The DC-3 propelled aviation as a viable means of travel. Service was available to cities and towns across the nation. Unlike today early air travel was convenient and uncomplicated.
Westward expansion was made possible by railroads. Before the railroads people traveled by horse and covered wagon. The iron horse allowed people to reach unsettled lands where new communities were created. Feight and commodities were the primary interest of the railroads, but it took people to produce goods and commodities.
Personal travel by jet is possible for those who can afford it to almost anywhere in the country. Businesses looking to expand consider the availability of a local airport essential.
Our consultants evaluate your community's needs, how people move around and problems with transportation. We promote local airports and help the residents and leaders see the benefits of aviation. We look at where street traffic can be improved, how bicycling can be made safer, and where public transportation meets the needs of its residents.
We help you develop marketing plans, advertising goals, and
public relation strategies to increase traffic at your airport..
Transportation is a key part of people's lives, not only planes but trains, buses, cars, taxis, and bicycles. Integrating these modes of transportation is a primary goal of Bill's organization.
Hilsmeier Marketing and Aviation Consultants is located on the front range of the Colorado Rockies. This is a great area for aviation with numerous airports and blue skies.
Bill Hilsmeier has 20 years experience in management, public relations, and advertising. While a student at Western Kentucky University where he majored in economics and sociology he wrote copy for a local radio station. His military service gave him training in meteorology that led to his work in atmospheric diffusion where he published a paper on atmospheric dispersion..
As an administrative officer with the Space Environment Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, he furthered his writing and management skills. An entrepreneur at heart he started an insurance agency in Longmont.
In 1974 Bill was elected to the Colorado State Legislature where he served three terms focusing on small business concerns, transportation, energy conservation, air pollution and education. He was chaiarman of the Transportation and Energy Committee for four years.
Campaigning showed him
what is necessary to build an organization, identify issues, and communicate with the public.
During this time he got his private pilot's license and over time a flight instructor's certificate. "Flying has allowed me meet clients at their home base and see their operation first hand."
Flying also helped in marketing the Colorado Career Information System during the three years he did marketing and training for the project.
Bill's artistic talents led him to study color and design as well as computerized drafting and design. He inspires associates to look at the client's needs, operation, and goals from a perspective of efficiency, increased productivity and profitabiity..