I got into IT in my early teens and it wasn’t long until I became the local neighborhood ‘computer repair guy’. After taking an ‘Intro to Aerospace Engineering’ course during my senior year of High School, I decided to pursue a career in the aviation industry. Soon after, I attended an Aviation training school in Rome, NY and received my Airframe & Powerplant mechanic certificate. Since then I’ve worked for several airlines and aircraft manufacturers, gaining invaluable experience and knowledge in the field. After a few years of AMT (Aircraft Maintenance Technician) work, I transitioned into more of an Avionics (Aircraft electronics) field. Avionics work combines my interests of aviation and electronics. It also allows me to apply my knowledge as an IT tech – since the architecture of the latest avionics systems resembles a ‘local area network’, as seen in the world of IT.
The more experience I gain in the work environment, the more it crosses over into my personal hobbies. I have, over the years, learned an immense amount about circuits, signals, embedded software, controls, and RF. That being said, I have constantly been thinking of ways to apply that knowledge to my personal projects. I started this website to share some of this knowledge and encourage others to take an interest in ‘IT, Cars, and Aviation’.
Some of the aircraft I’ve worked with:
- Blackhawk UH-60
- Saab 340B
- Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 Turboprop
- Embraer ERJ-145
- Embraer E-175 (by far my favorite aircraft)
- MQ-1C, MQ-1B, MQ-9 Predator, Gray Eagle, Reaper UAV’s
My other websites/projects:
- www.CustomForAll.com – Website design/development
- www.Intelleclix.com – Computer and mobile electronics repair, and Networking
- www.UserLogos.org – Logos for Firefox/Chrome ‘fast/speed dial’ thumbnail bookmarks