Eagle's Nest Maintenance Shop
Our maintenance department is tailored specifically to meet the maintenance needs of the single-owner, small general aviation aircraft. The heavy metal can't even land here at Eagle's Nest, so we are here to serve the "small guy"!
We welcome and encourage you to get involved with our staff in the maintenance of your aircraft. Our maintenance hangar is a modern 3600 square-foot heated steel building with a sealed floor and a full-span hydraulic door. It can hold up to five aircraft, and is usually fairly full.
We are also in the knowledge business. We want you to be as informed an owner/pilot as you can be If you want to learn more about the systems on your aircraft, or learn more about the preventative maintenance items that you can legally perform on your
aircraft, our staff is eager to work with you. It is up to you as to how involved you want to be.
Art Salatin, shown in the picture to the left, on the right side, is our Director of Maintenance. He has been an active A&P mechanic since 1976, and holds an Inspection Authorization. He has been at Eagle's Nest since 2008. Art received his aircraft maintenance and flight training at LeTourneau College in Longview, Texas concurrent with earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. After several years in the industry and in specialized training, he took his growing family to Indonesia. As a member of New Tribes Mission Aviation, he spent the next fourteen years flying and maintaining aircraft in support of Christian missionary efforts in that island country. Because of medical issues with one of his children, Art moved his family back to the United States in 1996, and settled on the family farm where he grew up in Swoope, Virgnia. Since that time he has held aircraft maintenance positions at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport and New Market Airport prior to coming to Eagle's Nest.
Art says, "Being a pilot makes me a a better mechanic, and being a mechanic makes me a safer pilot." Art's years in Indonesia, maintaining the aircraft that he flew, impressed on him the value of the pilot having a thorough working knowledge of his/her aircraft. That is why he makes an extra effort to involve you, the owner/pilot, in the maintenance of your aircraft.
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