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About Me

A well established aviation leader with a focus on private jets and dynamic regional routes, Justin Firestone serves as founding partner at Wheels Up. Having engineered a record $1.4-billion acquisition of 105 new King Air Beechcraft 350i turboprops, Justin Firestone has positioned his firm as one with an innovative membership program that avoids the hassles associated with fractional and other types of aircraft ownership.

Also heading the Firestone Management Group, Mr. Firestone works to improve client companies’ abilities to penetrate growth-oriented Asian markets. Results focused, he takes on challenging assignments and works to generate best outcomes among organizations with hidden and underutilized potential. His firm’s competencies include accounting, finance, sales, marketing, and communications strategy.

Beyond this, Mr. Firestone has achieved a number of private aviation accolades, including selection as one of U Elite Traveler Magazine's "Leaders in Luxury.” Justin Firestone is active with the Florida Council of 100, which brings together key business leaders statewide in providing the Governor with actionable recommendations.

Justin Firestone


Managing Director

Firestone Management Group, Inc.
Since January 2011

Founding Partner

Since January 2012

President, Asia-Pacific

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
January 2009 to January 2010


Communication and Business

Arizona State University
January 1995 to January 1999


  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning