THE FLY PAPER
SHOWALTER FLYING SERVICE
The Orlando Executive Airport (KORL)
400 Herndon Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803
As I write this it is who don’t do this any- deliver. But more than
22:00 on the evening of more. What they would- that, we remarked
the last Orlando Magic n’t see is that Wednes- about how much fun we
home game in the play- day night the five peo- still had doing this and
Special points offs. Thanks to the ple that were here had a how so many people
of interest: playoffs, this is would miss the
the third night fact that it was
• 97 Years!
this week that fun. It beat the
• Summer AVGAS Sale
several of us have heck out of work-
been lucky ing. We are more
enough to stay well-rounded as a
late and attend to company now
the aircraft com- than we have ever
ing and going for been. Hard times
Inside this issue: the game. At first do bring some
blush someone might combined service of 97 good things. The chal-
Weather 2 think that Showalter years! I’m very proud lenge is not to lose
had all of the “office” of that. Imagine the what you have gained.
help here to work these service that kind of ex- ~Kim
Sales Department 2
Update games; all of the people perience was able to
NBAA is Coming 2
Summer AVGAS Sale Back By Popular Demand
Lodi’s Lowdown 2 What a tough time to fly discount for the third chases!
a piston powered air- year. Each Saturday It’s pretty simple. Fuel
craft! 100LL prices are between now and Sep- must be pumped and
rising again and keep- tember 5th, you will re- paid for on Saturday.
ing many of you Based customers will
grounded. That nega- receive this discount
tively affects both of instead of their regu-
Contact us: us. lar discount when
Knowing that we they request fuel
can’t make the on Saturday.
prices go away, and Please take advan-
firstname.lastname@example.org we can’t lower them tage of this deal and tell
Web: every day, we have de- all your flying friends.
cided to bring back our ceive a .75¢ dis-
Our goal is to keep you
“Pump & Pay” Saturday count on 100LL pur-
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Wow! What’s Up With the Weather?
We know that you must be tired of hearing our summer weather warnings we
have been featuring in The Fly Paper. But, since our last issue went to press,
we have received countless inches of rain, several lightning strikes on the air-
port, heavy wind and hail.
When these storms hit, our line service op-
eration is suspended for the duration. In
many cases of late, this has meant several
NBAA 2009 hours at a time that we have been unable to
service your needs. We appreciate your pa-
NBAA 2009 is coming to tience with mother nature and our policy.
Orlando this October 20- The fact that you value our employees as
22nd! Our seasoned based much as we do means a lot!
customers know that NBAA
does have an impact on The Sales Department’s Phone Has Been Ringing!
the airport traffic and your
ability to fly during the We wanted to report that an encouraging sign to
week of the convention. us has been an increasing number of calls to the
You also know that we do Sales line here at Showalter, along with the sale
everything we can to mini- of two and one half aircraft in the past
mize the inconvenience to month! We sold a partnership interest in a Piper
you . Twin as well as two Beech Bonanzas that had
been on the market for just a couple of
In the coming months we
months. While prices aren’t what they might
will be calling or emailing
have been , they were acceptable to the owners
all of our based customers
and the deliveries and payments went smoothly.
to determine your flying
plans during the week of This brings up the fact that while this may be a
NBAA. Please let us know good time to consider selling your airplane, it is
what you need and expect a FANTASTIC time to be a buyer in this mar-
so that we can better serve ket. We are seeing quality aircraft sell for prices that give wonderful value now
you during this unusually to the acquirer, while giving the new owner a real opportunity to have his net
busy time. cost of ownership be quite small, as many feel there will be appreciation in the
coming years from these current low valuations.
Feel free to contact Sandy Showalter or Bob Showalter at the office to see if we
can help you sell or help you find your aircraft! Our reputation for compe-
tence and integrity is a major reason our phones have been active!
The question for June was correctly answered by Nicholas Musashe and Teri
McLean! The members of the Florida Aviation Trades Association Entrepreneu-
rial Excellence Hall of Fame are: Bump Holman, Bill Sowell, Jack Hunt, Gary
Jones, Dick Bennett, and Bob Showalter.
July’s question is:
Where is the oldest, continually active seaplane base in the U.S?
Please submit all answers to email@example.com or call 407-894-7331.
Thanks for playing!