Committed to Customer Service

Committed to Customer Service

It is our sincere mission, to meet and exceed your expectations when you are at Smyrna Air Center.  While our team constantly tweaks our policies and procedures to help aid in this mission- nothing is more valuable than your feedback. As we strive daily to...
Hosting the Breitling Jet Team

Hosting the Breitling Jet Team

In order to share its passion for aerobatics with a broad audience, Breitling has created the Breitling Jet Team, the world’s largest professional civilian flight team performing on jets. Each year, the Breitling Jet Team performs around fifty demonstrations...
Enjoying The Holiday

Enjoying The Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving, from your friends at Smyrna Air Center.  So that our employees can enjoy the holidays with their loved ones, we will be closed on Thursday November 26, 2014. If you need assistance on this day, our call-out service will be available at...
Great Tennessee Air Show

Great Tennessee Air Show

The Great Tennessee Air Show of 2014 is This Weekend! Smyrna Air Center is proud to be hosting the Blue Angels during their stay. Come on out the the Smyrna Airport (MQY), in Smyrna, TN, and watch the top aerial performers. See the list of scheduled performers HERE....
Special Recognition

Special Recognition

We have an excellent team here at Smyrna Air Center, and we like to recognize quality work and service.  The following is an email from a new customer that we received on May 9, 2013: Dear Neal,  My name is Blake B., and I am a new customer of Smyrna Air Center....
Aircraft Purchase FAQs

Aircraft Purchase FAQs

(Part 3 of 5) Questions to Consider Before Purchasing an Aircraft You’ve made the decision to buy an aircraft, and you’ve found a great buyer’s agent / broker to help you.  Now, it’s time to ask yourself some questions; so, here’s a list to help you get started.  If...
Dave’s Maintenance Tips

Dave’s Maintenance Tips

 Pneumatic System Good operational habits of your aircraft can help you to save money and avoid out base breakdowns. Some examples of good operational habits with regards your pressure/vacuum/pneumatic system: I would recommend alternating the engines that you start...
Aircraft Purchasing Primer

Aircraft Purchasing Primer

(Part 1 of 5) As a successful business person, you’ve no doubt been involved in countless complicated high-dollar acquisitions and business deals over the years.  You’ve contemplated the effect on your business, considered the upside and covered the downside.  You’ve...
ADS-B: The Equipment

ADS-B: The Equipment

In our previous blog on ADS-B we spoke of the basics of what ADS-B is, now I would like to share some specific information on the newly released Garmin solutions to the ADS-B mandate. Garmin has provided several different options to accommodate a variety of solutions....
ADS-B : The Basics

ADS-B : The Basics

I’m sure most of you have at least heard the term ADS-B, it stands for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, it is a new technology that allows air traffic controllers to see traffic using highly accurate GPS signals via your transponder. As a result, ADS-B...
Pesky Nose Wheel Inspections?

Pesky Nose Wheel Inspections?

        Would you like to install a new nose wheel on your King Air C90 to eliminate the required recurring nose wheel inspections? No problem, all you need is: The Cleveland Kit (Part Number Specific to your Aircraft) The Supplemental Type...
Wing Tip Light Installation

Wing Tip Light Installation

  Installation of Aveo Engineering Wing Tip Lights.     On this aircraft, the original factory supplied light is a combination Nav. Light, Position Light (Tail Nav.) and Strobe Light. The strobe system consists of a separate Flash Tube (Bulb) and Power...
Newsletter-July 2012

Newsletter-July 2012

The NEW Smyrna Air Center Newsletter/July 2012 What’s New at The NEW Smyrna Air Center? by Blake Tumbleson, Director of Sales and Marketing blake@SmyrnaAirCenter.com * 615.459.3337 Well the short answer to this question is, EVERYTHING!   Here is a quick run...

Lessons From Rob #1

My Brakes Don’t Work! I was working in a medium size General Aviation shop and we got a lot of twin Cessna’s.  A 421C owner comes in and says his brakes don’t work. I checked everything, linings, discs, bleeding…the brakes worked fine. I signed...

“Budget” Annual Inspections!

Part 43 Appendix D and Annual Inspections Part 43 Appendix D vs. Manufacturer’s Inspection Outline FAR 43.15 contains rules about what an Annual Inspection must include. It states, for example, that an annual must include everything in Part 43 Appendix D. The...

Finding The Right Shop

Found The Right Aircraft Maintenance Shop? No matter where you go, the work performed is only as good as the people who complete the task.  When you make the decision on where to have your maintenance done, consider this: Who will be working on the aircraft? How much...
Precision and Paperwork

Precision and Paperwork

Aircraft Paperwork Nobody likes it. It is one of the most neglected areas of aviation maintenance and especially in General Aviation. Do you have all your 337 forms available for modifications completed to your aircraft? Were they properly filed? Do you maintain the...
The NEW Question…

The NEW Question…

The NEW Question from Smyrna Air Center…. Perhaps you read the recent press release from us regarding The NEW Smyrna Air Center.  If you did, thank you!  If you did not, don’t worry.  I’ll cut right to the chase in this blog post. Like any business, Smyrna Air Center...
The NEW Cargo Choice

The NEW Cargo Choice

Cargo Operators, listen to this! Smyrna Air Center is the NEW choice for cargo operators in Smyrna, Tennessee!  On any given day (or night usually) you’ll see our dedicated 12 acre cargo ramp lined with cargo planes, fuel trucks, and forklifts.  Everything from Boeing...