Sunday, 25 July 2010

The FBO experience

Most airports in the US have an FBO (Fixed Base Operator). They 'pump gas', provide a pilot lounge, access to a computer and sometimes offer flight training and aircraft rental. They're variously family businesses, a chain or a multinational.

They're a major part of the aviation infrastructure and can make or spoil your day. On the way from Maine to Wisconsin we dropped into a couple. The FBO in Burlington has a BBQ every other Friday so we found ourselves invited to a hearty free lunch.

We wanted to buy a chart at the Flint FBO, but they didn't have any in stock, offering us the use of their crew car instead.

Location:N Walnut St,Appleton,United States

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