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Our core team of instructors bring over 200 years of aircraft maintenance experience to the classroom. Meet some of our instructors below.


Lee holds and A & P License and FAA Private Pilot Ground School Rating.  He retired from Delta Airlines in 2012 after 31 years.  He retired as a 21-year Maintenance Coordinator after first  working as an overhaul and Lead mechanic.

Lee is available to teach the following courses:



     A300/A310, A319/A320/A321, A330/A340



     B717, B727, B737, B747, B757, B767, B777, B787



     DC-8, DC-9, DC10, MD80 Series, MD90 Series, MD-11



     C130. L1011


     ERJ 135/145, 170/190


     CRJ 200, CRJ 700


     Composite, Rigging, Weight & Balance


Lee has been instructing in other fields for 15 years prior to joining AMT Inc. These include courses for the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps and as a hockey goalie coach with his own company, Atlanta Premier Goaltending.  He enjoys sharing his passions with others and it shows. His students keep in touch with him and come to him with questions years after they sit in one of his classes. Lee also owns BYW Ventures, Inc. with his wife and children. Their first "venture" is ManiAXE Throwing in Macon, Georgia.


Max began his aviation career in 1987 working for International Air Leases borescoping JT-3 and JT-8 engines.  In 1989, Max began working for Delta Airlines where he was able to advance his aviation career. Max started in Delta’s aircraft overhaul department and after six months transferred to Base Maintenance performing engine changes on all types of Delta aircraft and “C” checks on L-1011s, MD-11s and 767s.


In 1993 Max was promoted to Lead Mechanic supervising between 8-30 mechanics performing non-routine maintenance, engine changes, and mods to all Delta aircraft types. During this time Max taught multiple classes on a temporary basis including Policy and Procedures and Aircraft Basic Systems.


Max joined the training department in 1999 for a temporary 2-year assignment to develop a training curriculum for the 767-400 OJT. He continued his career at Delta in the Maintenance Control Dept. where he worked as a technical analyst on the 767 and 777 fleets. In 2005 he was promoted to ETOPS Maintenance Coordinator managing the daily operation of non-routine maintenance, MEL, and the ETOPS program for his assigned fleet.


Max holds an A&P license along with a B.S. degree in Professional Aeronautics-Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Max retired from Delta in 2020 after 31 years of service with the airline. Max resides with his wife Kathy in Sharpsburg, Georgia. They have two grown sons who are both pilots.


Phil holds an A & P Licence, Inspector Authorization (I.A.), and Commercial & Instrument Pilot Rating.  He retired from Eastern Airlines in 1991 after 35 years and was Vice President of Line Maintenance.  He was a ground school instructor with Eastern Airlines for eight years and received factory training at Boeing, Douglas, Lockheed, Pratt & Whitney, Airesearch, and Sundstrand. 


Phil is available to teach the following classes:


     A300, A319/320/321, A330



     B707, B727, B747, B757


     DC-8, DC-9, MD80 Series


     L1011, L-188


After retiring from Eastern, Phil was Vice President of Maintenance with Northwest Airlink (3 years), Sr. Director of Maintenance with Dalfort Aviation (3 1/2 years), Director of Maintenance with Timco (previously Aero Corp) (2 years), and General Manager with B.F. Goodrich (formerly Rohr).


Recognizing the need for quality mechanics at these types of companies, Phil opened Aircraft Maintenance, Inc.  in 1998. He turned over the help to his eldest son, Lee, on January 1, 2021 but continues to work with AMT, Inc. as an instructor and consultant.


After graduating from the Purdue University Aviation Technology program in 1987, Mark spent over 33 years in the commercial aviation business with Delta Air Lines in Atlanta, GA.  He began my career working Heavy Mtc Visits (D checks) and C checks on a variety of aircraft types.  His work included sheet metal repair, control cable installation/rigging, component removal and installation, system check outs, engine changes and engine runs, and aircraft taxiing. 


Mark then moved into the worlds of line maintenance and technical operations training.  He spent over 5 years as a 757 avionics/systems/autopilot instructor and mixed in front line maintenance in ATL working gates and overnight airplane layover work packages.


From there, Mark moved into the Maintenance Coordination Center where he spent 10 years as a 757 maintenance coordinator.  This position involved constant communication with AMTs and pilots working live flights, assisting with troubleshooting, parts coordination, dispatch paperwork and considerable use of the MEL while working with flight dispatchers regarding inoperative systems.


Mark's final position at Delta was as a member of the 767 Fleet Management Team.  This group was a mix of engineers and AMTs who worked together to determine the most significant fleet issues in terms of costs, delays and cancellations, and develop and implement programs to address these fleet issues.  He interacted on a daily basis with Delta's Operations Control Center, component shops, maintenance planning groups, line maintenance AMTs, and dozens of other Delta departments, parts vendors and FAA personnel. 

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Wayne comes to AMT with over 40 years of diversified aviation experience. His background in the US Air Force, Part 145 facilities and Part 121 air carrier companies ranges from line maintenance to aircraft systems & OJT training to supervision of training, course development and vendor audits.   As well as on-site training, he is proficient with virtual training through Zoom and Go to Meeting as well.


Prior to AMT, Wayne worked for companies such as: United Airlines, Continental Airlines, Aero Corporation, Lockheed Aeromod Centers, Greenville Technical College and the United States Air Force.  He has also been used as a private maintenance training consultant for many aircraft companies within the United States, Europe and South America.    

Wayne was the DC-10, 757, 787 -8/9/10 Lead Instructor for United and Continental Airlines for over 20 years.  In addition he also taught 767 -200/300/400 systems, as well as the 737 and MD80.  In addition to GenFam and Comprehensive Systems Courses (ATA Spec 104-Level III), Wayne has taught a long list of troubleshooting courses and engine courses (RR-RB211; PW-JT8-15/17 / JT9; PW-2000 and 4000, GE CF6-80, GE CF6-50 and GE CF6-6, GE CFM56 and the GenX).


Wayne served for 10 years in the Air Force. He started as a C130 Crew Chief and ended his tenure as the Prime (Lead) C130 APG instructor for the Air Training Command.  After the Air Force he worked for Lockheed as a widebody mechanic and a L1011, DC/KC10/MD80 and 737 Classic instructor.  He ended his tenure at Lockheed as the maintenance training supervisor before he went to AeroCorp in Florida to serve as their Supervisor of Maintenance Training.


In addition to an A&P license and completing the USAF Instructor School, Wayne has factory course completions for the 757, 767 and 787 (Boeing) and the associated engines (General Electric, Rolls Royce).


Wayne currently resides in Texas with his wife and four shih tzus.

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