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Sofar Aviation

Sofar is a specialized private jet charter offering tailor-made travel experiences from Westchester or Miami.

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Founded in 2019, this small scale company distinguishes itself through its customer proximity, responsiveness, and commitment to personalized service.

Sofar Phenom 100

Founded in 2019 as Melman Aviation at Westchester County Airport by Pierre P. Lafond with his one airplane, a Pilatus PC-12, single-engine turboprop, we have been dedicated to providing unparalleled private charter flights. From our two bases in New York and Miami, we bring our commitment to exceptional service, attention to detail, and a continually expanding fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft, Sofar is your gateway to personalized travel experiences designed to exceed your expectations.

At Sofar, we understand that every journey is unique, and we strive to create a seamless and extraordinary travel experience for our discerning clientele. From the moment you step on board, our highly trained and aviation professionals will ensure your utmost comfort, safety and satisfaction. We take care of every detail, allowing you to relax and focus on what truly matters to you.

Sofar's evolution

Since our inception, we have consistently expanded our smart fleet to cater to the growing demands and preferences of our esteemed clientele. In 2021, we introduced our second Pilatus PC-12, renowned for its versatility, efficiency, and luxurious amenities. Additionally, we welcomed the stylish and efficient Embraer Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 to our fleet. These state-of-the-art aircraft are designed for optimal comfort and performance, featuring spacious cabins, advanced avionics, and unparalleled luxury. Building on this success, in 2023, we added two more Embraer Phenom 100 aircraft to provide even more options for our valued customers.

With our diverse range of aircraft, including the incredibly versatile Pilatus PC-12 turbo-prop, the nimble and efficent Embraer Phenom 100, and long-range light jet, Embraer Phenom 300, Sofar offers flexibility and comfort for every journey. Whether you're traveling solo, with a small group, or a large entourage, our meticulous fleet selection ensures that we have the perfect aircraft to suit your needs. Depart at your preferred time, fly directly to your destination, and experience the convenience of private air travel without the constraints of rigid schedules or crowded airports.

Sofar's Pilatus PC-12

Sofar proudly operates bases in two vibrant cities, New York and Miami. From the bustling streets of Manhattan to the white sandy beaches of South Florida, these iconic destinations are gateways to a world of possibilities. Whether you're looking to explore the vibrant culture, conduct important business meetings, or simply unwind in a tropical paradise, Sofar will transport you there in unmatched comfort and style.

Your safety is our top priority. We adhere to the highest industry standards and partner with leading aviation professionals to ensure that every flight is conducted with the utmost care and precision. Our aircraft undergo rigorous maintenance inspections, and our experienced pilots, trained under Pierre’s guidance, are equipped to handle any situation, providing you with peace of mind throughout your journey.


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