Young pilot named finalist in Entrepreneur contest

John Hill

At just 19, John Hill already has three years under his belt working the front desk at an FBO. A passionate pilot — he earned his ticket at age 17 — Hill divides his time between his work at ProJet Aviation, the FBO at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO) in Virginia, and his studies at George Mason University.

Oh, and he’s busy developing an app called EasyFBO to make life easier for both pilots and FBO employees. And, oh yeah, the idea for that app earned him a spot as one of five college finalists in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of 2014 contest. His idea is the only one related to general aviation.

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Western Aircraft expands in Boise

Western Aircraft Ribbon Cutting

BOISE, Idaho – Western Aircraft recently held a ribbon cutting celebration in honor of its most recent expansion at Boise Airport.

The company added two new buildings totaling 26,000 square feet to its 18-acre leasehold. The new construction includes an expanded parts facility, as well as a two-story infill building that houses support shops for Western Aircraft’s services operation.

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