THE FLY PAPER
SHOWALTER FLYING SERVICE
The Orlando Executive Airport (KORL)
400 Herndon Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803
Abaco, and George- Airport Administrators,
town, Exuma with the Customs, and Freeport
Bahamian Ministry of Flight Services (FBO) to
Tourism & Aviation discuss possible improve-
Special points (BMOTA) and 40 other ments. This entire island
of interest: private aviators. is serious about correct-
The trip began in Free- ing issues and making
port, Grand Bahama Grand Bahama Island a
Ramp Call Up Boxes
Last year we became a Island where we were destination of choice!
Bahamas Gateway FBO. greeted by a band and The next day we departed
That means if you have island drinks. We cleared for a quick flight to Treas-
interest in flying to the customs in minutes and ure Cay, Abaco Island—an
Islands of Bahamas, we waited for the rest of the amazing flight along the
are here to help! party to arrive. Then we island coastline. We
Inside this issue: Bob, Kim, and Brad just were whisked away to Port landed in Treasure and
finished a 4 day/3 night Lucaya and checked into took the ferry to the
Bahamas Contin- 2 Familiarization (FAM) Trip the exquisite Radisson Green Turtle Club Resort.
to Freeport, Grand Ba- Hotel and Casino. This From there BMOTA char-
hama Island, Treasure was followed by a lunch- tered a boat to ferry us to
Beechcraft Mu- 2
seum Cay/Green Turtle Cay, eon with Freeport Int'l (Continued on page 2)
Customer Service 2
Ramp Call Up Boxes
TAXI??? ramp. ramp) and then stating
Lodi’s Lowdown 2
No not the yellow cab At every point on the your request, the control-
kind, but the airplane ramp where a taxiway ler will know your location
Zip Codes 2 (and you are visible to the
kind when you are ready intersects, there is a
to move onto the airfield “ramp call box” painted. ATCT) and be better able
pavement. The black box has an “R” to assist you.
Several years ago we insti- and a numeral (1 through Still confused? Give me a
tuted a plan to help the 9) painted. As an exam- call at 407-896-9171 and
Contact us: ple, when contacting I’ll try to explain it better.
ATCT folks and the pilots
on the field during their ATCT and using the phra- As always, thanks for your
initial call for taxi clear- seology that you are at continued use and sup-
ance. As a reminder, you “Romeo 8” (on the east port of ORL Executive Air-
email@example.com do NOT need to port.
talk to the ATCT if Kevin McNamara,
you are simply GOAA/ORL Director
moving on the
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Guana Cay for lunch and beach fun. Later we had cocktails, dinner, and shared
some flying stories.
Exuma was the crowd pleaser with the turquoise water and relaxing atmos-
Lodi’s Lowdown phere. The Palm Bay Hotel had a spacious 2 bedroom condo with a full kitchen
in case you want to stay for a while. From there we took a quick ferry across to
The August question was cor-
the Stalking Islands to the Chat ’N’ Chill restaurant located about 50yds from
rectly answered by Dennis Carr,
the shore with comfy beach chairs shaded by large Australian Pine Trees. We
Jim Heekin, Garrett Magon and
ate fresh chopped conch salad and the chef gave us leftovers to hand feed the
Nicolas Musashe. The photo in
stingrays that come along the beach for handouts.
last month’s issue was an experi-
mental engine mounted on an This was an incredible trip! Every pilot should experience the Bahamas with
MD 80. Thanks for answering! their family and friends. That said, Showalter is organizing a Bahamas Fly-in
leaving from KORL October 7-10. If you are interested in finding out more
The September question is:
about this trip, or would like help planning your own, please let us know.
Brad will be more than happy to assist!
Name the 1922 aircraft
pictured below? How many
Beechcraft Heritage Museum
A GREAT PLACE TO FLY!
Tullahoma, Tennessee (50 SSE of Nashville) KTHA. Tullahoma offers a fine
FBO and an INCREDIBLE museum for all who are fans of General Aviation. Pic-
tured below is the gang who routinely gets together for fun and frolic, all com-
ing from various ends of the country last month to visit the museum. ALL of
us left as members and several made a lifetime membership contribution!
Please submit all answers to If you find yourself north and a little
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407 West of Atlanta, put this stop on your
Pictured left to right: Phil Boyer, former
What’s Your Zip Code? head of AOPA, our guide Wade, curator of
the museum, Harry Amster from PHX, Tom
New credit card standards have Speer from EVV, Bill Dallas from KLGA,
recently taken effect and we Sandy and Bob Showalter, Bill Cutter from
must have the billing zip code PHX and Mercer Dye from PDK.
to complete on-file credit card
transactions. If you have not Customer Service
given us your billing zip code,
please call us ASAP with that in- At Showalter Flying Service, customer satisfaction is our number one priority
formation at 407-894-7331. and our team is dedicated to providing it. Our ability to fulfill requests and
satisfy our customers depends on many factors, most of which are controlla-
Thank you for your cooperation!
ble. One factor that we cannot control is when we receive requests for service.
It is important for you to know that we fulfill requests in the order in which
they are received. The more advanced notice we have of your need for ser-
vice, the better we are able to provide it for you. We do, however, understand
that emergencies happen and pop-up trips are an inevitable part of aviation.
In those circumstances we are more than happy to help you.
Another important consideration is safety. The more instances we are rushed
when servicing aircraft, the greater potential we have for an accident. Please
help us to continue providing safe and prompt service by giving us as much
advanced notice as possible when you need your aircraft out of the hangar or
fueled. Thank you for your support!