Mr. James Pickard

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Mr. James Pickard

The 2019/2020 school year will be my second year at Satsuma and my sixth year teaching.  I am an FAA certified Airframe and Power-plant Mechanic and have over 30 years experience in the Aviation Industry.  After retiring from the US Coast Guard as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician, I worked at Airbus Helicopters in Columbus, Mississippi from 2009 through 2013.  From 2013 through 2017 I was an instructor and administrator at the Alabama Aviation Center, Mobile (Enterprise State Community College).  I also have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Professional Aeronautics.  Recently certified in Project Lead The Way (PTLW) I will be teaching both Animation & Robotic and Flight & Space.  We are also working hard at to build our Aviation Technology program to prepare students for careers in the aerospace industry.