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2011 Barbecue Festival Fly In

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Celebration of First Anniversary

Celebration of First Anniversary and a 48% increase in fuel sales for Fly High Lexington, at the Davidson County Airport in Lexington, NC Lexington, NC (August 1, 2011) – August 1, 2011 marks the first anniversary for Fly High Lexington at the Davidson County Airport in Lexington, NC. The past year has seen an increase in fuel sales of 48% compared to the previous year. “We knew coming in that the airport had potential for growth and we are excited to see those results so soon” said Karel Van Der Linden, Owner and Director of Fly High Lexington. The company achieved this increase through a variety of methods including attracting new tenants for the airport and increasing transient Jet A and Avgas customers. Service and facility improvements were also made which included longer operational hours, expansion of the flight school and the addition of a maintenance department under the leadership of the Director of Maintenance, Edward Holland. The FBO also launched a new website www.FlyHighLexington.com and Face book campaign.  From December 12, 2010 to July 31, 2011 the website has received 3,500 visits from 709 cities and 38 countries. Moving into its second year the FBO plans to focus its efforts on securing new tenants for its corporate hangars and growing the airport’s transient business even further. Visit www.FlyHighLexington.com, email Info@FlyHighLexington.com or call 336-956-7774 for more information. *********************************** Fly High Lexington serves as FBO (Fixed Base Operator) and Airport Manager for the Davidson County Airport, Lexington, NC. The full service operation includes pilot facilities, catering, crew car, conference room, corporate hangars, maintenance and a flight school. Davidson County Airport features state of the art equipment that includes a newly installed precision instrument landing system, a 5,000 foot runway, 50 T-hangars, 6 corporate hangars, a 12,000 square foot heated community hangar and a 12,000 square foot maintenance hangar. The airport is located in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina and is directly adjacent to Interstate 85, Highway 52 and Business 85.

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Big Toy Day

Save the date for second run of Big Toy Day The second-annual Big Toy Day presented by Communities In Schools of Lexington/Davidson County will take place on Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Davidson County Airport. The price of admission will remain the same: Free for children ages 10 and under and $5 for all others. Big Toy Day is a unique and affordable opportunity for Triad families to enjoy food, fun and fellowship while getting a new perspective on a variety of specialty vehicles and large equipment. Last year 1,500 visitors came out to explore more than 40 “big toys,” including planes, tractors, fire trucks, race cars and boats. Available for purchase will be refreshments such as hot dogs, popcorn and drinks. New this year, Communities In Schools will be giving away two brand-new bicycles to one girl and one boy. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each. As Communities In Schools’ second-largest fundraising event of the year, proceeds from Big Toy Day help offset the cost of providing much-needed support to the students of our community. In addition to providing mentors to more than 360 students in Lexington and Davidson County, CIS serves over 11,000 students by providing them with basic necessities such as school, hygiene and medical supplies, and connecting them to community resources. Those interested in displaying a “big toy” on Aug. 27 should contact the Communities In Schools office directly. Sponsorships for Big Toy Day 2011 are also available. Please call 336-242-1520 or email ciscrc@triad.rr.com for more information.

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Big Toy Day

It’s big And it’s back! Big Toy Day Come explore fire trucks, boats, planes, hot rods and more! Don’t miss your chance to ride away on a brand new bicycle! CIS will be selling raffle tickets for $1 each. Two winners: One boy and one girl! Download Flyer

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Wake Forest Sports and Sapona Country Club sign deals with Fly High Lexington

Lexington, NC (May 26, 2011) – Fly High Lexington, a new FBO at the Davidson County Airport in Lexington, NC has signed agreements with Wake Forest Sports and Sapona Country Club, a private golf club near the airport. “Fly High Lexington continues to seek new and unique marketing vehicles to attract and service transient customers” says, Karel Van Der Linden, Owner and Director of Fly High Lexington. The agreement with Wake Forest Sports (www.WakeForestSports.com) includes airport information for alumni and fans of Wake Forest University as well as other schools coming in to compete against them. Notre Dame for instance will play Wake Forest in football on November 5, 2011. Notre Dame typically draws a large number of private single and twin engine airplanes including jets. The Davidson County Airport offers a convenient location with full service amenities to this unique group. Golf and dining passes are on the menu at Sapona Country Club (www.Saponacc.com), a classic Carolina golf club. Discounted golf and cart fees are available to transient crew and customers exclusively through Fly High Lexington. And Fly High Lexington has just signed on with Colt International (www.ColtInternational.com) and Shell Contract Fuel (www.ShellAviationCards.com) as the FBO continues to seek new ways to service its customers. Visit www.FlyHighLexington.com, email Info@FlyHighLexington.com or call 336-956-7774 for information and reservations.

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New FBO operator at EXX

Fly High Lexington, a new FBO operator at Davidson County Airport (EXX) in Lexington, N.C., now features guaranteed fuel pricing on Fltplan.com, a discount for Sun ‘n Fun pilots, and a free shuttle to Lexington Style Barbecue. Pilot traveling to and from Lakeland, Fla., for the 37th Annual Sun n’ Fun will receive a discount of 10 cents a gallon on fuel purchases, according to FBO officials. Click here to read entire article at generalaviationnews.com

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Fly High Lexington – Guarantees Fuel Prices on Fltplan.com

Fly High Lexington, a new FBO operator at the Davidson County Airport in Lexington, North Carolina features guaranteed fuel pricing on www.Fltplan.com, a discount for Sun n’ Fun and a free shuttle to Lexington Style Barbecue Lexington, NC (March 18, 2011) – As part of its goal to attract more transient business and introduce the airport and new FBO operator, Fly High Lexington, at the Davidson County Airport in Lexington, North Carolina has agreed to guarantee its fuel prices as listed on www.FltPlan.com. Additionally for Lakeland, Florida’s 37th Annual Sun n’ Fun event the FBO will extend a discount of $0.10/gallon. The event, scheduled for March 29 to April 3, 2011 attracts an estimated 160,000 aviation fans annually. Lexington North Carolina is famous for Lexington Style Barbecue so the FBO is also offering a free shuttle to Backcountry Barbecue. “With oil prices being so unpredictable lately we felt it was a good way to let the aviation community know that we are here as a new FBO operator at a fantastic airport facility in a central location” says, Karel Van Der Linden, Owner and Director of Fly High Lexington. Visit www.FlyHighLexington.com, email Info@FlyHighLexington.com or call 336-956- 7774 for information and reservations.

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Davidson County airport seeks lift via marketing

The new managers of the Davidson County Airport are investing thousands of dollars in a marketing plan aimed at transforming the quiet rural facility into an international arrival destination for a variety of aircraft. Plans by Fly High Lexington — a private company contracted by the county to run the airport — are part of a larger blueprint to improve the facility and address a decline in activity experienced during the recession. The 75-acre airport is located on I-85 just south of Lexington and primarily caters to general aviation customers. Fly High will spend between $10,000 and $15,000 each year …

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Innagural Barbecue Cookoff Receives Sanctioning

(Lexington, NC)  Uptown Lexington, Inc. will host the area’s first BBQ Capital Cook-off, which was sanctioned by Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS)   just last week.   The event will be held April 22-23, 2011 in uptown Lexington. “It is a huge endorsement for Uptown Lexington, Inc. to receive this ‘seal of approval’ from KCBS,” said Chad Hodges, chair of the BBQ Capital Cook-off.  “KCBS sanctioning brings integrity, experience, a base of cookers and judges, and a support system of other organizers. So this provides the platform to make sure we have a respected and successful event right from the start. ” Click here to read the entire article.

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