Ground Operations

What separates us from the rest and makes us “Tops in Ops”  by performers, military bases, and FAA Flight Safety District Offices is our group of highly dedicated and experienced Ground Operations Personnel. Our staff is well versed on all regulations of the FAA, DOD, State Department of Transportation, or other governmental agencies.

Where aircraft fuel and the public meet, is not the place for the inexperienced. The Ground Operations Specialists sequence your aircraft out of the hot ramp to our Airboss. The airshow ground operations team must be able to properly react to and assess the severity of a ground emergency and direct the appropriate emergency response. If safety is at the forefront of your air show operations, then a Professional Airshow Ground Operations team is an absolute must.

David Schultz Airshows Ground Operations Staff are highly trained in the following:

  • Ground Marshalling
  • Fuel & Oil Logistics
  • Tugging of aircraft
  • LOX , GOX, N2 Servicing
  • Air Start/Electric Start Carts
  • Smoke Oil Operations
  • Operational Envelopes of Military & Civilian Aircraft Warbird Operations & Warm-up Times
  • Pre-Flight of Aircraft
  • Helicopter Operations
  • Hangaring of Aircraft
  • Emergency / HAZMAT Response
  • FBO/Base Operations/T-Line Coordination
  • Airplane Ride Operations & Coordination
  • Ground Support Equipment Coordination
Our Ground Operations Team has decades of experience with Warbirds

Our staff marshall and park your aircraft and are the first to welcome performers and display aircraft to your event. These dedicated men and women are the first and last people at your airshow site.

Our Ground Operations Specialists are not volunteers and have been trained in all facets of aircraft operations and are familiar with all types of aircraft. From Warbirds and Commercial aircraft to the latest in military technology, our staff know and understand the operational capabilities of the aircraft that are flying in your airshow as well as on static display and all aspects of the airshow waiver.

Our Professionals are knowledgeable in aircraft ground support equipment necessary for operation of airshow aircraft. Many of our airshow staff are former military ground support personnel bringing decades of experience to our company. Our company has developed trusted relationships with military installations for use of their ground support equipment for military demonstration teams and other military aircraft.

Mobile Smoke Oil Operations

David Schultz Airshows has made the continuous investment for multiple transportable and modularized smoke oil transfer systems. This spill-free, high speed pumping system is used by professional airshow pilots throughout the world.   Transportable to anywhere in the world, these modularized systems allow for multiple aircraft to be smoke oil supported quickly and hassle free. 

Professional Ground Operations requires expertise in towing all types of aircraft.

Don’t be fooled by soloist Airbosses that try to control both the Air and the Ground at the same time. Distractions in the Air or on the Ground can severely compromise the safety of your event. Go with the trained and proven Professionals at David Schultz Airshows for complete operational safety for your patrons, performers, and sponsors.