Norm brings to the table over 40 years of experience within both the private and public sector fields; highlighting a strong professional skill set of organizational leadership, staff growth and development, relationship building, community relations and client services, sound oversight and analysis, and problem solving. His love of aviation began at the young age of 13 while being taught to fly by his uncle, Lee. From a C-130 to a C-172 and to a Money 201, Norm flew with his uncle throughout his teenaged years. He went on to begin his professional career at the FBO where his uncle kept his planes achieving the positions of Airline, Air Freight and General Aviation Operations Manager. Norm went on to develop a diverse professional career in both the public and private sectors including FBO Operations, Airline Operations, Air Freight Operations, various Government Entities, Publishing, Cable Television, Geotechnical Engineering, and Elected Office.
Norm Roche recently worked with the City of Tallahassee Utilities in the Customer Operations Department. He believes that once aviation gets into your blood stream, it never leaves. Norm is excited to be returning to the industry he truly loves. His mission at Aero Center Tallahassee is to focus on safety, providing first class service, and a firm commitment to complete customer satisfaction.
100LL Line Service
24 hour surveillance
Courtesy Crew Cars
Courtesy Crew Transportation
Crew Room / Pilot Lounge
Long term parking
Ramp Side Vehicle Access
Sleep or “Snooze” Room
Short Term Parking
We have 64 T-Hangars (both manual track doors and motorized bifold door) complete with a dedicated T-Hangar Pilot Lounge. Additionally, we have 4 large Box-Hangars ranging from 5K to 15K in size. Our current T-Hangar occupancy is at 100% with a waiting list. Our Box Hangars are also full, but we can accommodate an overnight client given the flight schedules of our base clients. The new 24K hangar is on track to be at 100% occupancy upon completion.
“Jeremy is a true world-class leader in the aviation community,” said S. Michael Scheeringa, co-founder and managing director of SAR Trilogy Management.
His life-long passion for the industry and history of developing both people and markets made Jeremy the first and natural choice to lead Aero Centers.
Epperson started his aviation career in the United States Marine Corps, where he developed his leadership and passion to serve. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego, and is a commercial pilot with P135 experience. He has demonstrated his affection for the business with successful FBO leadership roles at Signature and Republic.
Aero Centers will bring a level of professionalism and experience back to aviation communities,” added Jeremy Epperson. “Our FBOs demonstrate to the industry we are committed to first-class facilities with knowledgeable and experienced local team members with a passion for aviation. I am very excited to lead the team responsible for developing full-service FBOs and delivering customer-centric service to all aviation customers in a community. I had a vision for bringing passion, fun, and expertise back into aviation communities, just like it was 30 years ago. Aero Centers’ focus on full-service FBOs brings the dream to reality.
Aggarwal has over 25 years of experience in the aviation and hospitality industries. Aggarwal is a co-founder of SAR Trilogy Management. Previously until 2015, he was the CEO of Global Crew Logistics (GCL), a Miami-based travel management company specializing in the movements and accommodation of business aviation and cargo airlines’ flight crews. GCL doubled its EBITDA in a short two-year period under Aggarwal’s leadership.
Between 2008 and 2013, Sanjay served as CEO of two commercial airlines in India – Spicejet (a private-equity-backed low-cost air carrier) and Kingfisher Airlines (a publicly listed full-service carrier). Under his leadership, Spicejet saw its first profitable year and increased its domestic market share from 7% to 12%. Prior to that, he served as COO of Flight Options LLC, one of the world’s largest operators of business jets. He and Scheeringa worked together to take Flight Options to profitability.
Earlier, Sanjay worked in IT, strategy, financial planning and other roles at Marriott International and US Airways. He received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Nagpur University in India and his MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Scheeringa has almost 30 years of experience in general and commercial aviation as an operator and supplier. Scheeringa is a co-founder and managing director of SAR Trilogy Management, an aviation investment and management company. Before he founded SAR Trilogy in 2015, he was the President and CEO of BBA Aviation Flight Support, which comprised Signature Flight Support, the world’s leading FBO network, and ASIG, a leading operator of commercial aviation fueling services. Under his leadership, Signature grew from 85 to 124 global locations, almost doubled in revenue and tripled profit resulting in the company outperforming the market in 65 out of the last 72 months of Scheeringa’s tenure.
From 2004-2008, Scheeringa served as CEO of Flight Options LLC, one of the world’s largest operators of business jets. He was responsible for the turnaround of the business taking it from a negative 20% margin to a positive 5% margin. Prior to that he spent 13 years at US Airways in officer-level positions in network and operations planning and as the head of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries.
Scheeringa received his BS in Transportation and Logistics Management from Arizona State University. Scheeringa was a board member of the Central Florida Expressway Authority. He is a Past Chairman of the National Air Transportation Association and a private pilot.