Don Amon, new Global Aviation Purchasing and IT Assistant

In April Global Aviation gained an experienced, multi-tasking talent by hiring Don Amon as both an IT and Purchasing Assistant. He enjoys wearing “many hats” and the variety in his work.

Amon joins Global Aviation after eight successful years working in avionics, the electronic equipment used in flight craft. He currently handles Global Aviation’s incoming freight processing along with all parts and tools inventory. Amon is also looking forward to growing his IT role through trouble-shooting, installations and training.  He plans to put his background as a systems administrator, database designer and network engineer to good use.

Amon is no stranger to Global Aviation, having known the maintenance group for many years. “I feel fortunate to be able to continue my long-standing relationship with a bunch of truly great people.  The collective knowledge of the Global Aviation maintenance department is staggering,” said Amon.

A highlight for Amon is the positive attitudes at Global Aviation and the willingness to share their knowledge. He loves to learn and enjoys conversations with the mechanics about the parts and functions of an aircraft. “I’m looking forward to growing old with this company,” said Amon.

A native Oregonian, Amon gives back to the community through the local non-profit Airway Science for Kids, Inc. He uses computer flight simulators to teach 10-13 year-old students about the characteristics and forces of flight.

“By the end of the class they have had a considerable amount of experience flying the simulator and have practiced all phases of flight.  This course affords the opportunity to blend math and science into a fun and engaging learning opportunity,” said Amon.

Amon finds his volunteer time particularly thrilling when he can turn around students who come in claiming to hate math and who don’t see a real world reason for it.  “Through this program they find a reason,” said Amon.

Airway Science for Kids  also has an exciting course called TeenFlight where 15-19 year olds have the opportunity to build an RV-12 light sport aircraft.  Design engineers and the CEO of Van’s Aircraft add to the volunteer pool and generous donors have even enabled the young builders the opportunity to fly in the aircraft that they build.

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