Meet the Board

Sandya Narayanswami

Sandya Narayanswami, PhD., Chair

Sandya is closing in to complete her Private Pilot Airplane certificate.  She is a scientist and owner of S. Narayanswami Consulting. Her clients include universities, private research institutes, and organizations focused on aerospace and spaceflight.

Sandya comes from a family with a history in aviation.  She is a member of the Aeronautical Association of the California Institute of Technology, aka the Caltech Flying Club. She is passionate about General Aviation, received an AOPA Flight Training Scholarship in 2017, and hopes that her example inspires women of all generations to reach for the skies!



Gary Goodpaster, Chairman

Gary Goodpaster

Gary Goodpaster, Treasurer
1998 Regional (Great Lakes) AMT of the Year and the 2004 National AMT of the Year

Gary is an A&P/ IA, a FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME), the Chief of Maintenance for The Kroger Co. Flight Department, and an A&P Instructor at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College.

He has earned the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) certification, NCATT Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET rating), FCC General Radio Operator License (GROL) and an Amateur Extra License.

He has been the President of the PAMA CVG Chapter, a Director for the AMT Society, a FAASTeam Representative, the CVG FSDO Ambassador for Aircraft Electronics Association, a Challenger 300 Advisory Board Member, and a member of the Maintenance Director’s Roundtable.

Gary also received the Flight Safety Foundation’s Joe Chase Award in 2002.

Mike Busch

Mike Busch

Mike Busch, PR/Communications
2008 National AMT of the Year

Mike is arguably the best-known A&P/IA in general aviation.

He writes monthly articles for EAA Sport Aviation, AOPA Opinion Leaders Blog, and numerous aviation type club magazines.

He co-founded AVweb in 1995 and served as its editor-in-chief for nearly eight years.

He is CFIA/I/ME, and an aircraft owner for 45 years with 7,500+ hours, and is a FAASTeam representative. He’s CEO of Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management, Inc.

Paul New

Paul New

Paul New, Airventure Coordinator
2007 National AMT of the Year

Paul soloed the day after his sixteenth birthday and received his private when he was 17. Soon after graduating Southern Illinois University with a degree in Avionics Technology he started and managed the avionics department for a commuter airline.

Today he is owner and CEO of Tennessee Aircraft Services, Inc, in Jackson, TN. Paul also provides technical support for the Cessna Pilots Association and writes a monthly column for their magazine. He holds private pilot with an instrument and multi-engine ratings. He also holds an A&P with IA and has been an FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative

Arlynn McMahon

Immediate Past Chair

Arlynn McMahon, Nominations  Administrator
2009 National CFI of the Year

She soloed on her 16th birthday, received her private pilot on her 17th birthday and missed her ATP on her 23rd birthday because of inclement weather.  In 2006 she married her flight instructor.

Today she is Chief Instructor at Aero-Tech, Inc., in Lexington, KY.  With 10,000 hours dual given, she holds CFIA/I.ME.  She is author of Train Like You Fly, Scenario Based Training for Flight Instructors and Lessons Plans to Train Like You Fly, published by ASA.