About us

Tompkinsville Aviation is a full service FBO located in south central Kentucky, 45 miles east of Bowling Green and 80 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. But we're also more than just an FBO. Tompkinsville Aviation is your one-stop shop for single and light twins!


We at Tompkinsville Aviation offer complete services for your aircraft. We perform maintance and restorations of everything from WW1-era biplanes, to J-3 cubs, to modern twins. With over 30 years of experience, we can do everything you need!


We have just finished a complete restoration of a 1917 Curtiss Jenny, one of only 7 in the country, and it is currently undergoing flight testing. It will be touring the country next year, so look for our Jenny at Airventure Oshkosh summer of 2014!


Not only can we do everything the modern pilot needs, we can also perform specialized work for your classic aircraft. From fabric re-covering to interior restorations, you'll never need to look anywhere else to get the job you need done.

  • picture Full restoration/rebuild services.
  • picture Custom interiors and panels.
  • picture Fabric recovering and custom painting.


1)"Jon is an inspiration to all who come in contact with him, whether in his knowledge of aircraft building techniques or in his ability to teach those around him in a positive, constructive manner."

2)"Building a large, accurate WW1 aircraft utilizing original drawings is to say the least a challenge. When Jon joined our team, he brought experience, knowledge and innovation to the table."

3)"Jon's commitment to teaching the youth of today in all things Aviation is awe-inspiring. He personally led the team in all fabric covering, metal work, rigging, and oversaw all aspects of preparing our Curtiss JN4D for its first successful flight!"