Inspiring the Next Generation to Fly

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Trans States First Officer Shawn and his father Timothy Kinmartin.

This Father’s Day we’d like to highlight Trans States’ Senior Maintenance Training Instructor, Timothy Kinmartin, who keeps aviation all in the family. His wife AnneMarie works as Trans States’ Technical Records Clerk, and their son Shawn was inspired by his parents to become a First Officer with us. 

It all began in 1998 when Timothy accepted a maintenance position with Trans States. Now, having been with the company for nearly 20 years, Tim has served in a variety of capacities.

“Working as a line mechanic, hangar mechanic, designated inspector, and even a taxi evaluator throughout the years has kept aviation close to home. My son Shawn grew up around airplanes and naturally desired to become a pilot with the company that my family loves so much,” Timothy said.

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The Kinmartin Family

Collectively, the Kinmartins enjoy working for the same company because doing so has created both a unique and fun working environment.

“I love the fact that my son has the opportunity to live out his dreams flying as a commercial airline pilot for Trans States,” Timothy said. “I am also pleased to see my wife come home happy everyday from working at a company that she enjoys.”

Witnessing Shawn complete his check rides to become a pilot is what Timothy describes one of his most proud moments. 

“I was so excited to watch him complete his check rides, that I videotaped him coming in and out of the terminal,” Timothy said. “It was amazing to see him begin flying because I know how diligently Shawn worked to earn his wings.”

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Trans States family fathers! Thank you for inspiring your children to reach new heights.

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