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Howard Showalter

Howard and Sandy Showalter, and Buck Rogers started Showalter Airpark, the first private airport in Winter Park, in 1945.

Showalter Airpark made aviation history as “one of the finest privately owned airports in the United States” according to Wings in the Sun: the Annals of Aviation in Florida.

Showalter Flying Service, the FBO family business of 70 years has brought much to the development of Central Florida with their business and community contributions.

Showalter Flying Service brought nine National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) shows here to Orlando.

In 2013 Showalter Flying Service received the Lifetime AchievementAward for Aviation Fuels from Phillips 66.

LISTEN (18:41) as Showalter Flying Service owners Bob and Kim Showalter share the history of the aviation company and our community in this excerpt from an oral history interview at Showalter Flying Service at Orlando Executive Airport on January 14, 2015.

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Lee and Howard Showalter, circa 1950

Lee and Howard Showalter at Showalter Airpark, circa 1950. Howard and Sandy Showalter, and Buck Rogers started Showalter Airpark, the first private ai...

Howard Showalter Awarded Carnegie Medal

Howard Showalter awarded the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission's bronze medal and citation for heroism, article June 6, 1966.   Excerpt: "Showalter...

Howard Showalter Saves Tony Woodruff at New Symrna Beach

Howard W. Showalter, Jr. died by drowning after saving the life of a Deland child.... Orlando Sentinel, Thursday, November 25, 1965. Articles courtesy...

Buck Rogers, Howard Showalter, and Sandy Showalter

Buck Rogers, Howard Showalter, and Sandy Showalter outside of Showalter Flying Service at Herndon Airport, circa 1965. Showalter Flying Service opened...

Buck Rogers, Bud McGauhey, and Howard Showalter

Buck Rogers, Bud McGauhey, and Howard Showalter at Showalter Flying Service, circa 1965. Showalter Flying Service opened a new flight school and flying...

Letter to Mr. Herndon from Howard Showalter, February 1952

February 16, 1952 letter to Mr. A.B. Herndon, City Engineer, from Howard Showalter, Jr. President of Showalter Flying Service regarding buildings cons...

Letter to O. L. Sands from Howard Showalter, Jr.

October 11, 1951 letter to O. L. Sands, Director of Aviation at the Orlando Municipal Airport, from Howard Showalter, Jr. , President...

Sandy Showalter, Buck Rogers and Howard Showalter

Sandy Showalter, Buck Rogers, and Howard Showalter on the plane at Showalter Flying Service at Orlando Municipal Airport, circa 1958. Showalter Flying...

Sandy Showalter, Howard Showalter, and Buck Rogers with LIFE

Sandy Showalter, Howard Showalter Jr. and Buck Rogers with LIFE magazine at Showalter Flying Service at Orlando Municipal Airport. When you pick up...

Mayor Bob Carr and Howard Showalter, circa 1965

Mayor Bob Carr addresses Central Florida business leaders Howard Showalter, center, Sandy Showalter, Bo Swope, Max Conrad, Bill Maurer, Buck McLean, B...

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