Keeping Midwest Aviation Flying High

I sometimes feel like Cristy Poindexter should be on our payroll, she does so much for our business,” said Frank Shelton, owner of Midwest Aviation of Paducah. “She knows how to deal with FAA documents, title searches, wire transfers and bank drafts. You name it and she’s on top of it when it comes to the handling of our financial transactions.”

Frank Shelton has been doing business at Paducah Bank for almost 20 years. “They’ve handled everything from our personal loans and checking accounts to our business floor plans, cash management accounts and day-to-day operational situations.”

And that’s no small task. Midwest Aviation is a multi-million dollar sales and service company with one of the world’s largest inventories of pre-owned Beechcraft, Cessna, Mooney and Piper products. They have a sales staff with over 50 years of combined experience and a service staff with over 100 years of combined expertise. Midwest Aviation is one of the nation’s largest dealers in pre-owned Beechcraft airplanes. The sales force can assess a customer’s needs and match them with the aircraft that fits the bill.

If they don’t have it on hand, an experienced staff of sales consultants will locate just what the client is looking for. Long-term customer relationships have been the back- bone of Midwest’s successful sales history. Customers from all across the United States and around the world have found the proper blend of high performance and customer loyalty. “More than 70% of our sales is repeat business and we have sold more than 20 planes to one company alone. That means that our product is quality and our handling of transactions is solid,” Shelton added. “And that goes back to the strong financial support we get from Paducah Bank. Like the help we get from long-time Paducah Bank loan officer, Janis Phillips. Janis is one of the most professional bankers I have ever done business with. If I have a question, I can always count on her for a quick and accurate response. She can always be reached by phone and if she is out of the bank on business, I know I will hear from her by the end of the day. Janis is one more reason to remain loyal to Paducah Bank, because she is loyal to Midwest Aviation.”