Davidson County Airport (EXX) in Lexington, North Carolin,a is under the direction of a new FBO. Karel Van Der Linden replaced former FBO operator Everette Tate after buying out Tate and Carolina Aero Services, LLC. Van Der Linden will operate under the name Fly High Lexington, LLC.
Previously, Van Der Linden served as vice president, corporate controller and officer to Mercury Air Centers, Inc. He was also vice president and interim manager for Air Aruba, N.V. The native of Aruba moved to the United States in 1998.
The full service operation includes pilot facilities, catering, crew car, conference room, corporate hangars, maintenance and a flight school. Davidson County Airport features a newly installed precision instrument landing system, a 5,000-foot runway, 50 T-hangars, six corporate hangars, a 12,000-square-foot heated community hangar and a 12,000-square-foot maintenance hangar.
Fly High Lexington has launched a new website and as part of its goal to attract more transient business, the FBO has developed a special Fly-In package using the area’s wineries as the main attraction. Carolina Wine Country Tours by Prestige Limo include lunch at Childress Vineyards and a selection of four additional wineries in Davidson County and the region. Overnight accommodations with Holiday Inn–The Vineyards or Marriott Winston-Salem, Twin City Quarter are also included. Carolina Wine Country Tour packages start at $255 per person with a minimum of four people required.