In the upcoming February issue of D.O.M. magazine, I profiled Albert E. (Bud) Leonard. Leonard is a recent recipient of the FAA’s Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.
One of the things Leonard has been passionate about over his 50 years in aviation maintenance is mentoring young students. Many of his former students attended the celebration surrounding the FAA’s presentation of the Charles Taylor award. They all had successful careers in aviation maintenance, many of them going on to mentor others themselves.