Jet University Flight School Information

The Official Publication of the Jet University Student Alumni Association

EMPLOYEES

The following are the employees of Jet University.  You can't find this information on their own website so I thought I would put it here so you can know who you are dealing with.

President and guy who runs the business. You can find out more information about Heath Cohen on the "CAPTAIN" Heath Cohen page.   Heath used to be the registered agent for Jet University, but that position is now listed with sunbiz.org as being held by Gary Bart.

Heath Brandon Cohen

email:  heath@jetuniversity.com

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11/15/10.  It appears that Mark Ottosen is no longer at Aeroservice Aviation Center after the merger with Pan Am Academy. 

02/15/09.  One of our folks has spotted Mark Ottosen over at Aeroservice Aviation Center in Miami.  This is the place that Jet University used to send students to for full motion simulator training.

 

UPDATE 01/14/09--IT APPEARS THAT MARK OTTOSEN IS NO LONGER WITH JET UNIVERSITY, INC.  HE HAS CLEANED OUT HIS OFFICE.  WE DO KNOW THAT MARK READS THIS WEBSITE.  MARK IF YOU WANT TO FILL US IN ABOUT WHY YOU LEFT, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO WRITE TO US AT:  JETUSTUDENT@GMAIL.COM  WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY.

Mark Ottosen 

The guy that sits way in the back office and is reported to be Heath's partner but I can't find his name on any corporate documents.  If you click on the links below, you might get some idea why Mark is not on any corporate documents.  He was the former President of Gulfstream Training Academy when it was located in the same building that Jet U is located in now.  The FAA has no record of a Mark Ottosen being a pilot.    Here is a link to something about Mark when he was President of Gulfstream:

MARK OTTOSEN at Gulfstream

There was also a Civil Rights Lawsuit filed against Mark Ottosen and Gulfstream for discharging an employee that had military reserve duty.  Here is the link to that lawsuit that was filed by the US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division In 2005.

MARK OTTOSEN CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT

There was also a very unfortunate and fatal aircraft crash involving one of Gulfstreams student pilots on June 17, 2003.  This student pilot departed, for his flight, from the same building that now houses Jet University.   Five people lost their lives. This caused Gulfstream to immediately discontinue flight training for private, instrument, commercial and multi engine students.  Gulfstream never provided this training again. 

What is of interest is that Jet University offers the same training that Mark discontinued in 2003.  Here is a link to the articles:

LINK TO ACCIDENT

FAA REPORT ON ACCIDENT

NEWSPAPER REPORT ON ACCIDENT

$25.2 MILLION AWARD FROM ACCIDENT

Keep in mind that there has never been an accident while Mark has been at Jet University.

email:  mark@jetuniversity.com

I was introduced to Mark when I took my first tour of JetU. Bill Radcliffe told me that Mark wanted to meet me.  I later found out that it is just part of the sales process when you come in.  He was always nice to me.  He helped me find a great set of doctors.

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Trevor Fried

Trevor was the Chief Operating Officer of JetU.   

I can't exactly remember when he came to Jet U but I believe it was in April or May of 2008.  He knows nothing about flying or the flight school business but does have an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. 

Trevor is the one that announced and put the excessive fuel surcharges in place as well as having the planes moved to a remote area of the airport.  As of 04/15/09, Trevor stated the fuel surcharges and moving of the planes was not his idea. 

email:  Trevor@jetuniversity.com  UPDATE 04/03/09.  TREVOR FRIED IS NO LONGER AT JET UNIVERSITY.  HE WAS FIRED.

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Barbara Botti

Barbara is in charge of the financial aid office.  (SEE BANK FRAUD SECTION) .  She is up to her neck in this.  She moved down from New York while her boyfriend, Bill, attended JetU.   She was later hired by Jet University.  Bill went through the program and graduated and was expecting to be hired by Pinnacle.  He wasn't.  Bill is now doing ground service work over at Tropic Air.  However Barbara is still at Jet U.

email:  Barbara@jetuniversity.com

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Lorelei Bennasar

Lorelei is the one that answers the phone at JetU.  She is a nice person and is currently going to school (not JetU) and working on a degree in Aviation management.  She's intelligent and I know she sees what has been going on at JetU.  When this is all over she will make a great government witness.

email:  lorelei@jetuniversity.com

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Bill Radcliffe (No longer at Jet University as of 02/27/09)

Bill is in sales at Jet U.  He's the one that you will talk to when you first call the "pilot recruiting hotline".

He was my salesman, but unfortunately could not do anything when Jet University would not honor my contract.   He's a nice guy and I enjoy talking to him.  Keep in mind that once you sign the contract and pay your money, Bill will not be able to do anything for you.

 

 

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