For the Wrights, Hughes, Earharts and Lindberghs, flight was the ultimate in adventure and independence. At FLYBY AIR, we like to think the spirit that fueled their passion lives on. That’s why since 1967, we have provided businesses, families and those who love independence, the freedom of on-demand travel 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The FLYBY AIR story began in the mid-sixties when Ron Ludema, learned to fly. He received his license to fly in 1965 and continued to earn all of his ratings. In 1967 Ron combined his passion for flying with a vision to own his own business and what would become FLYBY AIR was born. The first airplane was a single engine Bonanza, which was chartered for many hours while crisscrossing the United States and Canada. At that time, two full-time and two part-time employees constituted the entire company staff.
It has always been our commitment to continuously update our fleet and facility to meet the needs and safety concerns of our customers. In 1998, we added our first jet, the Falcon 10, whose speed doubles that of a turboprop aircraft. 2004 marked another turning point when we added the luxurious Gulfstream G200 and international jet service.
Since then, we have upgraded aircraft to the luxurious Learjet 45 and can provide non-stop service from Holland to Florida and many destinations on the west coast. As always, we are looking to the future with great expectations!
In October, 2012, Tulip City Air Service, Inc. (Now FLYBY AIR) was honored by the National Business Aviation Association with a Commercial Business Flying Safety Award for 2011. This award was presented for 48 years and over 30,000 hours of safe flying in commercial aviation.
As a privately held company, FLYBY AIR clients benefit from direct access to the owner and management at any time. We are a customer-centric company who is large enough to offer world-class services while still retaining personal relationships with our clients.
Full Service FBO
NATA Safety 1st Certified Line Technicians
“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”
– Pat Riley.
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Terry Boer, President
Executive Air Opened
Tulip City Air Opened
Air Service Inc. Opened
Falcon 10 Jet Added To Fleet
Gulfstream G200 Added To Fleet
Received Commercial Business Flying Safety Award
48 years and over 30,000 hours of safe flying in commercial aviation.
Acquired Air Service Inc.
FLYBY AIR FBO coming soon
All three FBO locations are brought under the umbrella brand of FLYBY AIR.