Baer Air, Inc. is an FAA Certified Air Carrier based in Central Florida. We offer convenience and luxury with private air charter service for both passengers and cargo. Our corporate offices and Maintenance Operations Center are located on the east side of the Melbourne International Airport at 150 S. Apollo Blvd. Operating a fleet of twin-engine jet, turbo-prop and piston powered aircraft, we safely and economically provide private air travel to any destination in the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Check our fares page to see just how affordable private air charter can be. Remember that when you fly with us, you determine the schedule, the departure and arrival airports, the menu and beverage selections. Meeting ran over schedule? It's not a problem when you're flying with us, your private aircraft will be waiting. Need to stop and pick up colleagues in Tampa for that meeting in Tallahassee? No problem when you're traveling with us. That's why we call it "air travel done your way". Let us plan your next private charter flight. Better yet, let us be your corporate travel department.
Director of Flight Operations
Bill Baer began flying at the Merritt Island Airport and soloed at 16 years of age. After graduating from The University of Florida, he began flying charter in Gainesville. He has been flying over 30 years, logged over 18,000 hours, and is type rated in the Beechjet, Boeing 737, 757/767, and the Boeing 747. He is also a certificated and current flight instructor (CFIIMEI), Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor, and Turbojet Flight Engineer. In addition to being an FAA designated check airman with Baer Air, Bill currently flies the Boeing 747-400 for United Airlines.
After graduating from Cal State University, Doug Kuykendall began his aviation career flying E-2 Hawkeye aircraft with the United States Navy, His first civilian flying job was with Air Florida, where he was a Boeing 737 captain until being hired with United Airlines in 1985. Doug served as a pilot manager and Line Check Airman with United before retiring in 2006 and assuming the role of Flight Standards Manager with Day Jet in 2007. In June 2009, Doug was hired with Baer Air as a King Air Captain and quickly moved into the Beechjets where he is currently dual Captain qualified in both aircraft fleets. In addition to having logged over 25 months of flight time, Doug is also a current flight instructor (CFIIMEI) and soon to be a Grandfather of which he is most proud!
Director of Maintenance
Elliot Melendez has been an FAA licensed airframe and power plant mechanic for over 10 years as well as being a certificated aircraft inspector. Elliot oversees the maintenance of Baer Air aircraft and assures a safe operation through a rigorous preventative maintenance program and daily communications with Baer Air flight crews.