Victor Aviation is the world’s most famous name in the Aircraft Engine Overhaul Industry with affiliate installation centers located worldwide and over 70 Preferred Installation Facilities is the US. It also has global alliances with companies such as Aerodynamics, Inc., Aerolineas Ejecutivas, Central Flying Service, Inc., Cutter Aviation, Eagle Aviation, Inc., Elliott Aviation, Inc., Epps Aviation, Inc., Flightcraft, Inc., Flightline Group, Kansas City Aviation Center, Landmark Aviation,
Maine Aviation Corporation, Midwest Aviation Center, Million Air, Muncie Aviation, Piedmont Aircraft, Inc, Skytech, Inc., Stevens Aviation, Tulsair Beechcraft Inc., & Woodland Aviation.
The company has achieved international brand recognition using a business model focused on expanding and protecting its trade mark rights and propriatary FAA Approved processes while simultaneously
promoting its marks in worldwide affiliations and though its company alliances. Victor Aviation's trademarked name, the BLACK EDITION has been recognized around the globe as the standard that other overhaul facilities and manufacturers follow.
Victor Aviation has ventured into providing other products and services branded with the Victor Aviation mark to Aerospace Industries including NASA, Boeing Aircraft Company and other Fortune 500 commercial accounts including Air Liquide U.S.
Victor Aviation is such a powerful brand that according to Bill Cox of Plane & Pilot Magazine
is “The number one brand name in the Industry" Air Show Legend Bob Hoover "Victor Aviation Is the best In the Business".
The team of professionals employed by Victor Aviation include only the highest qualified master machinests and skilled technitians with impeccable reputations for producing the consistent quality that shines under the Victor Aviation brand name products.
Founder: VICTOR SLOAN
Victor Sloan, founder and president of Victor Aviation developed his interest in piston engines building motorcycle engines as
a teenager. He would take an engine apart, figure out how it worked and
attempt to find unique ways to improve the life and performance of the
engine. This was important to Victor because at the age of 16, he was
an expert flat track motorcycle racer and engine builder.
Racing motorcycles and the fascination of improving air cooled engines
dominated his interests. Working in his father's garage with other motorcycle
racers, including five-time world champion Kenny Roberts and others, Victor
figured out how to make engines really work to their maximum reliable
potential. Victor would disassemble the engines, find out ways to improve
them and then test them on the race track. Victor knew that reliability
and performance were necessary to finish the race.
Victor went on to become one of the nation's leading competition motorcycle
engine builders, working on BSA, Triumph, Harley Davidson and Yamaha Motorcycles.
Victor decided to go to college and follow an interest in
an aviation career. He actively pursued all the FAA licenses that one
could obtain as a pilot, including MEL, CFII, and lifetime turbo-jet
Through these years of training and gaining flight experience, Victor
analyzed the problems that seemed inherent with piston aircraft engines.
He saw the need to improve the piston aircraft engine and found a trade
school in Palo Alto, California that focused on airframe and powerplant
technology. Victor joined the program, and within two years of study,
obtained lifetime vocational technical trade credentials with the State
Of California to teach airframe and powerplant technology and became the
chairman of the College Of San Mateo Aeronautics Counsel.
After four years of hands-on teaching of how powerplants worked, Victor
decided to go into business for himself. He converted his old motorcycle van to a mobile aircraft repair shop and traveled around California
servicing customers' aircraft. An aircraft engine shop then suddenly
appeared where the motorcycle shop used to be in his father's garage and
Victor Aviation was born.
With the experience gained from the motorcycle industry and
help from some of his best colleagues, including the famous NHRA dragster engine
builder, Keith Black, Victor applied his piston engine knowledge to the
aircraft industry. Victor's parents then followed suit, came to work
with him, and a business that started out of a van became the world's
leading, quality engine rebuilding company. Victor also was inspired by his good friend Sam James, the four time world offshore unlimited boat racing champion.
The company has further grown into a machine shop
operation encompassing some 20,000 square feet with distributors around
the world. Victor has pioneered many product improvements and process
changes to the way piston engines are built, and still today, no other
company or manufacturer can match the superior quality and performance
that is produced with a "Power By Victor"
Victor is proud to say that the tradition continues with the assistance
of his two great sons and a wonderful team of professionals at Victor