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Pierce Aviation

 

 
Pierce Aviation's FBO (formerly known as Hammond Air Center) is a pilot's dream -- facilities and service that every professional and recreational pilot expects, including a pilot lounge that is truly unforgettable.

With new facilities and ramp areas, including a brand-new, 12,000 sq. ft. executive hangar, our FBO has thought through everything you want to see and experience when you visit us. From plush leather seating throughout the lobby and pilot's lounge, to state-of-the-art flight planning, and on-site AP/IA maintenance support that guarantees you're not going to be stuck because of a little squawk.

Come visit us soon and enjoy our hospitality!
 
 

 
Hammond Northshore Regional Airport
ASRI 129.45

1101 Judge Leon Ford Drive
Hammond, LA 70401
United States of America

985-345-3030
985-429-7924
Fax 985-249-2643

csr@pierce.aero
www.pierce.aero

 

 U.S. Government AIR Card   Shell Aviation Contract Fuel   UVair   World Fuel Contract Fuel   Crew cars   Courtesy shuttle   Hertz 

 

 
Services, Facilities and Amenities
  • High-speed, wireless flight planning
  • Fully-appointed crew lounge and lobby
  • Crew cars and national rental car support
  • Full complement of line/ramp services
  • On-site AP/IA maintenance service, including Oxygen/Nitrogen service.
  • All industry contract fuel programs
  • Concierge services
  • One Aviation/Eclipse authorized service center
  • Abita Root Beer on tap
Aviation fuel services
Brand: Shell
Fueling hours: Available 24 hours a day (985) 345 3030 (Call out number on voicemail)
 
Fuel prices as last reported on 11-Aug-2020
100LL Avgas Full service    $4.46 Reported by the FBO
Jet A Full service    $4.89 Reported by the FBO
 
Discounts: All Air Service Non-Profit Organizations get a $0.50 discount on fuel. (Angel Flight, Pilots for Patients, Pilots N Paws, etc.).
Prices include all taxes. Prices not guaranteed.
We do not offer Self Serve fueling.  
 
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From Scott Mullins on 04-Aug-2020

 
  Where do I begin. Stopped here to pick up a dog that I was transporting to Georgia for a Pilots-N-Paws mission. Angela marshaled me in with a smile, and then rolled out the red carpet for me and then she sprinted to get chocks. It was 90* and felt like 110* with the humidity. Angela then went and grabbed two bottles of water for my copilot and me. Angela was just awesome and even helped take some photos of the dog with us in front of the airplane. The southern hospitality didn't end there. Once inside Drew was at the front desk and she was just as accommodating while taking care of the fuel bill Drew smiled the entire time and was a pleasure to meet. Drew offered waters to go and came out to Say goodbye after we secured the dog in the plane. These two young ladies will go far. The controller was very accommodating as well. Absolutely a pleasure after a 2.5-hour flight to get there. Will definitely make a point to visit again.
 
From Jake Stroud on 09-Jul-2020

 
  I was returning to Texas from Florida with family in the back of my Cirrus when a maintenance issue and weather system called for an unplanned stop at KHDC. Tower asked me which FBO I wanted and fortunately, I said the one on the west side, Pierce Aviation. The rain started right about the time we got to the FBO lobby but Chris, the GM, moved my plane out of the weather. I wasn't planning on spending the next seven hours monopolizing their pilots lounge, but they graciously let my family snooze uninterrupted...All day. In the meantime they gave me tools, hangar space to troubleshoot, cookies, tea and coffee. The owner, Mr. Pierce, heard about my troubles and came in to volunteer his help. Other flight crews had the crew cars out, so Chris went to a nearby restaurant and picked up lunch for us. All for 20 gallons of cheap avgas. The whole team was simply fantastic. If you have any reason to stop in SE Louisiana let Chris, Emily, Drew, Aiden, Erin, Liam and Ford take care of you.
 
From David R on 06-Jul-2020

 
  Stopped by to pick up a canine passenger. Very courteous and helpful. Super quick turn around with fuel. Will be back, Thanks.
 
From Anh-Thu Nguyen on 04-Feb-2020

 
  Chris Angela and his team at Pierce Aviation made our quick turnaround possible with awesome customer service! They helped us vacuum and stock up our citation, and we were able to go back out in just a few minutes. Thank you so much, and we'll definitely be back!!!!
 
From Spencer Napor on 24-Jan-2020

 
  The only FBO I've ever been to that had free Laser Tag. They're great as ever and they've been taking great care of our two, soon to be three caravans. Thank you again for the awesome service and warm welcome!
 
