Meet Neil Bigthumb, the lead mechanic for Tanker 912. Neil’s career began in the Navy as an Aviation Structural Mechanic. He served for nearly 13 years starting in 2000. 10 Tanker has been lucky enough to have Neil for the past 6 years. As someone who takes so much pride in their work, our company is better for having him. Neil’s favorite part of working for 10 Tanker is “the impact in support we make within firefighting.” His job feels purposeful. He loves the challenge it comes with of ensuring the aircraft is always safe for flight. The wisdom Neil would pass along to anyone interested in his line of work would be “to not be too prideful to ask questions” and always communicate effectively. When Neil is not working, he enjoys spending time at home with his wife and three children in Texas. Thank you, Neil, for all of the hard work and passion you bring to the company.
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