Ralgha From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 1614 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 26377 times:
An FBO is a Fixed Base Operatior. This is a business that caters to general aviation (including business aviation). FBO's have a wide range of services ranging from just providing fuel, to providing flight training for all ratings, lounges, bunks, showers, and various other amenities(sp?).
When you fly your own general aviation airplane to another airport (that is staffed) you generally park at an FBO. A typical FBO would probably offer fuel, tiedowns, snacks, flight planning, often a pilot shop, and some can hook you up with a rental car. A few also have courtesy cars availble (cars that you don't have to pay for).
Some FBO's also offer flight training, and if you aren't taking your flight training through a school, you are probably doing it from an FBO.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 26373 times:
FBO's also offer light maintenance service to GA, biz, and commercial aircraft. Signature Flight Support is a prime example of the do-it-all FBO. Some FBO's at larger airports offer fueling services for the airlines.