Iowa State Fair Private Flights

Charter a private jet to the premier fair in the midwest Aug. 8-18, 2024.

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Experience Midwest Culture

Held annually in Des Moines, the Iowa State Fair is seen as a salute to the best of the best in the agriculture industry. This Midwest celebration has been an inspiration in many great works of art, including the original novel entitled State Fair by Phil Strong, a Broadway musical, and three films.

Do you love live music? The Grandstand at the Iowa State Fair will play host to some big, big names in the entertainment industry. From famed rockstars Foreigner gracing the stage on August 9 to country icon Jelly Roll on August 10 and Mötley Crüe on August 14 to many, many other talented performers, the Grandstand is where you’ll likely spend the majority of your time.

 

An aerial view of the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.

Fun for the Whole Family

Whether you’re chartering a private jet for you and your staff or planning a family trip to the midwest, trust Stratos with your jet charter to Des Moines.

Those seeking cheap thrills will be pleasantly surprised by the attraction line-up.

Thrill Ville – This is where all the jaw-dropping, fast-paced attractions can be found.

Thrill Town – This set-up is perfect for the littlest State Fair attendees. With loads of stroller parking and tons of age-appropriate rides, the whole family will enjoy this little corner of the Fair.

Thrill Zone – For a heart-pumping, adrenaline-inducing experience, seek out the Thrill Zone.

Games Galore – Among the rides and food trucks are plenty of fun traditional fair-style games. Test your throwing arm, your accuracy with darts, and your strength while vying to win that coveted stuffed animal.

Fun Fair Fare

One of the best attractions to be found at the fair is the food, and the Iowa State Fair is no exception. Here you’ll find more than 200 vendors, 80 different food items served up on a stick, and hundreds of satisfying food options.

The skyline of Des Moines, Iowa at dusk.

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Private jet airports near Des Moines

The most commonly chosen arrival airport for a jet charter to the Iowa State Fair is the Des Moines International Airport (DSM). It’s located southwest of the city and just 12 minutes from the downtown core. For those hoping to avoid the traffic of a commercial airport, the Ankeny Regional Airport (IKV) is located just 10 miles north of the city and is perfect for those chartering a smaller aircraft.

Ground Services in Des Moines

Are you looking for a thrilling fair experience? Stratos Jets can help you arrange a jet charter to the Iowa State Fair. And, once you land, our Trip Support Team can have a pre-arranged car and driver ready to whisk you and your travel companions away to the fair.

 

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Every charter flight review on this page was submitted by a real Stratos Jets customer. In the interest of transparency, we never change reviews or use incentives to influence these reviews. This way, you can hear directly from our past and current clients about how we handled their private travel experience.

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Overall rating (4.88 out of 5) Based on 653 reviews from our trusted Jet Charter reviews
5 1 5 10/14/2019

Stratos Jets has always been a great company to work with, very friendly staff.

5 1 5 01/02/2021

All items of booking, plane flight, pilots and limo pick up were great Anthony was the best to deal with; lots of communication in every part of process. Will be returning with you in May. Would also recommend to friends and colleagues 

5 1 5 11/01/2021

Simon and your team made our overall experience excellent. The total process start to end was well done.

5 1 5 03/21/2023

I love the team and especially working with Kerry. Always a pleasure

5 1 5 05/14/2024

I have had many flights with Stratos Jet’s all booked through Kyle. They make the flights seamless and easy and do what they promise. I have recommended them to others.

5 1 5 09/05/2017

Excellent

5 1 5 07/03/2019

Yes, was a smooth process

5 1 5 07/31/2023

Danny, my Stratos Rep, was in contact with me on a regular basis. The rest of his team provided excellent support to ensure there weren’t any issues. The entire experience was better than my highest expectations. I’m already planning my next trip.

5 1 5 02/05/2018

Always enjoy flying privately. Exciting from planning a trip to booking to flight(s). Predominantly use Stratos. Attentive and personal service. Joel Thomas was a great go to person. All subcontractors that they use have been top-notched. Only critique is I obtained better final pricing of the flight when I received quotes from other charter companies. Seems to be an industry thing about competitive pricing in order to obtain the best price. Yes I would recommend Stratos.

