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FCC Extra Class Ham

NRE CE (FCC Examiner)

20 years of aviation maintenance experience, specializing in structural repair and modifications.
Licensed A&P mechanic and hold FCC commercial license & "Extra" class for HAM
Ordinance licensed explosives handler (AMMO49).
Egress systems technician for T-6A Aircraft and Martin Baker MKUS16LA ejection seat
Certified Weight and Balance Technician.
Experienced in "Intermediate" structural repair and maintenance on Lockheed C-141 and C-130 transports. (USAF)
Depot level structural technician on fixed wing fighter aircraft. (F-15 C and D Eagle). (Lockheed)
Depot level structural supervisor for S.T.I.R. (Special Technical Inspection and Repair program) For Army AH-64 Apache and Bell OH-58D Kiowa helicopters. (Agusta Aerospace)
8 years supervisory experience with 2 years as structural shop supervisor and assistant shops supervisor in avionics, engine shop, armament, hydraulics and power train for MD AH-64 and Bell OH-58 Ds
Experienced A&P mechanic with turbine/turboprop experience.
Experienced in Non Destructive Testing Eddy Current, Magnaflux and Dye penetrant applications/inspection.
Electrical experience includes depot level re-wiring and troubleshooting FCC Examiner and Master of Communications diploma Ham radio operator/MARS station operator Hungary/Macedonia/Yugoslavia
Aircraft types - Fixed wing: (Military): McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, General Dynamics F-16, Lockheed C- 141, ( C-130 and C-5 transient), Beechcraft/Raytheon T34C Mentor civilian: Cessna 1, 2, 3 and 4 series. Beechcraft and Piper singles/twins. Rotary wing (Military): MD AH-64 Apache, Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk (Sikorsky S-76), AH-1 Cobra, UH-1 Huey, (Bell 212), OH-58 C's and D's, (Bell Jet Ranger) and CH-47 Chinooks.
** 18 years of radio control aircraft experience
Fluent in German

Career stuff

2004 - Present

*FSR/Site manager, Flight Test Mechanic and lead QAR for T-6A JPATS aircraft at ***************REMOVED**********. Responsible for oversight of all operations and maintenance on T-6A JPATS aircraft. Provided guidance and oversight to site buildup under ISO 9002 and military regulations to support the aircraft at **removed***. Assist **removed**in all aspects of follow on Test and Evaluation for the T-6A fleet world wide. Duties include management, QAR, maintenance control, weight and balance and technician duties for all aircraft systems. Responsible for Maintenance program administration and Logs and Records. 


Provide guidance, consultation and computer aided development of structural system upgrades, modification and other changes related to aircraft platforms. Design, draft and incorporate structural modifications for customers in the civil and defense industry.

2000 - 2004

Flight Test mechanic and assistant site supervisor supporting T-34C test flight operations for ***REMOVED***. Responsible for quality assurance, maintenance control, maintenance and test platform preparation for "full spectrum" testing at ***REMOVED*** . Responsibilities include "back seat" observation and functional check flight (FCF) troubleshooting. Travel temporarily to sights around the U.S. to provide test and chase support for V-22 Osprey, A-37 Dragonfly, Joint Primary Air Trainer System (JPATS) T-6A Texan II

RAYTHEON AEROSPACE - Europe/Germany 10/1993 present

Served as technician specializing in structural maintenance throughout Europe. Performed intermediate and depot level structural repairs, repair designs and modifications to AH-64, UH-60 and CH-47 Helicopters. Also served as field representative to assist engineers in determining procedures for repairing civilian and military aircraft damaged in mishaps and military operations. Deployed to Hungry, Yugoslavia, Macedonia and Morocco to evaluate, provide guidance and repair aircraft. Also deployed on first civilian team supporting special operations UH-60 "Whitehawk" detachment for United Nations in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. (11/97 4/98)

Worked together with the European ATCOM engineer on numerous projects requiring a high degree of airframe experience and the ability to produce accurate Computer Aided Designs (CAD) of various airframe components and repairs on all models of Army helicopters in Germany. Communicated technical information between technicians, commanders, manufacturing representatives and the European ATCOM engineer.  Use CAD (AutoCad R. 13) to duplicate "real" dimensions and characteristics of airframe related problems. Suggest alternatives and methods of repair to companies and/or military units: AutoCad Rel. 13 and DesignCad 2D. (References Removed):  

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AGUSTA AEROSPACE SERVICES. Hanau, Germany. 6/1990 - 9/1993

Supervisor/shop lead. Supervised  structural mechanics performing depot level structural repairs and modifications to AH-64, UH-60 and OH-58D helicopters. (Special Technical Inspection and Repair program S.T.I.R.) Developed and coordinated all aspects of structural maintenance both in shop and on the hangar floor. This involved setting up a fully functional shop, supervising mechanics, filling out personnel performance reports, reporting on aircraft status on a weekly basis and coordinating mechanics and other shop personnel to assure the timely and efficient completion of the required maintenance. Promoted to supervisor for Structures, hydraulics, avionics, engines and armament. Supervised up to 35 personnel, performing similar duties to the above. Worked extensively with engineers to develop methods for field repairs and fabrication of unique parts for full line of Army helicopters.

LOCKHEED SUPPORT SYSTEMS INC. Bitburg AB, Germany 11/1988 - 6/1990

General/Structural technician performing depot level modification and repairs on F-15 Cs and Ds. Responsible for performing highly technical structural modifications and electrical wiring IAW McDonnel Douglas engineering. Structural work included but was not limited to removal, alignment, trimming and replacement of wing skins, ribs, closure spars and major-machined formers in aircraft; Rebuilding and modifying Titanium, Stainless Steel and other structural components made of composites. Work required extensive use of blue prints, drill fixtures and jigs. Worked closely with engineers to establish procedures for correcting major structural flaws and to establish feasible methods of repair in the field environment.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. Norton AFB, CA and Bitburg AB, Ger. 11/1984 - 3/1988

Performed major and minor structural repairs both in shop and on the flight line to Lockheed C-141, C-5 Galaxy and McDonnell Douglas F-15. Also responsible for the repair of General Dynamics F-16's while temporarily assigned to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Worked 2 years total on flight line, 1 year in the structural repair shop and 1 year in the composite shop doing repairs to various composite structures. ie Radomes, flight controls and other composite structures.


1985/87 United States Air Force - USA & EUROPE

  1. 1. Structural Repair Technical School. (3 months)
  2. 2. Career Development and Study (CDC) for structural repair. Includes On The Job Training. (12 months) .3. Battle damage repair and assessment (USAF Bitburg)
  3. Chanute AFB -Advanced Composite Technical School - 2 Mos.

1990-1993 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

1993 - 96 University of Maryland - Hanau Germany.

2000 U.S. Navy   Naval Test Center -Aviation Physiology/Egress/Water Survival school T-34, F-18, F-14     Backseat       qualified observer       

2004  Weight and Balance School

2004 T-6A Egress systems school/ordinance handler certification course. Ejection Seat - T-6A

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