A history of service.

Spirit Aeronautics was founded by Rick Ochs, a talented avionics technician who possessed a strong desire to open his own business. He realized that local pilots and aircraft operators were in need for highly skilled and honest avionics support and in the famous words of Norman Peale, “find a need and fill it”, he started Spirit Avionics. Initially Rick was alone providing professional avionics support to a multitude of customers who were quickly impressed by his technical abilities, dedication and honesty. They were also impressed by his tenacious love for aviation. He founded the company in March of 2000 and upon the one year anniversary of beginning the business, Spirit Avionics purchased Capital Aircraft Electronics located at Port Columbus airport (KCMH) in Columbus, Ohio.

Since then, the business has expanded it's service offerings and in 2013 the company was rebranded to include the trade name "Spirit Aeronautics" to better reflect the full service offerings of the entire company.




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I wanted to take a moment of your time to express our thanks for an excellent job done on the avionics modification to our T-34 research aircraft.

We were very impressed by the professionalism and dedication of your entire staff.

Robert - NASA