New Owners Have Big Plans For Reeder Flying Service
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) On Christmas Eve of last year, three Burley men bought Reeder Flying Service at the Magic Valley Regional Airport. Right after that, the trio ordered a three million dollar helicopter to be used for fighting fires. That was just the first investment that the new owners made in Reeder Flying Service.
Alan Anderson, co-owner of Reeder Flying Service, says, "After the passing of John Reeder, the family didn't have the people in place in the family for the management. All the employees are there, the director of operations, over helicopter operations. The business ran very well for three years after John Reeder died."
Reeder Flying Service has been in business at Joslin Field for more than 70 years. John Reeder's daughter Jennifer wasn't familiar with the day to day operations, and didn't feel comfortable trying to determine where the business should go.
Anderson and his two co-owners saw the opportunity to invest and manage the business to keep it up and running for a very long time.
Anderson says, "We do have some long range plans that will probably be announced within the next year the entail other things at the airport that will require some investment. But also that will be good in the long run for the city of Twin Falls, as well as for the airport."
Mar. 7, 2013.