Cape Aviation staff at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport have caught the attention of pilots everywhere through AVweb, an independent news source for pilots. The airport’s fixed base operation (FBO), which is the aviation equivalent to a service and gas station for vehicles, won AVweb’s “FBO of the Week.”
“This is great news,” said Airport Administrative Coordinator Katrina Adkins. “Pilots use this website as a resource when mapping out their flight plans in regards to where to stop for fuel and overnight stays.”
This is the second time the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport has been AVweb’s FBO of the Week. The Airport was also nominated in May 2011.
The nomination even included accolades for our city as a whole and its hospitality.
Quotes From the AVweb Website
“We diverted to this airport because of the weather. Winds were 220 at 23 gusting to 36 on landing. Line crew came out and tied the plane down before we got out of the plane, then loaned us a courtesy car for the night to get to the hotel. When we arrived at the airport the following morning, they brought the plane into the hangar to deice. Line crew also cleaned the windows after fueling.” – Ed Abrams, March 2012
“Last week, between waves of the severe springtime storm pattern, we were on a ferry flight between Phoenix and Pontiac, MI and looking for a place to set down for the night. Having recently passed over a frontal line of developing puffies, we had hangar space at the top of the priority list. Checking the possibilities, it looked like Cape Girardeau might work, even though we both said we probably can’t even pronounce it on the radio. (Dang Westerners!) Nevertheless, we stopped in, almost at closing time, and the remaining manager on duty scurried to find hangar space and move some stuff around to get the Cirrus tucked away for the night. Then he set us up with the courtesy car and got a hotel on the line (with a discount), and we were off for a wild evening of local bad weather observation. From the safety of a great 100-year-old building, housing a local fine restaurant called Mollie’s, we were fascinated by the sophisticated severe weather reporting that played out on TV all evening. Not at all like the tornado horn, run-for-the-basement-and-send-your-brother-out-in-an-hour-to-check stuff that we both recalled. This system is amazing, and it was a pretty interesting evening amongst a lot of really nice people. Cape Girardeau seems like a fine spot in nice weather, but they sure know how to handle the bad stuff in a way that makes visitors feel pretty darn safe!” – Karen Austermiller, May 2011
About Cape Aviation FBO
Cape Aviation provides service fuel, aircraft towing, washing, catering, hotel and rental reservations, and anything a flying traveler might need when they come to Cape Girardeau. Note that this is separate from the air service to and from St. Louis provided by Cape Air. Cape Aviation caters to business travelers, local hobbyists, local and federal government including military and more.