There are a number of fables that exist about the origination of the name Phillips 66® ... Frank Phillips was 66 years old when he started the company ... brothers Frank and L.E. Phillips had only $66 left between them when they hit their first oil well. While these are interesting theories, they are not true. What is true is Phillips 66 is a nod to the iconic Route 66. Plus it sounded catchy. How fitting that Phillips 66® Aviation branded FBO Midwest Premier SGF Aviation (Midwest Premier) services Springfield, Missouri, nicknamed the "Birthplace of Route 66."
Located just east of the intersection of Runway 20 and Taxiway Bravo at Springfield-Branson National Airport (KSGF), the full-service FBO offers an array of services and offerings, including a recently remodeled lobby, computerized flight planning room, private conference room, quiet and comfortable pilots’ lounge and a vending area with complimentary refreshments. Operations run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
"All 15 of our employees do whatever it takes to accommodate our customers," said General Manager Beverly Schmitz. "Our goal is to be the premiere Midwest airport through exceptional service and safety. Every member of our line staff completes regular NATA Safety 1st Online Training, an offering we take advantage of being a branded Phillips 66 FBO. Safety is a very import aspect of our daily operations."
A Variety of Customers, A Variety of Tourist Attractions
Customers flying through Midwest Premier can expect customer service representatives ready to handle catering needs, hotel reservations, vehicle rental reservations, cab and shuttle services and more.
Schmitz has seen her fair share of customers in her 32-year tenure at the FBO, including every President and Vice President of the United States since the Regan administration, celebrities, professional athletes and more.
When military aircraft touch down at Midwest Premiere, they are welcomed with staff that expresses their appreciation for their service to our country. Additional friendly gestures include fresh cookies bagged with a sticker that reads, "You’re our heroes. Thanks for all you do."
Headquartered in Springfield and known as the "Grandaddy" of all outdoor stores, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World is the number one tourist destination in Missouri, attracting four million families, sportsmen and women, and outdoor enthusiasts every year. Bass Pro is also one of Midwest Premier’s main hangar tenants.
Opening in September 2017 is the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. Bass Pro boasts its museum and aquarium will be the largest, most immersive wildlife attraction in the world with an all-new 1.5 million gallon aquarium adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, reptiles, mammals and birds, and an immersive wildlife museum that brings visitors eye-to-eye with the greatest collection of record-setting game animals ever assembled.
It’s safe to say that Springfield will see a steady stream of tourists descending on the area to enjoy the new museum and aquarium, and when they do, Midwest Premier will be ready to service their every need.
To learn more about Midwest Premier SGF Aviation, visit their website at midwestpremiersgf.com/.