Our Story

About Us

Epps Aviation has a long established history when it comes to aviation in Georgia. A history that started when Ben T. Epps, the first pilot in the state, built his first vintage aircraft in 1907. Ben Epps built and flew 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, one of Ben’s sons, 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. 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.

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 our Charter Department, visiting our FBO, or doing business with Epps Aviation. The comfort, safety, and convenience of our customers comes first. Whether it’s for our legendary charter planes, aviation maintenance or simply tour our facilities, stop by for an experience that is truly a “Departure from the Ordinary”.