Aviation firm celebrates a decade in Oklahoma City

As part of the celebration, Oklahoma Aviation invited customers to look over its fleet at Wiley Post Airport.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 28, 2014 at 10:00 pm •  Published: August 27, 2014
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George Canover climbs into the cockpit of a Beechcraft Bonanza G36 airplane on display during the 10th anniversary celebration for Oklahoma Aviation at Wiley Post Airport on Aug. 27, 2014. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
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George Canover climbs into the cockpit of a Beechcraft Bonanza G36 airplane on display during the 10th anniversary celebration for Oklahoma Aviation at Wiley Post Airport on Aug. 27, 2014. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman NATE BILLINGS - NATE BILLINGS

Oklahoma Aviation is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its launch at Wiley Post Airport.

The company, which began as a flight school with one instructor and two airplanes, now has 13 employees, 14 aircraft including three jets and a full-motion flight simulator.

Services include jet charter, aircraft management, aircraft sales and rental.

Owner and President Sho Kassam said about the only thing that hasn’t changed is him — he was that one original instructor.

“We had more competitors than students, but that quickly changed,” Kassam said.

Kassam passed up one opportunity to buy the firm, but didn’t hesitate when it became available again.