From Jason Ahlgren on 15-Nov-2019

 
  Fantastic experience, highly recommend. Efficient service, friendly and accommodating. We had a short day trip to the local area and when we came back the aircraft was fueled, GPU attached, and ready to go. Chris was professional, waiting patiently while our engines were running, as we needed 15 minutes to work through a pressurization problem. Excellent stop will come through here more often.
 
From Edward Ferguson on 02-Nov-2019

 
 
 
From Edward Ferguson on 02-Nov-2019

 
  Very friendly and helpful, great service
 
From Troy Whistman on 20-Oct-2019

 
  Aiden, Chris and Emily provided fantastic service for two airplanes that arrived for an Angel Flight meeting. I was in our Cessna TR182 and the other member was in his Columbia 350. They met us as we arrived, had our rental Hertz on site and ready, helped us load bags, and managed relocating and securing the aircraft with tiedowns after we departed. Our fuel orders were handled correctly and free waters and on-tap draft Abita root beer (locally produced) were provided for our journey. Without asking, the offered a fuel discount since we were associated with Angel Flight and there on AFSC business. Fantastic stop on the NW corner of the field. Will definitely be back!
 
From David Moore on 13-Sep-2019

 
  Flew into KHDC 9/12/19, stopped at Pierce Aero. The service and Hospitality of this FBO is in matched. It's nice to fly in and receive honest sincere hospitality. Aiden and Emily treat you like family, if your going to Hammond this is the place!
 
From M Duncan on 15-Jun-2019

 
  Emily & Parker took great care of us. Amazing service here
 
From Dan Dorr on 07-Jun-2019

 
  Great experience my first time at Pierce Aviation at HDC. Aidan and Mitch took real good care of us while we were there. Good restaurant suggestion, too. Ronnie's was the perfect eating place for our crew.
 
From Chris Nichols on 03-Jun-2019

 
  We stopped into Pierce on the way to and from Orlando for our annual Disney vacation. As always, they provide stellar service. The kids and my wife really liked the tour of the planes they support. It's become the must-stop-there fuel stop when we're in that part of the country. I'd give them 10 stars if I could; these folks do an FBO they way EVERYONE should!
 
From Mike Gleason on 26-May-2019

 
  Great FBOs to stop at. Staff is very polite and accommodating. If you have some musical inclination, there have a baby grand piano and guitars in the FBO.
 
From Dale Lambert on 12-May-2019

 
  I fly from a grass strip not far away and stop there regularly when weather dictates. I have always had great treatment at Pierce, formerly Hammond Air Center. Name changed but the excellent management has not. Very nice facility and great service. Drew and Aidan were great, I highly recommend this FBO.
 
From Jerry Wheeler on 29-Mar-2019

 
  We stopped in on a flight from Crossville, TN to Houston, TX for refueling and lunch. The service we received from Drew and Chris was impeccable. Their level of professionalism and attention to detail are second to none. I flew away thinking Pierce Aviation is very blest to have those two on board! I will happily return again and again just to enjoy this level of service ... Certainly a breath of fresh air!
 
From Richard Szentkuti on 18-Mar-2019

 
  Coming from CT to FL then onto Austin we stopped at HDC to check on weather and refuel as there was a strong weather system moving eastward that we had to go around and over. Taxied to Pierce Aviation FBO and was greeted by Drew.. She was very helpful and friendly, working on her pilots license as well and wish her continued success.. The FBO was clean with complimentary drinks and sweet tea.. Looking forward to visiting again and explore the area when I have more time.. Recommend a stop there.. When you go say hello to Drew for me "From the red Mooney Ovation"
 
From Ferdara M Hubbard on 09-Feb-2019

 
  Lineman (Mitch) was there to park me right by the front door, he chocked the aircraft and had rolled out the red carpet before I knew it. Aidan was at the front desk and everyone was very friendly and courteous. Very clean facilities, and many amenities. We will be back next time.
 
From Jon Norman on 26-Jan-2019

 
  Great people and excellent service
 
From Michael LeMaster on 13-Jan-2019

 
  The folks at Pierce Aviation (Drew and Chris) went out of their way to assist me. Great folks! I highly recommend stopping by and paying them a visit when around KHDC.
 
From Adrian Van Zyl on 28-Dec-2018

 
  Friendly service, great place to stop and great fuel prices :)!
 
