Keeping You Safe in the Air

Why choose Sweet Aviation for your aircraft service?

  • Our Philosophy. First and foremost, we believe in doing the right thing, which means no job is complete until you are 100% satisfied. That means safety, thoroughness, and transparent communication. We will empower you to be able to participate in the maintenance process, so you’re an informed, confident aircraft owner. We offer fair pricing on quality repairs that are done in a timely fashion, and we aim to exceed your expectations in every aspect of your service needs.
  • Our People. Our team of talented certified aircraft maintenance technicians is made up of avid pilots who are passionate about aviation and experienced on the ground and in the air.
  • Our Service. Before we even begin working on your aircraft, we want to understand your aviation goals and needs so that we can best serve you. We will evaluate the potential costs and will always obtain your authorization before making any repairs. Through detailed communication every step of the way, our highly trained staff is dedicated to getting you back in the air safely and conveniently.
  • Our Credentials. Our aircraft technicians have worked very hard over the past few years to become factory-trained experts when it comes to servicing Cirrus aircraft, and that hard work has paid off with an official endorsement from Cirrus. We are excited to be an Cirrus Authorized Service Center, providing you with top-notch maintenance services. Our extensive experience and training also applies to almost every make and model of aircraft, our team can work on just about anything with wings or rotors!
  • Our Location. Centrally located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, we’re easy to find and convenient to access.

Customized Aircraft Management Service

MaintenanceAircraft ownership is more than just flying – it also includes consistent maintenance, including regular service, cleaning, and testing. That’s where our customized aircraft management service comes in to save you time. We provide an abundance of services as part of aircraft management and will tailor an aircraft management package specific to your needs. Call us today and let us help you save time and stay safe, legal, and worry-free. Available services

  • Annual inspections
  • Regular aircraft cleaning and detailing
  • Maintenance record keeping
  • GPS database update service
  • Maintenance tracking
  • AD compliance
  • Recurrent flight training
  • Transportation (ferry) service to/from SMD for maintenance
  • Online aircraft scheduling for aircraft with multiple owners/pilots
  • Assistance with setting up planes for flights to Canada
  • Installing, servicing, and/or inspecting aircraft fire extinguishers

Convenient Overnight Heated Hangars

If you have a trip planned for the holidays or anytime this winter, park your aircraft in our heated hangar overnight. You, your passengers, and your aircraft will be glad you did! Pricing varies by the size of the plane, but below is a rough breakdown of what you can expect.

Pricing structure

  • Single-engine piston – $50/night
  • Multi-engine piston – $100/night
  • Turbine – $150/night


Our Team

  • Sean Barr

    Sean Barr

    Director of Maintenance, Certified Aircraft Mechanic

    Sean is originally from the Detroit, Michigan, area. After graduating with honors from the US Air Force Academy with a BS in political science and a German language minor, he went on to serve 11 years on active duty as an Air Force special operations pilot. During that time, he logged over 2,100 hours of flight time, including over 1,000 hours of combat time over Iraq and Afghanistan. He flew C-130, AC-130, and PC-12 aircraft and earned a Bronze Star and 11 Air Medals. He later earned an MA in theological studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and spent two years pastoring a small church in Lynchburg, Virginia, while attending A&P school. After graduating first in his class from Liberty University’s aviation maintenance technician program, he earned A&P inspector authorization through self-study. Sean has four daughters, and in addition to his flight and theological interests, he also enjoys traveling, camping, hunting, and time with his family.

  • Russ Moriarity

    Russ Moriarity

    Certified Aircraft Mechanic

    Russ is a licensed A&P, having graduated from Ivy Tech’s aviation maintenance program in 2014. His unique experience spans over 100 years of aviation innovation — from a 1911 Curtiss Model D to brand-new Cirrus SR22T aircraft. As a factory-trained and CAPS-certified Cirrus technician, his experience inspecting, maintaining, and repairing Cirrus aircraft stands out in Northeast Indiana. He belongs to the Antique Aircraft Association (AAA) and the OX5 Aviation Pioneers, an organization dedicated to honoring those associated with the OX-5 engine, an early American liquid-cooled V8 engine introduced in 1915 that played a vital role in early military and civil aviation following WWI. In his free time, he collects and restores Curtiss OX-5 engines and components.


  • Blake Spurgeon

    Blake Spurgeon

    Certified Aircraft Mechanic

    Blake received an A&P license from Baker’s School of Aeronautics, along with an AAS in aviation maintenance technology in the spring of 2015. After starting his career at SkyWest servicing the Bombardier CRJ200, he later joined Sweet Aviation to focus on smaller general aviation aircraft. Blake is currently attending IPFW for his BS in mechanical engineering technology and serves as starting goalie for the IPFW hockey team. As an avid outdoorsman, he also maintains membership with the school’s bass fishing team.

  • Darrin Schwartz

    Darrin Schwartz

    Certified Aircraft Mechanic

    Darrin grew up in Shipshewana, Indiana, and pursued an aviation career after early experiences flying radio control planes with his dad. He went to Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology, where he earned an A&P license. After graduation, he worked at TAS Aviation in Defiance, Ohio, a company that specializes in twin-engine Cessna aircraft. Darrin received Inspection Authorization in 2015 and his private pilot license in 2014. As a thrill-seeker, Darrin’s hobbies include roller coasters, sports, and flying his paramotor. He looks forward to being part of Sweet Aviation’s growth and development within the aviation community.

  • Austin Scheiderer

    Austin Scheiderer

    Certified Aircraft Mechanic

    Austin, a Fort Wayne native, had an interest in aviation from a young age and acquired his PPL before graduating high school. He attended the School of Missionary Aviation Technology, where he earned his A&P along with his CPL. Over the past few years, he has worked as an aircraft mechanic, flown aerial survey across the United States, and graduated from Ethnos360 Bible Institute with an associate’s in biblical studies. He and his wife, Katie, aspire to one day fly with Ethnos360 as overseas missionaries.

  • Rachel Cheng

    Rachel Cheng

    Maintenance Administrator and Customer Service Manager

    Rachel brings over 15 years of customer service experience to Sweet Aviation. She is a Fort Wayne native and graduate of Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, where she obtained a B.A. in Psychology. Rachel joined Sweet Aviation as a customer service representative in 2015 and hopes to someday soon join the ranks of being a pilot!