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CHARLES B. LARSEN (Industrial and Technical Education Department/Utah State University)
SENIOR LECTURE - Aircraft Maintenance, FAR Part 147 FAA Approved Curriculum and AAS Program

Mr. Charles B. Larsen has served in the Department of Industrial Technology and Education, College of Engineering, at Utah State University for the past 15 years, with a prior term of 10 years from 1967 - 77. He completed his Master of Industrial Education Degree in 1977. Mr. Larsen is currently and has served as the Airframe and Powerplants FAA Part 147 School Curriculum Coordinator for 15 years where has has worked closely with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He has been involved in all phases of the FAA Part 147 curriculum and has taken the leadership role in the Associate Degree Airframe and Powerplants Program. Mr. Larsen has been responsible for writing, revising, and maintaining the Approved School Curriculum Manual. He holds an FAA Inspection Authorization and he is also a Designated Maintenance Examiner.

While at Utah State University, in addition to a full teaching assignment, Mr. Larsen has been directly involved in many research and development projects. Some of these include the design and manufacture of a remote sensing IR, Filtered Video and Thermal Airborne System which he installed on a USU Seneca II aircraft and also a Seneca II in Brazil for the Brazilian Government, a Low Apatura Radar Airborne System installed on a Cessna 337, Lightening Strike research on Composite Panels for INCO, inc., the development of a Lightening Strike Resistant Paint System, the design and manufacture of Composite Prototype aircraft and the restoration and rebuilding of many damaged aircraft. He obtained a USU Type Certificate for UH-1H rotocraft and the Airworthiness Certificate for two USU owned UH-1H rotorcraft.

In addition, he is an active member of the Aviation Technician Education Council where he has served two three year terms on the National Board and has chaired several Board Committees. He is presently the Director of Manufacturing for the USU Wright Flyer composite aircraft project.


M. I.E. Aviation Maintenance Management, Utah State University 1977
B. S. Engineering - Aeronautics, Utah State University, 1962


1984 - present Senior Lecturer, Coordinator of Airframe and Powerplants FAA Part 147 approved Aviation Maintenance Training Program, Internship Program Advisor, ITE Department, Utah State University, Logan, UT
1983 - present Owner/Manager - Cache Air Aviation Services, Aviation Maintenance Consulting/Repair/Rebuilding Service, Smithfield, UT
1980 - 1983 Chief of Maintenance - Valley Aviation, Inc., Fixed Base Operation/Helicopter training and rebuilding Service, FAA Part 135 Operator, Logan - Cache Airport, Logan, UT
1978 - 1980 Owner/Manager - Cache Air Aviation, Inc., Aviation, Maintenance Fixed Base Operation, Logan - Cache Airport, Logan, UT
1977 - 1979 Chief of Maintenance/Co-pilot, Cessna 421 Golden Eagle, E. A. Miller and Sons, Airport Operations, Hyrum, UT
1967 - 1977 Instructor, Utah State University, Airframe and Powerplants Curriculum, Logan, UT
1960- 1967 Chief of Maintenance/Chief of Ground Operations - Airomotive Flying service, Agricultural Air Applications Spraying Service, Tremonton, UT
1957 - 1960 Aircraft Mechanic/Manager of ground operations - Airomotive Flying Service, Family Agricultural Air Applications Business, Tremonton, UT
1957 - 1960 Aircraft Mechanic Assistant/Ground Operation Assistant - Airomotive Flying Service, Family Agricultural Air Applications Business, Tremonton, UT


Inspection Authorization #1494203, 1965
Designated Maintenance Examiner #1494203, 1987
Airframe and Powerplants Mechanic #1494203, 1960
Private Pilot - Fixed Wing/Rotorcraft #1293744, 1953

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