Aircraft Maintenance

The Best A&P IA’s in the Business

JB Aviation’s Aircraft Mechanics

JB Aviation’s aircraft mechanics are not only the best A&P IA’s in the business, they are also pilots and aircraft owners just like you. They know what it’s like to own and operate an airplane in general aviation, and their goal is to help you make educated, safety conscious, and cost-effective decisions.

Their passion for aviation is what has built their reputation in the industry with everyone from casual weekend aviators to competition aerobatic pilots. They specialize in single/twin engines, radials, aerobatic, seaplane, and turbine maintenance. They are also certified JPI installers, and they offer prop balancing, avionics, and almost any other specialty maintenance service you might need.

Aircraft Maintenance Brian & Troy


  • Single Engines

  • Twin Engines
  • Radials
  • Aerobatic
  • Seaplane
  • Turbine
  • Prop Balancing
  • Avionics


Brian Spiro is an A&P/IA that started working at Galt Airport in 2006 and took over managing the aircraft maintenance shop in 2007. In 2011 he co-founded JB Aviation with Justin Cleland and has been running the maintenance shop and helping maintain the airport ever since. He attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach Florida and has a private pilot license and an instrument rating. Brian spent a summer as a crew chief for a professional airshow team.



Troy Schlote has been with JB Aviation since 2013. He was an enlisted member of the U.S. Navy with maintenance experience on F/A-18 Hornets, S-3 Vikings, and P-3 Orion aircraft. Along with maintaining, he also was a crew flight engineer on the P-3 Orion. Troy graduated from Blackhawk Technical college with his A&P and bachelor’s degree in 2009. He started working in engineering at B/E Aerospace and further on to maintenance at Chicago O’Hare International Airport before coming to JB Aviation. He earned his IA in 2018.



Charles Henkel came back home to Galt Airport in 2014. He worked in the aircraft maintenance shop at Galt for six years from 2001 to 2007. In-between, he managed several flight school maintenance programs at Chicago Executive and Westosha Airport. He also previously traveled with Duncan Aviation performing jet engine replacement and maintenance on corporate aircraft. Chuck is an A&P and has a bachelors in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University.



2020 Annual Flat Rate Estimates

Shop Rate $94/hr
Champ/Chief $1035
Citabria/Decathlon $1035
17-30/31 Viking $2340
Musketeer/Sundowner $1530
33/35/36 Debonair/Bonanza $2585
55/56/58 Baron $3115
60 Duke $1050 +TM
76 Duchess $1050 +TM
50 Twin Bonanza $1050 +TM
140/150/152 $1360
170/172/175/177 $1530
180/182/185 $1930
177/172/182 RG $2330
180/185 $1930
205/206 $2030
210 $2585
310/337 $3410
340/402/404/414 $1250 +TM
421 $1250 +TM
415-C $650 +TM
AA-1 $1530 + TM for nosegear
AA-5 $1530 + TM for nosegear
AG-5B $1630 + T&M for nosegear
M20 $2985
J3/J4/J5/ PA 18 $1035
PA 20/PA 22 Tri Pacer $1530
PA 38 Tomahawk $1530
PA 28-100 Series Cherokee/Warrior/Archer $1530
PA 28-235 Dakota $1930
PA 28R Arrow $2330
PA 32-260/300 Six $2030
PA 32R-300 Lance $2510
PA 32-301 Saratoga Fixed/RG $2030/$2510
PA 24-250/260 Comanche $2510
PA 44-180 Seminole $3115
PA 23-150/160/250 Apache/Aztec $3410
PA 30/39 Twin Comanche $3230
PA 34-200/220 Seneca $3115
PA 31-325/350 Navajo $1250 +TM
PA 600 Aerostar $1250 +TM
Yak $650 +TM
Su-29 $650 +TM
Stearman $650 +TM
T-34 $2285
Swift $2030
Ag-Wagon $2030
Rockwell Commander $2585
Maule $1930
RV – 1 Seat $1360
RV – 2 Seat $1360
RV – 4 Seat $1530
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