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1788 NW Trenton Ave. Bend, OR 97701


South Albany High School. Graduated 1978
Army Tech School: Graduated 12 weeks of Helicopter Repairman School
Army Leadership Training: Graduated with Honors
Lane Community College: Graduated 1986 with Associate of Science Degree
and Airframe and Powerplant Licenses
2002 FAA Approval of Inspection Authorization


B737-200 Airframe and P&W Powerplant 80hrs.
B737-200 Avionics 40hrs.
B737 Powerplant- P&W JT8D and CFM56 80hrs.
B737 Differences 24hrs.
B737-300 Avionics General Familiarization 40hrs.
B747-200 Airframe and P&W Powerplant Systems 80hrs.
B757-200 Airframe and Rolls Royce Powerplant Systems 80hrs.
MicroVib I and MicroVib II Propeller Balancing Procedures 32hrs.
Teledyne Continental Fuel Systems 8 hrs.


12-01-05 to Present
Right Seat Mechanical Inc.
Specializing in Experimental Aircraft, turbine and piston
Perform Annual/Conditional Inspections,
Project Completion, Pre-buy Inspections, First Flight/Flight Testing,
Airworthiness Issues, Aircraft Discrepancies, Modifications,
Assembly Assistance, Rebuild and Repairs, Trouble-shooting.
Assisted in Epic Aircraft Project build 2006

5-4-03 to 11-31-05
Fibercraft Inc., 701 SE Salmon Ave. Redmond, OR 97701
Models maintained: All composite, experimental aircraft, turbine and piston.
Responsibilities: Build aircraft from kits to customer specifications, perform annual and conditional inspections, repair and/or replace components, modify aircraft/systems while working closely with engineers or technical orders, trouble-shoot all discrepancies in timely manner.

8-15-02 to 4-4-03
Sun-Air Jet Center, 63354 Powell Butte Highway, Bend, OR 97701
Models maintained: C-90 King Air, Beech Bonanza, Cessna 152, 172, 180, 182, 210, 206, 310, 414, 421, Piper Arrow, Seneca, Saratoga, Comanche, Navajo, Mooney, Lancair, Experimental Aircraft.
Responsibilities: 100hr., Annual and Progressive Inspections. Routine and non-routine maintenance, STC installations, 337 compliance, trouble-shoot and repair customer discrepancies in timely manner.

8-23-96 to 8-15-02
The Lancair Company (Later named Columbia), 22550 Nelson Rd., Bend OR 97701
Models maintained: Columbia 300, 350 (All electric), 400 (Turbo-charged) All-composite aircraft.
Responsibilities: Maintain aircraft, perform routine and non-routine inspections, remove, repair/modify and replace aircraft components, interface with FAA to certify design(s), install new design components, acquire and record precise test results, trouble-shoot system and component malfunctions, assist in maintenance manual collaboration, assist in building Customer Service Department, deliver new aircraft to waiting customer, support customer needs after the sale, trouble-shoot mechanical problems over the phone, manage and direct service center, coordinate parts acquisition, maintain inventory under budget restrictions.

2-1-96 to 8-23-96
The Redmond Flight Center, 705 SE Salmon Ave. Redmond, OR 97756
Models maintained: Cessna 152, 172, 182, 210, 206, Piper Seneca, Navajo, Arrow, Aztec, Seminole, Beech Bonanza, Rockwell Commander.
Responsibilities: Maintain aircraft, perform 50 hr., 100hr. and Annual inspections. Remove, repair and replace aircraft components, trouble-shoot problems, perform ramp and hangar duties.

9-21-87 to 1-23-96
America West Airlines, 4000 SE Shy Harbor Blvd., Phoenix, AZ. 85034
Models maintained: B737-200, B737-300, B747-200, B757-200, A320 Airbus,
DeHavilland Dash-8.
Responsibilities: Line mechanic (6 years), perform Daily, A and B inspections, repair discrepancies while maintaining sensitive time schedule, replace and/or repair components, trouble-shoot systems and quickly disposition non-routine problems in accordance with FAA approved paperwork inspection system. Hangar mechanic (3 years), perform C and D check inspections, assist in structural repairs, install new systems and interiors, remove, install and rig flight controls, replace major components, rig and trim engines, held run, taxi and trim licenses for all Boeing aircraft listed above.

6-1-86 to 9-21-87
Button Aviation, 1344 Stinson Way, Chandler AZ.
Models maintained: Cessna 152, 172, 182, 210, 206, 310, 414, 421, Piper Cub, Tomahawk, Arrow, Seneca, Seminole, Aztec, Comanche, Saratoga, Beech Bonanza, King Air,
Queen Air, Mooney.
Responsibilities: Maintain aircraft, perform 50hr, 100hr and Annual Inspections, perform STC’s, 337 compliance, remove, repair and replace aircraft components (both major and minor), trouble-shoot problems, perform ramp and hangar duties.

1-23-79 to 1-23-82
US Army, Texas, Germany, other various locations.
Models maintained: AH-1G and AH-1S Cobra helicopter and UH-1 Utility helicopter.
Responsibilities: Crew Chief (1 year), maintain airworthiness on a daily basis, repair pilot-reported discrepancies, remove and replace components, adjust, rig and trim systems as required. Adjust, track and balance rotors. Depot maintenance (1 ½ years), disassembled helicopters to base structure, performed detailed inspections (including NDT), replace major components, reassemble aircraft, rig, test and trim entire aircraft before returning to service.




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