Oregon Aircraft Design LLC
Aviation Biography of Bill Larson
1978-1982 Designer, builder and pilot of 6 successful original R/C aircraft.
1982-1986 Phase maintenance, Crew chief and squad leader in charge of maintenance of four OH-58 Army observation helicopters.1988-1990 Graduate of the Airframe and Powerplant Technician school.
1990-1992 Maintenance technician for Northwest Aircraft Maintenance specializing in all types of repairs on certified single engine and light twin aircraft.
1992-1994 Sheet metal master at Aircrafters Inc. building parts of all models of the RV line of experimental aircraft.
1997-2003 Started O A D part time while employed once again at Northwest Aircraft Maintenance were I performed all types of engine and airframe repairs and maintenance.
2003 to present full time employment at Oregon Aircraft Design LLC.
Oregon Aircrafts Design's Airframe and Powerplant Technician Creed we live by every day:
Upon our honor, we swear that we shall hold in sacred trust the rights and privileges conferred upon us as FAA certificated Airframe and Powerplant Technicians.
We know full well that the safety and lives of others are dependent upon our skill and judgment and shall never subject others to risks which we would not be willing to assume for ourselves. That includes, recommendations for ANY aviation products.
In discharging this trust, we pledge ourselves to only undertake work or approve work or sell products which we know to be within the limits of our knowledge and to be of the highest quality possible. We will never allow any certified or non-certificated superior, customer or associate to persuade us to approve aircraft or equipment as airworthy against our better judgment.
Our judgment shall never be swayed or be influenced by money or other personal gain. We shall only pass as airworthy, aircraft or equipment about which we are absolutely certain by direct inspection. That means also, any uncertainty regarding the ability of others who have worked on it to accomplish their work satisfactorily.
We realize 24/7 the grave responsibility which is ours as certificated airman, to exercise our judgment on the airworthiness of aircraft and equipment.
We, therefore, pledge unyielding adherence to these precepts for the advancement of aviation and for the dignity of our vocation.
Bill Larson, Chief Designer, O A D