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WEBSITE:
coastalwindsavionics.com
FACILITIES: 8,000 square feet of
hangar, shop and office space

WHAT THEY DO:
Coastal Winds Avionics provides
avionics services for general
aviation aircraft.

FOUNDED: 2019 by Dallas
DeVilbiss, Johnny Wacker and
John Theobald

EMPLOYEES: 4

AEA MEMBER SINCE: 2019

Co-founders (from left) Johnny Wacker, Dallas DeVilbiss and John Theobald show off the FAA repair station certificate they
received in June for Coastal Winds Avionics.

As engineers developed an RVSM retrofit solution for
Citations, DeVilbiss provided installation support.
Last year, DeVilbiss decided to venture out on his
own. For a short time, he provided contract services at
the Airbus assembly line in Mobile.
"I knew immediately manufacturing wasn't for me,"
DeVilbiss said. "I enjoy working with customers. I
like tackling unique challenges and coming up with
creative solutions to problems. Every airplane is a little
bit different, and every task is a little bit different. That
variety is a big draw for me."
As a private pilot, starting an aviation business felt
like the obvious choice for DeVilbiss. Plus, the timing

seemed great from an industry standpoint with the
demand created by the ADS-B mandate.
"I thought if I want to work for the perfect company,
why not build the perfect company myself," he said.
"That's not ego, it's knowing that if I owned the
company, my destiny would be in my hands. I could
take what I learned over the years, and the mistakes
I've seen, and do better. But, starting a business is not
an endeavor that's easily done alone."
After leaving Airbus, DeVilbiss reached out to
Theobald and Wacker about the possibility of opening
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