Just a little Danville / Boyle County, Kentucky FBO Airport hospitality. Thank you JW Lynn for giving guests “a hug”.
We saw plenty of great FBO* stories this week, but none that wowed us so much as AVweb reader Liza Kummer’s story of above-and-beyond service at Danville/Boyle County Airport Board, located at Stuart Powell Field (KDVK) in Danville, Kentucky:
We landed late at night enroute from Penn to Texas and stayed at the fabulous Hampton Inn. The lady with Sharon’s Car Service — Danville did not have taxis — waited an hour for us at the airport! It looked like we were going to be unable to fly the next day because of a scary-looking squall line with forecasts of hail.
I called the Danville, KY FBO early in the morning and asked if they could hangar my plane. J.W. [Lynn] sent his son Nathan to the hotel to pick up the keys! After thoroughly researching the weather, we were able to plan a path to avoid all those nasty orange and red radar echoes and decided to forge on before the squall line hit.
J.W. sent Nathan back to retrieve us from the hotel! It was raining now, and they retrieved my plane from the corporate hangar, filled the tanks at the self-service for me, pulled the plane close to the FBO to avoid getting wet, handed me an umbrella for my pre-flight, and gave us bottles of water for the flight. We felt like royalty.
I could go on and on, but you get the picture. I’ll definitely plan a stop there on my next cross-country flight back to PA. Good luck to Nathan on getting his private pilot’s ticket. (Oh yeah, J.W. is also a CFI – Certified Flight Instructor)
* FBO Fixed Base Operator – is the primary provider of services to general aviation aircraft and operators located at or adjacent to an airport. Businesses traditionally offer aircraft refueling (also known as line service) of both reciprocating engine aircraft fuel (100LL or Avgas) and turbine aircraft fuel (Jet-A or Jet A-1), aircraft parking and tie-down, and access to basic comforts such as restrooms and telephones