I started my aviation career at eight years old! I became fascinated by all types of aircraft models, both static models as well as model airplanes that fly. Those stories are for another time.
My initiation into the airline industry came as an aircraft apprentice mechanic in my country’s national airline. I learned almost everything there is to know about the repairs, maintenance, and overhaul of aircraft during this initial period.
I had the best trainers, mentors, and supervisors one could want! I learned the basics of airframes, engines, and how to maintain aircraft. I was taught various trades and enjoyed sheet metal repairs.
This was mainly due to the types of planes we were managing at our home base. Saltwater corrosion was the main factor that affected the seaplanes at our base of operations.