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 shortly after the first of the year.
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 and we expect hundreds of aircraft to arrive in the days leading up to the January 9th kickoff. In addition, our FBO facilities at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Albert Whitted Airport (SPG) will also be welcoming additional aircraft filled with fans heading to the stadium. For us, it is about bringing all of our resources to bear so that arrivals and departing fans enjoy red carpet treatment, no matter who they are rooting for.”
The 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship will be played between the winners of the Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl that will be held on December 31, 2016. “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 shuttle bus or private car service. Sheltair also coordinates with catering companies so that food and beverages are provided as needed. In addition, video access to the game is offered to flight crews along with “tail gate” amenities at planeside.
Sheltair’s Tampa facility has consistently brought top honors in serving the aviation community as 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 won’t do is pick a team,” Kroeppel continued.
TPA is also conveniently located just minutes from 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.