Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. James Pickard
The 2019/2020 school year will be my second year at Satsuma and my sixth year teaching. I am an FAA certified Airframe and Power-plant Mechanic and have over 30 years experience in the Aviation Industry. After retiring from the US Coast Guard as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician, I worked at Airbus Helicopters in Columbus, Mississippi from 2009 through 2013. From 2013 through 2017 I was an instructor and administrator at the Alabama Aviation Center, Mobile (Enterprise State Community College). I also have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Professional Aeronautics. Recently certified in Project Lead The Way (PTLW) I will be teaching both Animation & Robotic and Flight & Space. We are also working hard at to build our Aviation Technology program to prepare students for careers in the aerospace industry.