LocationStinson Municipal Airport (SSF)
Hangar 1 and Hangar 9
San Antonio, TX 78214
6 Miles South of San Antonio, TX
Company Check Six Aviation, Inc.
Instruction for Private, Instrument and Commercial ratings. Classroom setting with Multi Media ground school. Rentals and sales. Aerofreight offering ground support for the Toyota manufacturing plant and surrounding businesses.
Check-Six Aviation was founded in 1994 as a vision of Gene Jensen and Larry Carr. After operating out of the trunk of our car at the base of the Stinson Field Tower, Check-Six Aviation moved into Hangar 1 at Stinson Air Field on September 24, 1998. Beginning as a full-service FBO with Phillips 66 fuel, we had one C-172, but a loyal following of 15 students and a couple of hard working, but confused wives.
Our logo is a Bear Cub checking his "6 O'Clock". This is symbolic of Larry's extensive fighter pilot background combined with Gene's extensive background with fabric covered Piper Cub / Tail wheel type aircraft. Gene and Larry each spent over 25 years in the Air Force, both retired as full Colonels and remained in the San Antonio area. They met through Church affiliation and together spent many hours flying WWII observation aircraft and Civil Air Patrol aircraft.
We chose Stinson field as our primary base of operations because of its unique facilities and suitability for flight training. Stinson is a very historic airfield with a great background in general aviation and flight instruction. It is the second oldest continually operated General Aviation Airfield in America. It is located on the South Side of San Antonio and was the home for the original Stinson School of Flying founded by the Stinson family. Each of the Stinson's learned to fly in the Wright B flyer and played a great role in Aviation History. Check-Six owns the right to do business as the "Stinson School of Flying" and we intend to leave the name at Stinson as a legacy to its original owners.
"Prior to using Flight Schedule Pro, we were using paper. We had many erasures, people were losing flights. Instructors and students weren’t notified of flights. We couldn’t see in advance what was coming up. Folks would have to call the dispatcher to check availability of planes, instructors, times. Now, everyone can logon and see what’s available."
Check-Six has grown continuously. By the end of 2002, the flight school and renters had flown over 30,000 hours. The FBO, in 2004, moved to Hangar 9 by the Stinson Tower. In, 2004, Check-Six became the first Diamond Service Center in the United States. In June of 2006, we qualified as an IFR repair station.
"Because of the ease in scheduling aircraft, we believe our renters are flying more. We have the ability to generate reports with activities now. Flight Schedule Pro saves us time. It has decreased the number of phone calls we have to answer. Flight Schedule Pro is a great service to be able to offer our customers."