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At Avfuel Corporation, our focus is a 100% dedication to aviation. We’re passionate about our jobs and the role we play in aviation, connecting people, businesses, cultures and governments. It’s a responsibility that goes well beyond fuel supply.

We take a people-first approach to business, granting easy-access to experts across a spectrum of fields: supply, fuel quality assurance, equipment, insurance, trip planning, credit, taxes, sales, marketing, etc. But what makes these experts unique is their ability to empathize with our customers. And with employees who have been in the cockpit, we’re able to understand better than most the needs of pilots.

We’ve asked our employees to share their experiences as pilots, and we’re excited for you to get to know them. Today, we’re spotlighting Skip Bowling, Avfuel’s fleet manager.

Years with Avfuel: 31

When and where did you receive your pilot’s license? 1973 in Ann Arbor

Is your license current? No

Did you hold any certifications? Yes, a multi-engine

Why did you get your license? My father was a flight instructor, so flying was in the family

What types of planes have you flown? Ercoupe, Piper Apache, Cessna 320, Cessna 150 and Shinn 2150A

What was your favorite plane to fly? The Shinn

What would be your dream plane to fly? The BD5-Jet

What’s your favorite location to which you’ve flown? Put-In Bay and South Bass Island

To what place do you aspire to fly? Oxford, OH

Anything else? For more than 10 years, I owned a Shinn 2150A—a rare aircraft that got a lot of attention when flying around the Great Lakes area.