career in aviation began when he enlisted in the U.S. Air force.
His technical training was for “airborne radio operator”, where it
was put to use in Europe and North Africa. During this period he
attended the University of Maryland residence courses on bases in Spain
and Morocco. Upon discharge he completed his technical education at the
“Capital Radio Engineering Institute” in Washington D.C.
Jack went to work for Page
Communication Engineers who was providing communications throughout the
pacific for the U.S. Army. His
assignments included: Kauai, Hawaii, Midway, Guam, Koror, Philippines and Okinawa over a seven year period.
The last year was spent in Thailand working with satellite
communications for commercial use by the Thai government. While on
Okinawa, Jack was introduced to flying when he joined the military Aero
Club. Over a period of two years he accumulated over 500 hours of
flight time in “Aeronca Champ, Taylor craft and J-3 piper cub”
Returning to the U.S. he settled in Ft. Lauderdale Fl. and obtained his
commercial, instrument and multiengine certificates, with the intent to
become active in flying as a career.
Placing an add in the local paper with a profile of credentials
and experience brought about a 17-year relationship with Dayton
-Granger. This proved to be a very rewarding position as he had the
opportunity to fly along with being involved in the development of
electrostatic and lightning protection products for aircraft. With the
development of the high voltage diagnostic test set it allowed
Jack the opportunity to travel the world helping the aviation industry
at all levels: manufactures, military, airlines, corporate and
independent operators to recognize and correct the sources of
interference when in flight conditions conducive to precipitation
In 1985 Jack left Dayton-Granger and founded the JDC Co. Representing “D/G” as a distributor for their products and continuing
to solve electrostatic related problems.
In 1988 he purchased an instrument overhaul/repair facility. With his wife and one technician he built the company into
one of the most respected shops in the world by supplying quality
workmanship at a fair price with timely delivery. By 1997 the business
had grown to over 50 employees at two locations, Ft. Lauderdale and
Austin, TX. At this time
the Triumph Group acquired the company.
Jack derives a great deal of satisfaction in solving electrostatic
related problems and leaving the client completely satisfied. Should you
be experiencing EMI problems associated with precipitation static please
feel free to contact Jack on the web or call 1-954-295-8985.