About Us

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Reaching New Heights in Private Luxury Air Travel.

Aviation Experts Prioritizing Safety and Service Since 1997.

We’re proud to uphold one of the most elite and respected names in aviation. Our leadership team offers nearly a century of experience in the aviation industry, with backgrounds in commercial airflight, private aircraft sales, and manufacturing. Our mission is to offer our clients the best value for aircraft ownership and private jet travel while maintaining the highest standard of safety and customer service.

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Maintaining a Culture of Safety

For the last two decades, we’ve held a ARG/US Platinum & Wyvern rating, which verifies regular safety practices, thorough background checks, and historical safety analyses. Our pledge to prioritize safety shapes everything we do, from emergency safety training to proactive maintenance that goes beyond baseline regulations.

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Exceeding Client Expectations

We never forget the human element of our business. We pride ourselves on remembering the little details that transform your flight from a routine transaction into a delight. From serving gourmet meals to anticipating your preferred boarding procedure, we are constantly seeking ways to improve your experience.

THE TEAM

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Tim Carpay
Tim Carpay
OWNER
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Tim Carpay learned to fly at the age of 17. He has been a professional pilot for over 35 years and has flown over 14,000 hours in everything from single-engine floatplanes to the Challenger 604 Corporate Jet. Having flown all over the world, Tim has gained the experience to understand what it takes to successfully operate aircraft worldwide. Prior to moving to Arizona, Tim operated a successful charter company in Vancouver consisting of 9 aircraft. Since moving here in 1995, he has owned his own Aircraft Management Company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. As owner of Gemini Air Group, Mr. Carpay devotes himself daily to our core priorities of safety and service.
John Cress
John Cress
Director of Operations
Being born into a military family, John developed a love for aviation at an early age. Living on and near military airfields for most of his childhood, he grew to love the sound of jet noise and the thrill that came with it. He also came to appreciate the sacrifices made by many to keep our country safe and free. Along with his faith, this love of country and the people that make it, help drive the decisions he makes today. After earning a degree in engineering with a minor in business, John was on track to get a job with an engineering firm in Phoenix. However, after getting his private pilot license in 1994, his love for aviation was awakened, which changed the trajectory of his future. By the end of 1995, John was a flight instructor, teaching students out of Sky Harbor Airport (PHX). With the help of many good people, John was quickly building flight time and hired to fly for Sawyer Aviation as a charter pilot in 1996 after having worked there as a fueler/light instructor the previous two years. Following the closing Sawyer, John worked as a contractor for local Phoenix companies such as MicroAge Computers, Valley National Bank and Dillard’s. These contacts eventually led to John being hired to fly a Citation for Dillard’s Department Stores in 1999. John spent 4 years with Dillards before they decided to move operations to Little Rock. Not wanting to move the family, John was able to find another home with Swift Aviation, where he spent 3 years before joining Gemini Air Group in 2007. Since joining Gemini, John has been working with Tim Carpay, building a company that is safety focused with an emphasis on teamwork. The shared vision of Gemini Air Group is to provide an open, safety focused workplace while providing the best service and aircraft/asset management for our clients. The grassroots growth of Gemini and the successes that have followed are a direct result of Gemini’s great leadership and teamwork. Finally, John’s family is critical to his success. Throughout his career, his wife Maureen (whom he met on a flight back in 1995), and 3 children have always been supportive, for which he is very grateful.
Nora Snelling
Nora Snelling
Director of Charter
Nora Snelling joined Gemini in 2018 and brings over 13 years of experience in the private aviation industry in sales & marketing, event planning, and business development. Her passion for caring for clients is the driving force behind everything she does. Nora resides in Gilbert, AZ with her husband, Kevin, and their son, Hunter. She also serves on the advisory board at St. Vincent de Paul.
Greg Laabs
Greg Laabs
Maintenance General Manager

Greg is General Manager of our Maintenance Team, overseeing the repair station to provide maintenance and support of 135 Operations and 145 Repair Station.

His education includes a BA in (Summa cum Laude) Business from Doane College, as well as an AAS in Aviation Maintenance from Iowa Western Community College. Greg maintains a Federal Aviation Authority, FAA Airframe, and Powerplant License.

Greg started his career at Duncan Aviation, beginning as a mechanic and working up to Shop Supervisor, Manager, and Director. From there, Greg was hired at West Star, where he worked for 18 years, eventually becoming Vice President of Operations. There, he built new paint and maintenance hangars and oversaw development of a Lear 35 RVSM solution in partnership with Honeywell. Later, Greg worked at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation as Vice President and General Manager overseeing service and completions.

In the last 18 months Greg has added Garmin, Turbo Commander, and Cirrus Authorized facility approvals to our operation, while expanding the 145 Repair Station to include avionics repair and installations as well as adding GDAC (Mexican) Repair Station approval.

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