Christiansen Aviation at Jones Riverside Airport (RVS) in Tulsa, Okla., celebrates a milestone this year — 40 years in business. According to a story in the Tulsa World, owner Bill Christiansen always wanted to be a pilot. The story quotes him: “Aviation gets in your blood. People have a passion for it. Being a pilot doesn’t mean you have to work for an airline. A lot of them want to go into corporate aviation or fractional aircraft ownership.” Read the full story here.
Bill Moltenbrey of Business Jet Center (BJC) at Dallas Love Field has added one more job to his growing list of duties — cleaning up after the FBO’s four-legged customers.
Hector International Airport in Fargo, N.D., (FAR) has broken ground on a new U.S. Customs office. The new facility is being built on the North general aviation ramp between two of Fargo Jet Center’s main hangars.
U-Fuel, a supplier of fuel stations to the aviation industry, has completed installation of its first “Box” fuel station at the Atlantic Aviation FBO at the Charleston Executive Airport (JZI), in Charleston, S.C.
The world’s fastest thoroughbreds will Run for the Roses at Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, but a few miles from Churchill Downs the race started early for Louisville Executive Aviation, as the FBO readied to handle four times its usual weekend traffic.
Celebrities, horse owners and racing fans in some 300 aircraft from Los Angeles to Dubai are expected to fly into Bowman Field (LOU) for the derby, known as “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports.”
Sheltair, Florida’s largest, privately-owned group of FBOs, has broken ground on its Phase I expansion plans at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with the construction of a new $13.6 million facility.
Aircraft Specialists Inc., located 15 minutes by car from the Churchill Downs, the site of the Kentucky Derby, is offering customers triple AVTRIP points on fuel purchases, as well as fuel discounts on quantity purchases. [Read more…]
After a five year hiatus, the Lauderdale Air Show returns to Fort Lauderdalen April 28 – 29.