US FBO chain Sheltair Aviation reported supporting more than 100 arrivals at its Daytona Beach International airport location for the NASCAR Speedweek event, which culminated in a sold out Daytona 500 race.
"We were ready for an influx of traffic and hopeful that we'd see a robust showing," says general manager Erika Estrada. "The turnout was astounding. I am proud of our team that made the Speedweek experience for our customers fun and efficient with safe, dependable services.”
To best serve customers with speedy service, Sheltair Daytona Beach recruited the assistance of team members from other areas of Sheltair FBOs, including Lakeland, Orlando, Melbourne and Jacksonville.
To add to the festivities, FlightSafety hosted a well-received Pilot Pit Stop at the FBO. Crews and guests were invited to a hospitality tent to watch the races along with catered food, beverages and games.
Sheltair was also pleased to host the US Air Force Thunderbirds for its flyover performance. The squadron arrived eight days prior to the event and executed all of its performance planning at the award-winning FBO.
Touting an exceptional pit crew from taxiway to speedway, Sheltair guests enjoyed easy access to the racing venue and could easily walk to the Daytona International Speedway thanks to the FBO's location at the airport.
Erika adds: "We are thankful to our guests who entrusted the Sheltair team with their aviation needs for one of Daytona's main events. We take pride in the high-ranking services we provide to the aviation community in Daytona, supporting students, general aviators, airlines and the US military forces."