James “Rocke” Tyler | 
A&P IA, Private Pilot

James Rocke TylerEver since I can remember, aviation has been apart of my life.  I am a third generation aircraft mechanic and a third generation pilot.  I was taught the skills to be a good mechanic by my father, restoring and maintaining his aircraft.  I honed my skills and abilities while working at Tinker A.F.B on E-3s as well as my own aircraft that I restore.  Aviation is a part of my fabric, it is part of who I am and what I do.

My current project is a 1946 Funk B75L.


  • Boomtown Aviation, owner/operator, 2014 to present
  • Tinker AFB, Sheetmetal Mechanic, 2006-2014
  • Plane Cents Aviation, Mechanic, 1996-2006


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