About Gibson Aviation Services

About Darrel R Gibson and Gibson Aviation Services

Darrel R Gibson grew up in his fathers FBO business Gibson Aviation Services Inc 1961-1989.  After completing High school in 1982 he attended Helena Vocational Technical School for Aviation Maintenance and married his wife and  high school sweetheart Jennifer Leipnitz Gibson, from Menomonie in 1985. They have three beautiful adult children Theodore, Madalyn, and Corbin, two of which are pilots.  He received his Inspection Authorization in 1987.

In 1989 Darrel W Gibson decided it was time to retire, and decided to sell the business.

Darrel R Gibson worked under the new ownership till 1990 at which time was hired by Northwest Airlines as an Aircraft Technician.  After 15 years of service with the airlines the company decided it was time to restructure after the effects of 9-11-2001 on the industry, Darrel was laid off. 

Asking his father what to do? Darrel W said "Do what you know" Darrel decided it was time to get back to his aviation roots opening a shop in Amery, WI,  Osceola, WI and now at his present location in Menomonie, WI after becoming the Menomonie Municipal Airport Manager in 2012. 

Darrel R Gibson with his vast amount of experience, working on J3s to Boeing 747s, has grown a great reputation for providing the areas finest aircraft maintenance and flight training services.

"I appreciate the work ethics and knowledge passed onto me from my father.   In my shop we will treat every aircraft as if it were our own.  Never compromising safety or reliability. Our shop moto is never say can't and make sure it is better than when you started".