This past winter I had the chance to get to know Jeffrey Kittle, CEO of one of the largest affordable housing development companies in the U.S.
Jeffrey was extremely gracious with his time as I first interviewed him to write several pieces for Beechcraft Corporation: a press release about his recent acquisition of the historic 7,000th King Air turboprop ever delivered, a profile in a newsletter sent to customers about Jeffrey’s thoughts on owning King Airs and having maintenance done by Beechcraft-owned service centers and also a feature for the employee newsletter about Jeffrey’s delivery experience and his flight department’s feedback on the aircraft.
A few months later I called him back to briefly interview him once more for this cover article for King Air magazine. I already had the information I needed on Indianapolis-based Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc. but I wanted to get an update now that he’d been using the King Air 350i for several months. And because many of the readers of King Air magazine are pilots, I wanted the chance to talk to the company’s chief pilot.
Lucky for me, the team had just returned from a three-day trip in the King Air that included 12 stops in four states to visit 21 properties. I couldn’t have scripted a better example of what the proper use of a private aircraft can mean to a business. Try making that trip commercially and you better pack more clothes!
You can read the full article in the April issue of King Air magazine, published by Village Press. The publication’s audience includes owners of the more than 7,000 Beech King Air turboprop aircraft that have been delivered since 1964, as well as prospective owners. Click on the image below or if you cannot see the image, use the text link above or copy and paste: issuu.com/melindaschnyder/docs/april_2013_king_air_magazine_hkp_feature