From Angel Garcia on 24-Dec-2018

 
  In 15 years flying I have never felt as comfortable as I felt when I met Chris and Emily. Their care for visitors is very easy to see from the moment they say hello to you. The FBO is very, very clean and matches the care offered to you, bright! If they read this I would like them to accept my gratitude for their assistance and the feeling floating in their FBO. Angel (Cessna 150 I was ferrying from Texas to Orlando, Florida.)
 
From Frank Jirik on 17-Dec-2018

 
  At the desk of Pierce Aviation Aiden efficiently ensure we had cars to get around town and even offered his own to make sure our tough business schedule was met on time. Our aircraft was fueled and positioned for departure quickly and professionally by Emily and she and Chris met us with the red carpet. The Pierce Aviation team is a class act setting the standard for all FBO's to follow! Nicely done!
 
From Adrian Van Zyl on 25-Nov-2018

 
  We arrived Friday night and stayed through Sunday. The line staff, Emily and Drew as well as the desk person, Aidan were very professional, friendly, accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Congrats to the person who hired and trained them.
 
From Frank Jirik on 08-Oct-2018

 
  At the desk of Pierce Aviation Aiden efficiently ensure we had cars to get around town and even offered his own to make sure our tough business schedule was met on time. Our aircraft was fueled and positioned for departure quickly and professionally by Emily and she and Chris met us with the red carpet. The Pierce Aviation team is a class act setting the standard for all FBO's to follow! Nicely done!
 
From Tyson Olds on 08-Sep-2018

 
  Came to Pierce Aviation today for flight support after hours when the shop had just closed. The new lineman Aidan came out and unlocked the doors and went out of his way to help me change a tire on my van and they also topped me off with fuel. I felt compelled to share that this FBO has consistently provided excellent service and I highly recommend them for anyone coming into Hammond Airport for aviation services.
 
From Jack Harless on 07-Sep-2018

 
  Very friendly. Made my wife and I feel at home.
 
From Walter Couch on 25-Jul-2018

 
  Good friendly service
 
From Jill Cagle on 17-Jul-2018

 
  I spent 1 night here approx. 2 months ago. Upon arrival, the crew was greeted by Erick who attended to our needs before we had a chance to ask. No detail was missed, and we felt like royalty. The next morning before departure, we were again spoiled by all staff. Great FBO!
 
From Richard DesPortes on 10-Jul-2018

 
  Great FBO and line service had rental car waiting running and cooled down We will be back Thanks
 
From Paul Duff on 09-Jul-2018

 
  Great flight to Hammond and Pierce Aviation to shop for motorhomes at local dealerships. Erick and Emily helped us out with a crew car and a discount coupon for a local restaurant. They pulled the car right up and handed us bottles of water and made us feel like we had arrived in a jet. (We fly an RV-9) - Will be back!
 
From Brian Bowie on 26-Jun-2018

 
  Made a short stop here on a maintenance test flight. Very friendly and great service. They went out of their way to provide us with exactly what we needed. Mitch and Erick did a fantastic job.
 
From Marvin Hopper on 18-Jun-2018

 
  First time customer at Pierce. I was very pleased with the great service and friendly atmosphere. Thanks Mitch and Erick.
 
From Adrian Van Zyl on 17-Jun-2018

 
  Eric and Mitch are a fantastic CSR/Lineman respectively. Very friendly, accommodating, and expedient service. I HIGHLY recommend this FBO when traveling to the Hammond area.
 
From Bonnie May on 17-Jun-2018

 
  Eric Matthews has always exceeded all expectations. Eric on numerous occasions has gone out of his way to insure the client's needs have been addressed, and communicated any changes to the flight plan in a timely manner so we could make necessary changes in the services arranged for the client. I can't praise Eric enough for all he does. Thank you!
 
From Gabriel Rincon on 10-Jun-2018

 
  Mitch & Erick are excellent CSRs and line guys. They are quick with a story and a joke or two. As always, the facilities are clean and comfortable, service is top notch and the gas prices are reasonable for GA.
 
From Jay Burris on 29-May-2018

 
  All I can say is Erick and the team knocked it out of the park for me. This is my first visit under Pierce and must say this was by far the best I've ever been treated by an FBO. Red Carpet treatment on arrival and kept plane in the shade up until ready to start engines on departure midday the following day. FBO and facilities very clean.
 
From Bill Daly on 11-Apr-2018

 
  Flew in for the 3rd time in 3 years. Service was great and personnel friendly as it has been every time. Erick & Chris were a great help lining up a rental car, bringing it to the plane upon arrival, and getting our Grumman Tiger into a hangar when threatening thunderstorms were predicted. I will be back to Pierce again next year for my annual trip to Hammond.
 
