Moving forward, the sky's the limit for Gonzales and Jet It in terms of disrupting the aviation industry.
"Our investments into electric aircraft will change how people fly locally; flights like L.A. to Vegas, or Paris to Lyon," he said. "We are all looking for more autonomy and efficiency in how we travel. If we can avoid it, we would all rather take a private jet versus a bus or commercial aircraft."
Plus, they're aspiring to expand their business internationally, which would put them in a league of their own.
"There are several aviation companies that fly to other countries, but none that have a true defined international presence in multiple countries," said Gonzales. "In the next 12-18 months, we will bring the Caribbean, India and Singapore online. In subsequent years we will look to bring on South America. "
As cool as they come, Gonzales doesn't feel the pressure that most would in his position and equates his current role to one that he thrived in during his early days on the hardwood.
"This is kind of like being a point guard again in basketball," he said. "I like to dish the rock and create opportunities. But, the most fascinating thing about being an entrepreneur is that I have the opportunity to do that day in and day out."
To Gonzales, "Believing in your own dreams and asking yourself, 'why not you?' is the best investment you can always make."