Terry has been a long standing member of the local Professional
Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA), serving as an officer
and receiving the PAMA/ATP award for professionalism as well
as the F.A.A. “Technician of the Year” award. In addition, Terry was recently presented with the F.A.A. "Charles Taylor" Master Mechanic Award, acknowledging his many years of professionalism and dedication to the aviation industry. He
continues to promote aviation education and safety by conducting
I.A. training seminars in conjunction with the F.A.A.
interest in aviation began in Cedar Lake, Indiana in 1949. His
fascination with aircraft flying in and out of the local airport
landed him a job as a “line boy” at the age of 14.
This job further inspired him to pursue his interest in the
field of aviation.
1954, Terry began his first job as an certified mechanic working
for an FBO located at the Gary, Indiana airport. He moved on
to Schneck Aviation in Lansing, which later merged with Hartzog
Aviation in Rockford, Illinois. During this time, Terry established
himself as being extremely knowledgeable in regards to aircraft
powerplant & accessory maintenance and he increased that
knowledge with a stint at Woodward Governor, a manufacturer
of aircraft control systems.
Terry remains active in the daily maintenance and management
operations of Aircraft Systems, with customer service and satisfaction
remaining his first priority.