Airport Manager Stands Out From Crowd & Makes A Real Difference

Airport Manager Stands Out From Crowd & Makes A Real Difference
August 10, 2010 Mike Tully

Each quarter Aerial Services’ employees evaluate their peers and nominate those who produce superior results. The activity is intended to identify those individuals, reward them, and share their stories. All this is ultimately done so Aerial Services continues to excel at our business and bring value to our clients.

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Brian Curtis, Aerial Services’ (& subsidiary Cedar Valley Aviation’s [CVA]) Airport Manager, was awarded this quarter’s “Above & Beyond” award on July 7, 2010. The award was made for his “Dedication, Willingness to Do More Than Asked, & Professional Airport Management.” Brian joined the team as Airport Manager in 2009. Since that time, he has continually improved the general aviation & company crew experience at the Waverly Municipal Airport (C25), Aerial Services’ aircraft home.

Brian wears many hats within his official role. First, he is tasked with ongoing airport management. This includes administering all Fixed Based Operation (FBO) activities & “gets his hands dirty” with on-site mechanics. Second, Brian helps keep Aerial Services flight crews organized and efficient by continually innovating new ways to manage tasks, schedules, etc. Thirdly, Brian acts as an Aerial Services camera operator when needed. During the company’s recent purchase of two Leica ADS80 sensors, Brian was instrumental in helping to get these devices flying and also assisted with acquisition.

Upon nomination, one of his co-workers noted Brian “should receive this award for his dedication to [the company and] for taking on tasks outside of his job description … [he] learn[ed] the digital camera system and how to operate it … then [wrote] a procedure manual and train[ed] the camera operators to use it.” For Brian, this kind of extra effort is typical.

Kirk Fisher, the company’s Vice President & CFO, stated, “Brian is a great example of an employee who gets the job done. We can trust him to manage the Waverly Airport on our and the City’s behalf, plus we appreciate his efforts to better Aerial Services’ operations both directly and indirectly. He certainly deserves this award.”

We ask you to join Aerial Services in congratulating Brian Curtis on his much-deserved “Above & Beyond” award. Brian, thank you for being an excellent example & continued commitment to excellence!