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Plane & Ramp Services

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When you come to Flightstar, you’ll see our Line Technicians and Customer Service Representatives constantly on the move to meet the needs of in-coming and out-going aircraft and their crews and passengers. Whether it’s fueling, parking aircraft, or giving you directions to the best restaurant in town, they’re determined to make your visit to Champaign-Urbana and time at Flightstar pleasant, smooth, and efficient.

Fuel

With AvFuel Corporation as Flightstar’s exclusive supplier, you know the fuel going into your aircraft is of the absolute highest quality. We provide many in-house incentives and discount programs including Avfuel contract fuel as well as AvTrip points for purchasing Avgas 100LL or Jet A.

Hangar Space

With over 91,000 square feet of available heated hangar space, we can usually accommodate the smallest of aircraft to the largest of business jets for your overnight stays.

Contact a customer service representative 217-351-7700 for availability and reserve your space.

Tiedowns

If the weather is good and you do not need hangar space, we’ve got approximately 5 acres of aircraft tiedown available.

Towing

You can feel confident Flightstar has the proper equipment and highly trained staff to tow your aircraft. We have the capabilities to move the smallest of aircraft up to the largest of narrow body airliners.

Part 121 Handling

Chartering a large group of 30 to 600 people? Flightstar has the experience and expertise to handle your large groups efficiently and get them on their way. We have been ground handling sports teams, orchestras, and vacation travel groups for over 25 years.

Contact Gary Kuchenbrod for more information.

Deicing

Our line services department utilizes many different deice professional training program. We use environmentally friendly propylene glycol mixed to minus 30 degrees. You can rest assured that during icing conditions, we will get you off the ground safely.

 

Handling

Whether it is one box at 20 pounds or 200 pieces of 20,000 pounds, the Flightstar ground handling team can meet your need. With the experienced line personnel and proper equipment, Flightstar can handle any of your cargo handling needs.

Training

Each Flightstar staff member undergoes many hours of current and recurrent classroom and hands-on training prior to servicing aircraft without supervision. They pride themselves on being the best trained and most versatile line personnel in the industry.

Special Events

Over the years, Flightstar has had the privilege of hosting and staffing many special events held at Willard Airport CMI.  Such events include the original Farm Aid concert, the University of Illinois Men’s Basketball Team going to the final four, ground handling the Chicago Bears during their stay here while Soldier Field was being renovated, handling a Monday Night NFL Football crowd,  U of I football bowl trips, and Presidential visits.