Dennis Kirkpatrick Leads Avionics Department
Dennis Kirkpatrick has joined Legacy Aviation Services as Avionics Shop Manager/Supervisor. Beginning his career with avionics in 1968, Mr. Kirkpatrick has gained nearly five decades of avionics knowledge and experience. Working for his father’s company, Kirkpatrick Electronics, Inc. (KEI), and under contract to Downtown Airpark (DTA) in Oklahoma City, Dennis provided brand new avionics installations to factory green Rockwell Aero Commander aircraft (now Twin Commander) along with providing general avionics services to Downtown Airpark customers for nearly 40 years. See the full story here
Legacy Aviation Services Expands FBO Ramp Area to Accommodate Mid and
Large Sized Jets
Legacy Aviation Services has increased its FBO ramp area in an effort to accommodate mid and large sized fueling and transient customers at its Clarence E. Page (KRCE) airport location
This area expands Legacy’s ramp capacity significantly and creates space that safely accommodates several mid to large sized business jets simultaneously. It also provides safe and secure transient parking at Legacy’s newly remodeled FBO facility.
Michael Fitch, Legacy’s FBO Manager, is glad to have more room to operate. “It’s a huge benefit to our customers. Aircraft of all sizes have an easy time maneuvering on our ramp and will have no problem parking there for as long as they want while staying
in Oklahoma City,” he says. To finish the story
Michael Fitch Joins Legacy Aviation Services As Sales & Marketing Director.
Michael Fitch has joined Legacy Aviation Services as Sales & Marketing Director.
With more than 23 years of sales and customer service experience in the aviation industry, Mr. Fitch will oversee the sales and customer relationship efforts of Legacy's FBO/MRO operation specifically in the area of maintenance and repair, parts, and component overhaul as well as fuel sales.
Legacy Aviation operates from its expanded facility on Clarence E. Page Airport (KRCE) just outside of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Legacy is a leader in maintenance, repair and overhaul services to turbo prop and light jet model aircraft, specializing in the Twin Commander, Beech King Air and Citation 500 series.
Prior to joining Legacy, Michael Fitch spent his career working for a large manufacturer of civilian and military aircraft environmental control systems; starting on the manufacturing floor as a part and assembly expert, and quickly earning a position in the company'
s sales and customer service division. See the full story here
Legacy Acquires Parts Overhaul and Repair Business
Legacy Aviation, an authorized Twin Commander Service Center, has acquired the landing gear and component repair and overhaul business from Higher Planes, a long-time provider of parts for Twin Commanders and several other airframes.
Legacy has moved tooling, equipment, inventory, and FAA-approved data from the Higher Planes facility in Conroe, Texas, to Legacy's base at Clarence E. Page Field in Yukon, Oklahoma, west of Oklahoma City. The business is being renamed Legacy Aviation Components. Higher Planes founder Barry Cain is serving as a consultant to Legacy during the transition. Trey Wallace is making the move from Higher Planes to become shop supervisor at Legacy Aviation Components.
“Higher Planes has been in business for 23 years,” noted Legacy President and CEO Raul “RJ” Gomez. “Every Twin Commander Service Center uses Higher Planes for landing gear, hydraulic, and component overhaul and repair.”
Legacy Aviation Components should be fully operational by the end of 2015, Gomez said. There should be no interruption in service, nor any decrease in the quality of repairs and overhauls as a result of the transition, he added.
The Higher Planes acquisition is the latest chapter in Legacy's recent history of growth. The company acquired Mid-Continent Aviation, its MRO neighbor at Clarence E. Page, last year and in so doing became the single-source FBO on the field. Legacy upgraded Mid-Continent's offices, renamed it Legacy West, and brought in World Fuel Services to provide Phillips 66 aviation fuel.
For more information, contact RJ Gomez at Legacy Aviation Services at 405-350-2100.
Legacy Aviation Celebrates a Decade of Service
Ten years ago Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City closed its doors. Two weeks later RJ Gomez, Kevin Chance and other Downtown Airpark employees formed Legacy Aviation Service and set up shop at KRCE.
