Fred Towers has nearly 30 years of experience in aircraft operations in corporate aviation. He worked for Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. until 2013 and served as Service Enhancement Program Specialist based at Universal's Teterboro, NJ office. An outstanding teacher and orator, Fred has helped countless flight departments and operators around the world maximize the value of a company aircraft as a business asset through his comprehensive and educational presentations and courses. Fred began his career in aviation with the U.S. Air Force's Air Weather Service in 1969 before becoming flight controller for Transamerica Airlines. Fred transitioned into business aviation in 1981. Since that time, he has served in roles with Lockheed Jetplan, working at its International Flight Services desk where he assisted clients with international trip planning and arrangements; with Wayfarer Ketch Corporation as Lead Scheduler/Dispatcher for 16 years; and with General Electric Corporate Air Transport as Lead Dispatcher, before joining Universal in 2002.
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Communication of flight plans, weather, and service requirements between 3rd-party providers and operators has evolved and vastly changed over recent decades. In fact, over the past 50 years, we’ve probably witnessed the most dramatic advancements in communications since the Wright brothers. This all bodes well for today’s corporate flight crew, who now enjoys access to […]