Recently, Jacek and I were invited to attend the launch of the Lindbergh Card at the Explorers Club in New York City’s Upper East Side. Founded in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences.

The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon—and the list goes on and on!

Erik Lindbergh-Explorer's Club NYC

Erik Lindbergh-Explorer’s Club NYC

The venue contains an eclectic collection of trophies, world souvenirs, and a library that is full of rare, hard cover books.  This setting made the perfect backdrop for the launch of the Lindbergh Card by Erik Lindbergh, grandson of the legendary leader in aviation, Charles Lindbergh.

Prior to the presentation, Erik Lindbergh made his way around the room talking with guests about his new venture. His enthusiasm was evident as he eagerly shared information about the card as well as some more personal tales. Our conversation varied from discussing the details of his solo trans Atlantic flight, in a single engine aircraft to honor his grandfather, to talk of other adventures like skiing Mt Rainier. More below.

So how is this card different?

The Lindbergh Card is the most flexible, easy-to-use private jet card on the market. Holders of the Lindbergh Card will enjoy total freedom from the restrictions associated with not only current jet cards, which typically limit travel to specified regions or aircraft types and categories, but also fractional and full aircraft ownership.

“The prepaid Lindbergh card allows customers to book any type of private aircraft, whether it is a private jet or helicopter anywhere in the world by simply sending an email,” said Chris Leach, chairman and founder of Air Charter Service. “For the first time in the industry, we are offering customers a product which allows complete travel flexibility without hefty premiums, hidden fuel costs or added bureaucracy.”

Whether a corporate executive traveling to the far-reaches of China or a glam globetrotter summering in The Hamptons, a personal Lindbergh Card Account Manager offers the resources and expertise to put a cardholder’s perfect flight together at a moment’s notice. Air Charter Service offers Lindbergh Card holders access to more than 150 different aircraft types, suitable to journeys of varying lengths and routes.


Jacek Chodnicki Explorer's Club NYC

Jacek looking dapper in front of a Polar Bear at the Explorer’s Club in NYC

With a worldwide network of offices, Air Charter Service has staff on the ground with local market knowledge and regional relationships that allow for a level of service unparalleled in the industry.

The Lindbergh Card Financial Advantage – Fly More with No Hidden Fees

Requiring a minimum deposit of only $100,000, cardholder’s funds are held in an individual trust account. The product is tailored to each customer’s requirements, so the initial deposit will reflect how much, or how little, the customer wishes to fly. Along with being held in a client trust account, funds can be refunded at any time allowing customers complete peace of mind.

The Lindbergh Card is a fully inclusive jet card with no peak-day restrictions, no expiration date, no monthly management fees or additional fuel surcharges. This all-inclusive program alleviates cardholders of common hidden costs that can reach thousands of dollars at the end of a trip when using other services.

Utilizing Air Charter Service’s global network of offices and thousands of safety vetted aircraft operators worldwide, Lindbergh Card holders can enjoy savings between 10%-40% per year, when compared with existing jet card products without compromising quality. Air Charter Service has a 100% safety record across its passenger divisions.

Kristen Colapinto Explorer's Club NYC

Standing in front of one of the bookshelves in the library. Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger Boots: Naya

Explorer's Club NYC

Explorer’s Club NYC

About Air Charter Service

Air Charter Service is a global leader in providing aircraft charters. With 20 years’ experience and a worldwide network of offices across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Russia, The Middle East and Asia, Air Charter Service now generates annual revenues approaching half a billion dollars. This experience and worldwide coverage has resulted in a client list including major celebrities and international royalty, as well as multinational corporations and Governments of G8 nations.

For further information on the Lindbergh Card or to open a secure Lindbergh Card trust account, visit