Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks the Beginning of Mach1 Aviation at Kissimmee Gateway Airport

The City of Kissimmee hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Mach1 Aviation, LLC, on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM), to officially start the construction of this company’s hangar and ultimately establish its aviation presence in Kissimmee.


“It is with great appreciation and honor to recognize Mach1 Aviation’s significant investment in the Kissimmee Gateway Airport. This project will assist in meeting the demand for larger aircraft storage space and promoting business activity. As the first hangar to be constructed in the Airport Business Airpark, this first-class facility sets the bar for future hangars planned in the Airpark and the Airport,” said Shaun Germolus, Aviation Director at Kissimmee Gateway Airport.

Mach1 Aviation will provide helicopter training and maintenance and additional space to lease to other aviation companies. This aviation company was an eligible City Quality Targeted Industry (QTI) company, thus eligible for economic development incentives. City incentives are formula based and provided as rebates and reimbursement once the company has fulfilled its investment and job creation obligations. This $5 million aviation investment is eligible for over $93,000. Construction of Mach1 Aviation’s hangar is expected to be completed within the next 12 to 18 months and become the largest hangar at ISM.


Odyssey Aviation

We’re excited to showcase the people and businesses that make Kissimmee Gateway Airport Central Florida’s airport of choice. In this edition of our newsletter, we’re spotlighting Odyssey Aviation ISM. Located at 3950 Merlin Drive, Odyssey Aviation ISM is a leading FBO that specializes in offering top-notch aviation services for travelers flying into our airport on private and charter jets. Odyssey’s highly trained and knowledgeable staff is the epitome of professionalism, always available to handle every need – from booking hotel reservations to fulfilling catering requests and so much more. They go above and beyond to ensure that each traveler’s experience at Kissimmee Gateway Airport is perfect.

In This Issue

Experience Kissimmee Spotlight

Our partners at Experience Kissimmee want you to know about the best places to stay, dine and play!

Mach 1 Constructing New Hangar
Mach 1 Aviation is constructing a new hangar here at Kissimmee Gateway Airport and the company is now offering space for lease!
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Daniel Luette

We are so proud of our former Airport Operations interns like Daniel Luette. Daniel completed the MBA from the Financial Valuation & Investment Management program at Lynn University over the summer. He has been hired as an analyst for a large financial management organization in West Palm Beach. Daniel also concluded his lacrosse career with a win at the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Senior All-Star Games this summer in Providence, Rhode Island. Congratulations, Daniel!

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day from all of us at Kissimmee Gateway Airport!

Airfield Manager Ramon Senorans

Celebrates Ten Years at ISM

Congratulations are in order for our very own Airfield Manager Ramon Senorans who celebrates ten years with the City of Kissimmee this month. Ramon manages the airfield operations at Kissimmee Gateway Airport and brings a high level of professional excellence to his work every day.

We are very proud of Ramon and the outstanding work he has done over the last decade at our airport. We couldn't do what we do without Ramon's talent, tenacity, and aviation expertise. Here’s to another ten years of success, Ramon!

Kissimmee Airport Launches New

"ISM" Marketing Campaign

Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) today announced a new marketing campaign in honor of National Aviation Week, which is observed annually from August 19-25. The campaign was designed to promote the airport and the City of Kissimmee as a top year-round travel and tourism destination and a great place to locate a business in Florida. The campaign incorporates the airport's International Air Transport Association (IATA) three-letter airport code “ISM” and highlights words that embody our values like “professional-ISM,” “tour-ISM,” and many others.

“We are absolutely thrilled to launch this new campaign,” said Airport Director Shaun Germolus. “Our city and airport continue to grow. With this campaign, we’re able to highlight what makes our city and our airport an ideal location for business and leisure.”

General Aviation applies to airports with limited or no scheduled commercial airline service. General Aviation airports serve various aviation activities, including recreational flying, aircraft manufacturing, flight training, corporate, charter, and fractional aircraft operations. ISM has historically been one of the top 10 busiest airports in Florida, based on the number of flight operations. ISM works in partnership with Experience Kissimmee, the city’s official tourism agency, to create opportunities to promote Kissimmee.

“This new marketing campaign is a great addition to the work that Experience Kissimmee does to showcase what makes our area so special for both tourists and businesses,” said D.T. Minich, Experience Kissimmee’s President, and CEO. “Our airport is also a major driver of the local economy, and we are excited to partner with Shaun and his team to promote Kissimmee.”

The new “ISM” campaign incorporates social media, advertising, digital, and grassroots outreach to engage business jet travelers and tourists and raise awareness about Kissimmee’s activities and amenities. To learn more about the campaign, visit

About Kissimmee Gateway Airport

Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) provides safe and efficient airport facilities for the residents and visitors of Central Florida. As the closest general aviation airport to the Orlando Metro area, ISM is located just eight miles south of Walt Disney World and 10 miles south of the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center. It's the fastest way, stress-free way to get to Central Florida's most desirable locations. The airport accommodates general aviation air service 24 hours a day with two paved airport runways at 5,000 and 6,000 feet, respectively. There are two Fixed-Based Operators (FBOs) on-site to meet your aviation and accommodation needs and several flight training schools, new T-hangars, box hangars, a new aerospace park, and exciting recreational activities. For more information, visit

Relocate Your Business and Fly Kissimmee!

With over 180 acres of land available for development, a new aerospace park and innovative incentive packages, Kissimmee Gateway Airport is the ideal location for your business. To learn more, contact the City of Kissimmee Economic Development Office at 407.518.2307. 


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