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SHERMAN/DENISON, Texas / May 10, 2021 / Aviation News – Rise Aviation held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 3, 2021, for its new FBO terminal at North Texas Regional Airport (KGYI) in Sherman/Denison, Texas.

Owner George Schuler along with Kelly Cannell and Mike Livezey of Rise Aviation were joined by: Judge Bill Magers of Grayson County; county commissioners, Bart Lawrence and Phyllis James; members of the Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority Board, Robert Brady and Bill Benton; and elected officials from both Sherman and Denison. Also participating were Rise Aviation’s long-time fuel supplier, Avfuel Corporation, and financial, architectural and design partners, b1 Bank, McCaslin & Associates, Dorsch Interiors in collaboration with Nielsen Collection, and general contractor, Piazza Construction. 

In 2008 Rise Aviation began offering FBO services as Lake Texoma Jet Center when it acquired the existing FBO at North Texas Regional Airport (NTRA). As growth accelerated from the DFW Metroplex north toward NTRA, Rise Aviation began plans for a new modern FBO facility to better serve the general aviation community. Rise entered negotiations with the Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority to acquire an additional leasehold for development of a new state-of-the-art FBO facility.

Currently, Rise Aviation operates four hangar/office facilities at NTRA totaling 67,530 sq. ft. of hangar space, 21,890 sq. ft. of office/shop space, and 7 acres of aircraft ramp space. This new project adds 1.4 acres of leasehold and a 10,721 sq. ft. terminal, which includes a large passenger lobby, crew lounge and separate snooze room, a flight planning area, a vending area, leasable office space, an observation deck overlooking the runways, a large executive conference room, and NTRA’s administrative offices. The new Rise Aviation FBO terminal is slated to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.    

The new state-of-the-art facility was designed to accommodate the needs of the business aviation community well into the future and enables Rise to expand amenities offered to its customers.

“We are delighted to be underway with construction of our new FBO terminal at North Texas Regional Airport,” said Schuler. “Rise looks forward to continue serving the users of North Texas Regional Airport with this new facility. As the North Texas area continues to grow, many businesses and investors who come to Grayson County with thoughts about relocating, building or investing here will arrive in a business aircraft, and we are pleased Rise Aviation’s new facility at NTRA will be Grayson County’s front door to the world.”


Rise Aviation’s mission is to provide our customers with exceptional service, dependable quality products, a clean professional facility, and a warm friendly experience at a fair and competitive price. We are a full service fixed base operation located 60 miles north of Dallas at North Texas Regional Airport (KGYI) in Denison, Texas. The airport property borders State Highway 289, connecting the DFW Metroplex to Lake Texoma, placing North Texas Regional Airport at the center of a booming corridor. Our airport offers a 9,000′ x 150′ runway, making the airport accessible to aircraft of every size, with a second 4,000′ x 75′ runway standing by. The staffed control tower with four instrument approaches, including ILS and automated weather observation system, will fulfill any pilot’s wish list.

Media Contact: Mike Livezey, General Manager, [email protected], 903-786-2666,,