Sonrise Aviation was established in 2011 when Harold (Hal) Tavzel purchased the air charter certificate from B&F Aviation, formerly known as Brown Flying School, which had been around since 1955. Hal actively started flying charters in April 2013, with one airplane and one other pilot. Nine years later, Sonrise Aviation has significantly expanded its staff – adding more pilots, operations and maintenance personnel, and two additional partners. Currently, there are four Cessna 310’s and a Cessna 340 available for Charter, with more airplanes coming soon. A maintenance facility and office has been built, along with hangars added in multiple locations. New aircraft is added every year.