FBO of the Week: Connell Flying Service (KDEH, Decorah, Iowa)
AVweb's latest "FBO of the Week" ribbon goes to Connell Flying Service at Decorah Municipal Airport (KDEH) in Decorah, Iowa.
AVweb reader John Hanson discovered the FBO after an unscheduled stopover:
My wife and I had a change of itinerary caused by the Hurricane Sandy weather system and ended up in Decorah for the night. The FBO [owner], Mike Connell, offered us a free tie-down and courtesy car for the night. After a wonderful overnight at a great historic Decorah hotel, the Winnishiek, we returned the next morning to depart. It had been cold overnight, and mostly due to my poor starting technique, I ran the old battery down trying to get the 182 started. Mike heard the problem and came out with jumper cables without our even having to ask. He got us started and on our way quickly. He had a smile on his face the whole time and wouldn't take a penny for his efforts. Truly an FBO from the old school! Not only will I recommend DEH to everyone I know; my wife and I will certainly return for a weekender sometime!
AVweb is actively seeking out the best FBOs in the country and another one, submitted by you, will be spotlighted here next Monday!