Lone Sky Aero Advisors was formed by three industry veterans to provide worldwide aircraft sales and purchasing services, aerospace and defense contract consulting, aircraft management and operations consulting, and aviation business financial management programs. Founded by Phil Jordan, Chad Collins, and Herb Knight, the company has decades of experience in private aviation and is well-positioned to navigate the nuances of the industry for each of their clients, exceeding expectations and service standards. 

Phil Jordan, President and Co-founder, is a former commercial
pilot with over 30 years’ experience in private, corporate, and
general aviation. Mr. Jordan has held various aviation services
management positions as well as owning an aircraft sales, FBO,
MRO, and aviation consulting business. His long history of
aviation expertise combined with a rounded education in
business-specializing in aviation insurance and risk
management-form the perfect blend of qualifications that
private aircraft sales demand.

Herb Knight, Vice President and Co-founder, has spent more
than thirty years in private aviation. He has significant
experience in managing corporate financial activities, as well as
aircraft sales and management service sales, client reporting
and administrative services. In his long career, including years
with Gama Aviation and Tempus, Mr. Knight progressed from
staff accountant to the role of Vice President of Aircraft Sales
and Management, giving him a broad and unique background.

W. Barry Smith, our marketing and research specialist, has
decades of experience in aviation marketing and consulting. He
was the marketing executive for the launch of several major
corporate aviation projects including the Hawker, Westwind,
Challenger, and Citation programs. After almost 30 years in the
aviation marketing industry, he spent another 20 years as an
aircraft broker and consultant, specializing in corporate business
jets. Mr. Smith’s extensive experience adds to Lone Sky Aero
Advisor’s wide range of expertise in the private

Austin Rivero, a member of our marketing and research
department, is a certified pilot with several years of general
aviation experience and student at Texas Christian University.
Austin works closely with the team to conduct market research
on the various business jets that the Lone Sky Aero Advisor
team specializes in.

Together, our team of industry experts and professionals aim to make Lone Sky Aero Advisors a leader in business aircraft sales and consulting, providing knowledgeable, personable, and dedicated services to our clients located throughout the world.

“With our team of diverse and exceptional aviation professionals, we look forward to strengthening our partnerships worldwide, spreading our passion for aviation while delivering quality service to our customers.” – Phil Jordan, President and Co-founder.