Imagine you tore your knee playing volleyball at the company picnic. You wouldn’t go to your general practitioner, hand them a knife and say, “Fix me up, doc,” would you? Of course not. You would seek the most skilled knee specialist you can find.
Think of JetSwiss Aviation as your highly specialized knee surgeon. Not just a boutique aircraft firm, we have spent over 20 years flying, selling, operating, acquiring, and admiring pre-owned Pilatus aircraft—establishing our reputation as the most knowledgeable Pilatus specialists.
Pilatus manuals & operational instruction booklets
Pilatus Maintenance Service Bulletins and Product Improvements since 1994
Pages in an average Aircraft Purchase Agreement
Pages in the Pilatus maintenance manual
PC-12 variants produced since 1994
Pages in a Pilatus Warranty and Navdata subscription agreements
Gigabytes of data, documentation, and software for a Pilatus PC-12
And our expertise
encompasses every single one.
JetSwiss Aviation has earned the respect of the global Pilatus community by living and breathing Pilatus since the beginning. We guarantee that your experience, process, and satisfaction will be directly impacted by our in-depth knowledge of these numbers.
Meet Our Team
Founder & Enthusiast
A native of Nebraska, Don started his career as a demonstration/test pilot for the Pilatus Factory back in the late 90’s. He has amassed more than 5,000 hours of Pilatus flight time over the past 17 years. A married father of three, Don devotes his off time to his family, his love of golf, and flying.
Other interesting facts about Don:
- ATP/CFI/CFII/MEI –type rated CE500 series
- Got the nickname “Bub” as a young child
- Raised, trained, and showed competitive quarter horses growing up
- What energizes Don: the people and relationships around me
A native of Kansas City, Loran started her career in the hospitality industry. Fittingly, she’s spent her entire career working directly with people and organizations in various “difference maker” roles. From accounting to customer service, or managing an entire corporate department, Loran’s experience is summarized by her 100% commitment to impacting those around her.
Other interesting facts about Loran:
- Married mother of six
- Enjoys volleyball, biking, and music
- Worked with special needs kids in a foster care program
- What energizes Loran: making people happy and being organized
Director of Marketing and Business Development
A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Max obtained his pilots license after graduating from Marquette University. He spent seven years with Cirrus Aircraft gaining valuable experience in general aviation. Max loves being in the aviation industry because he can combine his passion for aviation and professional career into an exciting life for him and his family.
Other interesting facts about Max:
- 1500 hour commercially rated pilot
- Loves to spend time on the water in Door County, WI
- Enjoys golf, football, and flying to unique destinations
- What energizes Max: Seeing results from hard work.
Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Scott has been surrounded by airplanes in one shape or another his entire life. He has spent over a decade in the aircraft sales industry traveling the globe and living abroad. If you don’t find Scott at the local FBO, he’s either at the JetSwiss headquarters or on the golf course.
Other interesting facts about Scott:
- Private Pilot, turning a passion and hobby into a career.
- Played golf at the Division 1 collegiate level.
- “Girl Dad” – Proud father of two girls
- What energizes Scott: The process.
Client Relations Manager
Diana entered general aviation almost 20 years ago where her affection for Pilatus Aircraft was born. Most of those years were spent with a Pilatus Sales Center involved in the day to day sales and delivery process. Coordinating and Client Relations are Diana’s strong suit, from assisting buyers in selecting specifications to strategically walking clients through the sales transaction. Diana is married and has two beautiful daughters. She enjoys traveling in her RV, spending time outdoors, and on the beach.
Other interesting facts about Diana:
- Coached competitive gymnastics for 10 years.
- Would rather drive than fly.
- Enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community
- What energizes Diana: The relationships developed and observing the clients’s excitement on delivery day
Marketing Coordinator - Digital and Creative
Born and raised in Olathe, Kansas, Carlie has not flown far from the nest. Last summer, Carlie learned about Marketing and Business Development at JetSwiss as the first ever intern. She quickly picked up on the excitement around aviation from her passionate colleagues. Carlie graduated in the winter of 2020 from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Communications and a minor in Italian.
Other interesting facts about Carlie:
- An avid artist.
- Enjoys cooking and traveling.
- Never flown in a private aircraft, yet!
- What energizes Carlie: Creativity and collaboration.
The devil’s in the details—a culture of precision.
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd began producing single-engine turboprop aircraft in 1939. When the first Pilatus PC-12s took flight in the 1990s, it laid the foundations of JetSwiss Aviation.
Pilatus is headquartered in Stans, Switzerland, a small town just south of Lake Lucerne and Mount Pilatus. Self-proclaimed “over-engineers,” the highly skilled team at Pilatus takes precision and exactitude to a new level.
Born from a true passion for this highly detailed, small-batch produced aircraft, JetSwiss Aviation’s founder, Don “Bub” Peterson lives what he loves every day. Working for Pilatus directly and spending over 20 years immersed in the company and Stans, Don understands Swiss culture intimately. Thanks to his 5,000 hours (and counting) of Pilatus flight time, and his extensive industry relationships, JetSwiss Aviation clients turn to Don as the ultimate source of information and guidance for selling, purchasing, managing, or operating a Pilatus.