First Wing Jet Center Named Top Midwest FBO by AIN’s Pilot Survey

First Wing Jet Center, the fixed-base operator (FBO) at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville, IN (TYQ), was just named one of the Midwest’s Top FBOs in Aviation International News’ (AIN) 2020 Pilot Survey. This is the first time First Wing has appeared on the prestigious list.

Throughout 2019, AIN asked pilots to update and give new ratings for FBOs they had visited in the preceding 12 months. The survey asked them to evaluate FBOs they visited the previous year in five categories: line service; passenger amenities; pilot amenities; facilities; and customer service representatives (CSRs).

Sean White, VP and GM

“This is an awesome honor because the ratings come from our customers,” said Sean White, VP and General Manager of First Wing Jet Center. “I’m honestly so proud of my team, because they made this happen. We are proud of the work we do and are confident we’ll get through this challenging time. In the meantime, we’ll continue to serve our customers in the same way we always have to earn this honor.”

First Wing Jet Center serves the private and general aviation needs for Boone, Hamilton, Marion and Clinton Counties. In addition to Indianapolis Executive Airport, they serve as the primary FBO for the Frankfort / Clinton County Municipal Airport (FKR) in Frankfort, Ind.

First Wing is part of the Eagle Creek Family of Companies. For nearly four decades, Eagle Creek has provided premier aviation services in Central Indiana and Southern Florida, including aircraft maintenance, sales, FBO operations and more. Eagle Creek operates a Part 135 charter and management company, First Wing Charter and Management.

First Wing operates an FAA-registered maintenance facility and is a Cirrus Authorized Service Center. They also service other aircraft types, including Cessna, Beechcraft, Citation, TBM and more. In 2017, Cirrus Aircraft named First Wing a “Rising Star Service Center.” First Wing is also a multi-year FAA Diamond Award of Excellence recipient for outstanding maintenance service and continued education.

The company also operates a flight school and aircraft rental business, First Wing Flight. First Wing Flight’s Chief Flight Instructor, Pat Gaston, has earned numerous awards, including the AOPA Distinguished Flight Instructor and Platinum Cirrus Instructor.

In 2019, Sean White, VP and General Manager of First Wing Jet Center, was named one of the National Business Aviation Association’s Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes young leaders who are shaping the future of the industry.

View the entire AIN FBO survey results here.

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