State of AMTSociety Address
The address this month will center on EAA AirVenture at Whitman Field, Oshkosh, WI. Senior editor Barb Zuehlke accompanied me to numerous events. It was a pleasure to meet the four FAA General Aviation award winners, each of them are very deserving of their respective award. Here is why:
Lucky Louque, an A&P from Chatfield, TX, is the 2009 National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year. Louque is the general manager of Air Salvage of Dallas. As an A&P mechanic with inspection authorization, he assists the FAA and the NTSB in aircraft accident investigations. He is also a pilot and a designated airworthiness representative who conducts safety seminars for pilots and mechanics as a FAASTeam representative. He represented the Dallas FSDO area as well as the FAA’s Southwest Region.
Jerry Stooksbury, a repairman/CFI from Fort Collins, CO, is the 2009 National Avionics Technician of the Year. Stooksbury owns Avionics Specialists at the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport. He specializes in avionics upgrades for piston singles and light/medium piston twins. He is a member of the Aircraft Electronics Association as well as Colorado’s Civil Air Patrol. Stooksbury represented the Denver FSDO area as well as the FAA’s Northwest Mountain Region.
Arlynn Marine McMahon, a master CFI from Versailles, KY, is the 2009 National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year. McMahon is the chief flight instructor, a ground instructor, and the training center manager for Aero-Tech, a Part 141 Cessna Pilot Center at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport. She specializes in training flight instructor candidates. She also serves as a designated pilot examiner and an FAA Safety Team representative. She represented the Louisville FSDO area as well as the FAA’s Central Region.
Kent Blair Lewis, a CFI from Keller, TX, is the 2009 National FAASTeam Representative of the Year. Lewis has been active in the FAA safety program for more than six years. In his capacity as a FAASTeam representative, he has coordinated, facilitated, and presented at many highly successful WINGS seminars. A retired U.S. Marine Corps aviator and an active flight instructor, he also assists the NTSB and ALPA with aircraft accident investigations. Lewis represented the Fort Worth FSDO area and the FAA’s Southwest Region.
At a picnic honoring the winners, AMTSociety Executive Director Tom Hendershot presented embroidered jackets to each winner.
We’ll have more on EAA next issue. Stay safe.
— Tom Hendershot
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