From Rachel Anderson on 10-Apr-2018

 
  Wonderful FBO treats the single engine piston the same as the corporate Jet. Courtesy car was immaculate. The staff (Erick & another gentlemen) were super friendly...Can't stress enough how nice they were. I will always use Pierce when coming into Hammond.
 
From Daniel Blell, N232SR on 01-Apr-2018

 
  Great service. Thanks Erick and Mitch for all your help! We had an excellent experience.
 
From Jason Hamilton on 31-Mar-2018

 
  Flew my Bonanza in to spend the weekend with friends. These guys are great. Friendly, professional and accommodating. In a day and age where customer service is a lost art, it's very refreshing to see a small business still doing the right thing and treating every customer with the highest regard. The facility is very clean and has great local root beer on tap. I fly a Latitude for a fractional operator and donit see this level of service when I roll in to other FBO's and buy 1200 gallons. Give these guys a try, you won't be disappointed.
 
From Connor Taylor on 20-Mar-2018

 
  Great place to visit. Very accommodating. One of the best FBO's to go to with AMAZING people.
 
From David Dufreche on 19-Mar-2018

 
  Outstanding service, ALWAYS. I stop in about every two months in my Mooney and always receive excellent treatment. It's like visiting family. Awesome facilities. Erick, Mitch and Amos are great guys and eager to help.
 
From Spencer Napor on 15-Mar-2018

 
  I flew in late one evening in a caravan and felt horrible asking for a quick turn so close to them closing for the evening, but in spite of never fueling a caravan (which are horrible pains to fill) the line guy had me topped off and was running my credit card within 20 minutes so I could continue on my way. It's my first time back since the name change from Hammond Air Center, but their service is still top notch and I couldn't tell a difference aside from the logo being a bit slicker.
 
From Trey Bentley on 14-Mar-2018

 
  Stop in for day trip and everyone was awesome. Will definitely use in future.
 
From Randall Turner on 26-Feb-2018

 
  Erik and Mitch met me on the ramp as I exited the taxiway and immediately took care of my servicing. My wife and I barely had enough time to drain our 'personal sumps' by the time our bill was ready. Nice facility and super nice folks!
 
From Cole Van Cleve on 26-Feb-2018

 
  Nice place! Erick and Mitch were very helpful with passengers and luggage. They made it easy for me and I'm grateful. Thanks Guys!
 
From Randy Benefield on 25-Feb-2018

 
  I can't say enough good things about Pierce Aviation. The very best customer service I have ever received any where in the Southeast I fly and it is consistent, I visit KHDC several times a month. Thanks this week and a shout out to Erick and Chris for great service.
 
From Julius Marsh on 25-Feb-2018

 
  Canít say enough good things about this FBO. Service is awesome! Erick and Chris took great care of me!
 
From Gil Williamson on 19-Feb-2018

 
  Made an unscheduled over night stop and the crew at Pierce were outstanding. Ashley recommended a hotel a car, the line crew helped with baggage and putting on the cover as well as directions. If. You have a choice Pierce is great. So refreshing to experience excellent service at reasonable prices. Will definitely stop on the way back.
 
From Gary Pillers on 29-Jan-2018

 
  The entire experience was seamless from the initial phone call to setup of the rental car, the overnight tie down and refueling, and the check out at departure. Upon arrival the rental car was brought to the airplane to unload the baggage by the line crew. Awesome friendly service throughout.
 
From Dan Weyant on 17-Jan-2018

 
  Stopped in for fuel and lunch on my way home Saturday afternoon. I was flying an RV-12 so fuel for me was about 16 gallons. Even with the small order everyone was very great. Thanks to Mitch and Erick for great service. I'll be back!
 
From Jim Watson on 15-Jan-2018

 
  We stopped into Pierce Aviation for a quick turn on the way to Texas. Erick and Chris really did a good job of taking care of us, fueling us quickly, and being very friendly and helpful. We will continue to stop into Pierce Aero for our fuel stops!
 
From David Newton on 13-Jan-2018

 
  The service at Pierce Aviation is fantastic. We operate a lot of Pilots-N-Paws dog rescue missions from there and they are very pet and rescue-dog friendly. Great service delivered with a smile and a genuine interest in our care.
 
From George Pappayliou on 10-Jan-2018

 
  Flew in with three other hunters for a quail/duck hunt at Covey Rise in Husser. Ashley, Erick and the crew couldn't have been more accommodating. Took fuel and stayed three daysóno ramp fees, no overnight fees, and no hassles. We definitely plan to stop back again.
 
