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BILL HOOTEN OWNER | HOOTEN AVIATION SERVICES BY JOE ESCOBAR


BILL HOOTEN IS THE OWNER OF GREENBRIER, AR-BASED HOOTEN AVIATION SERVICES. HE PERFORMS MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTIONS FOR A FEW LOCAL AIRCRAFT OWNERS, BUT THE MAJORITY OF HIS FOCUS THESE DAYS IS TESTING CANDIDATES FOR THEIR A&P CERTIFICATES. AS A DESIGNATED MECHANIC EXAMINER (DME), HOOTEN HAS GIVEN ORAL AND PRACTICAL TESTS TO MORE THAN 600 CANDIDATES OVER THE YEARS. THIS IS HIS STORY.


Hooten was exposed to aviation at an early age. His father was a military pilot who fl ew fi xed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Because of that, Hooten lived on military bases for the majority of his childhood. He was immersed in aviation. Hooten says he was one of those kids who always looked up whenever an aircraft fl ew overhead.


8 DOMmagazine.com | july 2017


Despite this exposure to aviation at an early age, Hooten didn’t pursue a career in aviation after high school. He tells us that, just like some kids, him and his dad went through a separation when he was a young adult. “You know, it was one of those situations where I was a jerk and he wasn’t,” Hooten says. “So my dad and I went through a large portion


of my young adult life separated. Fortunately, later in life we built an aircraft together, which was a phenomenal time. We even restored another aircraft after that. We had fi nally gone full circle — he brought me into aviation as a kid, and I was able to take him back to aviation. There was a 23-year gap from the time he fl ew military helicopters and


PHOTOS BY BRENT CLAY


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