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Campion Crowned Chief Alatunse of Egbe Land

By | January 6th, 2017|Banyan Life, Giving Back|

Don Campion, president of Banyan Air Service at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, was recently crowned Chief Alatunse of Egbe Land which means – revitalizer and rebuilder of our village. His spouse, Sueanne, is the Ye Ye Alatunse which means first lady of the community. Campion was honored with this chieftaincy title for his leadership and [...]

Inside the B-17: A Living History Experience

By | March 22nd, 2016|Giving Back, Pilot Shop|

Inside the B-17: A Living History Experience   On January 21, 2016, Banyan Air Service hosted the Collins Foundation Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine" at FXE. This week, we had the privilege of hosting the Commemorative Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress "Texas Raiders". These B-17 aircraft were primarily employed by the United States [...]

Egbe Update: Surprises and Growing Support

By | February 4th, 2015|Giving Back|

As the revitalization of Egbe Hospital in Nigeria forges ahead full steam, it is wonderful to report that we ended 2014 right on target. See the photo of the completed main building and even more exciting the arrival of 15 construction, mechanical and medical missionaries from the USA and Canada offering their service for at [...]

Banyan Provides Gift of Hope Through 4KIDS of South Florida Toy Drive

By | December 24th, 2014|Banyan Life, FBO Services, Giving Back|

4KIDS of South Florida provides a warm and loving shelter for children who have been orphaned and abandoned. That is why Banyan Air Service chose 4KIDS of South Florida as one of its corporate charities. Teammates contribute funds, volunteer at events and donate to their cause. Every year, Banyan participates in the Gift of Hope [...]

Executives join Banyan in Rebuilding a Hospital in Africa

By | November 8th, 2013|Giving Back|

Aaron Abbot of Covington Aircraft, Okmulgee, Oklahoma Egbe Update Now in the 3rd year of rebuilding 12 houses, the water supply, the electrical grid and the core buildings of the hospital, Banyan’s president and project leader, Don Campion and his wife Sueanne just returned from another trip to this very rural revitalization project in [...]

Egbe Update – One Doctor for Every 4000 People

By | September 16th, 2013|Giving Back|

If you had an accident, fell from a palm tree while harvesting coconuts, contracted malaria or were bit by a snake, what does one do if the closest hospital is 3 hours away over horrible roads full of washouts and potholes? The answer to that question is what inspired Banyan's president, Don Campion and his [...]

There’s Spirit at Banyan

By | April 19th, 2013|Banyan Life, Giving Back|

Banyan's Spirit Committee Representatives plan company-wide events and address company-wide issues. (left to right - 1st row) Dan Torres, Rob Tuttle, Marcela Lizarazo, Kathy Knowles, Jessica Smallacombe, (2nd row) Michelle Barrera, Erica Hernandez, Andy Paolini, (last row) Shirley Kyle, and Chris Oquist. Missing from photo: Pedro Artidiello, Craig Chin and Giselle Nieves. Working [...]

Egbe Update

By | February 8th, 2013|Giving Back|

For the 3rd time in 2012, President Don Campion and his wife Sueanne returned to Egbe with a team to work on a humanitarian project where they are revitalizing a rural hospital in Nigeria. Each time Don goes he takes a Banyan teammate, a friend or colleague from the aviation industry and medical and construction [...]

Why is it Important to Vote?

By | October 3rd, 2012|Giving Back|

Submitted by Don Campion, President of Banyan Air Service The most often heard excuse for not voting in an election is “my one little vote won’t make a difference.” Yet history is full of instances proving the enormous power of one single vote. In many cases the course of nations has been changed because one [...]

A Community of Care

By | February 7th, 2012|Giving Back|

By Stephen Bryce November 2011 When my father informed me of a trip he was planning to Nigeria, I jumped at the opportunity to try to tag along. After very little arm twisting, and a great deal of effort from the people coordinating it, I was on my way. I went not knowing entirely what [...]

Healing Bodies and Hearts

By | February 6th, 2012|Giving Back|

Don & Sueanne Campion in Egbe, Nigeria One of our core values at Banyan is for our company to contribute to the communities we serve and beyond. Giving  allows our company to accomplish things far beyond ourselves. Our teammates have chosen two principal charities to support individually and corporately. 4Kids of South Florida [...]

My Egbe Adventure

By | December 16th, 2011|Giving Back|

By Matt Sosna On October 27, 2011 I had the opportunity as the second Banyan teammate to join the journey to Egbe Hospital in Nigeria. Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, I'm sure that airport security raised an eyebrow or two when they realized one of the bags contained a brand new chainsaw in addition to other [...]