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Don't Flutter By, Stop At Butterfly
Butterfly Aviation (KGLD) is a full-service FBO located on Renner Field in Goodland, KS. John and Marilyn Collett, along with the rest of the Butterfly Gang, offer a variety of services to aviators including fuel, maintenance, courtesy cars, flight instruction, and a restaurant on the field. Feel free to look around our site. If you don't find what you are looking for, give us a call or send an email. We are in the aviation business to serve you.
John and Marilyn Collett founded Butterfly Aviation, Inc. in October, 1972. Butterfly began as an FBO with a maintenance shop and aircraft fueling. At that time, the shop dealt mostly with ag sprayers.
John's interest in Cessna 195s came as a young pilot when he worked for a small FBO and flew with his boss who owned Cessna 195s. He (John) and his son, Scott, rebuilt a wrecked 195 in 1974 for personal use, which they, along with Scott's son, Jonathan, still enjoy today. This fueled his passion for the classic Cessna and prompted him to join the International Cessna 195 Club as an active member.
Today, the maintenance shop works on many different kinds of small aircraft, as well as sprayers and 195s. The shop's employees include 7 full-time and 1 part-time mechanic, including 5 licensed A&P and 2 certified A-I. Butterfly also has a cafe located in the terminal building. It has grown from a small snack bar into a hometown cafe where many locals and pilots enjoy breakfast and lunch.