Allen McGregor was recently honored with a Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.
Allen began his career in aviation in the United States Air Force in 1961. Following the Air Force, he worked for McDonnell Douglas, Flightcraft, Galvin Flying Service, and American Avionics. Allen has been a Senior Mechanic for American Avionics since August 2009, where he enjoys teaching and mentoring younger aircraft mechanics.
“Allen is someone that served his country proudly, and is an example of a dedicated, honest, hard-working American, that stays working in the field he enjoys,” said Kyle Hennessey, owner of American Avionics. “We are proud and lucky to have him at American Avionics.”
The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award is named in honor of Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic in powered flight. The 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. A full list of all winners is online on the FAA’s website, as well as information on how to apply for the award.
In Photo: (left) Dr. Jean F. Mpouli, FAA Program Manager, Allen McGregor, and Tino Salud, GM American Avionics