FBO operator Odyssey Aviation has acquired Golden Isles Aviation, the lone service provider at resort-area McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (KSSI) in Georgia. The FBO—a member of the World Fuel-sponsored Air Elite Network—will retain its name, and Larry Wade, its president and CEO will join Odyssey as a partner and member of its board of directors. The purchase was funded by private equity firms Granite Creek Capital Partners and Everside Capital.
The facility includes a 6,000-sq-ft terminal with an atrium lobby exhibiting a suspended restored biplane, pilot lounge and snooze room, crew showers, full kitchen, flight-planning room, 10-seat conference room, and covered rampside wrap-around porch. The Phillips 66-branded location also offers 70,000 sq ft of hangar space that can accommodate aircraft up to a Falcon 2000.
“We are truly excited to add Golden Isles to our growing network of FBOs,” said Odyssey CEO Salvatore Calvino. “The people are what makes Golden Isles a great FBO, and we are grateful that industry icon Larry Wade has agreed to join Odyssey and add to our team of experienced aviation industry leaders.”
For Odyssey’s U.S. division, this will be its third location, joining its facilities in Florida at Kissimmee Gateway Airport and Detroit-area Willow Run Airport. It also works closely with Odyssey Aviation Bahamas and its four locations there.