(featured in the August 2015 issue)
J.F. "Mac" McCreery first became aware of the Rio
Grande Valley during WWII while serving as a gunnery
instructor for the U.S. Army Air Corp at Harlingen Army
Air Field in Harlingen, Texas.
(Now Valley International Airport)
After World War II, Mac and his wife Ardath moved to
Mercedes, TX where he opened a small flight school at
Central Valley Airport in 1946.
In 1948, Mac and Ardath moved to McAllen, TX and
the McCreery Aviation Company was established at what
is now McAllen Miller International Airport.
Mac's son Bob is the current president of
McCreery Aviation Company, a sprawling
Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) that includes
148,000 sq. ft. of hangars, offices, FBO terminal,
550,000 sq. ft. of ramp space and a
15,000 sq. ft. hangar on the site of the original
1948 FBO offices.
McCreery Aviation Company (MAC) will
soon celebrate 70 years of committment to
the General Aviation community as one of
the most respected full service General Aviation
Centers in South Texas.
MAC serves customers in both the United
States and Mexico including services such
as refueling, charter flights, air ambulance,
aircraft sales/maintenance as well as excursion
"sight seeing" flights.
Bob has kept his father's legacy alive by
maintaining the operation of the McCreery
Flight Academy. Highly qualified flight instructors
are on staff to take you from your
beginning introductory flight to full certification
and your pilot's license. Come and
learn to fly in the world's most popular aircraft,
the Cessna 172.
The entire staff at McCreery Aviation
Company stands committed to providing
the personal, customer-oriented service that
has helped MAC to become a leader in the
Come visit us at
McAllen International Airport
2400 S 10th St.
Call us at 956-686-1774 visit our
website at www.mccreeryaviation.com