WACO, Texas — As a new FBO, the management at Waco Flying Service knew that the décor had to be something special in order for customers to experience the home-away-from home they’d hope to create. They also wanted the facility to harken back to the golden days of general aviation and speak to the company’s humble beginnings as a small flight school.
Pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike know that nothing portrays that feeling like the aviation art of Lakeland, Florida’s Sam Lyons.
“It was a no-brainer for us,” says FBO president Clark Brooks. “We get the opportunity to fill our walls with amazing art, and the customer has the opportunity to take home a unique gift.”
The company’s hallways have a decidedly “yellow” theme: WFS is a dealer and factory-authorized training center for the American Legend Cub, and most of the staff members have an affinity for Sam’s Piper-Cub oriented prints.
“We actually picked a set of semifinalists and had a vote for the prints we’d originally carry,” says Brooks. “Most of our FBO staff are either pilots or student pilots, so we feel we have a pretty good idea of what our customers will like.”
The wall art is already a hit, he noted.
“Sam is a matchless artist,” says chief flight instructor Aaron Dabney. “It’s a real joy being surrounded by that kind of imagery all day, and it kind of makes you remember why you love doing this (job) in the first place.”
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