Who We Are

Keeping you in the air since 2010

MCAS (Mid-Continent Aviation Services) started as the fleet maintenance team for ICM. In 2010, the plan was put in place to make the hangar a full service MRO that would provide the highest quality maintenance service at a very competitive price. In 2017 MCAS expanded their services by adding the business jet division, which specializes in the Hawker 4000 and the Premier 1A. Our maintenance team is made up of 20+ individuals with over 200 years of aircraft experience. You can trust that there is no job our team can’t handle!

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MCAS Mechanic Experience

Your team at MCAS is highly experienced. With more than 200 years of aviation maintenance experience, you can trust that our staff is giving you the best industry service available.

Meet The MCAS Team

Sam Stewart

Director of Maintenance/Accountable Manager

Sam joined the MCAS family in 2020.  He began his aviation career in 1993 in the US Navy as an Aviation Life Support Specialist (AME) working on F/A-18 aircraft. From there he moved into corporate aviation as an A&P technician and has worked for Bombardier, Hawker Beechcraft Services, and Executive Aircraft Corporation in Wichita, Kansas. He has previously held the positions of Technician, Lead Technician and Supervisor.  Sam also spent a year as an Analyst for Avtrak / Camp Systems International and spent the past 7 years with Airshare as the Maintenance Control Supervisor and the Manager of Quality Control. Sam has an extensive background in Repair Station operations and FAR Part 91, 91k, and 135 aircraft management.  In his spare time away from the hangar, Sam enjoys golfing, cruising and spending quality time with his wife and four children.

Jill Mitchell

Jill Mitchell

Director of Communications and Business Development

Jill just recently joined the MCAS family and is excited to learn more about the aviation industry! She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Wichita State University and worked for 10 years at ICM, Inc. in Marketing, HR, Finance and Executive Leadership. She also volunteered for 10 years at the Independent School focusing on Development and serving on the Board of Directors. Jill enjoys volunteering in the local community on various committees and boards as well as traveling and spending time with family and friends!

Shane Kirby

Director of Finance

Shane joined the MCAS Family in 2022 after a 30+ career in various roles within the aviation industry.   He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pittsburg State University.  He is an enthusiastic aviation executive with a broad background in the MRO, Commercial & Defense platforms within the industry.   He began his aviation career in 1991 at Bombardier Learjet for 15 years before moving on to Textron and Beechcraft for an additional 10 years primarily in the Wichita, KS market.  And finally, spent time with Spirit Aerosystems and Valence Surface Technologies prior to arriving at MCAS.  One of Shane’s proudest accomplishments was being the key leader in the development and startup of a Bombardier MRO business located at Love Field in Dallas, TX.  His career has been primarily focused on the aviation aftermarket, business development and defense areas.  Shane holds a DOD clearance and has been a part of the Sikorsky CH-53K helicopter, Bell V-280 helicopter, Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider and multiple Lockheed Martin classified defense programs.  Outside his MCAS family, Shane enjoys spending time with his wife of 32 years, Teresa and their 4 beautiful children.  He is a strong man of faith, die hard KC Chiefs & Royals, Pitts State, K-State and Clearwater Indian’s fan, movie buff and gun enthusiastic.  His personal passions include coaching youth sports, biblical studies and teaching youth ministries at his church.     

Kelly Lousch

Director of Customer Service 

Kelly brings her love for the Hawker Beechcraft product lines and 24 years of experience to the MCAS leadership team.  She is a licensed Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic and Private Pilot that also holds the prestigious Flight Safety International “Master Mechanic” designation.  Her favorite part of the job is the wide variety of tasks each day brings and bringing together the right people to provide resolution to aircraft issues.  Away from the hangar she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.

Kadie Sanders

Kadie Sanders

Customer Support Manager

Kadie brings her love for aviation and 20 years of aviation experience to the MCAS team. She has worked in all fields of aviation to include customer service, operations, logistics, compliance and FBO Management. Kadie works on all aspects of customer service inside the different departments of MCAS to ensure that customer satisfaction is always met and exceeded! When Kadie is not in the office, you can find her running around and spending time with her 2 young children!

