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Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance

Inspections / Routine Maintenance / Parts / Detailing / PSI Lasergrade Testing

We are your local mechanic and maintenance shop. Every mechanic and IA we work with is also a pilot, so we understand the trust involved in aircraft maintenance. Rest assured, any aircraft we work on is maintained to the highest standards — without breaking the bank.

We also welcome ‘owner-assist’ projects. After all, it’s the owner or operator who is truly responsible for keeping their aircraft in airworthy condition.


50 Hour
100 Hour
Annual Inspections
Annual Condition Inspections (Experimental)

Routine Maintenance

Oil/Engine Changes
Structural Repairs
& More


We stock most routine mainenance parts. If we don’t have it, chances are someone in our local parts network does.

PSI Lasergrade Testing

We are the only testing center in the gorge. We are open for testing during normal business hours. You may schedule a test through PSI / Lasergrade directly, or just give us a call.

Our Maintenance Staff

John Savage
Director Of Maintenance

John Savage, raised in Milton-Freewater, will be working out of both Hermiston and Walla Walla locations. He spent three years in the Army where he began his aviation mechanic career.
Receiving his A&P Certificate in 1982, he worked with Evergreen Aviation on cargo jets. By 1986 he was with Continental, working his way from line mechanic to Senior Manager of Inspections before he retired in 2008. 
Moving his family from Tucson, Arizona to a small town in Alaska, he began working on general aviation aircraft and small jets for various flying services. During this time he was responsible for conducting conformity checks for Pt 135 operations.
John and his wife moved to Athena in 2020 when he retired. We’re happy to have him share his knowledge and expertise with our aviation community.

Nathan hurty
line mechanic

Nathan Hurty was raised locally, helping his grandfather restore tractors and old farm equipment; honing his mechanical skills. He had his first flight in middle school, cementing his love of and interest in all things related to airplanes. In the Fall of 2019 he completed his private pilot license and is working toward his remaining ratings as he’d like to fly professionally in the future.
In July 2022 he completed his A&P certification after working in our shop for the last three years. We’re happy to have him and his terrific mechanical skills with us.

John Savage
Director of Maintenance

Nathan Hurty
Line mechanic

Nathan Hurty
apprentice aircraft mechanic

After Hours Call-Out

Our normal business hours are 8 am-5 pm 7 days a week. If you should need full service fuel, access to the FBO, or catering, we would be happy to assist you for an hourly fee.

Keep in mind that there is a coded 24/7 bathroom available, as well as full self-service fuel if needed.

For the unexpected mechanical problem after hours, our mechanic would be happy to come out to assist for a fee in addition to our normal shop rates.

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