Al Marsh

Neat pilot shop does brisk business

June 27, 2008 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

Told that her pilot shop is one of the neatest in all the land, Lydia Craig said, “I hadn’t noticed. I work too hard.” Take a look at the photos and decide for yourself if you agree with my assessment.

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The Aviator’s Attic has a couple of good things going for it. It is located in Yingling Aviation at the main airport serving Wichita, Kansas, where lots of pilots arrive to take training and pick up their new airplanes. In addition, FlightSafety is kind enough to refer its many students to her for pilot supplies and books they need for training. Her business is doing great, but would probably succeed just by the displays she builds. Most of her customers are from overseas. First they buy their supplies, then FlightSafety students load up on souvenirs from America.

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