Ian Hogue

Customer Service Manager

Ian joined the MCAS team with 6 years of aircraft experience and certification from A&P school, where he was awarded the highly sought after Presidential Scholar award. His favorite aircraft to work on are the Learjet 45 and 75, C-Series and Challenger 300 and 600. Though there are many perks to working with the MCAS crew, Ian especially enjoys the flexibility each employee is given to showcase their strengths within their work. In his personal time, he likes to play video games, go bowling and perfect his Yo-Yo tricks.

Lisa Sanders

Accounting Specialist

Lisa has been a part of the MCAS team since 2010. Lisa spends time working extensively with each of the departments within MCAS, helping and directing wherever needed. She is also responsible for bookkeeping all while maintaining the office. She enjoys working with her MCAS family as much as she does spending time with her own, which includes 3 grown children, their families and multiple grand-doggies!

Linda Burroughs

Administrative Assistant

Linda joined our team in February 2019 as an Office Administrative Assistant.  She brings many years of experience dealing with the day-to-day functions of the office and helping wherever needed.  Away from work, you will find that Linda spends most of her time with family and friends, who she credits for her happiness and living a better life.

Debbie Botefur

Marketing Specialist

Debbie has been a part of the MCAS team since 2019.  As Marketing Specialist, Debbie is instrumental in photographing, and maintaining all aspects of social media platforms, and marketing.  She contributes to team building, personalizing the interactions with our customers and their experience.  Outside of work she sees the world as her playground, loves traveling with her husband exploring and spending time with her 5 granddaughters’, along with family and friends.

Cory Forrester

Facilities Manager

Cory joined the MCAS team in February of 2019 as our Facilities Manager.  Cory brings many years of maintenance experience with a diverse background.  He is a great asset to the MCAS team and is always ready to take on whatever project needs his attention. 

Chase Kirby

Inventory & Logistics Specialist

Chase joined our team in May 2023. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Kansas State University. After graduation, his career began as an Infantry Officer with the Army, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division and deploying in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. During his years of active duty, he gained valuable experience in teamwork, personnel and property management, logistics, regulatory inspections and practices, planning, leadership, and more. He grew up watching his father Shane’s exceptional career in civilian aerospace. Then, after spending his early professional years working closely with military aviators, Chase leapt at the opportunity to join the MCAS team and make a home for himself on the flight line once more! While he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with loved ones, exercising, keeping up with current events, learning new skills, and has developed a passion for cocktail mixology.

Patrick Mater

Parts Specialist

Patrick joined our team in August 2021. He began his career with the fastener and safety industry after 6 years, decided to pursue a new path with MCAS.  New to aviation outside of growing up with parents who both worked in the aviation field.   Outside of work, Patrick enjoys being with friends, taking his dog Nova on walks, playing videos games and going to the motocross track.   His favorite aircraft is the B-29.

Brian Stinson

Aircraft Maintenance Manager

Began my aviation career in late 1980 in the Navy as an AT working A-7E Corsairs and later F-14 Tomcats and while serving completed my A&P certificate.  After the Navy I worked for Cessna on 650 and 750 models.  At Hawker Beechcraft I was with the Horizon/Hawker 4000 team until 2013 when I went to corporate flight as a DOM working 4000’s, Lear 40, and Pilatus PC-12.  Away from MCAS I enjoy golf, woodworking/home projects and spending time with the Wife and family.

Bill Snow

Chief Inspector

Bill brings 30+ years of experience to the MCAS hanger.  Avionics and sheet metal are among his specialties and he enjoys working on the Learjet 20 Series.  When he’s not at work, you can find him tinkering around his house, completing remodeling projects or, riding his motorcycle.

