Derek Walters




Derek Walters
Instructor, Aviation Maintenance Technician

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About me:
Retired 20 years Army as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter mechanic. Received my Bachelors degree from Troy University and have been working here at Laurel Oaks as a Airframe Technician Instructor for the past 6 years.

What I love about teaching is watching the kids grow from knowing absolutely nothing of the aviation field to having a license to work on every aircraft in the world in two years.

The best part of my classroom is the students' enthusiasm to learn the trade and the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve the license.


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