We are so pleased to share with you that our long time Chief Mechanic John Bishop has been awarded the very prestigious Charles Tayler award, by the FAA, for his 50 years of outstanding service and safety record.

Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award is an honor presented by the United States Federal Aviation Administration in honor of Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic in powered flight. The award recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior aviation mechanics. Taylor served as the Wright brothers’ mechanic and is credited with designing and building the engine for their first successful aircraft.

To be eligible for the award, a person must:

  • Have 50 years in aviation maintenance as an accredited mechanic or repairman.
  • Be an FAA-certificated mechanic or repairman for a minimum of 30 years. 

We are very proud here and Northampton Airport 7B2 to be able to call John and friend and colleague. Congratulations John!