The Aircraft Electronics Association's board of directors recently appointed Chuck Gallagher of Cincinnati Avionics to an open seat. Gallagher will serve through March 2025.
Gallagher was introduced to aviation in 1993 when he was hired by Sporty’s after graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in mechanical engineering. During his first year at Sporty’s, he earned a recreational pilot certificate within a week, and he currently holds a private pilot with multiengine and instrument ratings. Gallagher is the president and CEO of Eastern Cincinnati Aviation and an executive vice president at Sporty’s in Batavia, Ohio.
In 1996, Sporty’s tasked Gallagher with opening a first-class Part 145 repair station specializing in piston airplanes. Cincinnati Avionics was founded and has grown to become a leader in avionics installations and service, with an emphasis on general aviation aircraft. Gallagher, along with top members of his staff, attend the annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show. They use this opportunity to network with industry professionals, receive updates on the latest regulatory issues, and obtain valuable product/installation training.
Gallagher also leads Eastern Cincinnati Aviation, the fixed-based operator at the Clermont County Airport. ECA operates an approved Part 141 flight school with a fleet of more than 20 aircraft and a staff of 30 flight instructors. ECA is also responsible for managing over 110 T-Hangars and providing a full line of amenities for transient aircraft. Gallagher also serves as airport manager on behalf of the Clermont County Commissioners, assisting in airport administration, improvement, expansion, and airspace protection.