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Episode 10- Behind the Hangar Doors: Kevin Shead’s Helicopter Maintenance Odyssey

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Welcome to The Vertical MRO Podcast, brought to you by Vertical Helicasts!

The Vertical MRO podcast spotlights remarkable individuals in aviation. Today, we delve into the journey of Kevin Shead, whose passion for flight has taken him soaring through the skies and mastering the intricacies of aircraft maintenance.

Kevin’s odyssey began in 2000, when he graduated from Abbotsford Christian Secondary School in British Columbia, Canada, laying the groundwork for his future endeavors. Eager to pursue his passion, he embarked on a transformative journey at Northern Lights College from September 2000 to February 2002, specializing in aircraft maintenance engineering.

With meticulous dedication, Kevin acquired an impressive array of endorsements across both airframe and powerplant domains. From the iconic Bell and Airbus series to the sophisticated Pratt and Whitney PT6T TwinPack, his expertise spans a diverse spectrum of aircraft, reflecting his commitment to excellence.

Kevin’s journey doesn’t stop there. Armed with a plethora of certificates and qualifications, including forklift operation, maintenance management, and safety systems, he has consistently sharpened his skills to meet industry standards and beyond.

His professional voyage is marked by significant milestones, from serving as an apprentice AME to assuming the pivotal role of director of maintenance at Bailey Helicopters Ltd. His tenures at Chinook Helicopters Ltd. and Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. further enriched his experience, honing his proficiency in troubleshooting, quality assurance, and safety management.

Throughout his career, Kevin has exemplified resilience and innovation, navigating the skies and the challenges of the aviation industry with unwavering determination. His commitment to excellence and safety has not only propelled him to new heights but has also inspired those around him.

Join us as we unravel the remarkable narrative of Kevin Shead, a young visionary in aviation maintenance whose journey embodies the spirit of adventure and the pursuit of mastery in the boundless expanse of our skies.

This is Vertical MRO.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Rotorcraft Repair and Manufacturing and PAG.

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