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What are your favorite domestic and/or international FBOs? 
What are the reasons you keep visiting them?


Pentastar Aviation PTK (Pontiac MI), Signature MSP (Intl, Minneapolis–St Paul MN), Million Air BUR (Burbank CA), and Signature LAX (Intl, Los Angeles CA) are our favorite FBOs. We use them due to the great services we receive every time we visit them.

Jon Erickson
ATP. Gulfstream IV
Chief Pilot
Air Lake Lines
St Paul MN

 

Texas Jet FTW (Meacham, Fort Worth TX) is our chosen FBO. Personnel are very welcoming and offer a variety of services and benefits. They’re part of the CAA Preferred FBO program.

Harvey Meharry
ATP. Citation XLS+
Flight Dept Mgr & Chief Pilot
SMI
Rusk TX

 

KaiserAir OAK (Oakland CA) is where we go. Its staff are friendly, professional, and provide great service. We also go to Atlantic Aviation. All their bases are excellent and their service is outstanding.

Peter Green
ATP/CFII. Challenger 604
Hangar Mgr & Captain
Solairus Aviation
Victor ID

 

I really enjoy the services provided by 2 FBOs. One of them is Meridian TEB. Its service is excellent, and CSR Mgr Victor Seda makes sure we have everything we need. The other is Blue Heron Aviation PLS (Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands), whose remarkable staff and facility guarantees that operators have a pleasant experience. They are both simply the best!

Joey Jet
ATP. Learjet 55
Dir of Ops & Captain
Skylink Jets
Fort Lauderdale FL

 

My favorite FBOs are Sun Valley Aviation HRL (Harlingen TX), Business Jet Center DAL (Love, Dallas TX) with its CAA fuel program, Million Air ELP (El Paso TX) and SAT (San Antonio TX) also with its CAA fuel program, and Atlantic Aviation CRP (Corpus Christi TX), AUS (Austin–Bergstrom TX), HOU (Hobby, Houston TX) and HDN (Yampa Valley, Hayden CO). These are our chosen FBOs due to their professional teams and the amazing service they provide.

Javier Hinojosa
ATP. Citation Latitude
Chief Pilot
L&F Arrow
Brownsville TX

 

Private Jet Centre LCY (London City, UK) is our preferred FBO. We go there often due to their friendly and efficient team. We’re very pleased with their services.

Alex Serck
ATP. Falcon 8X
Pilot
FLYIT Management
Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium

 

Wilson Air Center CHA (Chattanooga TN) and MEM (Memphis TN), and Waypoint Aviation at LUK (Lunken, Cincinnati OH) are our favorite FBOs. They all have amazing people, great service, and free ice cream.

James Finley
ATP/CFII. Citation II & Piper Cheyenne III
Captain
Dialysis Clinic
Nolensville TN

 

Odyssey Aviation NAS (Nassau, Bahamas) GGT (Exuma, Bahamas) are the FBOs of our choice. We like going there because of its fantastic people. Station Mgr Shervin Penn, Line Techs Anthony Nottage and Neil Dames, and the entire staff are excellent and always ready to assist. We also go to Signature at DCA (National, Washington DC). Their professional team is great to work with.

Dirk Van Der Meyden
ATP. Gulfstream G650
Intl Captain
Mente LLC
Issaquah WA

 

Avflight SLN (Salina KS) is our preferred FBO. They’re able to give super quick turns. Their staff are very nice and professional. And they also have a deli on site.

Don Smith
Comm-Multi-Inst. Citation CJ3
CEO
Conewago Enterprises
Hanover PA

 

I have a client who needs to check out the restrooms before she decides if it’s a nice FBO or not. As for me, the first thing I look for is fuel price. At TEB (Teterboro NJ), I always try to go to Meridian. They are excellent in all aspects of service. I avoid the other big chains because I’ve been treated rudely several times for not having the right wings on my shirt. Ross Aviation SRQ (Sarasota FL) is also very good. And I’m told the ladies room is nice there.

Kevin Weilein
ATP. Citation Encore+/CJ3 & King Air 350
Owner
Corporate Aviation Service
Angola IN

 

Atlantic Aviation TEB is our favorite FBO. They’re always very helpful with anything we may need.

Brent Myers
ATP. Hawker 900XP/800XP/800
Captain
Green Chair Productions
Los Angeles CA

 

Signature Flight Support LHR (Heathrow, London, UK) is the main FBO we go to. On the first visit I was highly impressed. I was able to have a small coffee stain on the pilot’s seat dry-cleaned overnight, and it was a courtesy service at no charge.

Michael Collyer
ATP/CFII. Challenger 605 & King Air 360ER
Chief Pilot
United Airlines
Maple Ridge BC, Canada

 

Texas Jet FTW is our selected FBO within US territory. They have great fuel price, the nicest people and give the best service ever. Internationally, our preference goes to Cabo San Lucas FBO at CSL (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico). Their personnel are very nice, and they have the most attentive service anywhere in Mexico!

Michael Constantine
ATP. Citation Latitude/Sovereign/Excel & II/SP
Chief Pilot
Chandelle Investment Corp
Rancho Cucamonga CA

 

Irving Aviation YYR (Goose Bay NL, Canada), is 1 of my 3 favorite FBOs. I can access weather 24/7, plus they have ice cream all the time. Their service is quick and their personnel are focused and friendly. We also go to Jet Aviation DUS (Düsseldorf, Germany). Their service is perfect and almost invisible. Eccelsa Aviation OLB (Olbia, Italy) is also our preferred FBO. The staff are always friendly, fast, and detailed in any services provided.

Peter Pitton
ATP. Citation Sovereign/Excel/CJ1
Chief Pilot
Aviation Training & Consulting
Übersee, Germany

 

StanCraft Jet Center at COE (Coeur d’Alene ID) is an exceptional FBO. The facilities are fantastic, and include a restaurant and bar. They have great space for crew rest, a big ramp, and lots of hangar space.

