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About Vertical Jet Sales

We strive to make the complex demands of aviation acquisition clear and understandable to our clients. Our comprehensive knowledge gives you actionable intelligence every step of the way. Whether it is time to buy or sell, our insight will bring you the best possible outcome.

As a leading aircraft acquisition and brokerage firm, Vertical Jet Sales has handled numerous transactions throughout the US and Internationally. Through our service and commitment to you, our goal is to provide the best experience for our clients.

Vertical Jet Sales is a leading aircraft acquisition company
sell or buy your aircraft with vertical jet sales

Our services include, but are not limited to

  • Acquisition, Sales, and Leasing

  • Consulting Services

  • Contracting and Negotiation

  • Valuation Analysis

  • Insurance and Financing Connections

  • Market Research and Intel


Ben McPeak 

Ben McPeak draws from over 13 years experience in corporate aviation, spent overseeing transactions and consulting in both the domestic and international markets. Prior to joining the world of aviation, Ben held the position of Senior Vice President for a leading Global Wealth Management Group within US Trust. In this role he focused on providing comprehensive wealth management solutions to ultra high net worth individuals and families, with an emphasis on lending, investment planning, legacy and philanthropy issues, as well as complex tax strategies. He brings the same breadth of knowledge and comprehensive planning into every one of his aircraft transactions. Ben is also an active member of NBAA, AOPA and CJP. When he isn’t working, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children.


Jay Vidlak 

Jay has been around aviation his entire life, with both his grandfather and father being avid recreational pilots. After graduating in 1998 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Jay began his professional career in Aviation with Mayo Aviation in Denver, CO where he quickly moved through the ranks. In 2002 he returned to his home state of Nebraska to begin his career with Jet Linx Aviation, which spanned more than two decades, focusing on charter, business development, Aircraft Management and most recently, SVP of Aircraft Acquisitions and Sales.  He remained in that role until 2023 when he transitioned over to Vertical Jets Sales where his wealth of knowledge of the industry are indispensable.

Jay currently resides in Woodstock, Georgia with his wife Erin, and two little girls, Piper and Logan.

Executive Vice President 

Steven Nix 

Nix has spent the majority of his life in Nashville, TN pursuing multiple entrepreneurial endeavors. His degree in Marketing from MTSU served him well throughout different fields, ranging from the music industry to medical sales at Cardinal Health. He specializes in people and maintaining client relationships. He is not only new to the team at Vertical Jet Sales, but to San Antonio, TX as well. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and his golden doodle, Merle.

Director of Sales 

Larry Pena 

Larry is a native of San Antonio, and has always had a passion for photography and filmmaking. He has been with Vertical Jet Sales as the principal media specialist since its founding and plays a crucial role in supporting the team and clients. He has worked as a photographer for multiple institutions, and his work has been featured in nationally recognized publications.

If Larry doesn’t have a camera in his hands you can find him hunting, fishing or working on cars.

Director of Media 

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