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Murfreesboro Aviation

answers Tennessee's growing need
for aircraft maintenance
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ven months after the ADS-B mandate has passed,
operators are still bringing their aircraft to
Murfreesboro Aviation for ADS-B installations.
They almost always end up adding other avionics,
according to Norman Buhl, avionics manager
at the FAA-certified repair station located in
suburban Nashville.
"As customers come in for
ADS-B, most of them are
excited about the new electronic
flight displays and autopilots,
and that usually translates into a
new instrument panel," said Buhl,
who has 40 years of experience in
avionics, including serving 23 years as an
avionics technician in the U.S. Air Force.
To make all those new instrument panels look their best,
Murfreesboro Aviation's aircraft mechanics use the inhouse CNC machine to help create full instrument panels
as well as blanks and filler sections for new and existing
panels. Despite the busy maintenance hangar, avionics
service and aircraft maintenance weren't always on the
minds of the staff.
In 2009, fire investigator and expert witness Jim Gardner
realized he needed to turn to aviation to help shorten his
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long days and many hours on the road spent traveling
between fire scenes, clients and courthouses. He learned
to fly at the then flight school Murfreesboro Aviation,
and purchased a Cessna 150. One year later and
enthralled with flying, Gardner purchased the
flight school when it became available.
In 2013, he added a
maintenance department to tend
to his growing fleet of training
aircraft. Over time, Gardner
added personnel and opened
the maintenance service to
outside owner-operators to meet
local demand for aircraft inspections,
maintenance, repairs and avionics service and
installations.
Switching to smarter tech
Today, Murfreesboro Aviation operates the largest
privately owned flight school in Tennessee, according to
Blake Tumbleson, general manager and vice president
of aircraft sales. Two-thirds of the organization's 31
employees help support the flight training.
In the maintenance hangar, several aircraft mechanics
service single-engine pistons, piston-twins, turboprops



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