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Flamingo Air acquires Air Tolin facility in Cincinnati
The 17 hangar purchase will give Flamingo Air ample space to service its own fleet, and to offer services to all general aircraft.
Read this story in our January 2024 printed issue.

Flamingo Air, a US company offering FAA certifications in flight training, Part 65 aircraft dispatch certification and Part 107 drone certification, has acquired 17 hangars at the Cincinnati Municipal airport (Lunken Field). The 92,000sq ft hangar space comes fully equipped with tools, testing equipment, metal working equipment, machinery and 10 aircraft tie-down spaces with tens of thousands of aircraft parts. Flamingo Air purchased the maintenance and repair facility from Air Tolin, a small aircraft repair and restoration company. The facility will be renamed GCA Maintenance and Repair, with GCA as a tribute to the Greater Cincinnati Airmen. This property is located just three miles east of downtown Cincinnati and serves as a corporate, private and charter aircraft facility.

With the acquisition, Flamingo Air will be able to expand its services beyond aircraft maintenance and repairs to offer aircraft painting and restoration services and major inspections that are expected to be implemented in 2024.

"This will complete the final addition to the Flamingo family of aviation education and training," says owner Sharon McGee. "Not only will we have ample space to service our own fleet, but we can also now offer services to all general aircraft."

Flamingo Air currently operates its flight school Flamingo Air Academy, and is partnered with Indiana Wesleyan University to allow students the option to turn their pilot's certificate into a college degree. Additionally, it operates Airline Ground Schools, the largest aircraft dispatch certification school in the world, the Worker Bee division and Flamingo Airtronics. Worker Bee trains students, first responders and law enforcement officers, as well as other companies across many industries to fly, maintain and repair drones. Flamingo Airtronics is a division which trains avionics technicians.

The acquisition enables Flamingo Air to offer avionics repair and maintenance to the public, which is not currently available in the field.

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