Sheltair Opens FBO at the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

by August 25, 2011 • 12 comments

This summer, Sheltair opened it’s FBO (short for fixed base operations) at the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.  They are the only FBO at the new airport, and they also operated an FBO at the old Panama City Airport (PFN).

“We are so thrilled to have opened our beautiful, new facility in order to better serve our based, as well as transient customers in the Florida panhandle,” said Danny Walsh, Vice President of Aviation at Sheltair, “This location is truly one of the flagship FBO’s in our network and will now be a gateway for many to some of the most gorgeous beaches and scenery that this state has to offer.”

What is an FBO

An FBO is a Fixed Base Operator that provides aeronautical services at commercial airports.  The Federal Aviation Administration defines an FBO as A commercial business granted the right by the airport sponsor to operate on an airport and provide aeronautical services such as fueling, hangaring, tie-down and parking, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance, flight instruction, etc..

In other words, if you’re a private pilot or a member of the general aviation community, you would use this new facility to come and go from the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.

About the new facility

Sheltair had been operating at the new Panama City Beach airport out of a temporary space on the airfield, but they just moved into their new 5,000 square foot facility end of July.  The building was build to LEED Certification standards and is currently in the approval process with the U.S. Green Building Council.

Some of the amenities at the new facility include:

  • Spacious passenger lobby
  • Conference room
  • Pilots lounge
  • Flight planning and weather room
  • Complimentary interior cleaning
  • Catering
  • Crew cars
  • Cafeteria/vending area
  • Complimentary refreshments/snacks
  • Wireless Internet

In addition to the main building, Sheltair also offers 1,680 square feet of office rental space and a 9,100 square foot hangar that’s available for lease.

For more information about Sheltair, visit SheltairAviation.com

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1 JayZZZZ August 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Now this is a positive thing for PCB. This will bring in visitors that will impact the area in a positive way. I will take a FBO over a Wally World any day of the week.

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2 Cathy August 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Anytime new construction is a certified LEED building (Energy & Environmental Design) you got something “good” going on! LEED program are a voluntary certification program that defines high-performance buildings which are more environmentally responsible. The airport also has the potential to become one of the world’s first carbon neutral airports.
More new construction should use this program especially nowadays. It makes for a more comfortable workplace for employees and visitors….. not to mention the money it will save!
If you look up the web-site: http://www.airnav.com/airport/KECP/SHELTAIR you can get some more great news about this new addition. It gives current fuel prices as of 8/23/2011 AVgas 100LL 6.42 and JetA 6.10. The site has an additional 15+ comment reviews so far and all of them are wonderful.
The only thing I see that was left out of the amenities was the addition of a Hertz Rental Car Facility and Hotel Courtesy Transportation. These both are wonderful additions beside the excellent service you can expect to receive at the new Sheltair.
I would say these are all positive developments to the PCB area.
Thank you,
Cathy/Tennessee

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3 ILUNGA PASCAL March 21, 2012 at 10:31 am

Dear Sir,
I,m so happy to hear the news for the opening and congratulation.
I always wanted to work for Sheltair Aviation as a Line Service Technician.
I work right now for First Aviation Services KTEB for a year now and Signature Flight Support in KDCA and at LFPB for 6years.I always wanted to live in Florida and maybe Sheltair will give me the chance to work for the company and live the rest of my live in Florida as i always dream off.
Best Regards
Pascal

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