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TAC Air tys – great service in the great smoky mountains

Traveling whether by plane, train or automobile, gets a person from point A to point B. Landing at TAC Air TYS helps travelers along their journey with award-winning ground services, quick turns and the most competitive prices on Jet-A and 100LL Phillips 66® Aviation fuel. The thing is, with a completely remodeled facility featuring an extended café area, an additional 2,000 square-feet of lobby space, a larger and more comfortable pilot's lounge, two new snooze rooms, a theater room with recliners, surround sound and a 75" TV, getting to point B might not be such a priority.

"By reconfiguring our building we've almost doubled the space available for our customers," said Randall Honea, General Manager at TAC Air TYS. "We pride ourselves on knowing our customers, anticipating their needs and taking care of them with the level of service they expect."

In addition to a completely renovated executive terminal, TAC Air TYS's 40 acre campus includes 13 community hangars with three sets of T-hangars and two sets of shade hangars, aircraft maintenance and 24/7/365 line service.

Touching Down in Tennessee

Located just south of Knoxville, Tennessee, a variety of travelers come through McGhee Tyson Airport for a variety of reasons. A big local draw is the University of Tennessee. During football season it’s not uncommon for 100-120 aircraft to descend on TAC Air TYS carrying visiting teams and fans. The Great Smoky Mountains also attract visitors to the area and provide a spectacular view that TAC Air TYS’s 45 employees can appreciate on a daily basis.

Another view appreciated by Honea are the aircraft that come through the FBO. The runway at TAC Air TYS welcomes everything from single engine Light Sport Aircraft to small and large engine turbo-props and business jets to C-5s, the largest military aircraft in the world.

Helping Business Soar

"We've been with Phillips 66 Aviation a long time," said Honea. "They offer WingPoints® Rewards that gives our customers a little something extra with their fuel purchases. We also host quality control training sessions on site where we invite local FBOs to attend and supplement their knowledge and expertise. Being part of the Phillips 66 brand also also affords us additional opportunities to take advantage of NATA Safety 1st courses, keeping us at the forefront of safety standards."

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