About us

planeCatalina Aerospace Corporation is a Miami based, FAA certificated air carrier providing aircraft charter and management services throughout North and South America. We proudly provide our clients with unmatched private air transportation services by operating impeccably maintained aircraft flown by some of the best trained pilots in the industry.


With over 3,000 licensed air charter companies in the United States alone, what makes one stand apart? At Catalina, we believe that being number one is about the summation of little differences that make flying with us an unparalleled experience. It’s about striving to surpass our peers in the areas of safety, comfort, attention to detail, and value.


Catalina was founded by Ben Nemser, who has over 35 years of aviation experience in South Florida. As a teen, Ben would do anything from cleaning dishes to washing airplanes to save up enough for one flight. At 18, he earned his pilot’s license. He later went to become a practicing attorney before establishing and growing a multi-million dollar electronics business in North Miami. Ben parlayed his passion for aviation by buying a company aircraft and flying it around the country to visit clients. Eventually, he saw an opportunity to turn his fervor for flight into a second career by purchasing a Learjet and starting Catalina. Today he is an active Captain and an owner of both company jets, and has logged well over 6,000 hours of flight time.


As an owner/operator, we are available 24/7 to answer questions regarding our aircraft maintenance practices, our pilot currency and training programs, and our onboard amenities.
Our clients are also always pleased to know that we provide this level of service at a price level that is lower than industry standard. Why? Because when you call us, you are dealing directly with the owner/operator. Next time your travel plans call for private air travel, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call Catalina first. You will not be disappointed.