Sanderson Field Municipal Airport (ANJ) in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, has a new FBO operator, following the passing of the long-time proprietor of Soo Air. Now known as Great Circle Aviation Services, it is run by brothers Dave and Ted Waite, who also operate an aircraft repair shop at Chippewa County International Airport. They received an initial two-year contract from the city for the lone FBO at ANJ, with an option for an additional two years.
The FBO features an approximately 7,000-sq-ft terminal with a pilot lounge, kitchen, and concierge, along with a 10,000-sq-ft community/aircraft maintenance hangar that can accommodate light and midsize jets. The Avfuel-branded location offers 24/7 self-serve fueling for jet-A and avgas with assistance from the FBO staff during the business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The FBO is situated near the airport’s U.S. Customs facility, which with prior notice can provide clearance 24/7.
Dave Waite is a maintenance technician who performs aircraft inspection and repairs. He told AIN the company is in the process of obtaining its FAA Part 145 repair station approval. He plans to start with avionics install and repair and expand into airframe and powerplant work.