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How Westjet Air Center Continues to Embody Resiliency and Show No Signs of Slowing Down

December 2021

The ups and downs of life can be difficult to manage for any business, especially during a pandemic and supply-chain crisis.


Castroville Municipal Airport Keeps Aviation History Alive

November 2021

Where there is rich history, you’ll find folks who strive to keep it alive. David Kirkpatrick is one of those people, living out his passion for aviation within his community in Castroville, Texas.


Valley Airways Rooted in Family Values

October 2021

Small but mighty. That’s the best way to describe the team of six at Valley Airways, a family-run Fixed Base Operator (FBO) located at Western Nebraska Regional Airport (KBFF) in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.


Success of Lyddon Aero Center Rooted in Family Values

September 2021

Liberal, KS

The history of flight in America cannot be told without mentioning the great state of Kansas, home to the “air capital of the world” and many well-known aviation pioneers of recent past, including Clyde Cessna, Glenn Martin, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Walter and Olive Beech – just to name a few.


Edwards Jet Center: Relationships Key to Success for Edwards Jet Center

August 2021


As the nation’s fourth largest state by area, with the second smallest population, Montana is one of the last frontiers of the American West—overflowing with open space, rolling hills and vibrant wildlife.


Gulf Aviation

July 2021

Harlingen, Texas

Arlene Garza remembers the exact moment she realized she wanted to stay in the family business. Now, as the president and owner of Phillips 66® Aviation-branded Gulf Aviation, a leading South Texas fixed-base operator (FBO) located at Valley International Airport (KHRL) in Harlingen, Texas, she retells that moment from her youth with a catch in her voice.


Texas Jet Reveals Secret to Success: Culture of Excellence

June 2021

Texas Jet kicked off 2021 on a positive note, despite the obvious struggles that impacted the nation.


TAC Air Executes Extensive Upgrades at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport Just In Time For Summer

May 2021

Amarillo, Texas, might be one of the most iconic places to visit along the 2,500-mile Route 66, with its historic museums, famous restaurants and western ranches.


Stephens County Airport: Big Changes Bring Healthy Stream of Visitors to this Texas City

April 2021

Breckenridge, TX

Breckenridge, Texas, is home to a strong oil and gas industry, some of the best hunting in the Lone Star State, and now a growing number of visitors, thanks to a series of strategic airport improvements at the city’s Stephens County Airport (KBKD).


Mid Island Air Service and New York Jet: Celebrating 75 Years of Aviation History

March 2021

Long Island, NY

New York Jet Corporate Flight Center is among the latest FBOs to join the Phillips 66® Aviation network of branded FBOs. But, the third-generation, family-owned company behind it, known as Mid Island Air Service, has been a part of the aviation world since 1946. This year, they’re celebrating two milestones: their 75th anniversary and the opening of their newest – and largest – hangar at Long Island MacArthur Airport (KISP).


Newly rebranded Flyby Air plans expansion at Michigan’s Cherry Capital Airport

February 2021

Three locations in Michigan (Muskegon, Holland and Traverse City)

Terry Boer, Owner and President of newly rebranded FLYBY AIR, expanded his aviation services company at Michigan’s Muskegon County Airport (KMKG) into a regional network of fixed-base operators (FBO) across the state of Michigan, not long before the arrival of COVID-19. In but a few short years, Boer and his team purchased Tulip City Air Service at West Michigan Regional Airport (KBIV) in Holland, where they established the company’s second full-service FBO, followed by the acquisition of charter provider Air Service at Traverse City, Michigan’s Cherry Capital Airport (KTVC). The acquisitions diversified FLYBY AIR’s portfolio of services, enabling the company to not only survive a year marked by a global pandemic and massive lockdowns but come out of it as a better business overall. And now, they look forward to more expansions at KTVC.


Cutter Aviation: Record Year Amid Pandemic Concerns

January 2021

Multiple (Southwest U.S.)

Back in March of 2020, Cutter Aviation President and CEO Will Cutter never could have imagined his company would be celebrating one of its best years yet. But indeed, Cutter Aviation finds itself entering 2021 on the heels of a banner year with record-setting sales, a surge in private charter rentals, and full occupancy at all of its hangars across all FBO locations throughout the Southwest—not to mention, a host of expansion projects on the horizon.

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