OSHKOSH, Wis. – The nation's largest network of branded fixed base operators, Phillips 66® Aviation, is launching a new personal credit card for pilots that makes recreational flying easier, while providing opportunities for triple WingPoints® Rewards and double Young Eagles Fuel Rebates through the end of 2013.
The card will be accepted at hundreds of FBOs, as well as thousands of Phillips 66, Conoco® and 76® gas stations nationwide. Phillips 66 Aviation has nearly 900 branded FBOs in its coast-to-coast network.
"Recreational pilots now have a credit card that not only makes their daily travels and weekend excursions easier, it can reward them for their Phillips 66 Aviation avgas purchases," explains Rosemary Leone, Programs Development, General Aviation, Phillips 66. "You can use the personal card to charge fuel, tie-downs, hangar fees and other FBO services."
Volunteer pilots who fly qualified Young Eagles flights can get a $2-a-gallon avgas rebate using the personal card through December 2013.
The offer – double the usual $1-per-gallon rebate – is part of the 20-year-old Phillips 66 Aviation Young Eagles Fuel Rebate, which began in 1994 to encourage pilots to fly more often for EAA's then-fledgling Young Eagles program. Since then, thousands of volunteer pilots have taken hundreds of thousands of youths flying using the Phillips 66 Aviation Young Eagles Rebate.
Rewards for avgas pilots
With the card launch, Phillips 66 is enhancing its popular WingPoints Rewards Program specifically for pilots purchasing aviation gasoline. When purchasing avgas with the new Phillips 66 Aviation personal card in conjunction with a WingPoints Rewards Card, pilots can earn triple WingPoints through the end of 2013. WingPoints are redeemable online for debit or gift cards.
"Recreational pilots have asked for ways to earn WingPoints faster – and with this promotion they have a way to do so," says Leone.
Full-featured card convenience
The Phillips 66 Aviation personal card features an easy budgeting system and flexible payment terms. Online account management allows pilots an effortless way to view transactions, schedule payments, pay bills, and more. Purchases can be tracked separately, while transactions are conveniently grouped so you can see what you're charging by categories such as dining, fuel, FBO services, etc.
Zero fraud liability provides 100 percent protection against transactions made by unauthorized users. Pilots can also use the personal card for access to cash at thousands of ATMs.