2012 Top 40: Scott Weaver

Aug. 21, 2012

Scott Weaver


Leading Edge Aviation

Date of Birth: 7-19-76

Years in Aviation: 16


To achieve the outcomes that Scott Weaver has, a person must be driven by an internal desire to maintain standards of excellence, especially in the areas of customer service and safety. Through his company, Leading Edge Aviation, Weaver has committed himself and his business to providing consistently high-quality customer service to the general aviation community.

In November of 1997, Weaver began his studies at Utah State University in Logan, Utah and received a job as a lineman at the local FBO. He became qualified as a private pilot and then flight instructor and quickly moved up the ranks to site manager and chief flight instructor for three locations. In 2004 he took out a small business loan and purchased the struggling Logan operation from his employers. Less than fifteen years from his first day on the line, he is the owner of a company made up of forty employees that operates two highly successful FBOs offering line services, aircraft maintenance, and flight training to 160 full and part-time students.

Weaver has succeeded in creating and retaining customers from local communities and limited market segments, even where his predecessors have failed. Where customers have left due to inadequate service, he has been able to bring them back to the airport, establishing positive relationships while continuing to increase revenue by attracting new business from outside the area. The Leading Edge Aviation business model incorporates hard goal-based sales objectives with community values, always with the big picture in mind — that these are general aviation FBOs, where every employee has to have a passion for aviation and an inherent desire to serve their customers.