Aircraft mechanic Dennis E. Hoffman of Mill Hall, PA earned a certificate in Airframe and Engine maintenance at the Williamsport Area Community College (now the Pennsylvania College of Technology), studied jet engine maintenance at Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, OK, and attended many manufacturer schools, including Rolls Royce, Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, CFM, Napier, Airbus, BAC, Boeing, Convair, Fokker, McDonald Douglas, and Nord. Some of the aircraft that he was certified to repair, inspect, run-up, and taxi include Convair 240, 440, 580, BAC 111, Nord 262, Mohawk M-298, Fokker F-27, F100, DC-9, MD80, MD82, Boeing 727, 737-200 thru 400, 757, 767, Airbus A319,A320, A321 and A330. |
After 35 years in aircraft maintenance with several airlines, Dennis retired from USAir as Lead Mechanic with inspection certification of both domestic and international (ETOPS) operations. Dennis was Sales Manager of an animal feed mill serving a three state area, Vice President of a photographic business, served on the Board of Directors of the Clinton County Historical Society, and held several positions in his church and labor union.
Hoffman served with AvSport chief flight instructor Prof. H. Paul Shuch on the Boards of Directors of the Piper Aviation Museum and the Susquehanna Air and Space Museum. His hobbies included bicycling and collecting antique bicycles, kayaking, collecting and restoring antique and classic cars, and gardening. He was a member of the Living Faith Free Methodist Church, Mill Hall, and a founding member of the Living Faith Annual Car Show. He was a lifetime member of the Piper Aviation ,Museum, Avanti Owners Association International Car Club, and Studebakers Drivers Club. After Hurricane Katrina, he served as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in the Gulf Coast area.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 44 years, Rosalie Albright Hoffman, as well as a brother, Leonard (Gail) Hoffman of Mill Hall; four nieces, Donna Marie Smith, Alicia Kay Albright, Faith Bassig and Jennifer Sanders; a nephew, Richard "Rick" Albright; five great-nephews and two great-nieces. He is interred at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Mill Hall PA.
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