Step Up Aviation Offers Wide Range Of Aircraft
Carbon offset provider Carbon
Neutral Planes announced Monday a partnership with Step Up Aviation
LLC, a flying club and flight school located in Austin, TX.
Step Up Aviation provides members a variety of aircraft, ranging
from a classic 1946 Cessna 140 to a modern, Cirrus SR22. The newest
addition to Step Up Aviation is a Tecnam Bravo that operates under
special Light Sport Aircraft rules.
"By offering a wide variety of aircraft, we are able to reduce
the cost of flying for our members because for each flight they are
able to utilize the aircraft that is exactly suited to their trip,"
said Bob Birlingmair, president of Step Up Aviation. "Furthermore,
this variety enables our members to start flight training in a
simple, economical aircraft and to move up to more sophisticated
aircraft as their experience and training mature.
"Our community, Austin, TX, is noted for its environmental
awareness, so participating in the Carbon Neutral Plane program is
a natural way for our business to reflect our own values, as well
as those of our community," Birlingmair added.
Carbon Neutral Plane offers two programs, one tailored for
owners of business aircraft and one for owners of private aircraft.
The Bend, OR-based enterprise also conducts research and provides
consulting services in the field of the environmental impacts of
"Step Up Aviation is precisely the type of aviation operation
for which we designed our program; a progressive, technically
sophisticated operation with a sensitivity to its customers’
wishes," said Jeff Witwer, president of Carbon Neutral Plane. "It
is significant that Step Up Aviation operates in aviation-savvy
Texas. They realized that by having their fleet certified by Carbon
Neutral Plane, they not only demonstrate their environmental
good-citizenship, but they positively impact their business by
appealing to environmentally concerned students."