training, equipment, maintenance, and familiarity.

Training

training

Our pilots are all certified as Airline Transport Pilots (ATPs), which is the highest FAA pilot certification available. Although not a requirement by the FAA, we annually train our pilots in a level D simulation environment. A simulated environment is the gold standard to ensure preparedness for any unusual circumstance. Two pilots are in the cockpit on every flight, and to ensure the health of our pilots, all pilots are required to get first class physicals.

Equipment

equipment

We fly new, state-of-the-art Cessna CJ3+ jets. We emphasize new, because age does matter when it comes to safety. Like everything, the design of planes has been modified significantly in the past 40 years. As new technologies emerge, aviation has changed dramatically incorporating prior safety lessons into aircraft design. Brokers and operators often use old aircraft because they don’t have the fiscal stability to invest in current technology.

Maintenance

maintenance

Our singular goal is to free up you and your team to save lives. The management of the aircraft, including pilots, hangar, fuel, maintenance and insurance, is all facilitated by TxJet. Our goal is to serve you well from the first phone call to the moment you land with lifesaving organs for transplantation.

Familiarity

familiarity

Be assured that when calling TxJet, you will talk to a team that speaks your language. Every referral call is answered by an organ recovery coordinator. Unlike brokers, we can anticipate potential delays throughout the recovery process and adjust flight times. We understand the complexity of the process, because we live it on a daily basis. Details like this matter when transporting lifesaving organs to the recipient as quickly and safely as possible.

Facts about our aircraft

cruise speed

Cruise Speed:484 MPH

max weight

Max Weight:13,870 Pounds

max altitude

Max Altitude:45,000 FeetMore info

passengers

Passengers:6

specialty platform

Specially designed platform for transmedic device 

By the time you arrive on the tarmac, all pre-flight requirements will be complete. This allows us to take off as soon as organs and medical teams are safely buckled in. TxJet flies under the Medevac call sign when organs are on board. This means our take-off procedures are structured in a way that gives us priority to get you in the air before anyone else.

Where we have flown

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Meet Our Team

  • All ATP certified
  • Two pilots operate aircraft at all times
  • All pilots type rated and captain qualified
  • Pilots employed by TxJet
  • Part 135 duty day at all times
  • First class physical required continuously
Steve Johnson, COO

Steve Johnson, COO

Jamie Adams

Jamie Adams, Aviation Manager

Pete Honkomp

Pete Honkomp, Captain

Roger Law

Roger Law, Captain

Jonathan Rifkin

Jonathan Rifkin, Captain

Fred Robbins

Fred Robbins, Captain

Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw, Captain

Jeff Simpkins

Jeff Simpkins, Captain

Kris Barnett

Kris Barnett, First Officer

Brian Davis

Brian Davis, First Officer

Edwin Hall

Edwin Hall, First Officer

Dale Mahurin

Dale Mahurin, First Officer

Kody Nering

Kody Nering, First Officer

Ken Justice

Ken Justice, Manager, Maintenance

Make a difference. Join our team.

As the demand for lifesaving organ transplants grows, so does the demand for organ pilots. We’re always looking for great talent. Interested in a career at TxJet?

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