A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024
Visitation will be at Pafford Funeral Home, Lexington TN from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
The service will begin at 2:00 pm followed by his burial at Independence Cemetery.
Alan’s most recent role in the Aviation Maintenance industry was as a DME (Designated Mechanic Examiner). To sum up what a DME does in layman’s terms, a DME holds the responsibility of ensuring one takes their oral and practical exam, and after successfully completing their FAA written exams, meets the FAA’s guidelines to hold a mechanic certificate rating in airframe and/or powerplant. Alan fulfilled his obligation with utmost diligence and dedication, conducting thorough and by-the-book testing for Airframe and Powerplant ratings, testing out of North Central Institute (NCI). Alan’s commitment to aviation safety was evident as he issued FAA mandated ratings only to those that he was confident would operate in a manner and with the seriousness the A&P deserves. His diligence contributed to and will continue to contribute to the safety in the aviation maintenance field as well as the well-being of countless families that fly, by the legacy he leaves to every A&P that tested under him and continues to mentor younger, new A&Ps. Alan spent quite a bit of his time mentoring A&P’s, he had a steady stream of phone calls asking for guidance and help from those with a challenging mechanical question or trouble shooting. He loved to share his aviation enthusiasm with others by assisting with summer camps and encouraging the youth in the area, mentoring instructors on techniques, helping fix mockups for students to learn new and exciting things in a manner that made sense to him and was exciting. His zest for life was contagious and he made everyone around him feel important and cared for.
In Lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to support the Alan Anderson Aviation Maintenance Mentor Scholarship set up to honor Alan and his love for Aviation Maintenance and education. What better way to remember Alan than supporting others in their quest to learn about and become an AMT. Donations can be sent to:
North Central Institute
168 Jack Miller Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37042
Call us for more information: 931-431-9700