Mechanics

img_2055Kurt Boehlke

 

Kurt is the lead mechanic at LPAS. He has his A&P license with IA and has been working on aircraft for 13 years. His goal is to keep the aircraft in the air.

Kurt’s dog Piper was named after Piper Aircraft and loves hanging out at the LPAS hangar.

Kurt loves long walks on the beach, motorcycling, and is a great listener.

He is single and looking for love.

img_2058Allin Walbert

 

Allin has been a mechanic with LPAS for three years, but has been working on aircraft for seven years. He has his A&P and is a private pilot. Allin recently earned his remote pilot certificate and is available to provide remote pilot services. He wants to get his instrument rating, commercial pilot license, and CFI.

Allin's father was a pilot, so he grew up around aircraft and flying.

His favorite memory was his first solo flight where, "it's all up to you, there is no one telling you what to do".

 

img_2060John Fotia

 

John has been an aircraft mechanic with LPAS for four years, but has been working with aircraft for 16 years. He was a helicopter mechanic in the Army for seven years and worked for an airline as a mechanic for four years. In addition to working at LPAS, he is currently working on medical helicopters. John has his A&P with IA.

John has loved aircraft since he was a child. When he was six years old, his father surprised him and his brother by pulling them out of school to go on their first helicopter ride. He thought this was the coolest thing in the world and when the Army offered him the chance to be an aircraft mechanic, he seized the opportunity and has not looked back.

 

Services Technician

img_2050Dominique Rattunde

 

Dominique has been the Services Technician at LPAS for one year. She has enjoyed learning about aircraft, keeping the hangar clean and organized, and assisting the mechanics with maintenance tasks. She hopes to one day manage an airport.

Dominique's favorite aviation memory was her Discovery flight, where her instructor told her she has a knack for flying. It was love at first flight.