Phoenix Area Business Aviation Companies Partner for Storm Relief

PHOENIX, AZ – Strat Fuel Consortium, a Phoenix-based aviation services company, has partnered with Cutter Aviation, Pinnacle Aviation, Arizona Business Aviation Association, area churches and anonymous corporate donors to collect and transport relief supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.


Strat Fuel Consortium partners are offering some mobile collection of blankets, coats, mittens and other items of new or gently used and clean warm clothing.  The AZBAA Generous donations of manpower and collection space are being supplied by Cutter Aviation at Sky Harbor International Airport and by Pinnacle Aviation at Scottsdale Airport.


“Stratosphere Fuel was thrilled to get the first call and to work with the AZBAA, Cutter Aviation, Pinnacle Aviation,” said Mike Gerber, managing partner.  Added Cutter Aviation’s Steve Prieser, CFO, “We’re just glad to be able to help the cause any way we can.”


Melodi Gerber of Strat Fuel coordinated with an anonymous corporate jet willing to take supplies to the Northeast.  However, area donations were so generous that in addition to the fully loaded aircraft, the group was able to load a 32 foot truck donated by Penske and driven to New Jersey by Alan Staats of AERObridge.


Strat Fuel Consortium, an AZBAA member,  partners with fixed base operations (including all Cutter Aviation locations), ground transportation providers, caterers and international handling services around the globe to provide preferred pricing to its members, including part 135 certificate holders, flight departments and non-US registered aircraft.  SFC offers membership at reasonable and predictable rates with transparency in all transactions.  For membership information, please contact Strat Fuel Consortium at 615-713-0290, or


The AZBAA® is an organization of over 300 members of the Arizona Business Aviation community, consisting of but not limited to pilots, flight attendants, maintenance personnel, aircraft manufacturers, corporate flight departments, charter/management companies, aircraft insurance and sales companies, and FBOs.


Monetary donations may be made through AERObridge and Can-Do.


Donation drop points are specifically available at the following locations:


Scottsdale/North Phoenix Areas
Pinnacle Aviation
Scottsdale Airport
Ken Casey
14988 North 78th Way, Suite 106
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260


North Scottsdale United Methodist Church
11735 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ


Phoenix Sky Harbor Areas
Cutter Aviation
Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport
2802 East Old Tower Road
Phoenix Az 85034


South East Area including Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, and Chandler

Stratosphere Fuel Consortium
Melodi Gerber


West Valley
Dove of the Desert United Methodist Church
7201 W. Beardsley
Glendale, AZ



Donations are still being accepted and are, in fact, still pouring in.



Jon Anne Doty

VP of Operations
Stratosphere Fuel Consortium

480-467-3560 office
480-422-0602 fax
615-713-0290 cell 24/7




Skype: StratFuel