Nick Tarascio, CEO of Ventura Air Services

  • Nicks career in aviation
  • What aircrafts Nick is licensed to operate

Nick Tarascio is the dynamic CEO of Ventura Air Services, a fast-growing aviation company focused on aircraft sales, maintenance and private air charter services. Based at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York, Ventura is a family business that was founded by Nick’s father more than three decades ago. The company’s fleet of jets provides business and leisure travel services in North and South America and the Caribbean.

A licensed pilot since the age of 13, Nick is rated to fly jet, turboprop and piston aircraft, including Learjets. In addition to being a jet pilot, he has extensive experience as a certified aircraft mechanic, avionics technician, and successful aircraft salesman.

At Ventura, Nick has built a culture centered around “operational excellence,” which is consistent among the company’s team of more than 45 employees, which includes pilots, maintenance personnel, and travel and customer service representatives.

As a pilot and an industry leader, he has been fortunate to have worked with and served influential leaders in the fields of politics, medicine, entertainment, the arts, and philanthropy, and finds great satisfaction in introducing people to the possibilities of a flying lifestyle.


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