Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ascension Aircraft

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"Jamail Larkins has been hooked on flying ever since he took his first flying lesson at age 12."

The Augusta Ga. native completed his first solo flight at 14, performed in an aerobatic air show four years later, and earned a bachelor's degree in aviation business administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

But instead of following a traditional career path and going to work for Boeing or Lockheed Martin, Larkins decided to channel his passion into his own business.

It came naturally. At 15, he had started Larkins Enterprises, selling flight training books and videos to local pilots, to pay for his flying lessons.

"I promise you we started off selling a lot less than we do today," he says.

Though he continues to run Larkins to do marketing and consulting for clients that include his alma mater, the National Business Aviation Assn., and Michelin Aircraft Tires, he says 90% of his revenue comes from his aircraft sales and leasing company, Ascension Aircraft, which he started in 2006.

Larkins says four-employee Ascension is profitable and had a little over $7 million in revenue in 2008, despite the downturn.

He expects revenue to increase slightly this year.

He continues to fly for fun every chance he gets and is planning to get back into aerobatics in 2010.

The Company: Ascension Aircraft
What It Does: Aircraft sales and leasing
Founder: Jamail Larkins, 25
Based: Augusta, Georgia, USA

Source: BusinessWeek

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