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Mountain Aviation Mechanic Don McCarty Awarded FAA Charles Taylor Award

11/22/2013 | PR Newswire

DENVER, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Don McCarty, Master Aviation Mechanic with Mountain Aviation, a nationwide leader in private jet charter and aircraft management services, was recently awarded the FAA's Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award honoring 50 years of service in the aviation maintenance field.

The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award is named in honor of Mr. Charles Taylor, who designed and built the original engine for the Wright Flyer, cementing Wilber and Orville Wright's place as the first in powered flight. Mr. McCarty began his aviation maintenance career in the US Navy in the early sixties transitioning to civil aviation in 1966. He has served in the roll of Master Mechanic and mentor in the Mountain Aviation maintenance department at the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport since 2006.

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Mountain AviationMountain Aviation, founded in 1993, is the largest aircraft management and charter company based in the Rocky Mountain Region. With bases in Denver, Eagle, Aspen, Fort Collins as well as Boise, Idaho, Mountain Aviation offers exceptional aircraft charter, management and maintenance along with sales and acquisition services to discerning clients looking for unrivaled safety, service and value. Mountain Aviation operates a young fleet of Gulfstream, Hawker, King Air, Piaggio, Pilatus, Citation Jet and turbo-prop aircraft all available for charter.

About The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic AwardThe Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award is named in honor of Mr. Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic in powered flight. The Charles Taylor "Master Mechanic" Award recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior mechanics. Mr. Taylor served as the Wright brothers' mechanic and is credited with designing and building the engine for their first successful aircraft. The award honors Master Mechanics with over 50 years of experience in the aviation maintenance field. There have been approximately 1800 individuals in the history of aviation honored with this award.

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SOURCE Mountain Aviation

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