Sentient Jet Named Presenting Sponsor of the C.V. Whitney Cup at the International Polo Club Palm Beach

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Leading Private Aviation Company Expands Sponsorship for 2016 High-Goal Polo Season in Wellington, Florida

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We are honored that the C.V. Whitney Cup will be presented this year by Sentient Jet, which is renowned for its excellence, performance, safety, and exceptional customer service.

Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation Capital company, is pleased to announce they have renewed and expanded their sponsorship commitment at the International Polo Club (IPC). For the 2016 winter high-goal polo season, the prestigious C.V. Whitney Cup will be presented by Sentient Jet, along with awarding their second annual Sentient Jet Challenge, and the all-new Sentient Soar and Score Challenge at halftime.

“Sentient Jet is the leading independent jet card provider in the world and the alignment of our brands creates a winning partnership,” said John Wash, IPC president. “We are honored that the C.V. Whitney Cup will be presented this year by Sentient Jet, which is renowned for its excellence, performance, safety, and exceptional customer service.”

As the Exclusive Private Aviation Partner of the International Polo Club Palm Beach for the second year in a row, Sentient Jet will offer special benefits for both Sentient Jet Cardholders and International Polo Club members, as well as sponsor events throughout the 2016 season. New this year is the exciting Sentient Soar and Score Challenge, which will take place during the halftime divot stomp. A spectator will be selected to try their hand at scoring a goal through the polo field’s goalpost with a mallet and ball at Sunday matches. For those with enough prowess to succeed, Sentient Jet will donate $1,000 to a local charity.

“Wellington is the premier equestrian enclave for polo in the world, and we are thrilled to bring together the excellence of the Sentient partner with the performance of the elite polo players that excel at this club, along with their sophisticated spectators,” said Andrew Collins, president of Sentient Jet. “We are honored to present the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup on March 6 at the International Polo Club. We look forward to offering our cardholders an unmatched experience and exclusive benefits during the season.”

Sentient Jet will also be sponsoring the Sentient Jet Challenge that will take place during high-goal season (March through April 2016). At the close of the polo season, the team patron who scores the most goals during the two-month, high-goal season will be awarded a Sentient Jet Flight Card. The prize for the winner will be presented at the finals of the U.S. Open Polo Championship® on Sunday, April 24. In addition, Sentient Jet Cardholders will enjoy VIP box seat tickets to watch polo matches throughout the season in comfort and style, while experiencing best-in-class hospitality. International Polo Club members will receive a special Jet Card offer to fly with Sentient Jet and experience the flexibility and convenience of private air travel from the inventor of the Jet Card model.

Sentient Jet offers its 25-Hour Jet Card in four jet size options, allowing clients to purchase flight time on light, mid, super-mid, and heavy aircraft, as well as in two age classes (Preferred and Select). Sentient Jet Cardholders receive a rare combination of industry-leading service at a tremendous value, complete with a one-year lock on both hourly rates and fuel surcharges, with the added bonus of 15 percent discounts on hourly pricing for qualifying travel – making Sentient’s flexible Jet Card solution the most intelligent and sensible choice in private air travel.

About the C.V. Whitney Cup
This tournament, first held in 1979, is named in memory of Cornelius Vanderbilt “Sonny” Whitney who, along with his cousin John Hay Whitney, was an important polo patron in the 1930s. The son of Hall of Fame patron Harry Payne Whitney, C.V. won the U.S. Open three times (twice against his brother) and was a renowned owner and breeder of thoroughbred horses.

About Sentient Jet
Founded in 1999 and now an integral part of Directional Aviation, Sentient Jet is one of the leading private aviation companies in the country. The Sentient Jet Card Program offers clients the flexibility and convenience of flying private for their personal and business air travel needs with industry-leading value. Sentient Jet is known for outstanding service and a commitment to safety programs, including the industry’s first and only Independent Safety Advisory Board. Sentient Jet’s extensive network of certified operators ensures that clients will always have access to executive aircraft that meet their rigorous standards for safety and quality. Visit sentient.com for more information. You can also follow Sentient Jet on social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook.

About Directional Aviation
Directional Aviation is a private investment firm whose singular focus is private business aviation. Combining strategic aviation ownership, unmatched experience, and revolutionary vision, Directional Aviation continues to innovate and reshape private aviation. Directional Aviation’s unique industry expertise enables them to quickly understand business aviation companies and provide the financing and operational strategy needed to take advantage of evolving market opportunities. For more information, visit directionalaviation.com.

About International Polo Club Palm Beach
The International Polo Club Palm Beach is the premier polo destination in the world, hosting the largest field of high-goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States. The 2016 Palm Beach Polo Season opened on Sunday, January 3, and concludes with the U.S. Open Polo Championship® final on Sunday, April 24. Polo matches are open to the public, with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating that includes elegant grandstand viewing, field tailgating, stadium seating, field-side champagne brunch at The Pavilion, and exclusive sponsor boxes. Tickets start at $30. For ticketing and sponsorship information, or to book a special event year-round, please call 561-204-5687 or visit InternationalPoloClub.com.

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