Runway incursions remain a serious concern nationally. Conroe North Houston Regional Airport is conducting its annual Runway Safety Action Team (RSAT) meeting on May 9, 2024 at Galaxy FBO. (more…)

Galaxy FBO Advantages at the Conroe North Houston Regional Airport (KCXO)

CAA promotes contract pricing for Part 91 general aviation, serving large corporate flight departments with fleets of aircraft, individual owner-operators and aircraft management companies. CAA members currently enjoy special pricing at the Galaxy FBO’s Conroe North Houston Regional Airport (KCXO).

Thank you for considering Galaxy as the Preferred Corporate Aircraft Association FBO at KADS and KHOU earlier this year. While we firmly believe Galaxy has received many qualifying votes for our extremely competitive bid, existing Preferred CAA FBOs at KHOU and KADS remain unchanged.

The 51st annual PRASE (Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment) Survey by the Professional Pilot Magazine just announced winners today, featuring Galaxy FBO as the winner on several categories. 

The Professional Pilot Magazine’s PRASE Survey is an annual tabulation of customer opinions of aviation ground services. Executives in charge of flight departments, aviation managers, chief pilots, CEOs, and other qualified subscribers to Professional Pilot magazine are polled once a year to determine the PRASE Winners’ List, which is published annually on the May issue. The 2024 PRASE Survey was conducted online between September 2023 until March 31st, 2024.

Pro Pilot subscribers scored a total of 1258 US FBO selections from 1 (poor) to 10 (excellent) in 6 categories; Line Team, Customer Service Representatives (CSRs), Facility, Amenities, Promptness & Efficiency, and Value for Price. This provided a total of 7496 individual evaluations to arrive at the 2024 US FBO rankings.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated at this year’s annual Pro Pilot PRASE survey, naming Galaxy FBO the BEST in US.

Congratulations to our partners at World Fuel Services and Phillips 66 for being named ‘Best Fuel Brand’ and ‘Best Fuel Credit Card’.

For more information on Professional Pilot magazine, visit

AeroExpo International Aviation Trade Show & Convention is one of the most important business aviation events in Latin America. Galaxy FBO team along with Tejas Aviation Services will be exhibiting at the Aero Expo between April 23rd and 25th. Make sure you visit Booth # 45 & 46 and meet the team!

La Convencion de AeroExpo Internacional de Aviacion es uno de los eventos de aviación ejecutiva más importantes de América Latina. El equipo de Galaxy FBO junto con Tejas Aviation Services, Inc., expositores en el stand #45 y #46 el 23 – 25 de abril 2024.  No olvides visitarnos, Maria, Goretty, Susie, y Anita to vemos pronto!

Dentro estos últimos 29 años la experiencia y dedicación de Tejas Aviation Services, Inc., ha resultado con mucho éxito para nuestros clientes en México y Latino América. 

Tejas Aviation Services, Inc. se dedica a coordinar los siguientes servicios, desde inicio hasta la entrega de una aeronave a su base de operación: 

 Nos daría un gusto atenderlos y darles la “Bienvenida en el FBO de Galaxy HOU” en nuestra cuidad de Houston, Texas!!

Since 1981, Aviation International News has been ranking FBOs worldwide among qualified subscribers; pilots, flight attendants, and dispatchers the people who use or make arrangements. Today, a comprehensive list of 4,500+ FBOs worldwide are ranked in the AIN FBO Survey

AIN readers evaluate hundreds of aircraft handling facilities on a 1 to 5 scale in five categories: line service, passenger amenities, pilot amenities, facilities, and customer service representatives. To attain the highest overall rankings, an FBO must exhibit excellence across all five categories in the eyes of its AIN readers. Texas and Florida dominated the top 5 percent of the FBOs, with each state fielding five locations or one third of the top tier each.

 Pentastar Aviation at Detroit-area Oakland County International Airport (KPTK) has received the highest score – 4.81 –  in AIN’s annual FBO survey. Galaxy FBO Addison Airport (KADS) and Henriksen Jet Center at Houston Executive Airport (KTME) tied for fourth, with 4.74 overall score.

In addition, Melissa Shollenbarger, our Regional Director of Sales was recognized for going “Above & Beyond” in the field of customer service this year in the AIN FBO Survey.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated at this year’s annual AIN FBO Survey, trusting us with high remarks.

Galaxy FBO Team

Aviation fuel quality control is crucial to ensure the safe and efficient aircraft operations. The aviation industry relies heavily on the proper functioning of aircraft engines, and any compromise in fuel quality can have serious consequences. Aviation fuel is susceptible to various contaminants, which can lead to corrosion, fuel system blockages, and other issues. Quality control helps identify and mitigate contamination risks, ensuring aviation.

