A relentless guardian and defender, NJASAP serves to protect and enhance the careers of its members through vigorous contract negotiation and enforcement, untiring support for a multi‐faceted operational safety apparatus, responsive, scrupulous, and transparent organizational leadership, and unwavering dedication to a nimble, focused industry affairs program.
A mid-term, interest-based bargaining exercise, the NJASAP Membership ratified the 2020 Amended Agreement in late-December 2020. Each part to the agreement is obliged to abide by its terms and conditions. To that end, NJASAP views its contract enforcement obligation as second only to its responsibility to secure and to enhance its members’ job security, wages, benefits and working conditions through interest-based and Section 6 bargaining opportunities.
The NJASAP Executive Board endeavors to lead in a manner consistent with the will of the Membership, to provide a return on each member’s dues investment by offering a robust menu of vital services and resources, and to fastidiously scrutinize expenditures to ensure each furthers the Association’s ability to reach strategic goals and to realize its overarching vision for the organization.
An independent pilot labor advocate, the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) represents the professional interests of the 3,100-plus crewmembers who fly in the service of NetJets Aviation, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. The Union maintains an office just minutes from the John Glenn Columbus International Airport where it hosts twice weekly pilot meetings. NJASAP is governed by a five-member, democratically elected Executive Board who oversees an eight-member NJASAP Stewards Council, six full-time staff members, and a Union Volunteer Network comprised of approximately 180 volunteers and subject matter experts.
NJASAP is privileged to represent a highly skilled and knowledgeable pilot force who is consistently recognized for outstanding professionalism, experience, and commitment to their craft. The group unfailingly receives high owner satisfaction ratings, which the Union attributes to its members’ unfailing observance of professionalism, consistency in the performance of their duties, and compliance with company and federal regulations. Indeed, with approximately 60 percent marketshare, NetJets is the world’s leading fractional air transportation provider, boasting a reputation for employing the very best flight deck crewmembers and offering its clientele the sense of security that comes with a sterling safety record. Simply put, NetJets owners and customers pay a premium for the very best, and, each and every day, NJASAP members deliver it.
NJASAP is overseen by a five-member, democratically elected Executive Board that serves a three-year term.
Capt. Leroux was appointed to serve as NJASAP President in late September 2014 and, in 2015, 2018 and 2021, he has run unopposed as the leader of the PilotsUnite Slate. A tireless Union advocate, Leroux has spent more than two decades working to protect and to enhance the professional interests of pilots employed in both the commercial and fractional ownership sectors of the aviation industry.
NJASAP Vice President
Capt. Gilbert became a Union advocate in 2009, when she volunteered to support her furloughed pilot peers. In late 2013, she joined the NJASAP Strategy Group, focusing on family outreach. Not quite a year later, she assumed leadership of the Strategy Group, and, in December 2014, was appointed to serve as the NJASAP Vice President of Records. She has served as NJASAP Vice President since 2015.
Capt. Layman directs all aspects of the Association’s financial business. A vigorous, long tenured Union leader, Layman, since 2013, has served as the NJASAP Vice President of Records and Vice President of Finance. As part of Leroux's PilotsUnite Slate, he has served as NJASAP Treasurer since 2015.
One of NJASAP’s most experienced advocates, Flynn became a volunteer in 2011 when he was asked to serve as the Negotiating Committee member tasked with economic analysis. He has since worked as the Government Affairs Committee Vice chairman, FOQA Program Lead Gatekeeper and a Scheduling Committee member. Flynn, a member of the PilotsUnite Slate, began his Executive Board term on July 1, 2021.
As an NJASAP Steward, Scheduling Committee chairman and Benefits Committee member, Capt. Linebarger, one of the 495 pilots who endured a four-year furlough from NetJets, has proved an invaluable advocate. A member of Leroux’s PilotsUnite Slate, he began his Executive Board term on July 1, 2021.