Business Profile: Brunswick Air

by Sep 7, 2020Business, Partners, South Brunswick

Have you ever dreamed of learning to fly an airplane? Brunswick Air can help you make that dream come true.

This year Brunswick Air celebrates its 10th year in business at Cape Fear Regional Jetport. Over the past decade they have offered the flight-training journey to a wealth of students and grown their company into a successful and highly regarded aviation business. They offer private, instrument and commercial flight training, along with aircraft rentals for approved pilots and fun flight air tours.


Owners Barb and Rick Gwin offer the professional setting that makes learning how to fly safe and fun. Their flight instruction staff has more than 100,000 hours of experience, which lends itself to an exceptional and skilled flight training experience in which each student’s training is tailored to their needs. They also offer beautifully maintained aircraft.

Barb cautions that flight lessons are a lifelong commitment.

“You must really want to learn how to fly,” she says. “It’s not like picking up a tennis lesson. You must study, study and then study some more. You are always a student in aviation.”


The majority of their students are seeking careers in aviation, but earning a private pilot certificate is not for everyone. “What we have seen over the years is that even taking a few flight lessons is really fun,” Barb says.

The Gwins have made Oak Island their home since 2003. In 2007 they opened an aircraft maintenance business, Cape Fear Airworks, and three years later in 2010, Brunswick Air. Between them, Barb and Rick have more than 75 years of aviation experience in both general and commercial aviation.


Whether you’re committing to flying lessons or taking an air tour of the beautiful Brunswick beaches, Brunswick Air can help you step outside your comfort zone. Taking off from Cape Fear Regional Jetport is amazing because you are over the ocean in just moments after takeoff. You might just fall in love . . . with flying!

Brunswick Air
4009 Airport Road
(910) 363-4334

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My background includes time spent in the U.S. Air Force working on B-1 Bombers, followed with 10 years in the design and sign industries. I have won multiple American Advertising Federation Addy Awards in design, and my design experience includes logos, brochures, business cards, T-shirts, wedding invitations, event collateral, magazine layouts, posters, vehicle wraps and signage. Custom illustration is a favorite of mine in creating a unique client brand. As an avid photographer, I feel I can capture so many defining moments that get lost in our everyday hustle. Photography is definitely one of my most favorite aspects of art. Stopping time for a moment with a “click” is truly exciting and it allows for the magic of our world to be captured forever.