Todd Cotter earned his FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic License in 1990, his pilot's license in 1992 and his maintenance Inspection Authorization in 2002. His aviation journey started at a young age as his father was a military and civilian aircraft mechanic and also a pilot. Todd joined the Michigan Army National Guard in 1981 and was trained as a helicopter mechanic. He served 27 years as a full-time mechanic as well as a flight crew member on many different Army helicopters. Todd owns and operates a small fixed base operation that manages and maintains a fleet of general aviation aircraft. He is a very active pilot and spends time flying a variety of airplanes. Todd also enjoys flying with his family.