Volume 31
August -3, 2014

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Thierry Pouille: Owner, Air Journey

What is the difference between a fully guided air tour and a concierge service? Just ask Thierry Pouille, who along with his wife Sophie, has amassed more than 50 combined years of travel industry expertise. The husband and wife business team offers general aviation pilots a variety of aerial globe-trekking adventures via their company Air Journey. After years in the travel business, Thierry and Sophie decided to launch the company in 1998 and focus on specializing in providing guided airplane trips of a lifetime. People with a private plane want to go where only private airplanes can go, is a well known phrase of Thierry's.

Air Journey operates as a fully licensed travel agency and is specialized not only on private airplane journeys but also on planning special events such as cruises and family reunions. Sophie assists clients in the land-based arrangements and Thierry with the technical flying details. With more than 100 countries visited, the couple's travel knowledge adds their personal touch to make an Air Journey unique and memorable. The Pouille's small staff takes care of all trip planning, including visas, insurance, finding maintenance facilities if needed, and more. An experienced trip leader accompanies the fleet and briefs the pilots before every flight.

Having Fun for a Living
Thierry loves what he does for a living, and his lust for flying and adventure, plus the demand from his clientele, keeps him designing and perfecting new trips all the time. After plenty of research, long-distance phone conversations and countless emails, Thierry flies his BE55 Baron on a dry run of every trip before he offers it to anyone else. That way, nothing is left to chance, and even the tiniest details are caught. And even while his guests are enjoying themselves, Thierry is constantly working in the background via emails and countless phone calls. Along the way, Thierry also enlists an army of local guides to maximize every bit of information and a memorable experience from each location.

As a general rule, Air Journey trips move at a leisurely pace. The group stops at each destination for two or three days, allowing plenty of time to sightsee, fish, hike, take canopy tours, ride bicycles or ATVs, or go sailing or snorkeling. Thierry maintains a leisurely pace where flying into or near bad weather is a no-no and early-morning departures are considered taboo.

The destinations are varied with one as exotic as the next. From a luxury hotel in the middle of the 500-year-old city of Antigua, Guatemala to crossing parts of the North Atlantic Ocean on the way to an aerial swing through Europe. In fact, the newest Air Journey destinations include a 26-day trip from Key West, Fla., all the way down around Cape Horn in South America, and an Atlantic crossing, via Greenland and Iceland, to Europe for the Paris Air Show.

Around The World
Thierry has led all sorts of aerial trips including adventures to around South America in 35 days, and a 24-day Europe trip, so flying around the world seemed like the next challenge. His company recently announced the new trip and six of the nine slots are already taken. The trip will depart from New York in May 2008 and proceed to the west for 23,000 nm. Most legs will average 600 miles or so and Thierry wants to take time to visit and enjoy the featured destinations. Events along the way will include a camel ride in Libya, a cruise along the Nile, snow skiing in Dubai, and a candlelit dinner on the Great Wall in China. Most nights will be spent in high-end hotels except in the Aleutian Islands, where the only accommodations are military barracks. The trip will arrive in Oshkosh, Wis., in July 2008, just in time for EAA AirVenture.

Thierry and Sophie Pouille demonstrate how aviation careers can vary from the traditional airline perspective. Running your own air tour company is a lot of work but as Thierry will attest that it's too much fun to ever consider leaving behind. To learn more about Thierry and his innovative aviation business, we invite you to watch this week's video feature. We talk with Thierry during one of his favorite trips: The Bahamas Treasure Hunt. It is a stunning adventure for private pilots to visit the Bahamian islands of Abaco, Long Island, Grand Bahama Island and all stops in between.

We hope this video clip inspires you to seek your own passion. You never know, you might just follow Thierry's footsteps with a non-traditional aviation career path. Enjoy!

 

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