THE FLY PAPER
SHOWALTER FLYING SERVICE
The Orlando Executive Airport (KORL)
400 Herndon Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803
NBAA 2009 Is History!
NBAA is over, and we
are slowly returning to
normal! By now all of
our based aircraft are
Special points back in their “homes”
of interest: and the events of NBAA
week are just memories.
Lenny’s Birthday While the 2009 show
will go down in history
as a slower than normal
NBAA, but we consider
it a success because no
one was hurt and no during the show. Each conventions we have
aircraft were damaged! time we host an NBAA, hosted. You are famil-
Inside this issue: we are amazed by the iar with the process and
As this is our seventh
NBAA with no damage, outpouring of generos- have come to anticipate
NBAA Continued 2 ity that so many of you the inconveniences that
it is a true testament to
the skill and attention show us. We truly are inherent with host-
paid by our employees couldn’t do it without ing this show. We do
Have We Seen the 2
Bottom? and volunteers. all of you! not take your contribu-
To our based custom- tion lightly and are
Speaking of volunteers,
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ers, saying “thank you” grateful for your pa-
we would like to take
seems inadequate! tience!
this opportunity to
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thank all of you that Many of you have hung And last but certainly
offered your help to us in there with us through not least we would like
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all seven of the NBAA to thank all of our em-
Happy 80th Birthday, Lenny!
On October 9th one of packed with family and
Contact us: our favorite friends, friends that had come
Phone: 407-894-7331 Lenny Francis, cele- to share in the celebra-
Fax: 407-894-5094 brated his 80th birth- tion. Everyone enjoyed
E-mail: day! Showalter played good food, funny sto-
email@example.com host to a surprise party ries and words of wis-
Web: that lived up to its dom from the birthday
name. As a true testa- boy.
ment to Lenny, the Happy Birthday, Lenny!
large meeting room was
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ployees for working so hard to make this NBAA another success. We managed to
pull this show off with fewer employees than ever before. There were long days (and
REMINDER nights) for everyone involved, and your above and beyond efforts make us proud!
Now it’s time to take a break. NBAA 2010 will be hosted by Atlanta, GA and the
2011 show will be in Las Vegas, NV. Our next opportunity to host NBAA won’t be
1st, 2009 Showalter
Flying Service will
no longer accept
the American Ex- Have We Seen The Bottom?
press card as a
We think the answer to the question is that we all
form of payment.
hope we have seen the bottom of this difficult
If you have an
economy. We’d be interested to know what you
think. Perhaps our view is myopic because avia-
card on file with
tion is all we see.
us and have not
been contacted re- With NBAA in town last month I was interviewed
garding another for several articles relating to the convention that
method of payment, took side trips to the economy. What I found most interesting is that the others
please call Dawn or interviewed felt so similarly to the way I feel. My gut tells me that August and Sep-
Shay at 407-894- tember were the bottom for us and that we will see a very slow, convoluted upturn
7331. from here. I think it will test our patience.
We are hiring. We will hire 4 people in the next two weeks. We all feel like we need
Scenes from NBAA... to take control to the extent we can and move on. We will move ahead cautiously,
but we are moving!
Since the beginning of the year, Showalter Flying Service has issued over 2 million
WingPoints! Are you getting yours?
You love to fly…so, you might as well reward yourself to do it. And don’t forget,
you earn double points when you pay with a Phillips branded credit card. If you
haven’t picked up a Wing Points
card or would like to get a Phillips
credit card application, please
come by the front desk and pick
one up. Remember, you can earn
points for both Jet-A and AvGas!
The question for October was a trick question at the expense of one of our favorite
readers, Nicholas Musashe. He was the law student who decided to become a pilot
when his law professor caught him timing landings at O’Hare airport out of the
classroom window. Hope you enjoyed the easy question, Nicholas!
The November question is:
This year’s NBAA attendance was down over last year’s
by what percentage?
Please submit all answers to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-894-7331. Thanks