David L. Jones Receives Two FAA Lifetime Master Awards

David L. Jones was recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with two of its most distinguished honors: the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award and the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. The awards were presented at the recent ATEC conference in Tucson.

Mr. Jones is a 1972 graduate of Western Michigan University in aviation engineering technology. He is an accomplished mechanic with Airframe and Powerplant Ratings, was a Designated Mechanic Examiner, and has many pilot ratings. He has developed a close relationship with the FAA and has served on numerous workgroups: Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC), Airman Certification System (ACS), and worked on changes to Part 147 and revisions to the Oral & Practical testing process for maintenance technicians. He has also developed maintenance training for light sport aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Jones was also instrumental in starting many AMT schools and dove into all aspects of education/training including classroom and lab instruction, curriculum development, and classroom material development. He is an accomplished author and has contributed heavily to many textbooks and online courses published by Avotek and others.

ATEC and the entire community is indebted to David for his tireless service to technician education.