A longtime resident of Orlando, Florida, David Leoce retired from the United States Treasury Department as a supervising special agent. David Leoce has an interest in flying, having taken flight lessons with a flight instructor and ground school classes at Showalter Flying Service (now Showalter Flying Service and Marine, Inc.) during his time in college.
Showalter Flying Service and Marine, Inc., has a history that extends back to 1945. At the end of World War II, siblings Howard and J. Sandy Showalter moved to Central Florida with Ford “Buck” Rogers after completing their service in the war. They bought 100 acres of land and opened Showalter Airpark.
With the GI Bill and the growing number of pilots in the United States at the time, the three entrepreneurs saw the opportunity to sell aircraft and offer flight lessons. They eventually expanded to two other locations, today’s Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) and Orlando Executive Airport (ORL).
Today, Showalter Flying Service and Marine, Inc., brokers, acquires, and sells piston and light turbine planes to a diverse array of clientele. The company’s staff is also experienced in boating on local waterways and occasionally buys and sells watercraft.
To learn more about the company, visit www.showalter.com.