sam longo ame
toronto ontario canada
Bio: SAM LONGO AME, A&P Sam Longo has over 35 years experience in the Aircraft Maintenance field. He holds a Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineers license (AME M1, M2) as well as an American A&P license (Airframe and Powerplant). During the ‘70’s and ‘80’s he plied his trade, maintaining aircraft for such companies as Nordair, de Havilland Canada and Air Canada before becoming a Professor in Centennial College’s Aerospace Department where in 2001 he was the recipient of the Board of Governors Award of Excellence. Centennial College’s Aircraft Program is one of the longest running Aircraft Technical Training facilities in Canada and holds both Transport Canada and CCAA accreditation for Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics Technician training. During his tenure at the college, in addition to his aircraft technical teaching, he spent many years as the Aerospace Hangar and Shop Coordinator. Mr. Longo has at times, also provided corporate training for Orenda, Hawker Siddeley and Spar Aerospace. In addition, he holds a certificate in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University, and is a qualified trainer in Aviation Human Factors. An active member, on the Board of Directors, of the Ontario AME Association, Sam has acted on their behalf as a subject matter expert in developing Aviation Maintenance Technician Certification with PAMA (Professional Aviation Maintenance Association) in the United States. Since retiring from Centennial College, he continues to write a regular column “AMU Chronicles” for Air Maintenance Update magazine (AMU) as well as the vintage motorcycle column “Long Ago” for Cycle Canada. His freelance writing has also appeared in the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, as well as every major Canadian Motorcycling Publication. When not pursuing his aviation and writing endeavors, his down time is spent restoring award winning vintage motorcycles.