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Hill reflects on eventful 65-year climb
Since its founding in 1955, Georgia's Hill Aircraft has had no shortage of challenges to overcome, including oil crises and fallouts from wars and depressions. It has emerged out the other side triumphantly, 65 years later.
Surviving and thriving for 65 years has been a team effort for Hill Aircraft.

Hill Aircraft, a family-owned FBO located at Fulton County Executive airport in Atlanta, Georgia is celebrating its 65th year in operation. The company was founded in 1955 by Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame legend Guy Hill Sr. From his early beginnings as a small business owner struggling to make payroll, Hill prevailed through a fire in 1962 that burned the FBO facility to the ground by setting up offices the next day in a T-hangar.

Over the next several decades, Hill faced many other adversities including the oil embargo of the 1970s that limited the supply of fuel, the Iraq War of the 1990s that caused fuel prices to surge, and the early 2000s' Great Recession that threatened the company's survival once again.

Today under the direction of his son, president and CEO Guy Hill Jr, his legacy continues. Family values remain a central part of Hill Aircraft’s leadership philosophy and team culture. While the business has grown significantly over the years as the industry has evolved, Hill credits its success to the dedication of its experienced employees who are vital in delivering the best customer service possible.

“As Hill Aircraft honours its achievements, we also look to a future that embraces these same values and principles while evolving the levels of services to meet the demands of our customers,” comments Guy Hill, Jr. “Currently on the horizon for us are sustainable fuel availability, the expansion of facilities to accommodate growth and additional capabilities offered under our aircraft management and maintenance programmes. Hill Aircraft celebrates this milestone with utmost gratitude to the aviation community and our loyal customers who have helped make us what we are today.”

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