Welcome to High Tide Aviation
With private aircraft charter, you get the luxury and convenience of the absolute best way to travel. High Tide Aviation provides private aircraft charter to locations within the Southeast and the Northeast including Charleston, Miami and New York City. See our Featured Destinations page and start planning your trip today.
Chief Pilot and CEO
Jessica Ward, chief pilot and CEO, is a North Carolina native with nine years of experience in the aviation industry. She holds a commercial pilot certificate in multi-engine airplanes, single-engine airplanes and helicopters, with instrument and flight instructor ratings in both airplanes and helicopters. Jessica has a true passion for aviation and flies nearly every day. She loves sharing her passion and the joy of flight with others.
Traveling to or from Bald Head Island?
Save time with HTA by flying into the closest airport to Bald Head Island. Commercial flights travel into ILM which is still an hour's drive to the BHI ferry.
HTA flies into the Cape Fear Regional Jetport - a public, non-commercial airport located just five miles from the Bald Head Island Ferry. Shuttle services are available.
Cape Fear Regional Jetport
Our home airport, Cape Fear Regional Jetport, also known as Howie Franklin Field, is a public use airport in Oak Island, North Carolina, United States. Located just 30 minutes from downtown Wilmington.
High Tide Aviation's safety culture is the foundation of every operation we undertake, 365 days per year. On any given day, our team of dedicated aviation professionals is operating, fueling, moving, maintaining, and managing our own fleet of aircraft as well as countless client aircraft. Our airport management team is seamlessly integrated with our operations department to ensure the safe and efficient operation of our home base airport in Oak Island, North Carolina.
Our flight operations, maintenance and ground crews undergo rigorous pre-employment screening and extensive training. HTA's aircraft maintenance team’s experience and attention to detail is second to none. The flight logistics team is focused on pre-flight preparation, in-flight support, and post-flight logistics for each and every flight. The entire HTA team operates and maintains each and every aircraft we oversee to the highest safety standards, while maximizing operational efficiencies through detailed coordination between departments. Rigorous inspections of our operation are completed on a regular basis by FAA.