What Is An Airport Fbo?

Mon Dec 04, 2000 11:34 am

What Is An Airport FBO? I have no idea.
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RE: What Is An Airport Fbo?

Mon Dec 04, 2000 12:06 pm

FBO= Fixed Base Operator.

They're like a service station for aircraft owners. You buy your gas there, they might have an aircraft servicing facility, a flight school, and some even have a car to loan a visiting pilot.

God bless 'em!
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RE: What Is An Airport Fbo?

Mon Dec 04, 2000 12:07 pm

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.

Hope this helps 
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RE: What Is An Airport Fbo?

Mon Dec 04, 2000 12:17 pm

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.