TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY VISIT
On December 2, 2016 Pearland Regional Airport hosted 13 Aviation Management students from Texas Southern University. The purpose of the visit was to learn about General Aviation Management which included flight line services, airport development, customer service, operations management, and fueling.
It was an honor to host the next generation of aviation managers. We hope to see some students in 2017 for possible internships, where they can further their education and get hands-on training.
For more information about the TSU Aviation program, please contact Tasjah D. Hall, M.S. (Aviation Science and Technology Professor) at 713-313-1811 or HallTD@TSU.edu.
We are excited to announce that tenants of reserved T-hangars will be moving in Monday, January 16! A full crew is currently on site wrapping up the unit-by-unit final inspections and repair list to ensure each unit is perfect for move-in day.
It's not too late to get in on the action - we have a few units still available for lease! Please contact Cassidy Berenato at (512) 216-6042 to learn more.
We're excited to announce we'll be adding a courtesy car to our fleet this month. It will be available to pilots flying into KLVJ for everything from a quick trip to La Casita or a business meeting in downtown Houston.
We are always looking for ways to better serve our customers and a courstesy car is part of the plan.
GET TO KNOW STEPHEN PATCHEN
What were you doing before joining the KLVJ Team? I was an Airborne Cavalry Scout in the US Army for 3.5 years. I enjoyed every minute of it, but family comes first. So in May 2013, when my contract was up, I came home and began attending school here in Houston.
When did you start working for KLVJ? I heard about Pearland Regional Airport's re-opening through friends, met with some members of Texas Aviation Partners and really liked everything I was hearing. In May 2014, I began working as a line technician. It's been almost 2.5 years and I couldn't think of a better group of people to work with.
What do you do for KLVJ now? I make sure that a smile is on every customer's face when they leave the airport - no matter their destination. We're a small team so I help with everything from cleaning, baking, reservations, fuel quality tests, and maintenance.
What is your favorite part of the job? I enjoy that every day is different. I can arrive at the airport in the morning not knowing exactly what types of obstacles we will tackle, but knowing that we will as a team. It is not a "conveyor-belt" job. Each customer needs something different and in the end, I can help them get where they need to be.
What do you like to do in your spare time? I mostly stay at home, reading books, cooking, or spending time with my two year old English Pointer pup.
Share something about your personal life... Years ago, I used to live on a sailboat.
PICTURE OF THE MONTH
We may not know which two teams will be playing in the Superbowl this year, but we do know it will busy in Houston!
Our reservation system is ready. Call us at (281) 482-7551 to reserve your arrival & departure times today.
Don't forget that we are here to make your travel easier! It's our pleasure to assist with any pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight needs you may have. And as always, you will be greeted by our amazing staff, freshly baked Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, Starbucks coffee and complimentary bottled water.