Silence…………………………………………….. nothing but the hum of my Continental O-300 and the wind rushing over my windscreen as the Earth creeps up beneath my feet. Just at that tranquil moment where separation between earth and craft seems infinitesimally close, my ear discerns the whine of the stall horn and the seat of my pants feels the mains start to roll.
Fuel farms and delivery system infrastructure is the foundation of FBO revenue. In addition, dedicated fuel systems are a growing part of corporate flight departments and multi-unit hangar developments across the country. If you are in a position where you may be purchasing an FBO, corporate flight facility, or hangar development all with some level of fueling infrastructure, then it is up to you to determine the health and inspection status of that system. A faulty or inefficient system can strip you of revenues and even become your greatest liability if not proactively managed. Continue reading Airport Fuel Farm: Buying An Asset, Not A Liability
Pre-flighting and climbing into a warm airplane in the dead of winter is a luxury that many hangar owners and renters can only dream about. However, a heated hangar is essential for service center providers, aircraft management companies, and FBOs as their operation would be impossible without it. Regardless of who you are, the cost of keeping your hangar warm 24/7 or just a few days at a time is a cost that must always be in the forethought of your mind. Continue reading Hangar Heating – Doors Up, Dollars Out!