July, 2012 – Chicago, IL -- Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, Chairman and CEO, Louis (Lou) C. Seno will be making his 58th consecutive trip to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture July 23th – 29th, 2012. As a life-long aviation enthusiast, aircraft owner and advocate for business aviation, Lou Seno will once again make the trek to Oshkosh, Wisconsin along with his JSSI colleagues and friends for the annual celebration of the past, present and future of the world of flight.
The annual EAA Fly-In Convention, now called AirVenture, will record its 60th convention this year. Lou Seno began attending the event with his father as a 6-year old boy, missing only the first two years. Seno’s father, Louis Sr, a successful business man and recreational Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) with 6000 flight hours, flew until the age of 83. Louis Sr’s passion for aviation sparked Lou’s fascination with flying that led to his ownership of several aircraft over the years and an extensive career in business aviation.
Together, with his Uncle, Lou and his father assembled their first homebuilt aircraft, the Corben Baby Ace “D” open cockpit, high wing parasol with a Continental C-85-12 engine, in the basement of their Chicago suburban home. The “Ace”, as his father refers to it as, was first flown at the DuPage County Airport in July 1961. A few years later, plans for a two-place, side-by-side model of the Ace, called the “Junior Ace”, became available. Once Lou’s father heard about the Junior model, he scrambled to gather all of the necessary parts and supplies to start assembling the new aircraft so he could finish it in time to fly it to Rockford, Illinois for the next EAA Fly-in Convention in July 1966. That he did, and Lou Sr. flew the Junior Ace continually until the fall of 2007 when he retired from flying.
In addition to the Baby Ace and the Junior Ace, the Seno family also built a beautiful Wag-Aero Sport Trainer (aka CUBy) that won a bronze “Lindy” award for outstanding workmanship at the 1988 EAA Convention. So the Senos are no strangers to EAA AirVenture. Most business aviation colleagues can find Lou at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) exhibitor tent during the daily airshow or at the JSSI exhibit [EAA AirVenture Booth #3013] meeting with prospective clients, discussing how JSSI can be their trusted advocate when it comes to unpredictable aircraft maintenance.
“Every year, this event makes me proud to be a part of aviation and to see how far we’ve come over the last 58 years,” Lou Seno explained. “The last few years have not been easy for the general aviation industry, but I am optimistic for our future. There is nothing like an EAA AirVenture event to make you feel grateful for the opportunities this amazing industry provides us. I have a special bond with all of my friends, colleagues and my family members that have taken the trek to AirVenture with me. We always leave with smiles on our faces and start making plans to return next year,” concluded Seno.
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