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DeKalb County

Atlanta’s DeKalb County is located six miles east of downtown and home of Georgia’s #1 tourism attraction, Stone Mountain Park. The population of the county is approximately 700,000.DeKalb County’s county seat is the City of Decatur and it is the third-most-populated county in Metro Atlanta. It is located six miles east of downtown and contains roughly 10 percent of the city of Atlanta.

DeKalb–Peachtree Airport

DeKalb–Peachtree Airport is a county owned, public use airport in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The airport is located in Chamblee, Georgia, just northeast of Atlanta. It is also known commonly as Peachtree–DeKalb Airport, or simply PDK.
The property was originally part of Camp Gordon, a World War I era training camp. In 1940, the United States government authorized construction of a military airport on the site. The airport began operations on March 22, 1941, during early World War II as Naval Air Station Atlanta. Barracks, constructed at the facility during World War II, became classrooms in late 1948 for Southern Technical Institute, a new engineering technology school created by Georgia Tech for former soldiers. Leased from the county by the United States Navy, the airport was converted from military to civilian use from 1957 to 1959. The Naval Air Station subsequently moved to Marietta on the south side of Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Like NAS Atlanta, the Southern Technical Institute moved from PDK in 1958, to land donated by Dobbins. It is now known as Southern Polytechnic State University.[5] Naval Air Station Atlanta was closed by BRAC action in 2009.


Pat Epps and Epps Aviation have come a long way since the aviation pioneer days when Epps’ father, Ben T. Epps, the first pilot in Georgia, built and flew his first vintage aircraft in 1907. Ben Epps built another eight aircraft designs until 1937, when he was fatally injured in a takeoff crash at the airport in Athens, Georgia, which is now named in his honor. His six sons and two of his three daughters all became pilots. In 1965, Pat Epps bought a small fixed-based operation (FBO) at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) and began Epps Air Service. The original facility consisted of a main hangar (40,000 square feet) and a shop-office area with 19 employees. Through the years, Epps continued to grow. Today, five decades later, the Epps team numbers more than 130 and operates on a total of 21 acres at Georgia’s second busiest airport. The facility consists of the original main hangar, a terminal lobby, two maintenance/avionics hangars totaling 54,000 square feet, five corporate aircraft hangars, 40 T-hangars, and its own fuel farm. Epps Aviation has been a staple in the Atlanta community for almost 50 years and is the only independent FBO at PDK. Local and international businesses count on Epps’ outstanding service for their aviation needs. Our convenient location, just nine miles from downtown Atlanta, allows for locals and travelers to have a comfortable and easy experience when flying with or into our FBO, or doing business with Epps Aviation. The comfort, safety, and convenience of our customers comes first. We look forward to sharing our Southern hospitality with you.

Atlantic Aviation

Atlantic Aviation is the largest fixed-base operator (FBO) in the country, providing unparalleled services, such as state-of-the-art facilities andan industry-leading rewards program for our valued customers. Atlantic Aviation employees are the cornerstone of their success. Atlantic’s ever present “Atlantic Attitude” empowers employees to provide world-class customer service, going above and beyond to deliver the best possible customer experience. With over 60 locations nationwide, Atlantic Aviation will provide the service you expect and deserve, nearly everywhere you fly.

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