Award for Mike Horton

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SPIKE JONES
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Award for Mike Horton

#1 Post by SPIKE JONES » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:19 pm

Hi Folks,
This morning, Mike Horton was awarded an FAA special award for 50 years as a certified aircraft mechanic.
Since Mike is an active poster on the Registry, I thought some of you might be interested to know about this.
Mike has been a friend for many years and a tremendous asset to me and to many others both on this Forum and the 912 Forum.
He's one of the good guys, always willing to share his encyclopedic knowledge of 356's & 912's and the air-cooled engines which power them.
If he's helped you, give him a shout-out!
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Re: Award for Mike Horton

#2 Post by Vic Skirmants » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:37 am

Congratulations, Mike! :D

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#3 Post by C J Murray » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:51 am

That is quite an accomplishment Mike!!! :!:
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#4 Post by Wes Bender » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:44 am

Congratulations Mike!! Well deserved.
Some days it just isn’t worth the hassle of chewing through the restraints......

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#5 Post by Norm Miller » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:17 am

Fifty years with the FAA watching, amazing.
Congratulations Mike.

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#6 Post by Ron LaDow » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:15 am

50 years making sure nothing (bad) happens!
Not bad for a young man.
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#7 Post by Herlin E. Woolery » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:11 pm

Congrats Mike, A well deserve Toast to your accomplishments.

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#8 Post by neilbardsley » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:08 am

Ron LaDow wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:15 am
50 years making sure nothing (bad) happens!
Not bad for a young man.
Well put Ron.

Many congratulations Mike and thank you for all the tips/help.

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#9 Post by David Jones » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:28 am

Good job Mike, as a former aircraft tech I know how hard it is to keep from screwing up for so many years when you know that one mistake could kill many people.
If I had known I would live this long I would have pushed the envelope a little harder.
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Re: Award for Mike Horton

#10 Post by Paul Hatfield » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:43 pm

I am proud to consider Mike as one of my friends. I have been to the place where he and his dad did a whole lot of wrenching. He is, simply put, a very professional mechanic and I would not hesitate to be on a plane he serviced or drive in a car he said was ready to go across the country.
Way to go Mike!
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