Tyler Schroeder
ATP. Gulfstream V/IV/G550/G450 
 & Global 6000/5000
Pilot
NetJets
Coeur D’Alene ID

 

Signature MSP and Million Air IND (Indianapolis IN) are our selected FBOs. Both offer professional and personalized service that go above and beyond the typical FBO experience.

Glen Freeman
ATP/Helo. King Air 300
Pilot
Flight Program – Flight Inspection Services
Kalamazoo MI

 

Atlantic Aviation PDK (DeKalb–Peachtree, Atlanta GA) is our selected FBO. We’re very pleased with them since they have excellent line service and customer service reps. The facilities are beautiful, with lots of pilot amenities. Also, its fuel rewards program is good, except for the minimum number of rewards required before you can cash them in. I think that’s the only flaw in the system.

Keven Christopherson
ATP/CFI. King Air B200
Chief Pilot
Pacificorp
Salt Lake City UT

 

Signature LTN (Luton, UK) does a great job with aircraft handling, and its staff provides outstanding customer service. Their fuel price is very competitive and the FBO is well appointed.

Brent Keyes
ATP. Gulfstream G550
Dir of Aviation
Graham Capital Management
Royal Palm Beach FL

 

GlobalSelect SGR (Sugarland TX) is simply the best FBO in the US. They always have everything we need in place, rental cars on site, coffee/snack shop, large ramp, and excellent line and customer service. GlobalSelect is the largest, most relaxing and private FBO, with the best amenities crew room I’ve been in.

Dan Dudeck
ATP/Helo/CFI. Airbus EC145 & Partenavia P68 Observer
EMS Pilot
Sanford Health
Fargo ND

 

Odyssey Aviation NAS is the FBO we go to. We’re satisfied with their friendly staff and their fast and efficient service.

Jeff LaSalle
ATP/A&P. Gulfstream V
Chief Pilot
LFT Flight Services
Lafayette LA

 

We use FBOs that we believe will provide great services to our passengers and aircraft. Sometimes we prefer to use small businesses rather than big chains. Atlantic Aviation OPF (Opa-Locka, Miami FL) is the FBO of our choice. They have great line service and excellent CSRs. And the entire organization is very well managed. There are also other FBO/handlers that we like abroad, such as Ecuacentair at UIO (Quito, Ecuador). They have a great facility, and the CSR team is excellent. Asertec TLC (Toluca, Mexico) is also outstanding. It’s a great facility, and the service they provide is always superb. OMNI Handling at LIS (Lisbon, Portugal) has exceptional staff always ready to provide exceptional services. We also like going to Stuart Jet Center SUA (Stuart FL) due to their great facility and wonderful service. Pensacola Aviation Center PNS (Pensacola FL) is also an FBO of our preference. It’s such a great organization, with amazing people who consistently provide excellent quality of service.

Jorge Lara
ATP. Falcon 7X
Pilot & Flight Ops Dir
Corbantrade
Quito, Ecuador

 

Fayair at STN (Stansted, London, UK), Jetex LBG (le Bourget, Paris, France), and Grafair Jet Center BMA (Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden) and ARN (Arlanda, Stockholm, Sweden) are among my preferred international FBOs/handlers. And Jet Aviation IAD (Dulles, Washington DC) is my top domestic FBO. I’m very pleased with all of them, since they provide extraordinary service.

Steve Cabana
ATP. Global 6000
Captain
Execaire
Dorval QC, Canada

 

Signature and Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre at HKG (Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong) and JetEx DWC (Al Maktoum, Dubai, UAE) are our preferred FBOs. They all offer a complete service in a very professional manner.

Thomas Irbinger
ATP. Global Express & Gulfstream V
Captain
Jet Aviation
Hong Kong

 

Atlantic Aviation SUA (Stuart FL) is my selected FBO. It’s a nicely appointed facility, and its customer service is the best in the field, by far. Customer Relations Mgr Jean Ballou goes out of her way to provide exceptional service.

Michael Todd
Operator. Citation X/650/II, Nextant 400XTi & Hawker 800XP
Owner & CEO
Big Apple Jet
Stuart FL

 

Speedwings LSMP (Payerne, Switzerland) is my favorite FBO, by far. They offer spanking new facilities and hangarage, including top-quality crew accommodation. I believe deicing services have become available recently. COO Samuel Werner is dedicated to ensuring that both pax and crew are provided with top-notch service. I’d also like to add a special shoutout to Pécs Pogány Airport Handling at PEV (Pécs Pogány, Hungary). They’re equipped with fairly limited means, but the service received from them was speedy and proactive. This became even more apparent when we faced a maintenance issue with our Pilatus PC-24. Their support was truly exemplary!

Lieven Van Belle
ATP/Helo. Pilatus PC-24/PC-12, Airbus AS355/EC120B & 
 Robinson R44
Captain
EAPC & HSB
Kampenhout, Belgium

 

Texas Jet FTW is our preferred FBO. Although they’re always busy, their line crew and CSRs are friendly and attend to our every need at all times. Texas Jet is a great place any time of the year to wait for my medical crew to return.

Eric Allen
ATP/CFII/A&P. Pilatus PC-12
Lead Pilot
Air Methods
Capitan NM

 

Wilson Air Center CLT (Charlotte/Douglas NC) is our preferred FBO. They consistently exceed our expectations and FBO industry norms. They always deliver quality leadership, and personnel perform to the highest standards. It’s always a pleasure when in Charlotte.

Russ McMillan
ATP. Citation Sovereign & HondaJet
Dir of Aviation
Mountain State Oral & Facial
Surgery
Charlotte NC