Jet Center in top 20 |

Jet Center in top 20

Cliff Thompson

GYPSUM – Pilots and businesspeople rated the Vail Valley Jet Center at the Eagle County Regional Airport as the 19th best in the nation, according to Aviation International News.The recognition was made based on a survey by pilots and businesspeople conducted by the publication. The jet center provides fuel, hangar space and other services to pilots and passengers of private aircraft.”Their ranking says a lot about how well the Vail Valley Jet Center handles our visitors,” said Ovid Seifers, manager of the Eagle County Airport.In a separate survey of pilots of private aircraft, the Jet Center was ranked 18th – up from 36th last year. The survey covered more than 3,700 such facilities across the country.The Wilson Air Center in Memphis, Tenn. topped the list as the best FBO in the country and Vail’s facility finished ahead of Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., New Orleans and Columbus, Ohio.”We’re pleased with our accomplishments this year,” said the jet center’s general manager, Paul Gordon. “Our biggest progress was made in customer service and in competitive pricing.”Staff Writer Cliff Thompson can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 450, or, Colorado

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