5 1 5 01/19/2018

Worked with Kerry Hill and as always, she delivered excellent service. First date departure had to be delayed due to a mechanical issue with the aircraft and she kept me well informed. When the revised departure date came, she worked continuously to get a hangar for the aircraft in order to help avoid costly de-icing then next morning. Can't say enough good things about Kerry and Stratos Jet!

5 1 5 09/17/2021

Other than car rental issue it was great.

5 1 5 07/03/2022

Always a great experience. Amazing communication and expert service

5 1 5 07/29/2022

Our experience was magnificent. Everyone at Stratos was on point and helpful with any and all questions we had for our trip. Glenn Walters was exceptional attentive. Your services are highly recommended.

5 1 5 10/20/2022

Anthony made the booking easy and kept us fully informed. Flight itself was definitely 5 start. Good plane, good crew, good weather. What more can one ask?

5 1 5 12/21/2021

Yes, as always, you are right there on top of everything. you actually do "your job", and we always hope that we do our job to your liking.

5 1 5 05/05/2021

Your team was easy to work with and the clients were great. We look forward to working with you again. our trip # was Z0HQZZ

5 1 5 09/22/2021

Especially impressed that you were able to find us a rental car when there were none available in the entire area. You guys are wizards. The flight was comfortable and the pilots competent and professional. Thank you for helping us make this trip happen.

5 1 5 03/31/2019

As always great coordination. I was not on the flight but rather my family and Stratos arranged everything. Even with a winter storm, my wife being delayed, De-icing and two sick kids on-board, Stratos updated me while I was over seas and I knew everything was handled without any issues. The pilots we super kind and accommodating and it made for a wonderful trip. All ground transport, catering and logistics went flawlessly and the Stratos team even arranged my ground transport meeting them from a commercial flight. I cant say enough about the team and their personal pride and care for my family. Thank you again!

5 1 5 02/20/2021

Would recommend. I gave them a 5 star rating.

5 1 5 08/27/2013

It was perfect!

5 1 5 09/12/2013

awesome

5 1 5 05/18/2020

It's so easy to book and Anthony is amazing. No hiccups and always informative.

5 1 5 08/14/2017

As always, the folks at Stratos Jet Charters did an outstanding job responding to a short-notice requirement for supplemental lift for our flight department. Their staff is always focused on the customer needs and preferences. Through their proven performance, they have become my "go-to" solution when the need arises.

5 1 5 11/14/2023

I like the live itinerary feature

5 1 5 12/07/2016

The Stratos team has always been highly professional, accommodating and easy to work with to plan and execute our trips. Additionally, their commitment to safety and utilizing experienced crew members puts us at ease to know every trip we book is not only enjoyable but very safe. Couldn't recommend them more!

5 1 5 10/14/2021

You guys are great to work with!

5 1 5 02/17/2014

Everything was perfect ! Thanks to Ricky !

5 1 5 02/23/2018

Thank you for making our jobs easier! Great passengers and your team is always a pleasure to work with! Kind regards, Kim Krum

5 1 5 10/11/2020

Everything went well , the plane and it’s crew were excellent. A very favorable experience

5 1 5 09/29/2017

Eric Bold and Stratos Jets came to the rescue this week whilst I was trying to evacuate friends and families from Puerto Rico during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  Eric was beyond helpful and always courteous.  He was quick to find an aircraft within my budget and stayed in contact with me at every point during our transaction to update me on all matters concerning our trip.  I would highly recommend Stratos Jets to anyone and I look forward to working with them on our next trip.
Thanks again for everything!

5 1 5 04/29/2024

Everything went off smoothly and everyone I worked with at Stratos was very patient and helpful. Our small group felt very special! What a treat and yes I’d recommend Stratos to anyone.

