ABOUT GENESIS AVIATION

Genesis Aviation is a specialized corporate aircraft charter and aviation consulting firm headquartered in Calgary and serving the Toronto and Vancouver markets. It is a member of the Canadian Business Aviation Association, and was one of the first private and business aviation charter companies in Western Canada to receive the Small Employer Certificate of Recognition (SECOR) for its health and safety programs. The Team at Genesis Aviation is committed to developing lifelong relationships with its clients and offering you an unparalleled private or business aviation experience.

OUR NEW EXECUTIVE FLIGHT LOUNGE

As the premiere service provider among all private aircraft charters across Canada, when you travel with Genesis Aviation, you charter safely, comfortably and effortlessly. With our established reputation for offering exemplary customer service and responsive travel solutions, our new Executive Lounge reflects our commitment to you, our client.

OUR TEAM

BRENT GENESIS
Managing Director

Business aviation veteran Brent Genesis founded Genesis Aviation as a unique response to the needs of private and business aircraft users. Brent has many years of experience with a proven track record as a charter sales leader with some of Canada’s largest business aircraft operators. Having dealt with diverse aircraft fleets, from Turbo Prop aircraft servicing oilfield support, Light to Large Cabin Jets saving precious time for senior oil and gas executives, to Regional Aircraft taking a group of friends on a fishing trip, Brent has experience with a broad range of travel profiles. He has developed and sold in the Fractional Aircraft Ownership market, and energy and mining operators have benefitted from his direction and support through the re-commissioning of their private airstrips. Brent has coached aircraft owners through the process of having their newly acquired asset sitting on the ground to being fully operational with a suitable management company. This experience has given him a thorough and well-developed understanding of the business aviation marketplace.

Having been a Flight Instructor and Commercial Charter Pilot, Brent is at the forefront of market trends and offerings. Those in need of strategic, professional aviation solutions will benefit from Brent’s dedicated, direct, and discrete approach.

A native Albertan, Brent, his wife and their three children live in the Calgary area. He is the past chair of the Board of Directors for the Calgary International Airport Chapel. Brent is also a committee member for the Calgary Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Annual Fundraising Dinner.

LARRY BALL
Senior Aviation Consultant

Larry brings over four decades of aviation experience to Genesis Aviation. Throughout his career, Larry has been both a Business Aviation Manager and Pilot. He has accumulated more than 25,000 hours as Captain on numerous Corporate Jet Aircrafts as well as flying the Airbus with major airlines. Much of Larry’s experience has been in the Western Canadian business aviation market in roles such as Corporate Flight Department Manager and Chief Pilot for Alberta Energy Corporation, prior to it becoming Encana. He has handled numerous aircraft sales and acquisitions and is a former board member of the Canadian Business Aviation Association. Most recently, Larry served as Corporate Pilot, Company Approved Check Pilot and Training Captain on the Cessna Citation XLS for a leading Canadian fractional aircraft ownership company.

Larry’s high standards of professionalism and commitment to excellence are evident in all aspects of his life. Whether he is analyzing which aircraft best fits a client’s specific profile or playing his Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, Larry is a true gentleman and valued member of our business. Larry and his wife live in Calgary, where they are active members of the community.

HEATHER GENESIS
General Manager

Heather has been a part of the Genesis Aviation Team since its inception 6 years ago. Coming from a medical education, she has been able to transfer her critical thinking and strong interpersonal skills to the very relational and service driven industry of business aviation.

She enjoys her roles in Finance and as Account Manager. Heather’s flexibility, friendliness and high level of professional courtesy, has created strong relationships with clients and staff and has been a fundamental part of the family environment you experience at Genesis Aviation.

Out of the office, Heather is a wife and mother of 3 almost teenagers, and is a partner in Prairie Shadow Weimaraners. Her hobbies are her children and she enjoys helping to coach and cheer them on in their extracurricular activities.

DAWNA-RAE FRIESEN
Flight Coordinator

Dawna-Rae has been an integral part of our flight coordination department for the past 4 years.  Her attention to detail, administrative skills, (not to mention her charm and whit), ensure our clients are well taken care of. Having recently moved to the Fraser Valley, Dawna-Rae serves both our West Coast clients, as well as our Prairie population.  When not carefully planning your flights, Dawna-Rae enjoys hiking with her husband, relaxing with a good book and being mom to 3 great kids.

DEB BALL
Executive Assistant

After working in the media industry for 22 years, Deb brings strong customer service skills, corporate experience and professionalism to her position with Genesis Aviation.

Deb’s current roles include office administration and HSE coordination. Her acute attention to detail and commitment to customer service ensures that all passengers have a memorable travel experience.

Deb has lived in Carstairs for the last 20 years, and is a wife, mother and Grandmother who enjoys spending her time with family and friends.

Genesis Aviation is a member of the CANADIAN BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION