Presidential-Level Service in Private Aviation

Dedication that delivers. Advanced Aviation Team brings to the table over a decade of expertise working with global political leaders, Fortune 500 companies, Families and individuals. Combined with a handpicked service team second to none, we are able to give each client a hand in customizing their travel experience.

Our History

Advanced Aviation Team is an on-demand private jet charter brokerage serving business and leisure travelers who expect the best in safety, service, and reliability. Our team, founded by two former directors of The White House Travel Office, have unparalleled experience in chartering aircraft and are invested in our clients’ safety, comfort, and discretion. Our company background and perspective as both client and provider gives our team a unique perspective, and as such we are confident and familiar with navigating complex logistics, alongside the highest level of individualized focus and operational excellence for our clients. We’re honored to get to know our clients; remembering birthdays, milestones, and the names of our client’s pets, not only to provide honest, exceptional service, but to make recommendations and anticipate details and solutions before questions ever arise.

Your Partners in Flight

The Advanced Aviation Team operates as a small business, and takes extreme pride in creating a client- first environment. Each teammate is a seasoned professional, with experience ranging from customer- service based industries to talented logistical experts.

Gregg Brunson-Pitts

Founder & CEO

Gregg Brunson-Pitts has been managing safe and cost effective charter aircraft solutions for candidates, campaigns, national leaders, heads-of-state, and government agencies for 15 years. Gregg’s experience with chartering aircraft spans every state in the US, more than 40 countries, and 6 continents. Whether it is a small aircraft for a few passengers or a large airliner for a few hundred, Gregg upholds his reputation for attention to detail, passion for his work, and superior dedication to his clients.

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Jonathan Tasler

Vice President

Jonathan Tasler has been working in the charter aircraft industry since 1998 and joined Advanced Aviation Team in the fall of 2019. The relationships Jonathan has built in his 20+ years in the aviation industry are fundamental to his success. He is well respected by both industry suppliers and consumers. Previously, Jonathan owned his own charter brokerage and has been deeply involved with every US presidential campaign cycle since 2000. Additionally, Jonathan has chartered aircraft for foreign heads of state, the U.S. government, chambers of commerce, universities, and various celebrities.

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Jesse Smith

Senior aviation advisor

Jesse Smith moved from Tennessee to join Advanced Aviation Team at the end of 2015. His role at Advanced Aviation Team includes brokering and managing travel for customers.
He previously worked on multiple Presidential campaign cycles and political grassroots organizations. His experiences include logistics, communications, public relations, and project management.

Jesse is a Tennessee native and a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is a golf junkie, loves being outdoors, and taking on challenging travel requests for clients

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August Stern

Senior Aviation Advisor

August joined the Advanced Aviation team at the end of 2019. He has worked in different capacities on Presidential campaigns and as a field manager at the Fund for Public Interest. Before joining the team as the special projects manager, he was a manager at Soulcycle Georgetown. August is born and raised in Washington DC, where he still currently resides. He loves engaging in political debate, spending time with family and enjoying the outdoors.

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Peter Newell


Peter Newell joined Advanced Aviation Team in 2016. Prior to Advanced Aviation, Peter was part of the management team of Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. He then served as the Director of the White House Travel Office during the first two years of the Obama Administration. He worked closely with the White House Press Corps and many domestic and international organizations, successfully executing complex presidential missions all over the globe. As an Advanced Aviation Team advisor, Peter brings expertise in logistics as well as a focus on technology and business development. Peter lives in Chicago with his wife and son and loves his Chicago Bears, in good times and bad.

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What our clients say

“Jesse and Gregg with AAT are outstanding to work with. In times of crisis, I have counted on them to be responsive, follow through, and completely confidential. They have never let me down. I would recommend AAT to anyone looking for a trustworthy charter company to work with.”
—Personal Aide to US Senator
“Advanced Aviation Team is the only private charter brokerage I use for my executives. When I book with them I know that rest assured all of my needs will be taken care of. Jonathan and his team deliver the best service and offer the best fleet of aircrafts. My executives always have the best experience when chartering through Advanced Aviation Team.”
—Financial Services Client
“Advanced Aviation Team has been our private aviation provider for several years and they are a joy to work with. They handle all the logistics for us from start to finish and make sure that our leadership team has a one of a kind, top notch experience. Gregg is always available to us and acts as an extension of our team.”
—Family Office Chief of Staff