About Us

About Us

Byron Heidorn is the Vice President, Maintenance Operations for Executive Flight Management in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Aside from publishing At the Airport an aviation electronic magazine, he is an accomplished F.B.O., airline and corporate aviation maintenance professional, with over 40 years of experience. He was just awarded the 2013 FAA FAASTeam Representative of the Year from the Great lakes Region.

His experience ranges over 40 years of corporate, service center, repair station and air carrier maintenance, from transport category aircraft through fanjet, turboprop and light piston aircraft. Has held active positions as a mechanic, inspector and instructor as well as managed technicians, inspectors, shops, departments and two complete facilities. Working on aircraft and systems as a licensed A&P mechanic, IA, Repairman, and pilot, Heidorn also performed post inspection test flights for training aircraft for a 141 school. Has been an FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner, FAA Accident Prevention Counselor and currently a FAA FAASTeam member. Byron was on the design and Implementation/Operations team for a new $7M FBO and maintenance facility in Bloomington, IL where he also performed the G. M. duties. He has set up five maintenance shops, and managed the maintenance for FAR Part 91, 135 and 121-air carrier operations, two 141 flight schools and several 145 repair stations.

He has written the maintenance program and manuals for an air carrier operating DC9s and BAe 146’s as well as for five different repair stations. He’s traveled the U.S., Canada and Europe on over 50 aircraft purchasing and completion projects, and written complex Service Bulletins for product modifications and STCs.

Byron is also a trained and active member and instructor of the Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) of Milton Township in IL, and the Lutheran Emergency response Team (LERT) of St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton, IL, helping others during disasters.  He has taught disaster preparedness for the average citizen at civic events and at colleges in northern Illinois.

Publisher: Byron Heidorn

12 Dunham Place
Saint Charles, Illinois 60174

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