Jake attended trades school while in high school, and graduated with a High School diploma in conjunction with his A&P certificate. He first worked for Eastern Airlines, and then eventually began work with Canadair (now Bombardier). Jake began teaching aircraft maintenance in 1989 and has not looked back since, he has taught for Flight Safety, Gulfstream, and Global Jet Services. Jake was awarded the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award by the FAA in 2019. Read more here.
Art went to Aviation Trades in High School while he lived in New York. He first started work with Pan American Business Jet Division, and in 1968 Pan Am developed into Dassault Falcon. He then went on to work for Flight Safety International in Paris for four years and owned a training company, Global Training International, for 11 years. Art was awarded the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award by the FAA in 2019. Read more here.
The 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.