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Caesar Strait, 32, Build Mechanic, TurbineAero Repair, Chandler, AZ

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or Caesar Strait, his trip into the field of aviation began in
2005 when he became an automotive mechanic. Eventually,
though, Strait would trade in wheels for wings.
"I started as an automotive mechanic back in 2005, I left that
job in 2012 to be an aviation technician for TurbineAero, where
I still work today. I am an APU build mechanic on the TSCP
700-4E/4B engine line," explained Strait.
"Since he was a small child, Caesar has been inspired by
everything that has to do with an airplane. He started as an
automotive mechanic, but his real dream was working with or
around jet engines. Caesar has taken it upon himself to learn
more than just the mechanic side of things. His passion has
translated into Caesar being a great teacher and mentor to our
junior mechanics. He has taken numerous mechanics under
his wing and personally led them in the right direction. Caesar
preaches safety, quality and customer satisfaction. Being the
oldest of five siblings, he is a natural born leader and aspires
to be in aviation management in the near future," described
Mark Anderson, director of operations, at TurbineAero Repair
while nominating Strait. "It is a pleasure to work with Caesar.
His peers respect him, his excellent attitude and appreciate

his tremendous abilities and contributions
to a productive work environment. Caesar
is someone I can trust and I am proud to
have him working with us at TurbineAero."
Strait says he has received his mechanical
training from on the job training and his
currently receiving his pilot training at the
ATP Flight School in Mesa, Arizona.
"As a flight instructor I can give people
the love of flight," said Strait.
Helping him get to where he is today, Strait says he has had
a number of mentors.
"I have had several mentors that have helped me get to where
I am today in my aviation career. Mike McDanial was my mentor
when I was in the automotive industry for six years. He helped
lay the foundation for the next step in my career, aviation.
Barry Winters is the mentor I currently have helping me in my
aviation career," Strait said.
Strait says his ultimate career goal is to fly commercially.

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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
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