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about us

We're a team of three (plus three hangar dogs) with the mission of delivering superior aircraft maintenance and customer service. We pride ourselves on our decades of aviation expertise coupled with the personal touch that only a small business can provide.


Rick Knight, owner and chief mechanic, served 21 years in the U.S. Navy working on F-8's, P-3's, and F/A-18's. He spent 11 of those years as a Flight Engineer/Instructor, accumulating over 4800 flight hours. Since retiring from the Navy in 1996 he has continued his aviation experience as a Production Manager for an aircraft accessory repair business, a turbine shop foreman at a Raytheon-authorized part 145 repair station, the Director of Maintenance at an aircraft management firm, and now the proud owner of Optimum Aircraft Services. He is also an AP/IA and instrument-rated private pilot. 

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