Charles City, Iowa – Bill Kyle, President of North Iowa Air Service in Charles City and Mason City, was recently awarded the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.
Presented by the Federal Aviation Administration, the award is named for Charles Taylor, the pioneering mechanic who is credited with building the engine that the Wright Brothers used in their first airplane. It is awarded to senior aviation mechanics with over 50 years of experience in the industry.
Kyle said it was quite an honor to receive the award.
Kyle becomes the third mechanic from Charles City Aeronautics to win the award, following in the footsteps of Ben Cordes and Kyle’s own father, Lyle Kyle. Lyle and Bill Kyle are the first father-son duo in the state of Iowa to win the award.
The love of flight must be in the Kyle family genes, as Bill Kyle’s son Todd Kyle has been the VP of Operations for North Iowa Air Service for the past several years. Recently, Bill Kyle’s daughter, Nikki, joined the team, who will lead the operation at Central Iowa Air Service in Ames, which will be an expansion of North Iowa Air Service beginning April 1st.
Charles City Aeronautics was formed in 1957 and today operates as North Iowa Air Service in Charles City, Mason City and will soon operate in Ames. For more information on services and charters, click on northiowaair.com.