More on those humble beginnings are here.
Business Takes Flight with BBB as its Wingman
Michaela Marx Wheatley's interview on why RJ Gomez decided to become accredited by the Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma talks about ethics and customer service going hand in hand with the aviation industry.
Read more on the article at NewsOK.
Avionics Department is Open for Business
Fewer things are more annoying than having your aircraft's avionics system in need of repair and having to search high and low for a shop to do the work. You need go no further than Legacy Aviation Services, as the Midwest powerhouse has expanded its avionics department to address virtually any avionics challenge an aircraft owner can have.
Besides installation, Legacy can also repair, trouble-shoot and integrate systems.
Legacy is a factory authorized reseller and repair facility for Garmin, Honeywell, S-Tec/Cobham, L3 Communications and Avidyne systems.
The new avionics shop is located at Legacy West, the space formerly occupied by Mid-Continent Airmotive. The additional hangar space means more customers can be served at one time. Come on out and let Legacy's expert technicians help you get the most out of your avionics package.
Legacy Aviation Now a Raisbeck Authorized Dealer
Legacy Aviation Services joins an existing partnership with Raisbeck Engineering as a go-to maintenance facility for King Air performance upgrades in both Florida and Oklahoma.
Recently Raul A. (RG) Gomez, International Sales of Legacy Aviation Services, visited the Raisbeck headquarters in Seattle, Washington for a full weekend of required product training and interaction with the Raisbeck Sales and Marketing Team. Adding his own marketing ideas to bring Legacy and Raisbeck more business, RG reported on a market survey conducted by Legacy that showed that there are 582 King Airs in a 500 nm area of Legacy.
Legacy CEO RJ Gomez added, "We're pleased and honored that we can now offer full King air repair, modifications and inspections along with a complete line of Raisbeck products."
Fuel up at KRCE 24/7
This fall Legacy Aviation Services took control of fuel distribution at Clarence E. Page Airport (KRCE). The state-of-the-art fuel farm system was installed by the City of Oklahoma.
Legacy has partnered with World Fuel to sell Phillips 66 brand of Jet A and 100 LL. The fuel is competitively prices and available 24/7. Legacy plans to honor all of World Fuel's fuel programs.
Just give Legacy a call 24/7/365 at 405.350.2100 for service. Their dedicated professionals will have you fueled up and on your way in no time flat.
Legacy Aviation Acquires Neighboring Mid-Continent Airmotive
September 16, 2014
Deal creates KRCE single-source full service FBO/MRO with new state of the art fuel farm.
Legacy Aviation Services has acquired its neighboring MRO facility on Clarence E. Page Airport (KRCE) in Oklahoma City, Mid-Continent.
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Chief of Yukon-based Legacy Aviation flies high over acquisition
August 31, 2014
Effective Tuesday, Yukon-based Legacy Aviation Services Inc. will acquire Mid-Continent Airmotive Inc., Legacy chief executive R.J. Gomez told The Oklahoman last week.
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Legacy Aviation Receives Highest Rank in Better Business Bureau Report
April 17, 2014
Legacy Aviation Services has received an A+ rating from the Central Oklahoma Better Business Bureau. "At Legacy we're committed to doing the very best for our customers. Having an excellent BBB rating notifies potential customers that they can feel confident in receiving the highest quality product from us," said Raul (RJ) Gomez, President and CEO of Legacy Aviation.
The BBB grades by letters and points using a variety of criteria and a company's commitment to a comprehensive set of best practices for how businesses should treat the public in a fair and honest manner. The BBB graded Legacy Aviation Services on their longevity in business – since 2007; commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints – Legacy has had no complaints in the last three years; and sufficient background or history.
"We're proud of our background and that there's decades upon decades of experience between our technicians," added Gomez. "We have a legacy of excellent customer service. That's the way we like it – taking the best care of our customers as possible. Then they tell others and we make new friends."