From Hank Lott on 07-Jan-2018

 
  Pierce always treats me so good. Clean facilities, nice courtesy car, and super nice guys and gals!!
 
From Peyton Feltus on 04-Jan-2018

 
  Pierce Aero is a very nice facility staffed by eager to please personnel plus easy access means quick turnarounds. I'll be frequenting their facility.
 
From Tom Bailey on 02-Jan-2018

 
  Not our first time visiting Pierce Aviation (we use to know it as Hammond Air) and we keep coming back because of the great service - an FBO obviously operated by aviators. Both Erick and Mitch were great and even hung in with us until our ride showed up 30 minutes after evening closing time. Look forward to a return visit next time we are traveling to New Orleans area.
 
From Brian Avara on 31-Dec-2017

 
  Sunny and the line crew went over and beyond my expectations when flying into Hammond earlier this month. I reserved a rental car and the FBO didn't open on Saturday till 9am. We were scheduled to land about 7:30 and Sunny took time out of her schedule to come open early, had the car warming up on this cold morning and was very helpful. On departing that evening the line crew cleaned my windshield and took care of our departure. Thank you for your SERVICE!! A++++
 
From Robert Sparks on 31-Dec-2017

 
  On a cold winter day Erick and Mitch bent over backwards to give great service to us, just passing through. Crew car is newer Honda, in great shape.
 
From Tom Britton on 21-Dec-2017

 
  Pierce Aviation is my favorite FBO. It's run like a pilot would like. I come here for a week two or three times a year. If there is hangar space they put my plane inside, no extra charge. Erick, Mitch and Chris were there this trip to greet us by name, help empty the plane and offer refreshments. My favorite is the Abita Root Beer "on tap". Ice cream is available if you want a float. Pierce was formerly Hammond Air before they consolidated their Jet Service and FBO under one name. Same folks and same great service.
 
From Phil Lockwood on 20-Dec-2017

 
  I stopped in at Pierce Aero for fuel and an overnight hangar last week. Eric and Chris were very helpful and super friendly. I would highly recommend Hammond North Shore airport and Pierce Aero. Great stop!
 
From Randall Jean on 15-Dec-2017

 
  We stopped at Pierce going and coming on a trip from Texas to Florida. Going, we had a crew car parked by our Skyhawk within 5 minutes after landing. Similar red carpet treatment (literaly) on our return flight the next day. Mitch and Erick and the team are the best!
 
From Garett Guidroz on 05-Dec-2017

 
  I always make it a point to stop by they always roll out the red carpet. Best FBO bar none
 
From Chaillie Daniel on 03-Dec-2017

 
  Nice folks Eric and Mitch were helpful and hooked the little guy up with some root beer.
 
From Adrian Van Zyl on 29-Nov-2017

 
  Attitude of the Pierce Aviation operation reflects passion for aviation. Erick, Chris and Mitch works as an highly effective team in making sure that the best service is rendered with regard to every aspect in the general aviation spectrum. Their dedication certainly needs mentioning.
 
From Jeff Martin on 27-Nov-2017

 
  Now Pierce Aviation. Great service and no hassle. Courtney car was nice and clean. The water was cold and Chris made sure to pull the chocks before we stepped in the plane. Very friendly and will stop again.
 
From Chris Root on 25-Nov-2017

 
  Erik and Mitch were awesome. The line service was prompt and precise. Fuel truck arrived immediately, the passengers were assisted and not allowed on to the ramp until we came to escort them. The facilities are A+ and we were offered fruit, juice, water, and snacks. I definitely recommend this crew as a great place to work with.
 
From Buddy Criminale on 12-Nov-2017

 
  Great place to stop for fuel. This was our second time visiting Hammond. You'll find "Great" customer service here. The wife and I stopped in for fuel and short rest before continuing on a long cross-country flight. Even though we were only flying a Cessna Cardinal were treated like one of the big guys. Erick and Mitch were great. They has us fueled up, turned around and ready to go in no time. Thanks guys, really appreciate the help.
 
From Ryan Plate on 01-Nov-2017

 
  Arrived in a CJ3 and our pax were greeted with cold water bottles and help carrying luggage. Very friendly and eager to get us the best lunch in town! Very nice facilities and the staff is top notch. Puts other big FBOs like Signature to shame!
 
From Tom Norton on 29-Oct-2017

 
  This FBO is what flying cross country is all about. Chris parks you with a smile and handshake and Sunny at the desk attends to your every need with care. Hammond Air Center is by far the best FBO on the planet. If you're lucky enough to stop in overnight, help yourself to a cold draft on the house. I always flight plan around making Hammond a stop even if it's not directly in my path.
 
