Paul New began working on airplanes as a child helping his dad with their latest hobby airplane restoration project. Paul soloed the day after his sixteenth birthday, completed his private pilot’s certificate when he was 17, added the multi-engine rating that same year, and later the instrument rating. Paul completed the avionics curriculum at Southern Illinois University (SIU), earning his degree in Applied Science – Avionics Technology in 1981. While attending SIU, Paul started and managed the avionics department for a commuter airline. He later started and managed an avionics shop in Kentucky, and then purchased Tennessee Aircraft Services, Inc. from his father. Paul holds an FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certificate with FAA Inspection Authorization. In 2007 he was selected as the FAA National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year. He was an original account manager for Savvy Aviation Maintenance Management and still manages a number of clients. Paul serves as a technical representative and ground instructor for the Cessna Pilots Association, and is a nationally known maintenance expert specializing in structural repair. Paul is factory trained on the Columbia/Cessna 300/350/400 and G-1000 systems and serves as a ground instructor for the Cessna Advanced Aircraft Club. Paul is also factory trained on the Cirrus SR series aircraft and presents for the Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program. Paul's shop, Tennessee Aircraft Services, Inc is a Cessna and Cirrus authorized repair facility.