In 1989 Top Gun Aviation was acquired by Thomas Eiermann, a visionary for the Hammond Airport with then over 30-years in the General Aviation business. He knew the Hammond Airport had the potential for growth. Coming from the very first FBO at New Orleans International Airport (General Aviation Corporation) as Vice President General Manager, he knew the challenges he would be facing moving to a small Municipal Airport with mostly single engine aircraft.
Taxiways had to be built, ramp space had to be added, hangars needed to be expanded, and as a result of planning for the future, the very first Corporate Jet, a Lear 25 became based on the Hammond Airport at Top Gun Aviation.
Due to his hard work, persistence, many friends and relationships within the aviation community--both military and business, he was instrumental in bringing the Government Fueling Contract to the Hammond Airport along with additional Jet and Turbine Corporate aircraft. As a result, revenues for the Hammond Airport increased and projects for infrastructure and improvements continued.
More than twenty-three years later, still family owned and operated, his son, Chad Eiermann now manages Top Gun Aviation. With twelve professional employees, seven different hangars, one of which is the largest privately owned on the field, Top Gun now has over twenty-nine light-single and twin-piston aircraft and more than nine Jet and Turbine business aircraft based with them.
The Top Gun Aviation team of professionals are driven by the love and appreciation for the aviation business and the pilots and passengers that fly into the Hammond Nothshore Regional Airport.