From Michael Kutner on 28-Oct-2017

 
  Very easy airport to fly into when the weather is bad in New Orleans. It is a 58-minute drive to the French Quarter. It is funny what one large lake will do. They really try to go out of their way to please. Clean FBO friendly people, Chris took great care of my plane and Sunny kept things moving. I will be back
 
From David Newton on 28-Oct-2017

 
  Always friendly and prompt service. We transport dogs for Pilot N Paws and the Pierce family is remarkably supportive, dog friendly, and so very helpful.
 
From Jeff Williams on 25-Oct-2017

 
  Stop in for a quick meeting. Staff was more than willing to accommodate us with a conference room, coffee and water. Special thanks to Chris Perry for all your hospitality.
 
From Jim Blanchard on 23-Sep-2017

 
  Staff was best I've ever seen. Lineman and really nice lady at desk. I felt like a rock star...
 
From Stan Pearcy on 22-Sep-2017

 
  Chris & Sunny we're excellent hosts. The attention to every detail was amazing. Highly recommended! Will come back here for sure
 
From Galin Hernandez on 13-Sep-2017

 
  I evacuated the airplane all the way to Hammond, LA (KHDC) from St. Augustine, FL (KSGJ) arriving on Sunday. Pierce Aviation (Mitch) squeezed, and I mean squeezed, the airplane in to their hangar and let me keep it there at no charge. Ashley then called around until she got me a hotel and a rental car even though it was Sunday and everything was booked. They were AWESOME! I can't thank them enough.
 
From Jerry Hubbard on 19-Jun-2017

 
  Hammond Air Center took care of our SR22T June 16th - 18th while my wife & I shuttled back & forth between Mandeville & BTR for grandkids baseball, LAX & volleyball games. Within minutes of landing our bags are in the rental car that was on the ramp (A/C running) & I'm pinching myself to make sure the root bear float that magically appeared in my hand is not a dream. Hangar space was provided dirt cheap. Everyone was super nice & in an entirely genuine way. I could go on, but what it boils down to is Hammond Air Center is hands down the best FBO we have ever used. That may sound like an exaggeration to some, but this family owned & operated business has found a way to combine the modern services pilots want & need with an old school personal touch that you really have to experience to believe. All these "5-Star" reviews are spot on. I just wish there was a 6-Star option.
 
From Donald Short on 27-May-2017

 
  Stopped at Hammond Air for the second time this pass week. Outstanding service, great, friendly people. And reasonable fuel prices. Also Abita root beer. What more could you ask for.
 
From Todd Gibson on 16-May-2017

 
  Tried to get gas this morning 5-16-2017 at 7:30am... No line guys... Self-serve pump was out at HDC... Went to the other FBO on the field and was greeted by two line guys. Get it together Hammond Air.

Response from Erin Patrick Pierce, President, Hammond Air Center
Hi Todd! Sorry you had a bad experience. Hammond Air Center does not have self service. If you want to swing by and give us a chance with your business next time, I'll comp your first ten gallons of fuel! We'll wash your windshield! I'll bring out the rent-a-midgets! OK, so maybe I am bluffing about the rent-a-midget, but I'm serious about the fuel! Thanks for the feedback!


 
From Jeff Goehl, PA32 on 13-May-2017

 
  Stopped on the way to Sun-n-Fun and back. Great service and hospitality. Fuel discount and refreshments. Always my stop when going east.
 
From Clyde Collins on 28-Apr-2017

 
  Made Hammond Air Center a fuel stop on 4/7 during a cross country from KLVJ to Clearwater FL. In our C182. Chose this location to avoid the New Orleans clutter and due to good reviews and the low fuel prices. Was met at the FBO with quick service. The FBO pulled the courtesy car up to the door with the AC cooling and suggested the Yellow Bird Cafe for a quick and tasty breakfast. One of our passengers grabbed a 6 pack of the Abita beer, which is free and quite good. Was quickly on our way. Hammond Air Center was the best FBO during our x-country. Will be back.
 
From Dan Weyant on 24-Apr-2017

 
  Stopped in today for a quick turn. When I went to start my RV-9A, it wouldn't turn over. My battery had decided that it was done. The folks at Hammond Air really went out of their way to help me out. They helped me diagnose the problem, track down a replacement battery, and get it installed. Thanks so much for the help; it made the difference between getting home today, and being stuck overnight!
 
