FBO of the Week: Dutchess Aviation (KPOU, Poughkeepsie, NY)
AVweb's latest "FBO of the Week" ribbon goes to Dutchess Aviation at Dutchess County Airport (KPOU) in Wappingers Falls(/Poughkeepsie), New York.
Dutchess recently hosted the Cessna Pilots Society for its annual fly-in, and multiple CPS pilots were impressed enough to nominate them. Reader Jeffrey Chipetine wrote:
The FBO was heavily tasked as our operational tempo included daily fly-outs and New York Corridor tours. Fuel requests were filled quickly and with a smile. Many flights were "all seats full" and required careful, accurate fueling to keep the weight & balance inside the envelope, and Dutchess Aviation did it right every time. Service with a smile was the rule! The FBO enthusiasm was met equally by the airport maintenance personnel and by those manning the Tower Cab. The airport was spotlessly clean, the grass trimmed like it was being manicured. An unused building was even retasked to serve as our unofficial clubhouse for the event, complete with restrooms, A. C., and even a grill for afternoon burgers on the deck. The airport manager, Ed Rose, directs a dedicated and impressive staff. ATC was equally friendly, with multiple rapid-fire requests for clearances to begin flying the NYC Corridor Tour handled without a ruffle. From-out-of-the-area pilots were made to feel welcome and comfortable. While this is a nomination for "FBO of the Week," the award for the overall excellence we enjoyed during our stay really demands that the entire crew at KPOU be recognized. Nicely done, all!
AVweb is actively seeking out the best FBOs in the country and another one, submitted by you, will be spotlighted here next Monday!