After leaving the Air Force in 1972, I went to college and received a degree in Aircraft Maintenance. I was employed as a mechanic for Eastern Airlines from 1973 to 1987. I left Easten as a Line Maintenance Foreman. In 1987 I joined the FAA as an Aviation Safety Inspector, I was a Principal Maintenance Inspector for Tower Air, North American Airlines, Trump Shuttle, Atlas Air and JetBlue Airways. I was located at the New York, Flight Standards District Office. I was a supervisor, Assistant Manager and Manager prior to my retirement in 2015.