From Trip Taylor on 22-Apr-2017

 
  It's hard to describe how much different and better the experience at Hammond Air Center is than the average FBO. I fly to hundreds of FBO's all over the country and this one is special. Always gracious and friendly. They bend over backward to help. Crew car, no problem. Something to eat or drink, check. I don't have any business reason for going to Hammond regularly but I will be planning to make the Hammond Air Center a stop along the way whenever I need anything in the area.
 
From Mike Grossberg on 02-Apr-2017

 
  Flew in March 31. Hammond Air actually rolled out a red carpet for me. That was just the beginning. They went out of their way to make space in the hangar for my antique plane. The entire staff is exceptionally warm and friendly. The lobby has a cooler stocked with locally brewed beer and root beer. You will not be allowed to leave until you take a six-pack of your choices - free! Crew cars and rental cars available. Lots of suggestions and guidance on places to spend the night. Really, an exceptional operation. Other FBO companies should visit just to see how it should be done.
 
From Craig Jones on 10-Dec-2016

 
  Stop in for an overnight stay in Hammond over the thanksgiving weekend, before heading back to Houston. Hammond Air Center service is top notch. This is not my first time and it will not be my last time. Great people and service. Fuel prices are the best is the area. Top off my tanks here, as it a $1-2 cheaper than KNEW. Keep up the good work. 31WH
 
From Jerry D. Anderson on 27-Nov-2016

 
  Dropped in flying my Centurion to meet up with friends who were working in the area. Very surprised that we got a crew car just before closing ' got to keep it overnight to go eat & stay overnight. Awesome service! Great prices for fuel too. I will keep this place in mind for the future.
 
From Sarah Rovner on 26-Oct-2016

 
  I stopped at Hammond Air Center for an overnight and fuel recently in a 1942 PT22 Ryan Recruit. It was the best service I've ever had from an FBO! They were courteous, professional, and went out of their way to make my experience and enjoyable one. I would HIGHLY recommend if you were looking for a place to stop. Great fuel & oil prices and exceptional service!
 
From Joey Sager on 27-Sep-2016

 
  This place continues to live up to its reputation for friendliness, good fuel prices, and great service including a red carpet to step out onto upon arrival. CSR Sonny introduced herself with a smile and a handshake, then called both my wife and me by name for the remainder of our 20 minute fuel stop. She offered about a dozen cold or hot drink choices and supplied us with a six pack of locally made Abita root beer while our plane was fueled accurately and quickly. Sonny even made recommendations for antique stores to visit on our upcoming visit to New Orleans in a couple of weeks and gave us a card with the FBO owner's contact info. What more could anyone ask?
 
From Matthew Kiener on 12-Sep-2016

 
  We flew down after the floods to drop off supplies & pick up displaced shelter dogs. Becky, Sunny, and Mitch all went above and beyond any reasonable expectations. Courteous & kind don't begin to describe these folks. Courtesy car, cold waters, prompt & accurate fueling at an excellent price, help with making hotel reservations and recommendations where to dine... The list goes on & on. They even mowed the lawn specifically so the dogs could do their business before our departure. I wish I could give them ten stars. <3
 
From Jeff Goehl on 19-Aug-2016

 
  I have been flying for decades, and this by far was the best FBO experience that I have ever, I mean ever had. We will stop here anytime we are over this way or enroute, even if it is out of the way. Thanks, for all the refreshments.
 
From Daniel A. Oppenheim on 09-Jul-2016

 
  My CAP squadron used Hammond Air Center as a base of operations for tours of the KHDC Tower and providing airplane rides to a local Scout Troop. Becky was very accommodating and allowed the Cadets/Scouts to use the pilot lounge and brought each one a cold Abita Root Beer. She set up a "photo op" inside the main hangar and even provided the pilots with free libations to bring home. It just does not get any better than this folks! Also, the tower staff was terrific. They gave all the visitors, young and old, a real appreciation for the work and dedication required to be a controller. I cannot say enough good things about the Hammond Air Center FBO and the National Guard personnel, who work the tower,
 
From Chris Nichols on 06-Jun-2016

 
  Stopped in on the way to Disney with the family. I'm not sure what I can add to the unbelievable level of service these folks provide. Without question, in 30+ years of flying I have not come across a better FBO. Absolutely fantastic!
 
From Lyle Prouse on 31-May-2016

 
  Wow...These folks go waaaay out of their way for us. I was going to us S/S fuel pump but decided to let Hammond Air Center do their F/S and Jessica helped with that. I had to RON for 3 nights. They didn't charge me a cent for tie down fees and went way, way, way out of their way to be accommodating in all respects. Jessica is a cutie as well and she could not possibly have been nicer! There is NO DOUBT where I'll park next time I go to Hammond!
 
