Poem by Ryan CrowlMark Wiebe
At a time when Reagan was in office, and Top Gun was a popular flick;
Nintendo was new, it was 1986.
But just as important, a new mechanic hit the shop floor,
In the very first year, that LAM opened its door.
His experience has grown to the status of legend or myth;
He's fixed nearly all there is, and even made some tools to fix it with.
Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft...he knows them all;
Even Mooney, Stinson, Curtis, and Maul.
He'll tell you details about Focke-Wulf, Messerschmitt, and Hawker,
But to keep up with him at the shop, you'd better be a fast walker.
To write down his knowledge would take volumes so thick;
But they'd still never compare to his super human work ethic.
Even more than knowledge and experience, is the great character of this man;
Who seems happiest to me, with a wrench in his hand.
He's worked hard and gained knowledge to stand out among his peers;
We're honored to have had him here for the last 30 years.
So just follow the fingerprints and the cups of black coffee;
To find the greatest mechanic we know, our own Mark Wiebe.
Bakersfield Jet Center by Loyd's Aviation is the only full-service Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Meadows Field in Bakersfield, California. We were founded in 1958 and have built a reputation for the best service in the region. In March of 2009 we opened a new front-line facility, Bakersfield Jet Center, which includes a 3.5 acre aircraft parking ramp as well as state-of-the-art customer facilities. Please join us at our new facility to experience our comprehensive aviation services.
- Fuel and ground services, 24-hours, 365 days a year
- Aircraft charter
- Aircraft sales and management
- Piston and turbine airframe and engine maintenance
- Aircraft parts
- Aircraft storage
- Recreational vehicle storage