As a teenager, David worked at the Atlanta Regional Airport–Falcon Field fueling planes and assisting mechanics. He loved to look inside the planes and think about how all the instruments and accessories worked together. In 1993, when he was 19, he jumped at the chance to apply for a job as a PAI technician.
Working at PAG is more than a job. It’s a place to build your career. You become a valuable member of a team and learn something new every day.– David Scarbrough, Director – Repair Station Safety and Compliance for PAG
From the day he arrived on the job at PAI, it was a career-building experience, and over time, David learned our business by working in each of these areas: the pneumatic shop, the gyro shop and the instrument shop. He earned his repairman license and received promotions to Repair Station Manager and then Accountable Manager in 2014.
On the shop floor, David learned from master technicians and engineers who became his mentors. They demonstrated true craftsmanship and answered his questions. Then they asked him questions to test his knowledge and decision-making skills. Today David trains others the way he was trained, sharing his knowledge with the newest members of the team.
David says, “I’m very proud that the PAI repair station is considered a model for the industry.” He’s also proud to be responsible for reporting to the FAA and to operators and customers about the quality and timeliness of the work done by his team.