Meet Our Technicians
As the Director of Maintenance for ATS since 2008 Daryl has been conducting and managing all of the activities that enable ATS aircraft to safely fly nearly 4000 hours each year. During that time he also supervised the completion of his second aircraft restoration on NC81945, our Aeronca Champ. His experience not only as an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic with Inspector Authorization but also as a Commercial Pilot and experienced Flight Instructor gives him a unique perspective on keeping aircraft airworthy. Beyond his aviation experience Daryl is also committed to the training and development of the people around him. His life experiences include studies at School of Missionary Aviation Technology and Moody Bible Institute as well as involvement with numerous service organizations. Most recently he led a team to Kenai, Alaska in support of Arctic Barnabas Ministries. Daryl’s desire to serve others combined with his integrity and mechanical ability make it a joy to have him on the team at ATS.
When I was 10 years old, my dad asked me if I could help remove a difficult bolt in an airplane by reaching deep inside a small inspection hole- I did, while holding a wrench in each hand! I’ve enjoyed maintaining airplanes ever since. After earning my Airframe and Powerplant certificates, I’ve worked on a wide variety of interesting aircraft makes: Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft, DeHavilland, Air Tractor, Grumman, Republic, Douglas, and several experimental. My toolbox has been opened in front of Lycoming, Continental, Franklin, Honeywell, Pratt&Whitney Radial and Turboprop engines. In my 10 years as an aircraft mechanic, I’ve added an Inspection Authorization and have enjoyed building my flying experience on the side (Private Pilot, Commercial, Seaplane rating) while owing and operating several small tail wheel aircraft. In September of 2018 I gladly joined the Aero-Tech Services team!
My name is Lance Kanagy and I joined the ATS team in September of 2018. I was born and raised in Brazil as a missionary. Since a very young age I’ve loved the thought of flying. Ever since I can remember, every time an airplane would fly over our house my brothers and I would always run outside to watch it. I’ve always enjoyed working on model airplanes and paragliding with my brothers. I graduated from Moody Aviation with a Bachelors of Science in Missionary Aviation Technology (A&P, private pilot, Instrument and commercial) in June 2018. I love everything about airplanes and really enjoy serving others. My wife and I plan to join Mission Aviation Fellowship in January 2020 to serve overseas through missionary aviation.
My name is Michael Reginella. Being around car restoration all my life lead me to my career as an aviation technician. With four years of schooling including a bachelor degree at Pennsylvania College of Technology, I have been provided a base of technical knowledge in order to repair integrated mechanical and electronic systems. I was given an opportunity to work along side of Daryl and Rob back in 2013 as an intern. In May of 2015 I became apart of the Aero Tech family as a full time employee stretching my knowledge into the PC-12 world. I’m happy to be apart of a company that I can call my second family.
Hi, I’m Rob. I experienced the wonder of flight at a young age when I went for my first airplane ride and from then on I knew I wanted to be involved in aviation. In 1993 I started working as an A&P mechanic, later in the 90’s I finished a college degree in aviation. Since 2000 I have been working in the Lancaster area as an aircraft mechanic. In 2013 I was happy to join the Aero-Tech team. I strive to maintain aircraft to a high level of safety while treating our customers the way I would like to be treated. I have a commercial pilot license and an Airframe and Power plant mechanic license with Inspection Authorization.
My name is Jake Fellmeth. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, and at the age of twelve I developed an interest in missionary aviation. I attended Blackhawk Technical College right out of high school for two years and got my A&P mechanic license. I also obtained my private pilot license during that time at a grass strip near my house. Currently I am working on my Instrument Rating, and working as an A&P. Aero-Tech Services, Inc. has given me the privilege of immersing myself in all areas of aviation, and has given me opportunities to become a better technician and pilot.