Bob has been maintaining aircraft since 1995 after graduation from Sierra Academy of Aeronautics. He was awarded top GPA honors and certificates in non-destructive testing and composite materials repair. Aviation has been a life-long passion of Bob’s, along with a desire to understand how things work. Bob began his career working at a flight training center in northern California and received his Inspection Authorization in 1998. He rose to the position of Director of Maintenance for a 135 air charter operation, then played a leadership role at a highly respected Bay Area maintenance facility. Bob spent the last 16 plus years maintaining general aviation aircraft and has experience working on single and twin engine piston powered and turbo prop aircraft. After owning and operating his busy Bay Area maintenance facility for 8 years, he relocated with his wife Cindy and their son to the Garden Valley area and they are pleased to find a more relaxed environment and quality of life here with us in the Sierra Foothills. With his experience and superb attention to detail, Bob has been a tremendous addition to the Mach 5 Aviation Team.