It’s About Time

Want more time with your loved ones, more time to get things done, and less time on the road or in airports? Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, solo or with a group, flying charter puts time back on your side. As an FAA Part 135 certified charter service operating out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, we look forward to helping you get to your destination safely and conveniently on your schedule.

Pilatus PC-12

What We Offer

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Safety

Our aircraft are equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and meticulously maintained, and our professional pilots are required to complete frequent recurrent training.

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Convenience

Take a direct flight or create your own customized itinerary. Whether you’re flying for fun with family and friends or with colleagues for an important work trip, you’re in control of when and where you fly.

Comfort

Comfort

With plenty of personal space, hand-selected entertainment, food and beverage options, and an abundance of other amenities, flying with us is a premium experience.

What You Get

Time

Time

We can utilize smaller airports and shorter runways so you’ll land closer to your destination and avoid time-consuming security lines, airline delays, layovers, lost baggage, and a litany of other potential travel disruptions.

Savings

Value

Avoid many of the headaches and expenses that come with overnight travel and improve the quality of time you spend traveling.

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

With complete control of your own itinerary, you have the flexibility to extend or shorten your trip or alter your destination or departure time at any point.

Near and Far

Trip planning is a cinch — just contact us or fill out the form on this page, and we’ll make your arrangements! We’re based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but your trip can start and end virtually anywhere!

AS LOW AS 30 MINUTES
Get to a number of major cities like Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, and Cleveland in a matter of minutes compared to the time it takes to drive or fly commercial!

30 TO 90 MINUTES
Driving to destinations like Nashville, St. Louis, or Milwaukee takes several hours, and flying commercial means layovers. But with a Sweet Aviation charter, we can leave on your time, land closer to your destination, and get you home as soon as you’re ready!

2 TO 3 HOURS
Avoid the long car rides to destinations like Florida, New Orleans, or along the East Coast –we’ll get you there in a fraction of the time and ensure the smoothest trip possible!

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Meet Our Pilots

For our pilots, flying isn’t only a career, it’s a lifestyle propelled by passion. That passion is present in everything we do — from continuous education through frequent recurrent training to delivering a first-class experience every time we fly.

Andrew Herman
Andrew Herman, Chief Pilot

Andrew is from Bryan, Ohio, and has flown charters across the country for the last six years based out of Akron and Milwaukee. After getting a taste for flight in seventh grade, Andrew earned his aviation degree from Bowling Green State University and did his flight training in Ohio, Connecticut, and North Dakota. Andrew has flight time and ratings in a multitude of aircraft, and in addition to his charter experience, he has 1,200 hours of flight instruction. He enjoys helping aspiring and current pilots improve their knowledge and skills by sharing his varied experiences, personal knowledge, and passion for flying. Andrew lives in Fort Wayne with his wife and daughter.

Lorin Kaney
Lorin Kaney, Charter Pilot & Certified Flight Instructor

Lorin grew up in Northwest Indiana and has long had a passion for flying.

He started flying at the International ALERT Academy in Big Sandy, Texas, in 2003. Over the next several years, he obtained his private pilot license, his instrument rating, and his airframe and powerplant license. After finishing up his CFI and CFII, he continued on as an instructor at ALERT. He and his wife met at school there and were married in 2011. In June of 2012, he moved to the Fort Wayne area and began working as an instructor at Sweet Aviation. He really enjoys sharing the joy of flying with his students and guiding them to become safe and proficient pilots.

Steven Sparks
Steven Sparks, Charter Pilot

Steve, originally from Holland, Michigan, is responsible for the operational oversight of the company’s fixed-wing charter aircraft fleet. Steve’s most recent experience was with CIRRUS Aircraft as their director of flight standards in Knoxville, Tennessee. Outside of flying, Steve enjoys reading, landscaping, and playing golf with his family and friends.

Rachel Cheng
Rachel Cheng, Charter Operations Specialist & Maintenance Administrative Assistant

Rachel brings over 15 years of customer service experience to Sweet Aviation.

She is a Fort Wayne native and graduate of Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, where she obtained a BA in psychology. Rachel joined Sweet Aviation as a customer service representative in 2015 and hopes to join the ranks of being a pilot someday soon!

Helicopter Charters

Sweet Aviation is partnered with Sweet Helicopters, a regional helicopter charter service based in Fort Wayne and Goshen, Indiana. We want to make your trip as convenient and efficient as possible, and sometimes that means a helicopter is the solution. Sweet Helicopters flies clients all around the Midwest for a variety of reasons — whether it be a getaway adventure, a pressing engagement, or an important business meeting – and their experienced, professional pilots and top-notch fleet will get you to your destination quickly and safely.

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Available Aircraft

Cirrus Vision Jet

The world’s first single-engine jet, with state-of-the-art safety features, available for charter flights of up to six passengers and advanced flight training.

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Pilatus PC-12

Powerful turboprop airplane perfect for charter, seating up to nine passengers, plus plenty of room for cargo, like luggage, golf clubs, and more.

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Cirrus SR22 GTS

Excellent for cross-country and charter trips, equipped with state-of-the-art safety features and seating for up to four passengers plus a pilot.

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Cirrus SR20 G6

Versatile and safe high-performance airplane available for rental, training, and charter. Sweet Aviation has two of these aircraft.

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