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Edd Switlik
President, IA, COMM., ME, CFII
Founder of Switlik Aviation Maintenance, Edd is committed to mechanical excellence as well as maintaining a professional atmosphere. Edd’s career in aviation maintenance has been long and varied, beginning with the maintenance of military jets in the United States Marine Corp. After the service, he attended Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, OK where he graduated with his A&P License. The 1970’s found Edd in Wichita, KS where he worked for both Mid-America STOL Aircraft and Cessna Aircraft. Tiring of Kansas winds and winters, Edd moved to the warmer climes of Fort Myers, Florida and began a 17 year affiliation with Fort Myers Airways, the prominent FBO and charter operation at Page Field for decades. With the eventual closure of that enterprise, Edd seized upon the opportunity to start Switlik Aviation Maintenance, Inc. in 1996. The company has grown dramatically in recent years in part due to tremendous regional growth, as well as Edd’s dedication to doing every job knowledgably, correctly and consistently. He works diligently to assure a job is well done. On rare occasions, Edd can actually be found relaxing aboard his boat in the Gulf of Mexico or travelling with his lovely wife, Barbara.

Frank Kurtz
Airframe & Powerplant mechanic and Inspection Authorization
As a high school senior, Frank was undecided about attending college until he found an ad in the Sunday paper for an aircraft maintenance school. He passed the entrance exam and eventually went on to earn his A&P certification. Beginning in 1992 he worked for Fort Myers Airways and then in 1996 he joined Edd Switlik’s team at the newly formed Switlik Aviation. Frank enjoys the challenges of trouble shooting a mechanical problem and the reward of fixing it, “There’s definitely something cool about keeping aircraft that are older than me flying.” On his own time, Franks take advantage of Southwest Florida’s abundant waters by boating and waterskiing. He is also an avid Nascar nut and spends many a weekend watching or attending races.

Jack Moore
Airframe & Powerplant mechanic and Inspection Authorization
As a child, Jack was fascinated with planes. This facination ultimately led to a six year stint in the U.S. Airforce where he served as a tactical aircraft maintenance specialist and F-16 crew chief. “I feel so lucky to have been able to make a career in aviation after my discharge from the service,” says Jack. He also enjoys finding solutions to challenging problems, but says “Probably the most rewarding aspect to my job is when a customer stops in after a repair and tells me what a great I did for him!” Hobbies for Jack include softball and coaching youth football.

John Richardson
Airframe & Powerplant mechanic and Inspection Authorization
As a young man John had a strong interest in airplanes and flying, but never had the opportunity until he saved enough money for flying lessons. After earning his private ticket, he went all the way, eventually earning his commercial, single & multi engine, instrument and Flight instructor ratings.”After all that I became even more interested in aircraft maintenance, given I had a mechanical background,” say’s John. The biggest rewards in his work comes from problem solving and troubleshooting, as well as getting the job completed on time. When not flying, John enjoys traveling and metal fabrication at his home shop.