5 1 5 05/03/2017

I met Joel, years ago, when he first introduced me to Stratos Jet Charters during its start-up phase.  I was always very impressed on their marketing and honesty, as a broker.  Joel is very genuine and caring when it comes to his customers or the operators that he works with.  I know that Stratos Jets will not sacrifice safety for anything.  I know that he likes to treat everyone like they are part of the Stratos Jet family.  The trip planning process, from quote request to trip planning to  invoice, is seamless – they’ve thought of everything and continue to be ahead of the trend in our industry with the way they do things.  They think of everything!  In my opinion, Stratos Jet Charters set the bar for aircraft brokerage and I will always continue to look forward to working with them.

5 1 5 09/18/2022

Flight was very nice. And the pilot, Scott Gustafson, was very professional and friendly. He did a great job with our luggage and talking about the plane and our flight. Great pilot.

5 1 5 10/07/2020

Just wanted to say that the way you guys relay information is perfect. I've never seen it from any other broker

5 1 5 02/15/2021

Stratos was prompt, professional, and competitive. They were also willing to work with me as I was having second thoughts, without being pushy. I had a very enjoyable experience and look forward to using them again.

5 1 5 06/28/2013

You did a superb job, and the crew was first rate.  We will be back.

5 1 5 09/21/2013

It's all good !

5 1 5 09/05/2018

Glenn and team were responsive and kept me apprised of the status of our flight, despite dynamic weather. Pilots were experienced and jet was on time and flight was smooth.

5 1 5 05/03/2021

All aspects of our interaction with Stratos was perfect. My wife and I will definitely use their services in the future.

5 1 5 05/04/2023

Excellent

5 1 5 08/31/2020

Our trip experiences some changes due to weather, which was professionally handled by the team. The trip destination was changed to an alternate airport. Anthony was responsive and helpful. I had a chance to see how Stratos handles things when the plan doesn’t work perfectly, and the team provided exceptional service.

5 1 5 09/13/2013

None that I can think of. Very Satisfied.

5 1 5 04/20/2023

This trip was to return home from our 5.5 month winter sojourn in Florida. We had planned everything around this return date. Our cars had been shipped home that day. We had run down all the food. The cancellation occurred when we were out for dinner the night before the planned trip. We therefore did not find out about it until about 10pm. Anthony did a good job of helping with the recovery over the next hour. He responded instantly to almost every email. Unfortunately, because everything for ourselves and our fellow passengers had been planned around leaving on that particular day, we were very limited in our selection of recovery flights. As a result we paid an extra $7k+. Once that was settled and I had figured out how to get the extra money to you quickly enough, things went smoothly. When the flight was first booked (months ago) I had expressed some discomfort with the fact that the plane operator was so small and seemed to be focused on another business model. Anthony said that he had great experience with them and their reliability. It was unfortunate that my concerns turned out to be correct. As things have turned out, it now seems to me that I should be booking my flights right at the last minute, not rely on leaving on a certain date and, perhaps, even trying to catch an empty leg.

5 1 5 05/23/2021

10 out of 10 every time!

5 1 5 12/21/2021

The level of service provided by Stratos is very high. Glenn and team continue to listen and understand our needs and organize excellent service. The latest provider was the best so far. Thank you team.

5 1 5 08/19/2021

Zach, was phenomenal from beginning to end! What was taking me a half-day to do Zach was able to complete efficiently in a few hours. He periodically made the process as smooth as possible, not to mention giving hourly updates. I would say that Stratos has a customer for life. Zach enjoys and loves what he does and it shows in his work ethic! Thank you!

5 1 5 02/21/2022

Great platform, all trip information was readily accessible. Thank you for working with us on this one and keeping the itineraries flexible. No significant feedback otherwise, we look forward to the opportunity to assist with future operations!

5 1 5 10/28/2015

Stratos continues to exceed my expectations!

