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. He has a bachelors in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University.



2019 Annual Flat Rate Estimates

Shop Rate $92/hr
Champ/Chief $1000
Citabria/Decathlon $1000
17-30/31 Viking $2305
Musketeer/Sundowner $1495
33/35/36 Debonair/Bonanza $2550
55/56/58 Baron $3080
60 Duke $1000 +TM
76 Duchess $1000 +TM
50 Twin Bonanza $1000 +TM
140/150/152 $1325
170/172/175/177 $1495
180/182/185 $1895
177/172/182 RG $2295
180/185 $1895
205/206 $1995
210 $2550
310/337 $3375
340/402/404/414 $1200 +TM
421 $1200 +TM
415-C $600 +TM
AA-1 $1495 + TM for nosegear
AA-5 $1495 + TM for nosegear
AG-5B $1595 + T&M for nosegear
M20 $2950
J3/J4/J5/ PA 18 $1000
PA 20/PA 22 Tri Pacer $1495
PA 38 Tomahawk $1495
PA 28-100 Series Cherokee/Warrior/Archer $1495
PA 28-235 Dakota $1895
PA 28R Arrow $2295
PA 32-260/300 Six $1995
PA 32R-300 Lance $2475
PA 32-301 Saratoga Fixed/RG $1995/$2475
PA 24-250/260 Comanche $2475
PA 44-180 Seminole $3080
PA 23-150/160/250 Apache/Aztec $3375
PA 30/39 Twin Comanche $3195
PA 34-200/220 Seneca $3080
PA 31-325/350 Navajo $1200 +TM
PA 600 Aerostar $1200 +TM
Yak $600 +TM
Su-29 $600 +TM
Stearman $600 +TM
T-34 $2250
Swift $1995
Ag-Wagon $1995
Rockwell Commander $2550
Maule $1895
RV – 1 Seat $1325
RV – 2 Seat $1325
RV – 4 Seat $1495
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