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Austin-based Pilot Receives Prestigious Safety Award


Austin, TX

Ricardo Gobbo, Base Manager and Captain at GrandView Aviation (a local private jet service based in Texas and Maryland), has received the prestigious Pilot Safety Award from the National Business Aviation Association. This award is to celebrate over 4500 hours of accident and incident free flying in the business aviation industry. Gobbo has over 7500 hours of total flight experience in addition to his business aviation experience.

“We are so fortunate to have Ricardo on our team,” says Jessica Naor, Chief Operating Officer at GrandView Aviation, “Not only is he an incredibly experienced pilot with thousands of hours in our specific aircraft, but he’s a wonderful leader dedicated to the growth of his peers as well.”


Gobbo has been at GrandView Aviation since 2016;  he was a fighter pilot, flight instructor and flight safety officer in the Brazilian Air Force. He also flew for Embraer Executive Aircraft, the manufacturer of GrandView’s fleet of aircraft, as a flight instructor and demonstration pilot in the Phenom 100 and 300 models, and for Cessna Aircraft. He has experience in over 27 aircraft types and completed training at the Brazilian Air Force University.

GrandView Aviation

GrandView Aviation operates a fleet of Phenom 300 charter jets and helicopters in Maryland & Texas. The company has offices at Martin State Airport and Austin-Bergstom International Airport. GrandView Aviation is a FAA Part 135 certificated aircraft operator & carries the elite Wyvern Wingman safety rating. For more information about GrandView Aviation, please visit

Reviewed by: Jessie Naor

Jessie Naor was named President of GrandView Aviation in 2022 after serving as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. In addition to her leadership of GrandView, she was elected to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Board of Directors and serves as Vice Chairman of the Air Charter Safety Foundation Board of Governors and former Chairman of the Part 135 Committee; she was a member of the FAA’s Duty & Rest Aviation Rule Making Committee; sits on the Board of Governors’ for the Air Charter Safety Foundation; writes a monthly aviation safety column for Aviation Week and a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Top 40 under 40 in 2020. Jessie’s speaking engagements include presentations at Women in Aviation International (WAI) and the Organization for Donation and Transplant Professionals (NATCO). Jessie holds an Associate’s Degree in Air Traffic Control (Summa Cum Laude), CCBC Catonsville, and a BA in Aviation Business Administration (Cum Laude), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and an MBA in Management & Finance from The Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School.

About Jessie Naor



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