Russell Bunger

Lead Mission Advisor Russell Bunger has a passion for aviation and a determination for general aviation. Over his 20 years with Universal, Russell has facilitated over 13,000 thousand trips to Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He not only has expertise in operations to all parts of the world but is adept at quickly troubleshooting any problems or issues that may come up day of operation. Russell served in the U.S. Army, including numerous combat missions in the Middle East, for 30 years in addition to training and serving as an Air Traffic Controller. He can be reached at russellbunger@univ-wea.com.

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Traveling to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix – Part 2: Permits, Visas & CIQ

Traveling to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix – Part 2: Permits, Visas & CIQ

While the permit request process for Abu Dhabi is one of the easier worldwide, with minimal documentation requirements, it’s important to consider officially mandated permit lead times…

November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix – Part 1: Airports & Services

Traveling to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix – Part 1: Airports & Services

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place Nov 24-26 and it’s a highlight of the Formula One racing calendar. This event is set to attract domestic traffic and general aviation (GA) operators…

November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Middle East Flight Permits - Maximizing Schedule and Revision Flexibility

Middle East Flight Permits – Maximizing Schedule and Revision Flexibility

Over recent years the permit situation has relaxed somewhat for general aviation (GA) operations to the Middle East. Still, there are longer than average lead times to consider for this region, varying and stringent visa requirements and, in some cases, unique documentation mandates to be mindful of. Best practice is to contact your 3rd-party provider […]

February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More