We Welcome Pentastar Aviation as a New WYVERN Wingman Operator!


Waterford, MI: Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. has secured its designation of WYVERN Wingman Certified Operator through the Flight Leader Program with quarterly collaboration with a WYVERN Flight Leader Coach. The WYVERN Wingman Standard, the first air charter audit standard in the aviation industry, provides a safety benchmark that allows air charter customers to assess performance expectations against recognized industry best operating practices before purchasing air charter services. 

“Achieving Wingman status through the WYVERN Flight Leader Program is another important milestone in our quest to set the standard for our customers and employees when it comes to safety. Our partnership with WYVERN is a critical element of the journey that helps define our processes and, more importantly, our culture.”  Greg Schmidt, President & CEO,  Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. 

WYVERN Wingman Operators are evaluated by the Wingman Standard criteria. The scope of the evaluation includes an assessment of operational activities, review on the company operational history and safety records, Safety Management System (SMS), internal evaluation program, administrative compositions, technical documentation, pilot and aircraft records, training requirements, and maintenance operations including technician training and experience. 

“Pentastar Aviation’s certification as a WYVERN Wingman Operator sets them apart from other operators in the air charter industry. This achievement validates their commitment to attaining and maintaining an enduring safety culture that elevates their performance above other operators who are just beginning to embrace the value of formal safety risk management,” says Sonnie Bates, WYVERN CEO. 

About Pentastar Aviation 

For more than 58 years, Pentastar has carved out a reputation as the premier private aviation services provider in the United States. Headquartered at Oakland County International Airport (PTK), Pentastar combines comprehensive aircraft management services with a host of supporting services, including private jet charter, award-winning FBO services, full MRO services, high-end in-house catering with Fivestar Gourmet, and advisory services. In 2021, Pentastar celebrated 20 successful years under Edsel B. Ford II’s ownership. 

Learn more about Pentastar Aviation here. 

About WYVERN  

WYVERN Ltd is the leader in aviation safety risk management and training. Building on its 30-year reputation for delivering value to the aviation community, WYVERN ensures operational excellence through its flagship Wingman and Flight Leader Programs. WYVERN’s EXACT Program is a comprehensive and professional safety certification program for UAS end-users and operators. WYVERN’s Safety Leader Training Course™ provides the education and training that enables professionals to skillfully achieve operational excellence in any aviation organization.  

Learn more about WYVERN LTD here.