5 1 5 12/26/2018

Not sure I could have asked for more. Joel was responsive and delivered exactly what I needed. The two pilots were incredibly accommodating and made the trip very smooth. Thank you Joel

5 1 5 05/31/2022

Timely, efficient customer service, perfectly executed departure and arrival, concierge service no hassle and easy

Frequently Asked Questions

Our friendly, expert air charter agents are here to answer questions or start your quote today. Don`t wait, call right now and we can get you on your way to the destination of your choice! Talk to one of our air chater argents now by calling (888) 593-9066 or by emailing [email protected]

  • How do I choose the right aircraft for my mission?

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    As charter brokers, we do more than simply book your charter flight. At Stratos Jets, our air charter associates are highly trained personnel capable of matching our clients with the appropriate aircraft for their travel needs. Once we determine how many passengers you’re travelling with and how far you’re flying, we can determine which category of aircraft you require. There are many options available. The most common aircrafts hired for private charters include:

    • Cessna’s Citation X
    • Gulfstream’s G650
    • Bombardier’s Global line

    After that, we can help you narrow down the selection of recommended aircraft based on budget, desired cabin amenities, airport requirements, luggage capacity, as well as aircraft age and performance capabilities.

    Staying Safe in the Skies

    At Stratos Jets, air charter safety is our number one concern. One of our key policies is to increase consumer education. This ensures our clients are able to make informed decisions. We also work with our aircraft providers to ensure their safety training programs meet and even exceed our air charter safety requirements. To make this happen, Stratos Jets is an ARGUS Certified Broker. This means that our brokerage firm is:

    • Committed to the best industry practices
    • Adhering to all applicable safety regulations
    • Maintaining the appropriate insurance coverage required
  • Are there additional costs per private jet rental passenger?

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    There are no additional costs per passenger. At Stratos Jet Charters, we base our private jet rental prices per hour, not per guest.

    The Stratos Pricing Estimator

    If you would like to estimate the cost of a private jet charter, use our Stratos pricing estimator page. It lists the most common estimates based on destination and aircraft type. And you can always enter customized data to get an estimate for a specific destination.

    Additional Concierge Charges

    We do charge for some of our additional concierge services, such as in-flight catering and entertainment, hotel bookings and ground transportation. We know our clients’ time is precious, so we offer the value and convenience of “one-stop-shopping” through our Trip Support team. When you book a flight with Stratos Jet Charters, we can take care of all the logistics, including booking hotels, meeting spaces, limousines and tickets to special events. That way you can relax, and enjoy your trip.

    Empty Leg Charters

    Also, since we charge per hour, not per passenger, there are travel bargains to be found with our Empty Leg Flights. Many of our private jet rental flights are one-way, and then we need to move the aircraft to a new destination. To reduce the costs of flying an empty aircraft, we offer discounts to travelers with flexible itineraries. Clever passengers will sometimes split the cost with their fellow travelers, thereby reducing the cost for everyone on the flight.  

  • Can I make last-minute changes to my itinerary?

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    If your plans need to change, we will do everything in our power to accommodate the changes. One of the benefits of hiring Stratos Jet Charters is that we have much more flexibility than commercial airlines and can provide many more air charter services.

    We have two teams that can help you. Here is a brief description of each:

    Charter Sales Agents 

    This is the initial contact team. They evaluate your travel needs to identify the appropriate aircraft type for your travel plan. Pricing is determined by aircraft availability, its position related to the intended departure location and the position of where the aircraft needs to be after performing the customer’s flight.   

    Trip Support Team

    Once the aircraft has been selected, Trip Support works with the customer, the air carrier and all concierge service providers to organize all of the travel details. Trip Support is responsible for coordinating:

    • Departure time
    • Departure and arrival at the Fixed Base departure location
    • Ensuring assigned crew members meet Stratos experience requirements
    • Making sure the insurance is current and everyone is protected
    • Coordinating all concierge services

    In reference to last-minute itinerary changes, any changes would go through the Trip Support Team.

    Our customers often have demanding flight itineraries that can change quickly. They’ve come to appreciate knowing there’s an entire team of people focused on organizing all the details of their trip. Stratos Jet Charters wants to provide our clients with consistently outstanding air charter service and an impeccable safety record.

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