My fascination with airplanes began at an early age while watching DC4’s start their engines and witnessing the introduction of jet aircraft. I attended Spartan upon graduating from high school and enrolled in their A&P program (AMT ’77). During the A&P training I developed a fascination for avionics; this led to my enrollment in their Avionics program (AET’78). The instructors and training I received there were first rate and provided the confidence to pursue a career in aviation. After Spartan I completed a degree in electrical engineering degree (MSEE) at NJIT. I now work for Honeywell as a Senior Systems Aerospace engineer, designing avionic test equipment for the F111, F15 and A7 fighter aircraft, system design for the next generation flight data/cockpit voice recorder and various commercial pursuits. I credit Spartan for creating the spark which propelled me into the aerospace field.