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Sheltair's Daytona International Airport FBO prepares to welcome NASCAR fans
A welcome sign of winter: the checkered flag
If there is one good thing to say about winter, it's the return of NASCAR action at Daytona Speedway in Florida, which is why Sheltair's FBO facility at Daytona International Airport (DAB) is preparing to welcome a grateful audience that seeks the roar of horsepower and the smell of competition tires on asphalt.
Come January 28th and 29th, NASCAR is offering fans the first of the season's competitions: the grueling "Rolex 24" endurance race which is described as "a sunrise to sunset marathon that is merciless on both driver and machine as sleep-starved crews perform mechanical miracles."
In anticipation of the endurance race, auto race fans from across the country have already begun to book their charter flights so that they may taxi in to Sheltair's DAB ramp and quickly walk or take a shuttle to the Daytona International Speedway.
Frank Seymour, Sheltair's Senior Vice President, stated, "Our guests are always pleased to find themselves so close to the speedway and only a short drive away from everything Daytona Beach has to offer. Flight crews give us high marks for our support amenities such as a flight planning and weather rooms, conference rooms, WIFI and complimentary refreshments and, equally important, our ability to service flights during a high traffic event."
Seymour says the speedway is so close they can hear the sound of high performance race cars from their Sheltair offices at the airport. "There is no mistaking the sound of America's premier endurance race. Just hearing those engines gets your adrenalin going, but it's our job to make sure our passengers arrive safely and in style. "
Sheltair, a privately-owned aviation development company, operates 17 premier FBOs and manages over three million square feet of aviation related properties throughout Florida, Georgia and New York. Sheltair services include fueling, ground handling, hangar and office leasing and turn-key design/build of aviation properties. For more information visit us at www.sheltairaviation.com
Sheltair, one of the nation’s leading providers of aviation support services, is gearing up to welcome many of America’s most ardent football fans arriving to attend the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on January 9th.
Ms. Karen Kroeppel, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sheltair, stated, “Our terminal at Tampa International Airport (TPA), will be the closest thing to an aviation tailgate party during this much anticipated football bowl game between the Clemson Tigers and Alabama’s Crimson Tide. We expect hundreds of aircraft to arrive in the days leading up to kickoff. In addition, our FBO facilities at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), Albert Whitted Airport (SPG), and Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) will also be welcoming additional aircraft filled with supporters heading to the stadium. For us, it is about bringing all of our resources to bear so that arriving and departing fans enjoy red carpet treatment, no matter which side they are rooting for.”
“For college football fans, this is the Superbowl, the World Series and the Masters all wrapped up with a single bow, and it keeps the holiday excitement alive for yet another week,” observed Kroeppel.
Supporting the Bowl “airlift” Sheltair professionals create a parking plan to ensure each aircraft is afforded appropriate support while transportation is arranged for guests whether they wish to arrive at the stadium by complimentary shuttle bus or private car service. Sheltair also coordinates with onsite catering companies so that food and beverages are provided as needed. In addition, televised access to the game is offered to flight crews along with “tail gate” amenities at planeside and the ability to earn triple AVTRIP rewards.
Sheltair’s Tampa facility has consistently brought top honors in serving the aviation community with its customer service and facility offerings. It has four hangars totaling 108,000 SF of hangar space, 14,000 square feet of terminal/FBO support space, 12,000 square feet of canopies for covered aircraft parking and over 10 acres of apron and aircraft parking space.
“There is little we cannot provide our visiting aircraft, crew and guests. The only thing we can’t do is pick the winning team,” Kroeppel continued.
TPA is also conveniently located just minutes from the stadium and downtown Tampa and its beaches which makes it the prime airport for business and recreational travelers seeking to easily access these destinations after the final touchdown.
Sheltair, a privately-owned aviation development company, operates 17 premier FBOs and manages over three million square feet of aviation related properties throughout Florida, Georgia and New York. Sheltair services include fueling, ground handling, hangar and office leasing and turn-key design/build of aviation properties. For more information visit www.sheltairaviation.com