Avfuel Branded Base
Ops At Page Field Debuts Brand New FBO
By Steve Hall
August 31, 2011 - Pilots and passengers flying into Lee
County Port Authority’s Page Field may not recognize the
FBO formerly known as The Aviation Center. Renamed Base
Ops at Page Field, a new terminal complex has been
constructed to reflect Page Field’s rich military
history as a World War II training base.
“The whole concept, from the architecture to the décor, is reminiscent of the airport’s role in the World War II era,” said Barry Bratton, Director of General Aviation.
“The terminal was designed to reflect construction trends of that time- the arched roofline, the towers and all the glass. The public areas of the terminal feature poured terrazzo flooring, which has become a lost art.”
Chief Pilot Jim Cawthard and other employees worked closely with local historians to design displays of military artifacts to illustrate the airport’s military heritage. Murals were created from actual photos taken at the Page Field training base during World War II.
full-scale model of a P-51 fighter aircraft is suspended from
the ceiling. No detail was overlooked - modern ground equipment
has been painted olive drab to resemble Army service vehicles
and front desk uniforms, designed by Fort Myers-based clothing
retailer Chico’s, have a 1940s feel.
element ties into our history,” Bratton said. “We’re excited to
share that history with our visitors.” Base Ops at Page Field
officially unveiled the new name and look of the new terminal
complex to the Fort Myers community in a dedication ceremony on
expect competitive fuel prices, complimentary ground services,
and amenities such as wireless internet, snacks and beverages, a
comfortable pilot’s lounge, recreational room, an executive
conference room and more. The airport can accommodate large
aircraft (such as a G-5) and a spacious 24,000 square-foot
hangar provides ample aircraft storage space.
thrilled to be on board with Base Ops at Page Field as they
debut their new look and features,” said Avfuel Director of
Marketing Marci Ammerman. “Combined with the variety of services
they continue to offer, the new look and displays will certainly
make flying in or out of Page Field a memorable experience.”
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