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ABOUT

Trace Aviation

About Us

Mike and Cheryl Pigott have been in the general aviation aircraft maintenance business since 1975.  In 2004, after becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the King Air landing gear exchange options available for his customers, Mike had the idea to open a King Air landing gear specialty shop.  He knew that if he could deliver King Air landing gear built per the aircraft serial number, a much needed industry void would be filled. From a “one man shop” to an FAA Certified Repair Station with EASA certification and 20+ employees, Trace Aviation has been proudly serving the Beechcraft King Air community for almost 15 years.

Trace Aviation’s technicians are experienced in all aspects of the Beechcraft King Air maintenance requirements.  What differentiates Trace Aviation from other King Air MRO’s is the special emphasis on the total King Air Landing Gear system.  In-house, Trace Aviation performs the inspection, overhaul, repair, paint, removal and installation of all types of King Air landing gear components.  With an extensive exchange inventory, specific knowledge and equipment, specialized tooling, and FAA approved repair processes, Trace Aviation has become a leading supplier of King Air landing gear services worldwide.

“We continually strive to provide the highest level of King Air Landing Gear expertise to assure operators the quality and reliability they expect along with value they demand. I guarantee consistent quality in all our work. We are proud to be King Air Landing Gear Specialists.” – Mike Pigott

Get in touch with us!

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Key Personnel at Trace Aviation

Mike Pigott – Owner

mike@traceaviation.com
601-936-3599 Ext.213

  • 42 years of maintenance experience on most types of general aviation aircraft including jets
  • 40 years as a shop owner
  • Commercial, multi-engine and instrument ratings
  • King Air PIC qualified

Fun fact:  Mike enjoys scuba diving

Biography of Mike Pigott

Meghan Brock – Accounts Receivable and Payable Manager

meghan@traceaviation.com
601-936-3598 Ext.201

  • BA Millsaps College
  • 10+ years with Trace

Fun fact: Meghan enjoys playing the clarinet

Bud McElroy – Chief Inspector

bud@traceaviation.com
601-936-3599 Ext.203

  • Airframe & Powerplant License
  • Private Pilot License
  • 37+ years aviation experience

Fun fact: Bud likes hot rods and Beech Talk

Tim Bowers – Evaluation Technician / Landing Gear Yoda

tim@Traceaviation.com
601-936-3599 Ext.200

  • Airframe & Powerplant License
  • 15 years aviation experience

Fun fact: Tim loves all dogs

Garret Pope – Production Manager

garret@traceaviation.com
601-936-3599 Ext.206

  • Airframe & Powerplant License
  • Automotive machine & machine tool technology degrees
  • 7 years experience

Fun fact: Enjoys carpentry work

 

Heather Forbes – Sales Represenative

hforbes@traceaviation.com
601-936-3599 Ext.214

  • Heather grew up in an aviation family.
  • She’s been with Trace for over 3 years now where she started in the parts room.
 Fun Fact: Heather has a soft spot in her heart for animals and fast cars!

Darius Davis – Parts Manager

parts@traceaviation.com
601-936-3599 Ext.210

  • Service manager at BMW and was an inventory manager at a large inventory managing company.

Fun Fact: Darius is the most athletic and competitive member at Trace and is our safety captain.

Jared Quinn – NDT Level II Technician, Lead Airframe Technician

jared@traceaviation.com
601-936-3599 Ext.205

  • Airframe & Powerplant License
  • 10 years with Trace Avaition

Fun fact: Jared enjoys woodworking, gardening and sausage making

 

Shavon Thompson – Parts Room Assistant

shavon@traceaviation.com
601-936-3599 Ext.204

  • Bachelor of Accountancy Jackson State University
  • 7 years in customer service
  • Inventory Manager’

Fun Fact: Shavon loves cats and is a comedian!

 

Max Baker – Paint Technician

601-936-3599 Ext.207

  • Certificate of carpentry
  • 5+ years with Trace

Fun fact: Enjoys watching movies

Jonathan Forbes – Assembly Technician

jon@traceaviation.com
601-936-3599 Ext.207

Fun fact: Jon is British!

McLain Walker – Sales Representative Technician

mclain@traceaviation.com
601-936-3599 Ext.200

  • BS Louisiana State University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence University of Mississippi Law School

 

Brian Goins – Airframe Technician

601-936-3599
brian@traceaviation.com

  • Airframe & Powerplant License
  • 20 years in aviation maintenance

Fun fact:Brian is restoring and driving a rare 1972 Suburban

Robert Jones – Assembly Technician

601-936-3599

  • Associates in Commercial Aviation
  • Private Pilots License

Fun fact: Saw Black Sabbath during their reunion tour

Nate Adams – Airframe and Assembly Technician

601-936-3599

  • Powerplant License

Fun fact: Enjoys the outdoors and shooting targets

Ronnie Dean – Tear Down Technician

601-936-3599

  • 6+ years with Trace

Fun fact: Ronnie enjoys laughing and having a good time and his two grandsons

Jared Martin – NDT Technician

601-936-3599

  • IT experience

Fun fact: JR likes dogs, movies, working out and traveling

Mark Doyle – Tear Down Technician

601-936-3599

  • Electronics technician
  • Cable tv head-in technician
Fun fact: Mark was the longtime guitarist for Little Richard. He performs with local bands on a PRS guitar

Joe Horton – Tear Down Technician

601-936-3599

  • Floor Maintenance

Fun fact: Joe loves cooking and feeding his neighbors. Especially BBQ!