Call it Destiny or Just Hard Work, Hill Aircraft is
Atlanta’s Longest-running FBO for Good Reason
ATLANTA – It’s a good thing for Georgia aviation that Guy Hill, Sr. proved you can come back from the dead.
Some might call it luck, but when you cheat death and live on, fulfilling a life-long dream to create a family-led legacy now into its 59th year, then it might well be divine destiny.
If you doubt the concept of destiny, then a visit to Hill Aircraft at Fulton County Airport (FTY) could change your mind.
One of the newest Phillips 66® Aviation-branded dealers, Hill Aircraft may never have existed had a doctor not noticed that Guy Hill, Sr. had a pulse, long after being declared dead from a 1942 Navy training flight. But then Hill was nothing if not tenacious. Hill cheated death, rebuilt his FBO after a fire destroyed his uninsured facility, and even stole his own aircraft back from a Mexican government determined to keep it.
These days, the legacy of a Georgia aviation pioneer is thriving as a full-service FBO strategically located just six miles from downtown Atlanta.
Featuring a charter fleet of Citations, robust maintenance capabilities – and a safety record honored by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) for 50 years of accident-free operation – Hill Aircraft succeeds by focusing on arrivals with something it calls “Sensational Southern Service.”
And, 10 years after Guy Hill, Sr. passed, his dream of turning an FBO into a family asset is being led by son Guy Hill, Jr. and son-in-law Larry Westbrook.
“Service is everything,” explains Guy Hill, Jr., CEO, Hill Aircraft. “Our service continues to be ranked among the best in the business, with our dedicated employees leading the way. Our slogan of ‘Focused on Arrival,’ portrays our commitment to servicing our customers’ needs.
“Hill Aircraft has always been fortunate to have incredible people, loyal friends and longtime customers.”