Oklahoma's Legacy Aviation Furthers Commitment to King Air Customers
February 26, 2014
Yukon, Oklahoma-based maintenance provider Legacy Aviation has doubled-down on its investment in supporting the Beechcraft King Air line.
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Legacy Aviation opens Miami office
January 13, 2014
To better serve a growing customer base from Central and South American including Mexico, Legacy Aviation has opened a new international sales office in Miami, Florida.
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Legacy Aviation Services Obtains Mexican Repair Authority
July 10, 2013
The DGAC (Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil) has granted Legacy Aviation Services authority to repair and service Mexican registered aircraft.
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Strong MRO Demand Prompts Hiring at Legacy Aviation
April 21, 2013
YUKON, Okla — Legacy Aviation Services has begun hiring maintenance and repair technicians to keep up with the steady demand for its MRO operation.
Raul (RJ) Gomez, Legacy's President and CEO, said he sees a positive trend in flight hours being flown.
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MRO PROFILE: LEGACY AVIATION SERVICES
November 2, 2012
Legacy Aviation Services emerged from the remains of Oklahoma City-based Downtown Airpark and builds on the specialties of the defunct company, offering sales and support for the Twin Commander family of aircraft.
Raul "RJ" Gomez, CEO of Legacy Aviation Services, was general manager of the Oklahoma City-based Downtown Airpark when it closed in 2005. He and about 75 other people found themselves out of work, but the community viewed Downtown Airpark as an asset and didn't want to see it go out of business. Gomez and Kevin Chance, Downtown Airpark's CFO, talked it over, became partners, hired 22 of their fellow employees and decided to pick up where the late company left off.
"We moved the operation to C.E. Page Airport offering the same basic service we had at Downtown Airpark but on a smaller scale. It all happened very fast because Downtown Airpark had a significant reputation in the community and the bankruptcy court wanted to protect that and the company's clients. We worked out a deal with the court to acquire some of the tooling, parts and ground support equipment. They were willing to make a deal because we promised them we'd be in business offering the same service within two weeks if we were able to have access to that basic tooling and supplies," Gomez said. "During the process we were suddenly faced with needing a name for the new enterprise; we'd never given it a thought. We came up with Legacy simply because all of the employees and even the equipment was a legacy from Downtown Airpark."
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COMMANDING PRESENCE: RJ GOMEZ
October 5, 2012
When opportunity knocks, you have to open the door. Sounds simple, but the fear of the unknown, of finding out what may lurk on the other side of opportunity, stops a lot of people from answering. RJ Gomez admits he was fearful when he heard that knock back in the summer of 2005, but he turned the knob, and today he's glad he did.
Gomez was working at Downtown Airpark in 2005 when that company closed its doors, putting 75 experienced people--Gomez included--out of a job. Attorneys handling the closing approached Gomez and Kevin Chance asked if they wanted to take over the facility for a year to protect the receivers.
"I said to them that I don't have a company," Gomez recalls. "But I talked to some of the former employees, and two weeks after Downtown shut down we had Legacy up and running."
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LEGACY AVIATION SERVICES: NAMED FOR EXPERIENCE
September 1, 2012
Legacy Aviation Services was founded just seven short years ago, but its name is still appropriate thanks to the experience claimed by its staff.
Legacy was founded after Downtown Airpark (DTA) in Oklahoma City, one of the original Twin Commander Service Centers, closed its doors in 2005. Key shop personnel at DTA followed General Manager Raul J. "RJ" Gomez and CFO Kevin Chance when they founded Legacy at the Clarence E. Page Airport in Yukon, Oklahoma, east of Oklahoma City.
Seven years later, those key people still comprise the core group at Legacy. "We have a very professional crew," says Gomez.
Legacy's Steve Reid has 30-plus years experience working on Twin Commanders, and is considered one of the top structures and sheet metal technicians in the country. He has performed more than 30 belly-mounted camera mods on Twin Commanders, as well as other special-mission modifications.
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