Duncan Aviation Teamwork Video
Duncan Aviation's team members talk about how they joined the company and what it's like to be a part of the team.
[Trent Fuller] - I've been in aviation, and interested in aviation, all my life, ever since I was a kid. Stepping in to Duncan Aviation just seemed like a perfect fit.
[Karl Johnson] - I first heard about Duncan Aviation as a customer. I was a DOM and we took the airplane to other places, and the feeling of coming to Duncan was something like a family, like you're walking in to your family. When they opened the shop in Florida, I got a call to see if I was interested in taking the position. It was a no brainer.
[Shawn Schmitz] - Starting here at Duncan Aviation, I didn't figure I was going to make it past three months because it was so overwhelming. The big part was, well how am I going to learn all this stuff and be successful at it. You know pretty much your whole shop teaches you and all the guys in the shop are not just necessarily assigned to one person, so there's many many different people to help out.
[Jeff Aman] - The team we've got in Kansas City and Chesterfield is, we're pretty diverse. We've got knowledge from heavy jets all the way down through small piston planes.
[Trent Fuller] - You've got a lot of experienced individuals. Some have been here 25, 30 years, a couple guys have only been here four or five years and we all seem to get along.
[Shawn Schmitz] - One guy on my team started working here the year I was born so he's been working here almost 35 years. I go to him a lot for answers on stuff. He's taught me a lot, moreso than I can't say I've taught him. There are a lot of younger guys on my team so we all pitch in to help teach them.
[Marty O'Keefe] - The guys that I work with, we're kind of a family. A lot of funny stories of things we've done in the shop.
[Tracy Cramer] - Everybody's got a great sense of humor. We have a good time. We're having fun at work because we're interested in what we're doing. It's challenging and it's fun.
[Greg Palenski] - Everybody just kind of laughs and jokes together. We all get along very well as a team, we all get along. We crack jokes with eachother and have fun times. We all know what eachother's doing and we kind of just keep ahead of eachother.
[Travis Todd] - For the Rapid Response Team in Dallas it's me and Kris Dube. We know how eachother work and we can pretty much get in there, get the job done fairly quick and get on it.
[Jeff Aman] - Everybody gets the opportunity to go to Lincoln, go to Battle Creek, and experience what goes on there. Everyone at the satellites gets a little taste of that and they get to bring it home with them. It helps grow the family.
[Greg Palenski] - Both teams get along real well. There's no infighting between eachother. Both teams help eachother out. He'll give me his personnel that are strong in some areas and I'll give him some guys that are stronger in my areas also.
[Alicia Collins] - My job is just one small piece of the puzzle. Just like any of the other guys out on the floor, our puzzle is not complete without them.
[Marty O'Keefe] - Just like every other team, every little piece counts.
[Tracy Cramer] - Our team has definitely a defined role in what we need to do. Everyone on our team knows exactly what we're doing.
[Karl Johnson] - Everyone looks out for eachother. Everybody's proud of what they do. And as a whole package it's just something we've never seen.
[Shawn Schmitz] - There's numerous different shops, teams, support groups throughout the company. We all try to work together as much as possible. We're all on different teams but in the long run we're all on the same team to try to make a project go successfully.
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