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Maintenance Technician Sales

Arlington, Texas, United States
March 28, 2018

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Rickey D. Hestilow, **** Doss Circle, Arlington, Texas 76013

Phone: 817-***-**** (Cell)


Professional Preparation:

Recognized by FAA as the “2015 National Avionics Technician of the Year”

NCATT Certified Master Instructor

FAA Certified Aircraft Mechanic (A&P) with Inspection Authorization

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, BAAS – Occupational Training and Development, 1997

Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas, Associate of Arts, 1977

Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas, AAS - Aeronautical Tech, 1971

The Ohio State University, Certified DACUM Occupational Analysis Process Coordinator / Facilitator

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Designated Airworthiness Representative and Designated Mechanic Examiner, initial and recurrent training

Additional Education (Post-Secondary and Graduate School)

University of North Texas, Toulouse School of Graduate Studies, Denton, Texas, Applied Technology Training & Development, coursework (12 hrs.)

Texas Wesleyan College, Fort Worth, Texas, Marketing, coursework (27 hrs)


2013 – Present; ASTM International Representative, NCATT Program & Adjunct Faculty TCC Aero Tech

2003 – 2013; Director, National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT)

2003 – 2013; NCATT Director of Standards and Certification, and Director of Accreditation

2003 – 2010: Coordinator of Special Projects, Tarrant County College, Fort. Worth, Texas

2002 – Present; Developer / CEO / Owner of The Original Primary Category Aircraft Training School

1999 – 2002; Instructor – Aeronautical Technology, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas

1992 – 1999; Adjunct faculty, Instructor – Aeronautical Technology, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas

1992 – 1994; CEO and Director of Training and Maintenance, Aircraft Technical Learning Center, Inc. and Yellow Jacket Aviation, Cleburne, Texas

1980 – 1992; Instructor – Aeronautical Technology, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas

1978 – 1980; Co-owner and Chief Inspector, Aviation Services and Management, Fort Worth,


1975 – 1978; Director of Maintenance and Chief Inspector, Denton Piper Sales, Denton, Texas

1974 – 1975; Turbine Engine Technician, Cooper Airmotive, Fort Worth, TX

1972 – 1974; Aircraft Maintenance Technician; Aviation Training Center, Austin, TX

1971 – 1972; Aircraft Maintenance Technician; Denton Piper Sales, Denton, TX

Synergistic Activities, Collaborations & Other Affiliations:

In conjunction and partnership with the NCATT Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI team - authored two successful National Science Foundation Grant Proposals currently totaling in excess of $1.4 million

As NCATT Director of Standards, Certification and Accreditation;

1. Certificated 2,500 plus Individual Avionics and Special Skills Technicians (with Endorsements 4,000+ Certs)

2. Accredited twenty four (24) educational institutions as NCATT Accredited Training Providers

3. Developed twelve (12) aerospace industry Technician Knowledge/Skill Standards with multiple endorsements

In conjunction with the NCATT industry partners, facilitate all NCATT Subject Matter Expert Workshops

Served on Avionics Advisory Boards/Committees for Tarrant County College and Spartan College of Aeronautics

In conjunction with the FAA developed all facilities, curriculum and laboratory training projects for FAA certification of Aircraft Technical Learning Center, Inc., as a FAA approved Part 147 School

In conjunction with the FAA developed and received the first FAA Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) to convert Standard Category Aircraft to the Primary Category

In conjunction with the FAA, developed the first standards, curriculum and laboratory training projects used in an FAA approved maintenance training program for owners of aircraft converted to the Primary Category through STC

In conjunction with the FAA, developed the process and documentation procedures for certification of aircraft owners who are awarded a “Certificate of Competency” after successfully completing an FAA approved Primary Category training course

In conjunction with Fox 51 ltd, Denton, Texas – Developed the only FAA Approved Part 145 Repair Station for North American SNJ / AT6 and P-51 (World War II & Korean era) fighter aircraft

Developed and received FAA approval for the “Maintenance Instructions and Guidance” sections of Denton Piper Sales’ “FAA Approved Repair Station Manual”

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