Welcome to our website!
King Aero Aviation, Inc. was formed in 1991 offering General Aviation Services and restorations. While I specialize in steel tube and fabric repairs,
restorations and recovering, I have over 48 years of experience in the maintenance and repair of all kinds of aircraft. Light twins, complex single engine,
Cessna, Piper and Beechcraft , all the way to LSA and Ultralights, I have worked on most makes and models.
I started as an aviation apprentice in 1968, when I was just 12 years old. In high school, I was the only sophomore ever allowed into a senior auto mechanics
program in the history of Elkhart High School. I overhauled an aircraft engine (A-65 Continental), while all the senior auto mechanic students were working
on cars. I soloed at 16 and had my private not long after. I constructed my first home built while still in high school.....
I learned how to do covering during my teenage years. I worked, with Ray Stits, as a representative of the local Stits Distributor, Harold Koheler, each
summer in the Stits booth and display tent at the EAA Annual Convention in Oshkosh Wisconsin. This occurred from the time I was 14 until the age of 19. I
repaired many damaged aircraft during the annual convention. I covered the EAA Biplane that resides in the EAA Museum in Oshkosh. I have covered some
28+ aircraft over the years, not counting the individual parts and repairs in between.
I specialize in servicing the French built Socata Rallye MS series. Yes, we have metric tools and Franklin engines don't scare us!
Our current shop rates as of 10/1/2019 are as follows: Piston $89.00 Hr. engine and airframe. High Performance Singles and Twin Engine engine and
airframe $99.00 Hr
Turbine $135.00 Hr. Power Plant and airframe.
Doing an Annual Inspection is a yearly part of
owning an aircraft. We perform annuals on a
wide verity of aircraft and support owner
involvement. Check out our annual page for
pricing and more information.
We offer many different services beyond
annuals and 100 hour service. Sheet metal, gas
welding, engine repair, fabric repair and
replacement, woodworking including spar
repairs, STC installations, modifications and
Our Fabric work is second to none. Taught by the
developer of Polyfiber Ray Stits we know most all
the tricks and can repair and or replace fabric on
just about anything. From the smallest parts to
complete aircraft we offer the best in Fabric!