October 2017 Newsletter
The numbers are in
At this point, you're probably tired of hearing about the Hurricane Harvey Airlift. It was a big deal to us since we were so heavily involved and saw the realities up close and personal. It had an emotional impact on all of us. Add to that the newspaper articles, television news reports, magazine stories, VIP visits, and our role in the video played during the keynote speech at the NBAA convention in Las Vegas earlier this month, and I suppose our preoccupation is understandable. Please bear with me as I cap this saga with the final numbers.
GTU Jet purchased $21.2K of fuel for the relief effort and sold it below cost to keep expenses as low as possible for pilots flying relief missions. Through an agreement made in advance with Avfuel Corporation and the City of Georgetown, fuel discounts on the back end made fuel operations a break-even concern for the FBO.
I won't drone on about the airlift anymore in my monthly column or on social media. But, the next time you're in hangar 1B, where we staged the relief effort, gaze up high on the wall.There, you'll see the Texas Flag presented to acknowledge the efforts of all those who participated in this outpouring of compassionate support. Know that through the combined efforts of the PALS / Sky Hope Network, Austin Disaster Relief Network, Celebration Church, AeroJet, Avfuel Corporation, the City of Georgetown, countless local businesses, area residents, and tireless volunteers, we made a difference.
As always, thanks for your business. We truly couldn't do it without you!
Ken Mabe General Manager
GTU Jet has office and shop space available in Building 1 - conveniently located near the airport entrance for quick access to Interstate 35 and SH 130. The available 700 square foot area includes six (6) offices and a large reception and waiting area. Occupants of the space have shared access to the restrooms and breakroom.
Need more space? Centrally located between the two large hangars is an additional 3,690 square feet of raw space with attached private office and restroom adjacent to 924 square feet of conditioned shop space.
Ready to schedule a tour? Give Ken Mabe a call at (512) 869-0900.
2nd ANNUAL 50 FELLAS FOODFEST
Georgetown ISD Education Foundation's new fall fundraiser will feature 50 manly teams showcasing their culinary talent with appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Team creations will be judged by guests and awarded by popular vote - there's nothing like a little friendly competition to get things cookin'!
When: Saturday, October 28, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: GTU Jet Hangar, 160 Terminal Drive
Don't miss your chance to be part of the biggest cook-off in town - register a team, become a sponsor, donate to the silent auction, or buy your tickets today. Every dollar benefits the students of GISD. Contact Ashley Schroeder with questions.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit GISD Foundation. Check out their video from last year.
LOCKER SPACE AVAILABLE
Sick of lugging around your flight gear? We have a great deal on locker space
right here at GTU Jet!
Lockers complete featuring a placard with your tail number for just $20 per month.
Stop by the front desk and reserve yours today!
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Our Employee of the Month for September is Ryan Kane.
Ryan started in February as a Line Service Technician and over the past few months, when we have been short handed, stepped up and became a very valuable member of the GTU Jet team.
Ryan has gone above and beyond by helping train new employees while making sure our customers receive the service they expect. Thank you Ryan for all your hard work!
Congratulations to Melissa Kennedy on her one year anniversary at GTU Jet. Melissa works Saturdays and always comes in with a smile on her face. Thank you Melissa for all you do!
Well done to our line service technician, Tom Meade (Left), for successfully completing his NATA Safety First training! The online training allows our staff to review all of the information needed to successfully and safely provide the best service to our customers. Our staff, including our Customer Service Representatives, are all NATA Certified!
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
Check out the new signs at GTU Jet, made by our very own Operations Manager, Brad Lamb. Stop in and see how good they look.