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March 15, 2013

Tradition Aviation Joins the Ross Aviation Family of FBOs

DENVER, COLORADO (March 15, 2013) — Ross Aviation confirmed today that it has completed the acquisition of Tradition Aviation at Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Palm Springs (Thermal), California.

“I am particularly excited by the acquisition of this premier FBO,” noted Ross Aviation president and CEO Jeff Ross, “as I have a long history with FBOs in Palm Springs and Thermal, and I am thrilled by the opportunity of returning to this great market and once again teaming with the incomparable Penny Nelson and Ann Goodwyn.”

Mr. Ross further explained that Penny will continue to champion the operation in the capacity of general manager, while Ann leads the customer service and operations elements as director of operations. The Tradition Aviation team will retain lead concierge and customer service specialist Lynn Hay and line service veterans Albert Avila and Curt Lewis.

Mr. Ross confessed that he has had his eye on Tradition Aviation since its inception in 2006. “Penny and Ann know aviation and the Coachella Valley FBO customer base like no others, and their reputation for customer service is unrivaled.”

Tradition Aviation extends the Ross Aviation family of FBOs to15 airports in nine states stretching from Hawaii to New Jersey and from Florida to Washington State. Unlike its competitors, Ross Aviation acquires and operates locally-managed FBOs that retain their name, personnel and unique attributes, while Ross Aviation provides network benefits and capital for expansion and growth. The Ross Aviation family consists of Bradley Pacific Aviation, Scottsdale AirCenter, Miami Executive Aviation, Denver AirCenter, Ronson Aviation, Corporate Aircraft, XN Air, Santa Fe AirCenter, Laredo Aero Center and now Tradition Aviation.

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