I first met Mark while I was a flight instructor for the Boeing Employees Flying Association. He maintained their planes at Paine Field (KPAE) in Everett WA. I could tell that he was a stickler for quality by the way he would work. Later I opened my own flight school and Mark and his staff maintained my fleet of Piper aircraft, from our J3C Cub to our Seneca III. He hired mechanics that were equally strict about their quality of workmanship.
I could tell back then as I would hear him talking to a new mechanic that he was a good teacher as well, and mentioned that he would make a great flight instructor. And, what do you know, here he is all these many years later doing exactly that. Passing his passion of flight onto the next generation of pilots.
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