Graduated aviation maintenance in 1969.
Spartan served as the spring board for my career in aviation. I received my airframe and powerplant certification prior to entering the USAF. Having completed Spartan and having and A&P license helped me progress very quickly in the USAF and after completing military service, was immediately hired into corporate aviation and eventually a position in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
I am now Director of Safety, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization