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A Sportsman’s Guide to Private Travel

A Sportsman’s Guide to Private Travel
Nov 01, 2017

Sportsmen and sportswomen who like to travel have some specific concerns.

 

Like everyone with a passion, the more time you spend doing it and the less time you spend getting to where “the action is,” the better.

 

But people who love to hunt and fish have an affinity with the outdoors, and there are few things less natural than an airport security line, departure lounge, or wedged into an airline seat with a hundred or so stressed out travelers.

 

Driving is always an option, but if you’re interested in visiting far-flung fishing holes and hunting spots within the United States, you could spend a good chunk of your vacation behind the wheel of your car rather than at the lake or in the woods.

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A College Football Lover’s Guide to Private Travel

A College Football Lover’s Guide to Private Travel
Oct 13, 2017

 

Many college football fans are serious about bringing the “home court advantage” to away games.

 

The most die-hard football fans feel duty-bound to ensure there is a respectable showing of color in the stadium at away games, no matter how far they need to travel.

 

The traditional options for getting to away games in the Southwest U.S. or for those living elsewhere to get “home” have traditionally included the inconvenience of a LONG road trip or the indignities of modern airline travel, including restrictions, delays, and “less than optimal” customer service experiences.

 

Road trips can be fun, but may not be optimal for some groups or families, or for people with demanding work schedules.

 

Some fans are discovering a third option – chartering a plane for a tailgating trip.

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Francis Aviation Hires VP to Accelerate Growth

Francis Aviation Hires VP to Accelerate Growth
Aug 29, 2017

Francis Aviation, a Charter and FBO company at Santa Teresa and Las Cruces New Mexico has selected John Stuart as its Vice President.

 

Francis Aviation has future plans for expansion to continue to serve a growing base of customers in the area.  For example, in Santa Teresa, Francis Aviation is developing and constructing a state of the art fuel farm.   In Las Cruces, Francis Aviation is expanding and remodeling its FBO facilities to provide a professional and modern environment for the increasing numbers of passengers and pilots.

 

“John brings an excellent mix of private FBO, Navy and Texas A&M MBA credentials, experience, discipline, knowledge and leadership to the table.  We are excited to have him on board. He came highly recommended by our contacts in the industry.” Said William Kell of Franklin Mountain Management, who was charged with the executive search.

 

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Private Flights – Visit Marfa Texas, Without the Long Drive!

Private Flights – Visit Marfa Texas, Without the Long Drive!
Jul 28, 2017

Private flights to Marfa, Texas, are an attractive alternative to the long car drive or awkward airline trip (plus long car drive!)

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Plane Spotting at the Doña Ana County International Jetport

Plane Spotting at the Doña Ana County International Jetport
Jun 26, 2017

“It’s been a really interesting spring with a lot of really interesting and unusual aircraft visiting the airport,” said Nicholas E. Gogolew, Jr., the Regional Operations Manager of Francis Aviation, which runs an FBO at the Jetport.

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Francis Aviation Hires Pilot with Wide-Ranging Experience

Francis Aviation Hires Pilot with Wide-Ranging Experience
May 17, 2017

Trade shows, conventions, and family vacations mean summer travel. Given recent events in the news, more people are choosing to bypass the airlines, citing anxiety and inconvenience. More people are choosing to fly charter.

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