Galaxy FBO hosted the two-day NATA’s Certified Quality Control Inspector Workshop at the Conroe North Houston Regional Airport on February 7th and 8th. The workshop was instructed by NATA and other leading industry experts on aviation fuel quality control and refueling safety. Designed for those who receive, handle, store, and distribute aviation fuels, the course provided the essential knowledge and skills needed for safe operations and the delivery of clean fuel. Galaxy FBO Line Service Technicians from ADS, CXO and HOU attended this course to boost their quality control knowledge and to receive their accreditations.

All participants gained hands-on experience and practical skills through a combination of lectures, hands-on exercises, and case studies. Upon successful completion, attendees received 139.321(e)(1) Fuel Safety Supervisor Certification, a recognized credential within the aviation industry.

For more information on upcoming NATA events, visit 

Galaxy FBO recently hosted the Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association (aka, “COPA”) CPPP (COPA Pilot Proficiency Program) at the Conroe North Houston Regional (KCXO) Airport.

The Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association (COPA) is a non-profit global organization made up of like-minded individuals looking to stay safe in the air and build relationships on the ground through the online and in-person sharing of real-world aviation experiences utilizing the Cirrus Aircraft.

Conroe North Houston Regional Airport based Cirrus Aircraft as a Platinum Training and Service Center partner, Tidal Aviation was a featured program partner for the event.

The CPPP (COPA Pilot Proficiency Program) is recurrent training program that focuses on Cirrus Aircraft specific education, safety, and flying proficiency for pilots, owners, and partners seeking to make the most of their Cirrus experience. The informative weekend-long events are tailored to the participant’s recurrent training requirements and include intense ground instruction, and hands-on flight instruction. In addition, all CPPP participants and their partners are attended social events at the Black Walnut Cafe, located on the third floor of the Galaxy FBO building.

You are cleared to Take Off! Choosing the right flight school is a crucial step in your journey to becoming a pilot.

Here are some steps to help you pick the right flight school:

  1. Decide what type of pilot you want to become (private, commercial, airline transport, etc.) and whether you want to pursue fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters. Different flight schools may specialize in different areas.
  2. Research flight schools in your area or in locations you’re willing to travel to. Use online resources, directories, and recommendations from other pilots to create a list of potential schools.
  3. Ensure that the flight school is accredited by the appropriate aviation authority in your country, such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States. Accreditation is an important indicator of quality and safety standards.
  4. Visit the school! This will give you a chance to see the facilities, meet the instructors, and get a feel for the school’s culture and environment.
  5. Talk to current and former students: Speak with current and former students to gather insights into their experiences with the school. Ask about the quality of instruction, aircraft maintenance, and overall satisfaction.
  6. Ensure that the flight school has a well-maintained and up-to-date fleet of aircraft. The variety and condition of aircraft available can affect your training experience.
  7. Check Instructor qualifications: Instructors play a vital role in your training. Experienced and knowledgeable instructors can greatly impact your learning experience.
  8. Research the school’s safety record and accident history. A good safety record is a strong indicator of a well-managed flight school.
  9. Compare the cost of training at different schools. Consider not only the hourly rates for aircraft and instruction but also additional costs such as ground school, materials, and examination fees.
  10. Consider the school’s location in terms of accessibility, weather conditions, and the availability of other resources like accommodation and transportation. Texas airports are ideal for year-around flight training.

By following these steps and conducting thorough research, you can make an informed decision when selecting the right flight school for your aviation journey.

Houston Area Flight Schools at the Conroe North Houston Regional Airport

Dallas Area Flight Schools at Addison Airport

AOPA Pilot Information Center – Finding the Right Flight Instructor

Galaxy FBO’s team at the Conroe North Houston Regional Airport (KCXO) has come top of the 2023 North America Business Air News (BAN) FBO survey – ‘FBO Feedback 23’.

Business Air News surveys its business aircraft owner and operator subscribers annually to determine the leading fixed base operators in North America and in the EMEA region. The winners were announced at the annual NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas on October 2023. Galaxy FBO Vice President Cory Merryman received the award from Business Air News’ Brad Wright at the show (below). To view the complete article on BAN’s ‘fbo survey 23’, visit

We try and make everyone feel this is a home away from home, regardless of what type or size of aircraft they fly. With our ‘trust at every turn’ motto, we make it known to the crew members that we have their back, and we care about their safety as our top priority. A recognition from Business Air News will help our high standards become more widely known.

John Lowry, General Manager at Galaxy FBO KCXO

Make Your Opinion Count!

Business Air News ‘fbo feedback’ survey is open year-around for you to cast your vote for your favorite Fixed Base Operation and handler. Visit to evaluate your TOP FBOs today!