Vernon Aviation was started in Farmington, NM by brothers George W. Riley III and Gary Riley. George and Gary are also owners of Riley Industrial Services, Inc., (an industrial contracting company) along with their father Sonny Riley and brother Glen Riley. Vernon Aviation was first started to fulfill the need of being able to travel to the other Riley Industrial satellite locations in Show Low, AZ, Lubbock, TX, Odessa, TX and return all in the same day. Previously by car, a two to three day trip. They purchased their first Cessna 414A. After seeing the benefits of having a private plane, the brothers saw the need for a charter air service in Farmington. The brothers then purchased their second Cessna 414A and started applying to get an FAA 135 air charter certificate. It was a rigorous three year process to get the submittal paperwork approved. Once the certificate was approved, the requests for flights came flying in. Each Cessna can hold 4-5 passengers and can travel about 800 miles without refueling. In March 2017, Gary and George decided to expand their fleet of planes and options to passengers by adding a larger, faster plane. They decided to purchase a Pilatus PC12. This aircraft is a single engine turboprop that can accommodate 9 passengers and can fly over double of the distance of the 414s without refueling. It can fly at 28,000 feet at 300 mph. In June of 2018, Vernon Aviation purchased a second Pilatus and we anticipate the purchase of a third in 2019. Vernon Aviations motto is, Where you need to go, when you need to be there!