Allie Allen


Born and raised in west Wichita. Decided to follow in ol’ dads footsteps and become an A&P. Started aviation out at Hawker Beech back in 2016 working on Hawkers and Premiers. Shortly after, merged with the Cessna Citation Center. There, I was able to be apart of the drop-in crew, working on all citation models. I got to travel a lot for work and ultimately decided to settle down in my hometown. Continuing in my dad’s footsteps, I’m now an inspector, able to work side by side with him. Outside of work, I have a beautiful baby boy, Sawyer, who will be 2 this summer. He is full throttle and keeps me nice and busy.

Jason Orpen

Shop Lead

Jason comes with 22 years with Beechcraft, as a Master Mechanic, experienced on the Premier.  Jason’s free time, you’ll find him either spending time coaching softball, or hunting and shooting.

Ryan Esterly

Shop Lead

Ryan joined the MCAS team in November of 2021. He brings with him 13 years of Army aviation experience including maintenance and production management. He is a certificated Airframe and Power Plant technician and holds a commercial helicopter pilots license. When he is not maintaining aircraft, Ryan enjoys spending his time with his wife and 2 young children.


Shop Lead

Marvin Steffen


Marvin joined the MCAS team in 2019. He brings with him over 30 years in the modification and maintenance experience. Marvin finds the team at MCAS very knowledgeable and appreciates not only the support given to him but the opportunity to share his knowledge with the other team members. Marvin will complete his A&P license in December 2019. His favorite aircraft to work on was Air Force One. Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, working around the house, constantly remodeling and helping friends with their home projects. Hobbies include waterskiing, bowling, and target shooting.

Wesley Smith


Started as an A&P in 2012 at the Beechcraft service center working on Premiers and 4000s. Left in 2016 and went to GE Aviation overhauling a wide variety of military and commercial jet engines. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending my time at the lake camping and fishing.

Isaiah Inglese


Isaiah grew up on a small farm in Washington.  After moving to Southern California, Isaiah completed his A & P certification in 2018.  He hired on with Textron Aviation in the spring of 2019 and joined MCAS in April 2022.  He has 3 years’ experience on the Citation Mustang, CJ’s and 560XL.  When Isaiah is away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling and doing projects.

Steve Carroll


Steve started his aviation career in 1986 at Boeing and has worked for Learjet and Cessna in Experimental Flight. He was born and raised right here in Wichita, Kansas! Steve enjoys building race engines and loves just about any outdoor activity with his wife, 3 boys and 3 grandchildren.

Jacob Westerman


Jacob joined the MCAS team in August of 2021.  Raised in a small farming town, outside of Wichita.  He grew-up working for his fathers auto-shop, and farming. He decided to further his mechanical knowledge and became an A&P.  Loves spending time with his fiancé and 3 very ornery little boys, that keeps them busy.

Steven VanderGriend

Steve Vander Griend


Steve started his aviation career over 25 years ago, he worked aviation maintenance from being a Marine One Crew Chief in the Marine Corp, a few years at Delta Airlines and 12 years in air medical field working primarily on helicopters. In 2006, he moved to Wichita, Kansas to start Mid-Continent Aviation Services. In 2010, Steve ventured into researching octane. We fast forward, welcome Steve back.

Lyle Ruggles


Lyle joined the MCAS team in August of 2022. He brings over 12 years of maintenance, modification, and parts quality experience. His favorite aircraft to work on are the F/A-18 Super Hornet and the Global 7500. Away from work he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, reading, and playing video games.

Nathan Pledger


Nathan started his aviation career at Textron aviation in 2018 gaining knowledge of electronic and avionics systems.  All the while going to school to get his A&P license. He brings experience on most of the citation models but really enjoyed working on the citation longitude. He started at MCAS in May of 2022 and has been enjoying it ever since. Outside of work he enjoys participating in half- marathons, working on cars and dirt bikes and plans to have his pilots license soon.

Dan Jones


Dan began his career in aviation with the Navy in 2013 working on F/A-18 Super Hornets and EA-18 Growlers. He brings with him almost 10 years of Naval Aviation experience including aircraft maintenance, test and troubleshooting, and quality assurance. Outside of work he enjoys playing music, outdoor activities, hanging out with his dog Murphy, and watching the Chiefs.