Aero-TV: Bob 'Mister FBO' Showalter -- Examining The Future Of Aviation | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.26.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.26.14 **
** Airborne 11.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.24.14 **
** Airborne 11.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.21.14 **

Wed, May 30, 2012

Aero-TV: Bob 'Mister FBO' Showalter -- Examining The Future Of Aviation

A True Aviation Pioneer Talks About The Future of GA

Even to many who have to compete with him, Bob Showalter is "Mr. FBO." A veteran of decades of service to the GA and BizAv communities, Bob and Showalter Aviation have been working the leading edge of the airport services industry by running Orlando Exec's premier FBO. 

He's pretty much seen and done it all and served the industry not only at the helm of one of the best FBOs we know, but also through his volunteer efforts on behalf of the industry via a number of positions and with several of the aviation industry's associations. The Showalter family has been serving GA for most of the past century. According to their bio, "When the new terminal was built on Orlando Municipal Airport in 1951, the Showalter Corporation was the successful bidder to initiate the first Fixed Base Operation on the Municipal Airport."

"With only three aircraft permanently based at the airport and transients avoiding Orlando because of the poor service provided by a city operated facility, the first job of Showalter Flying Service was to change the image. Using the premise that good service was the principal commodity the pilot wanted, Showalter Flying Service built a nationwide reputation striving to provide the service and accommodations the flying public desired."

More recently, Showalter (along with just a few Florida FBOs) has become the preferred destination for ANN when we need to work out of a SERIOUS full-service FBO on special projects -- AND when NBAA brings their annual Tradeshow to Orlando, FL, it is Showalter Aviation that serves as the on-airport base of ops for the best and brightest of the BizAv world. So... listen carefully, folks... Bob does more than walk the walk and talk the talk... he's been there for the best and worst of aviation's recent history and has learned more than a few lessons along the way. Sit back and enojoy a converesation with Bob Showalter...

FMI: www.showalter.com, www.aero-tv.net, www.youtube.com/aerotvnetwork, http://twitter.com/AeroNews

 


Advertisement

More News

Aero-TV: Potential Energy -- Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation

The Future Of Aviation Could Prove To Be Uniquely Powerful Learning to fly can be an “electrifying” experience, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, gives us >[...]

Airborne 11.26.14: Island Air Scrooges Pilots, DC's NextGen, EAA On Stadium Flts

Also: F35C Pilots Build Time, A Sea Of Yellow Cubs, Lycoming's Dual Fuel Husky, CAP's Gold Medal, Boeing SC's First 787-9 This report could be called the story of the Grinch who st>[...]

AeroSports Update: What Is An LSA, And How Do I Know?

The Term Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) Is A Description Of An Aircraft, Not A Specific Type Of Aircraft Airworthiness Certification Anyone that holds a sport pilot certificate, or any>[...]

Airborne 11.26.14: Island Air Scrooges Pilots, DC's NextGen, EAA On Stadium Flts

Also: F35C Pilots Build Time, A Sea Of Yellow Cubs, Lycoming's Dual Fuel Husky, CAP's Gold Medal, Boeing SC's First 787-9 This report could be called the story of the Grinch who st>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.28.14)

NEXRAD Radar Updated, accurate weather information is among the most critical data we need for safe flight, particularly on long cross-countries.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC