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Purchase of Grand Champion Lamb Raises Funds for Students

at Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

FORT WORTH, Texas February 10, 2015 – American Aero FTW is encouraging young entrepreneurial spirits to fly high in Fort Worth by supporting 4H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) competitors at the annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. American Aero FTW is a fixed-base operator (FBO) located at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas.

At this year’s stock show, American Aero and Christopher Bass, son of owner Robert M. Bass, paid $40,000 to Claire Hamlett, 17, of Snyder, Texas, for her Grand Champion lamb, Bear. A junior at Snyder High School, Hamlett started showing animals for the Snyder 4-H in her freshman year. Snyder 4-H is a nonprofit organization that teaches youth leadership and responsibility through community service and project activities.

American Aero FTW General Manager Riggs Brown also led fundraising efforts for the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate, an organization that purchases animals at the event. This year, the Syndicate raised over $3.7 million to support students in 4H and FFA clubs.

“American Aero FTW is proud to play a role in encouraging future entrepreneurs in our community,” said Brown. “The sky is truly the limit for these young people and we want to help them achieve their dreams.”

About American Aero FTW  

Ranked #1 in the world in the 2020 Aviation International News (AIN) FBO Survey, American Aero FTW is a fixed-base operator (FBO) located at Meacham International Airport (KFTW) in Fort Worth, Texas. The business is focused on refueling, ground handling, servicing, and storing of business and private aviation aircraft and provides extensive crew and passenger amenities. In January 2017, American Aero FTW unveiled a new 8,400-square-foot facility as the primary tenant and only FBO in the airport’s administration building. The FBO offers 280,000 square feet of leasable hangar and office space. American Aero also leads the industry in ground handling safety as one of the first FBOs to earn International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) accreditation in 2015. In 2017, it was among the first FBOs to earn Stage 2 certification. In 2019, it was the first FBO in the world to receive Stage 3 certification. IS-BAH is a rigorous safety and ground handling accreditation from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). American Aero FTW is an AvFuel branded and Signature Select™ affiliated FBO and offers AvTrip and Signature TailWins® points, Signature Status® benefits, and the benefits of the Signature Flight Support network. 

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