About Us

One of the most successful aircraft brokerage firms in the country, C&J Aviation has represented buyers and sellers of the finest turboprop, corporate jet and classic Warbirds in the nation since 1988.

Since 2007, C&J Aviation has ranked among the top three aircraft brokerage firms in the world, according to JetNet, the leading business aviation database provider. Such success is achieved by hard work, persistence, responsiveness, uncompromising ethics and consistently meeting clients' goals.

C&J Aviation's value to clients comes from unparalleled expertise in negotiating deals, educating clients and personally shepherding clients successfully through the process. Our experience and huge network of contacts around the world and relationships built over 20-plus years enables us to close deals more efficiently than the industry average.

C&J Aviation is staffed with full-time sales professionals at offices in Southern California and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The company is headquartered at the Camarillo Airport, in Camarillo, California, just minutes away from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Hollywood, Burbank, Santa Monica and Malibu. This gives C&J easy access to international, national and local markets that are second to none.

Whether your goal is to increase company performance, save time or just have fun, you can rely on C&J's experience, analysis and comprehensive capabilities to fully serve your aircraft needs. We encourage you to contact us to learn more about our personalized service.

Our Experts

Chuck SmithChuck Smith – Partner – Widely regarded as the foremost authority on the Beechcraft King Air series, Chuck Smith followed his passion and founded C&J Aviation in 1988. Despite building a successful and thriving career in industrial real estate, this veteran sales professional “changed course” after playing a key role in establishing Santa Monica’s Museum of Flying. His experience and client base with Warbirds quickly evolved to the turboprop and jet markets, where he has assisted with over 500 transactions. “The key to success in this business, whether you are buying or selling,” Chuck tells clients, “is market intelligence.”

A pilot with over 8,000 hours of flight time in over 40 types of aircraft, Chuck’s expertise in aviation is unparalleled. His prior experience owning an aircraft maintenance facility for over 10 years has also given Chuck a special understanding of aircraft maintenance that he leverages for our clients. Sought after by many for his advice on King Airs and Warbirds, Chuck’s expertise has now expanded to include mid-to-large cabin business jets too.

Contact Chuck Smith at 805.666.4009 or chuck@cjjets.com


Danny CullerDanny Culler – Danny brings over 30 years’ experience in sales and acquisitions for the complete Beechcraft line of aircraft. After serving in Vietnam with the US Army, Danny started flying in 1971, initially working as a line crewman for Piedmont Aviation. He served as a corporate pilot with Leggett Department Stores and then rejoined Piedmont Aviation/Landmark Aviation in 1978 as a Sales Representative. Throughout his career with Piedmont, Danny had been honored with the Beechcraft Million Dollar Plus Award Salesman, Beechcraft Bonanza Sales Award, Beechcraft Rookie Sales Award, Beechcraft King Air Legion of Honor Award and the Beechcraft Executive Salesman Award. He is a commercially rated pilot and type-rated in the King Air 300, 350 and Beech 1900. Danny has over 8,000 hours of flight time with approximately 5,000 hours in King Airs.

Contact Danny Culler at (336) 406-6925 or danny@cjjets.com

Our Office

C&J Aviation is headquartered in the Avantair FBO at the Camarillo Airport, in Camarillo, California, with a bird’s eye view of the runway. We’re just minutes away from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Burbank, Hollywood and Malibu.