Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 40

Robert Scott Allen, 31, Lead AMT, Endeavor Air, Knoxville, TN

W

hen Robert Scott Allen was 12-years-old, a family friend
took him flying in a Cessna 172. He enjoyed it so much
that Allen started taking flying lessons. He and his father quickly
realized that it would be cheaper for them to own a plane than
to rent one. So, they went out and bought a Cessna 172 that had
been flipped over in a wind storm in Ohio and found a mechanic
to supervise the repairs. "After the repairs were complete, my
father and I started serving as apprentices under J.B. Marshall
repairing small aircraft," Allen says. "After three years working
under J.B., we took our oral and practical exams the same day."
After he obtained his A&P, Allen started a small business in
Greeneville, TN, repairing general aviation aircraft. "I worked
there on the weekends and went to college during the week,"
he notes. "After two years, I left the business to my father and
moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, to work as a lead mechanic repairing ATA part 25 components." Two years later, Allen moved to
Knoxville, TN where he was hired by Pinnacle Airlines, now
Endeavor Air. "After three years working as a mechanic, I was
promoted to lead AMT where I now direct a team of four to
five mechanics in anything from routine checks to engine and
landing gear changes."
Allen credits his father as a lifelong mentor. When he was
young, they were always working on cars or some piece of

machinery on the farm. If he needed to
fabricate something, his dad would always
be there to guide him on how to approach
the problem. "His guidance and exposure
to complex mechanical problems allowed
me to be a successful AMT," Allen explains.
This next gen AMT is currently serving
his second term on Endeavor Air's Tech Ops
Committee. The committee's goal is to bridge
the gap between the front-line mechanics and senior management. It has also been responsible for many policy and procedure
changes to improve the lives of Endeavor Air employees.
"I always enjoy helping introduce people - especially kids
- to aviation," he says. "It thrills me to show someone around
an airplane for the first time or take them for their first flight.
I guess it is because I can still remember the amazement I felt
at 12-years-old when I took my first close look at an airplane."
Allen also enjoys teaching AMTs. He says he wants to ensure
that mechanics learn how to do their tasks right the first time
and know how to access resources to make their job safer and
easier. "To me, the most satisfying part of training is when an
inexperienced mechanic that walked through the door a year ago
starts to challenge you on how to approach problems."

Jonathan Frederickson, 35, Mgr. Maint Standards & Compliance, Endeavor Air, Minneapolis, MN

J

onathan Frederickson's passion for aviation started after an
introductory flight at an airport in Northeast Wisconsin,
during a technical education class in high-school. "Once your
feet leave the ground, they never really return," he says. " I also
grew up 20 miles from Oshkosh, WI, and my family frequented
the EAA Museum and EAA AirVenture."
After Frederickson's first year of college at UW-Platteville as
a mechanical engineering student, he decided to pursue aviation as a career and transferred to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University. While at Embry-Riddle, he was a member of the
Civil Air Patrol and Army ROTC. Upon graduation, Frederickson
commissioned into the Army as a transportation officer (nonaviation). Desperate to get back to aviation, he looked for a way
to get back and decided to pursue aircraft maintenance professionally, after his initial commitment with the Army.
Once in the field, Frederickson found three influential mentors. Bob Peterson, Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) base
maintenance manager, Endeavor Air, hired him as a technician from A&P school and gave him the opportunity to
become a maintenance supervisor after only working seven
months as a technician. Bill Donohue, vice president, technical operations, Endeavor Air, recruited him from the CWA
Maintenance Station to pursue a career at corporate head-

40 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2019

quarters. He has on numerous occasions
provided career advice and counsel and
fostered Frederickson's career since the
transition to corporate. Kevin Kyro, at the
time, director, quality and training for
Endeavor Air, now at Southwest, has heavily influenced Frederickson's career and
development as an aviation maintenance
professional. "Kyro has guided me through
numerous leadership roles within the Technical Operations
Quality organization and has provided advice both professionally and personally in the pursuit of my aviation career,"
notes Frederickson.
Frederickson is currently enrolled in the MBA program for
Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he is
expected to graduate November 2020.
When it comes to introducing others to the field, Frederickson
says: "I take advantage of any situation to speak with anyone
interested in pursuing aviation, whether professionally, or as
a hobby. I am often wearing an Embry-Riddle or Endeavor Air
shirt or hat and am periodically stopped to speak with potential
or current students about my experience at Embry-Riddle or
my career in the aviation industry."

AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY



Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Editor's Viewpoint: Celebrate Our Industry's Young People
Product Update: Tools and Tool Storage - Tools for School
Spotlight: Tribal Knowledge
Career Development: Maintaining the Maintenance Labor Pipeline
Commercial/MRO: Never Scrap Your (Composite) Component Again
Cover Story: NextGEN Awards
Product Update
ARSA Insight: The "Good Example" Movement
ATEC Insight: Rise Above the Noise
Advertisers' Index
Editor's Sign-off: I am a Next Gen
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 1
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 2
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 3
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Editor's Viewpoint: Celebrate Our Industry's Young People
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 5
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Product Update: Tools and Tool Storage - Tools for School
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 7
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 8
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 9
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Spotlight: Tribal Knowledge
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 11
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 12
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 13
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Career Development: Maintaining the Maintenance Labor Pipeline
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 15
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 16
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 17
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 18
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 19
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 20
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 21
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Commercial/MRO: Never Scrap Your (Composite) Component Again
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 23
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 24
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 25
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 26
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 27
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Cover Story: NextGEN Awards
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 29
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 30
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 31
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 32
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 33
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 34
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 35
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 36
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 37
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 38
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 39
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 40
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 41
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 42
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 43
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 44
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 45
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 46
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 47
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 48
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 49
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 50
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 51
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 52
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 53
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 54
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 55
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 56
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 57
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 58
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 59
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 60
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Product Update
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - ARSA Insight: The "Good Example" Movement
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - ATEC Insight: Rise Above the Noise
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 64
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Advertisers' Index
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Editor's Sign-off: I am a Next Gen
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 67
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - 68
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/august-september-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/amt_june-july_2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/amt_april-may2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/march2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/october2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/augustseptember2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/junejuly2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/aprilmay2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/march2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/AircraftMaintenanceTechnology_January-February2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/AircraftMaintenanceTechnology_November2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/october2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/augustseptember2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/junejuly2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/Aircraft_Maintenance_Technology_April-May_2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/march2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/endeavor/aircraftmaintenancetechnology/januaryfebruary2019
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com