It started with a one-word text message: “Haiti?” Robin Eissler, vice president of Austin, Texas-based aircraft brokerage Jet Quest, was querying Marianne Stevenson of Strategy Aero Group in Sacramento, Calif., from an airport boarding lounge the morning after the Jan. 12 earthquake in the impoverished island nation. Five years earlier, the two women were among a handful of business aviation professionals who had spontaneously united in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to organize an ...


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