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New FBO Operator at Davidson County Airport, Lexington NC New Website and Special Fly In Packages

Lexington, NC (December 15, 2010) – Davidson County Airport in Lexington, North Carolina is under the direction of a new fixed base operator. Karel Van Der Linden replaced former FBO operator Everette Tate after buying out Tate and Carolina Aero Services, LLC. Van Der Linden will operate under the name Fly High Lexington, LLC. Van Der Linden brings over 25 years of experience in financial and operational management to the Davidson County Airport. Previously, Van Der Linden served as vice president, corporate controller and officer to Mercury Air Centers, Inc. He was also vice president and interim manager for Air Aruba, N.V. The native of Aruba moved to the United States in 1998. Fly High Lexington launched a new website where they plan to attract local and transient jet and general aviation customers. Davidson County Airport is located in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina and is directly adjacent to Interstate 85, Highway 52 and Business 85. As part of its goal to attract more transient business the FBO has developed a special Fly In package using the area’s wineries as the main attraction. Carolina Wine Country Tours by Prestige Limo include lunch at Childress Vineyards and a selection of 4 additional wineries in Davidson County and the region. Overnight accommodations with Holiday Inn – The Vineyards or Marriott Winston-Salem, Twin City Quarter are also included. Carolina Wine Country Tour packages start at $255 per person with a minimum of 4 people required. Visit, email or call 336-956-7774 for information and reservations. *********************************** 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.