Memphis International Airport Notes

June 2007

Wilson Air Center – Memphis Outperforms other Fixed Base Operators

When customers of Wilson Air Center – Memphis think of the Fixed Base Operator (FBO), phrases such as "superior customer service," "attention to detail" and "hospitable" come to mind. These accolades from pilots and passengers alike, helped make Wilson Air Center – Memphis the #1 Corporate Aviation Support Facility in the 2007 Aviation International News survey for the eighth consecutive year.

The accolades for the FBO keep flying in. Wilson Air Center, which has additional locations in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Houston, Texas, was also named the #1 Corporate Aviation Support Facility Chain in Professional Pilot magazine's 2007 Preferences Regarding Aviation Service and Equipment (PRASE) survey.

"To be recognized by flight crew and passengers as the ‘number one' rated corporate aviation facility in the Americas and additionally as the ‘Best Overall Chain' is humbling," said Dave Ivey, Vice President, Wilson Air Center.

But industry accolades weren't the only draw to Wilson Air Center in April. Bob Hoover, a legendary pilot, aerobatics champion and aviation icon, spoke at all three of the Wilson Air Centers during the week of April 6. Hoover's unique stories from his life and the infancy of aviation drew in pilots, airport officials and professional aviators.

Bob Hoover

Hoover is known for his dare-devil exploits as a test pilot and air show performer. He has flown more than 300 types of aircraft and performed at more than 2,500 civilian and military air shows. His entertaining stories had pilots doing double-takes in amazement.

Hoover was born in Nashville in 1922 and got his start flying for the Tennessee Air National Guard. His career has included broken bones, death-defying aeronautics and heroics. At age 85 he is still flying and has no intention of being grounded.

Wilson Air Center
Memphis International Airport · 2491 Winchester Road, Suite 113 · Memphis, TN 38116-3856
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