Gillespie Air Services

David Smith was a corporate executive who had lived and worked around the world.  Upon retirement in 1994, he and his wife Beverly moved to Fredericksburg, drawn by the central geographic location and the German culture and values.  In 1996 they opened Gillespie Air Services, the sole Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) at the Gillespie County Airport.  The company’s facilities include professional flight support services, fuel, business aircraft storage hangars and a car rental service.  The Gillespie County Airport is a public use facility owned and operated by Gillespie County.  It is also home to general aircraft maintenance, inspection and avionics companies, a hotel, diner and conference facility.  David felt that Fredericksburg was an ideal place to invest because generations of leaders had made smart decisions for the long-term benefit of the community.  The result is that Gillespie County offers more – and better – of everything visitors look for.  “We are extremely pleased with the results.  Fredericksburg is the best ‘life’ decision we have made.”