Rick Ochs, YAA Executive Committee Member and Chair of Hangar Fest, has been part of the YAA community since 2007. Rick is a certified Instrument rated pilot an Airframe mechanic & ASTM Aircraft Electronics Technician. Rick is also the C.E.O. of Spirit Aeronautics, which he founded in 2000, and has over 30 years of experience in the avionics industry. Rick started his aviation career in the United States Navy and sits on numerous industry association Boards of Directors. He was awarded the FAA’s General Aviation Award for Avionics Technician of the year for 2012 and was honored by the Aircraft Electronics Association by receiving their 2009 Member of the Year award.