Sam Longo has extensive 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. During the ‘70’s and ‘80’s he plied his trade, maintaining aircraft for such companies as Nordair, DeHavilland 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.
During his tenure at the college, in addition to his aircraft technical teaching, he spent many years as the Aerospace Hangar and Shop Coordinator. He also holds a Certificate in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University, and is a qualified trainer in Aviation Human Factors. Currently President of the AME Association of Ontario, he has been an active member for over 25 years. His contribution to the aviation community was honoured in 2012, when he received the Aviall High Achievement Award.
Since retiring from Centennial College, he continues to write a regular column “AMU Chronicles” for Air Maintenance Update (AMU) and was also a regular columnist for Cycle Canada. His freelance works have been published by; the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Wings, Skies, Canadian Biker , Motorcycle Mojo, Spring Motorcycle Show and the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG) Newsletter. When not pursuing his aviation and writing endeavors, his down time is spent restoring award winning, classic Honda motorcycles.