Banyan Pilot Shop, a dealer of pilot supplies and aviation electronics for general and professional aviation and part of Banyan Air Service located at Fort Lauderdale Executive airport in Florida, has promoted Abby Self to store manager. In this position, she is responsible for the growth, leadership, organisation and management of the retail store.
Self began her career at Banyan in December 2019 as the store buyer. She has over 13 years of experience in the retail and merchandising industry with extensive experience as an e-commerce manager.
“We were fortunate to have Abby on the team as the retail industry took a hit during the pandemic year,” says Jon Tonko, Banyan's director of FBO services. “She has successfully brought store sales to new heights and continues to lead the team towards providing the best customer service experience.”
Self not only brings management experience to the team, she also has a private pilot licence with tailwheel endorsement. She began her passion for aviation at an early age. Her father was a pilot, and she was flying before she could walk. She learned to fly in Salt Lake City and hopes to complete her instrument rating, then move on to commercial. She is also proud to be a member of the Ninety-Nines: International Organization of Women Pilots and continues to support women in aviation.