From Ronald Keating on 24-Apr-2016

 
  Very nice facility, I called ahead, they where ready for all my requests, couldn't be more helpful. Put my two seater in the hangar overnight, crew car to hotel, discount price and gas price, full serve.
 
From Stuart Taylor on 06-Mar-2016

 
  I've stopped at HAC a couple of times over the last few months as my wife and I have visited the area to care for a critically ill family member. Unfortunately our last flight to KHDC was to attend a funeral. I can certainly attest to the top flight service that previous posters have submitted. Having a lineman welcome my over-the-shoulder fueling oversight is a nice touch and speaks of the customer service mindset that permeates this FBO. Receiving a handwritten sympathy card mailed to our home address dots the "I" in service for me. That has to be a classy touch in anyone's playbook.
 
From Mike Kelly on 17-Feb-2016

 
  West bound to Texas from Florida with some strong winter headwinds in an old Bonanza, stopped again at Hammond Air Center for a top off. Prompt, efficient, and friendly service from the fine folks who provide a first class experience. Shaun was right there with the 100 truck and great service. A nice, bright, clean operation with good people. Well worth the stop. Thank you.
 
From Spencer Napor on 19-Jan-2016

 
  Amos and Jessica gave me superstar treatment when I flew in on a short overnight. I had some friends on their way to pick me up for dinner, but after informing Amos that I was to depart early the next morning he was thoughtful enough to surprise me by pulling up the Escalade and offering it for me to use overnight. I'm anything other than a big shot, but as I was filling out some paperwork he was taking my luggage and putting it in the SUV without me ever asking. Jessica booked me a very nice room at a bed and breakfast downtown, greeted my friends with root beers when they showed up and even offered them a tour despite it being only minutes from closing time.
 
From Travis Terral on 13-Jan-2016

 
  Fantastic experience. They offered their crew car (saving me a rental) for a 4-hour stay and brought it planeside. Super friendly and helpful staff. They even offered us a free 6-pack of our choice of Abita beer or root beer (brewed locally) on our departure!
 
From Terry Huenefeld on 09-Nov-2015

 
  Wow. I landed here for wx and wasn't sure what to expect. These guys are incredible. The customer service is exceptional. They have a tremendous amount of knowledge and to say they are friendly is an understatement. They go way above and beyond. I feel confident for future stops with ir without pax. For a quick turn or leaving my plane with them overnight. Thank you Jessica and Amos. You guhs helped make this trip enjoyable!!
 
From Steven Maloy on 26-Oct-2015

 
  I had to go into Hammond in less than good conditions. It was raining pretty hard, and the people from Hammond Air helped me, my passengers, and our luggage out of the plane and put up with us for over an hour while we waited for our ride. Would have been great if a hangar would have been available, but in those conditions I was just happy to get on the ground, and into a dry comfortable place. Very friendly and helpful. Having a couple of beers was a nice touch. (I knew I wasn't operating anything else that day)
 
From Pete Flood on 19-Oct-2015

 
  Best FBO. I can make 1 phone call and KNOW that everything will be done RIGHT. Thanks for all the help
 
From David Weinstein, N53WA on 13-Oct-2015

 
  The experience I have had over the last year visiting Hammond Air Center has been nothing less than stellar. These guys set the gold standard in FBO service. It starts with the friendly lineman that is always waiting to help, if it is cooling off the car when we land to always parking us in front or holding an umbrella over my kids when it is raining. Then once you walk into the FBO the ladies behind the desk are always two steps ahead of my needs. I will always fly out of my way to stop at Hammond Air center.
 
From Gaylon Koenning, N815DG on 26-Sep-2015

 
  My family stopped in for fuel and a rest stop for the kiddos (4yrs old and a 20 month old) on our trip from Houston to Destin, FL. Wow simple amazing how accommodating they were with my family. The 6 pack of Abita was the icing on the cake for our vacation trip. On our way back to Houston they offered the crew car for us to take a quick trip in town for lunch. RV10 was fueled and ready to go when we returned. We will be back. I can't say enough about the service, exceptional.
 
From Troy Ellis, 5115X on 20-Sep-2015

 
  These are absolutely the friendliest folks around. We fly into lots of FBO's and this is one of our favorites. They have a courtesy car available and they take top notch care of you. We were there on a day that was probably one of their worst (they had been broken into the night before) and everyone still treated all of us like we were their top priority. They are a wonderful group of people. Thanks
 
 
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