Department:Missionary Aviation Technology
School:Aviation in Spokane
Jim is married to Suzanne and they have raised 4 children over the last 26 years together. Jim met Suzanne through Campus Crusade for Christ on the Ohio University campus in Athens, OH where he also earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He worked in the field of construction for 10 years as a contractor and the Lord led him to the serve in the field of mission aviation. He attended Moody Aviation where he certified as an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic with Inspection Authorization, Commercial Pilot – Airplane Single Engine Land, Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument.
Jim has had the privilege to serve at Moody since 1998 in various capacities including maintenance technician, avionics technician, avionics shop supervisor and flight instructor in the Elizabethton, TN program. He assisted with the transition to Spokane, WA where he served as Director of Flight Operations and now the Aviation Program Manager and Division Chair.
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University
Diploma, Moody Bible Institute (Bible course work)
Certificate of Completion Missionary Aviation Technology – Pilot / Mechanic, Moody Aviation
Certificate of Completion in Missionary Aviation Technology – Avionics, Moody Aviation
Industry Course Work
Flight Instructor Refresher Course – Jeppesen, 2001
2151 – Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and OS essentials, 2001
2152B – Implementing Microsoft Windows and 2000 professional server, 2001
Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic – Hoffman Pilot Center, Inc. 2006
Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic – AOPA Air Safety Foundation, 2007
Tennessee Mid-South Aviation Maintenance Seminar – FAA sponsored, 2000
Inspection Authorization Course # AFS/01/06/999/8 – Spokane, Wash., 2006
Inspection Authorization Course # ANM/0107/0002/8 – Spokane, Wash., 2007
Private Pilot, 1988
Airframe and Powerplant, 1996
Instrument Airplane, 1997
Commercial Pilot, 1998
Flight Instructor: Airplane Single Engine Instrument Airplane, 1998
Inspection Authorization, 2000
FCC General Radiotelephone, with radar endorsement, 2000
King Radio Certifications:
Professional / Personal Interests:
While Jim enjoys many outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, fishing and hunting, he can often be found on a Sunday afternoon playing board games with his family. He attends Shiloh Hills Fellowship Church; Spokane, WA and has lead various Sunday school classes and home Bible studies. Jim's passion is pointing others to follow Christ and helping students come to an understanding that "How we do what we do is important because why we do what we do is eternal."
Jim also enjoyed working in:
- Alpha Lambda Delta
- Tau Beta Pi
- Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA)
- Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Attends Shiloh Hills Fellowship Church; Spokane, Wash. Has lead various Sunday school classes and home Bible studies.