Building planes from the ground up
Throughout the week, Ryan Bendure is a lead technician on the overnight shift at our maintenance facility in Denver. A typical shift involves Ryan working with his team to ensure that all aircraft received at night are ready to fly out the next morning. "I work with a great group of guys. I couldn't do what I do every night without them," Ryan said. But even when he's not at work, Ryan is working on airplanes. In addition to being a lead technician at United, he puts together kit-built aircraft from the ground up. Ryan got his pilot's license in 1986 and has been in the air ever since. "I started building my first plane in 1989; it was an RV-4. As long as I can remember, I've always been fascinated with anything that flew."