DENVER — Don McCarty, Master Aviation Mechanic with Mountain Aviation, a private jet charter and aircraft management company, was recently awarded the FAA’s Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award honoring 50 years of service in the aviation maintenance field.
The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award is named in honor of Charles Taylor, who designed and built the original engine for the Wright Flyer, cementing Wilbur and Orville Wright’s place as the first in powered flight.
McCarty began his aviation maintenance career in the US Navy in the early 1960s, transitioning to civil aviation in 1966. He has served in the role of Master Mechanic and mentor in the Mountain Aviation maintenance department at the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport since 2006.
Mountain Aviation, founded in 1993, has bases in Denver, Eagle, Aspen, Fort Collins and Boise, Idaho. It offers aircraft charter, management and maintenance along with sales and acquisition services. Mountain Aviation operates a fleet of Gulfstream, Hawker, King Air, Piaggio, Pilatus, Citation Jet and turboprop aircraft.The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award is named in honor of Mr. Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic in powered flight.