FBO of the Week: Coulter Field (KCFD, Bryan, Texas)
Makings lemons out of lemonade is the sign of a great FBO, and this week, reader David Townsend tells us how the FBO at Coulter Field (KCFD) in Bryan, Texas took the sting out of an unplanned detour a couple of weeks ago:
On October 19, I was en route to pick up my son from Texas A&M University when a bomb threat (a hoax) forced the evacuation of that campus, including closure of the on-campus airport. Coulter Field is ten miles away, so everyone inbound that afternoon, including many arriving for the football game the next day, diverted to Coulter. I've been to Coulter before, and it has a fine runway with excellent approaches, a generous ramp, and a clean, well-equipped FBO. This day, the staff really rose to the occasion. It was SRO in the lounge. Everyone needed information, transportation, and a cookie. We all got what we needed with a smile, even the LSU fans.
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