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James Arzadon is the CEO of Jet Planning International. Born and raised in Thailand, James is the son of a former United Nations Ambassador. He spent 16 years in Bangkok before moving to Pennsylvania. There he graduated from Carson Long Military School. James attended Duquesne University for 2 years, and transferred to the Philippine Aeronautical Technical School (PATS). While attending PATS, he earned his commercial pilot license, later earned his B.S. in aviation business administration.

James began a flying career with AirLink in Manila, Philippines flying the Beechcraft Queen Air for 2 years. He came back to the U.S. and joined the Navy in 1989 serving 10 years. James was assigned to a HC-2 Helo Squadron supporting the Commander of USNAVCENT during Desert Storm/Desert Shield and later as the Executive Assistant for the Commander and Command Master Chief of Naval Supply System Command.

After leaving the Navy, James worked as a flight coordinator with Universal Weather and Aviation, and the manager of Jeppesen's highly successful satellite operation in support of NetJets in Columbus, OH. His last position was the operations manager for Base Ops / World Fuel.

Philip Barry is the COO of Jet Planning International (JPI) LLC, providing international services, sales, and lease. This venture is being undertaken with long time friend James Arzadon.

Phil was born and raised in Ohio. He attended Benedictine High School in Cleveland and earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Studies with minors in Aviation Safety, Space Science, and Humanities in 1995 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Upon graduation, he was appointed a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

After leaving the Air Force, Phil began working in aviation services at Universal Weather and Aviation in 1998. While there, he worked flights to include the Saudi Royal Family, diplomatic flights, and initial attempts by balloonists to circumnavigate the globe, just to name a few. In 2000, Phil moved to Columbus, OH working for Jeppesen DataPlan. This position was in support of the NetJets (Executive Jet Aviation) fractional operation. During his six years in Columbus, both he and James helped build a trip/flight planning operation that was used as a shining example of success for Jeppesen.