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Firkus Aircraft appointed Authorized Textron Aviation Service Facility

Chilliwack-based aircraft maintenance organization, Firkus Aircraft, is proud to announce they are now a Canadian Authorized Textron Aviation Service Facility servicing both Cessna and Beechcraft piston aircraft.

Firkus Aircraft has called Chilliwack, BC home for more than 50 years. President, Ray Firkus, was taught about aircraft maintenance from his father, Gordon Firkus, who started Firkus Aircraft in the mid-1960s. Now as a three generation multi-family business, they are modernizing the company while staying true to their traditional roots of making safety the top priority.

They have added a dedicated parts department, a mobile maintenance trailer, and continue to grow to help both Cessna and Beechcraft owners keep their aircraft in the air.

Exciting News!!

We hope you all enjoyed the series “Airshow”!! If you missed it, you can check out the whole series on the Discovery Canada website:

The series has aired in Canada, the UK the Middle-east, and South Africa so far! Don’t miss it!

Ray and Donna have been selected to be part of a new Discovery Channel series called Airshow. From the makers of Highway Through Hell, Air Show will follow Ray and Donna all around North America to give you a inside look at what air bossing is all about. Unveiled at the International Council of Air Shows, new documentary series produced by Great Pacific Television will be airing on Discovery Channel. The show will be premiering in January 2015!!! Check back for more information.

Instituto Aeronáutico Centroamericano

Ray Firkus and Donna Flynn of Firkus Aircraft/Showline Airshow Services were in Costa Rica for the countries first airshow at Puntarenas. Because of logistical glitches they and Michelle Neiforth of Super Dave Airshows were without a ride between the airport of Tobias Bolanos and the resort where the aircraft were staging from, Tambor. Daniel Campos, CFI for the flying school, IACA, came to their rescue.

IACA, the Instituto Aeronáutico Centroamericano is both a flying school and charter company based at Tobias Bolanos which is only a few miles from the Juan Santamaria International Airport, one of the main airports in Costa Rica. Continue reading