Who We Are

Keeping you in the air since 2010

MCAS (Mid-Continent Aviation Services) started as the fleet maintenance team for ICM Energy. 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

Kelly Lousch

Director of MCAS

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.

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!

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!

Lisa Sanders

Office Administrator

Lisa has been a part of the MCAS team since 2010. As Office Administrator, 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

Office 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.

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. 

Charlene Brunner

Parts and Logistics Manager

Charlene became the parts and logistics specialist at MCAS in 2018. She brings over 20 years of aviation experience including inspection, parts specialist and customer service. Outside of work she enjoys hunting, fishing and riding her motorcycle.

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.

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.

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.

Rick Brandon

Inspector

I have 19 years of experience in general aviation maintenance. I spent 10 years at the Wichita Citation Service Center and 9 at Pratt & Whitney Engine Services. I have been a process inspector, a return to service inspector and, for my last 2 years at Pratt, I was Chief Inspector. Favorite engine to work on is the PT6A. I enjoy hiking, cycling, gardening, shooting, spending time with the wife and kids.

Jake Harber

Shop Lead

Jake joined the MCAS team in 2018 and has been in the aircraft business for over 5 years. His favorite plane to work on is the Hawker 4000 and finds the team at MCAS very helpful and knowledgeable. Away from work he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, which includes his wife and 4 children.

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

A&P

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.

Marvin Steffen

A&P

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.

Taylor Jordan

A&P

Taylor joined the MCAS team in May of 2019 and has been in the aircraft industry for over 8 years. His previous experience was gained in the United States Air Force and he earned his A&P license in February of 2019. His favorite aircraft to work on is the KC-135R Stratotanker and he is excited for the opportunity to continue his trade in the General Aviation sector. When Taylor is not in the shop he is usually watching movies, reading, or taking his dog to the park.

Isaiah Inglese

A&P

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

A&P

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

A&P

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

Technician

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

Technician

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

Avionics/A&P

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.