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AUG-SEP 2018

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www.AviationPros.com 33 Anthony Arispe, 37, Owner, Airspeed & Attitude, McKinney, TX Anthony Arispe left the Coast Guard in 2004 telling himself he would never work on another boat. Instead, he worked as an apprentice mechanic under Bob Aiello, Aiello Aviation, in Marshall, TX, until he received his A&P. Aiello was an IA that held an active certificate for more than 50 years. Then Arispe focused on avionics installation and modification to be able to work with the military and contracted with L3 and Sierra Nevada working overseas to help support American troops and flight operations. He moved to Colorado in 2010 to work with military programs for a few years until he decided it was time to get back to his general aviation roots. He started Airspeed & Attitude in 2014 in McKinney, TX, with the “goals of catering to the single engine legacy fleet and training the next generation of mechanics and pilots.” He is the president/owner. The company has teamed with Master CFI Gary Reeves and purchased a Cessna 172 for demo and training purposes. “The aircraft can be used for our clients to get comfortable with new equipment while the airplanes are down for modification as well as teaching our new mechanics how to fly.” The company is a member of the Aircraft Electronics Association and Arispe continues his education both as a mechanic and a pilot through online courses, webinars, and live training. He currently has three interns training to become A&Ps. “I believe though that our future technicians need to be more versatile and knowledgeable in full aviation systems. I want our future technicians to be able to not only maintain aircraft but to be able to recruit the numbers that we have lost over the last decade. That is why I train my mechanics how to remove an engine, wire in a complete new radio system, troubleshoot electrical issues, as well as how to fly. “Our little company has grown over the last couple of years,” Arispe says, “and I would love to see that growth welcomed by a city that we may be able to create school programs for students to experience aviation, college students to start their flying career, veterans to continue their education, and the industry receive the most versatile well-trained technician and pilots the industry has seen yet.” Ronnie Rebecca Lee Booth, 28, Skills and Training Program Specialist, Satair USA Inc., an Airbus Services Company, Ashburn, VA Ronnie Rebecca Lee Booth says, “Working in aviation allows me to be a part of the stories of so many: the reunited family, the successful entrepreneur, and the critical supply delivery. It allows me to be a part of something bigger than myself, and to influence the lives of many.” Her grandfather, David Booth, is a former recipient of both the Charles Taylor and the Wilbur Wright FAA Awards. Her uncle, Raymond Booth, is the head QA/QC final acceptance individual for FedEx at Boeing for the 767 aircraft program. Her mother, Rebecca M. Booth graduated from Guilford Technical Community College, and is one of the first women in ultra light aviation. Booth received the majority of her training through Royal Technical Group, Inc. and Satair. She holds a bachelor of arts from Duke University (on a full academic scholarship), a master of business administration from Wake Forest University (on a full Presidential scholarship), and a Project Management Graduate Certificate from Duke University. Currently she serves as the global head of training for all 10 Satair distribution centers and warehouses across seven countries. She is responsible for developing the training curriculum structure and content for Satair’s warehouse operations. She is also in charge of creating development programs to help employees expand their skills and career opportunities. Nominated by Ned Angene, Accountable Manager, Royal Technical Group: “Ms. Booth worked here at Royal Technical Group, and completely constructed our EASA MAG 6 compliance from start to finish. Ms. Booth is under 30 years old and given the right opportunities she could be running a multi national aviation corporation in the future. Ms. Booth quickly understands complex issues and creates solutions and her understanding of the global aviation industry is amazing.” Booth gives back to the industry through “my commitment to ensuring that every individual, regardless of their background, has access to high quality training that can help them reach their goals. I am passionate about and committed to helping others grow and reach their potential.” Booth’s career goals center on expanding her reach and ability to provide quality education to all members of the aviation industry. “I hope to move into increasingly strategic roles where I can not only influence my department and company, but provide resources and structures to the wider aviation community as well.”

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