Aptis Maintenance is your one stop shop for maintenance at Minute Man Air Field.

Our technicians are experienced with Cessna, Piper, Grumman, Diamond, Beech, Cirrus, and other lines of general aviation aircraft.


We can handle your regular and emergency maintenance requirements ranging from oil changes and tire repair to annual inspections, interior upgrades and engine repair.


Safety and performance improvements such as upgrade to inertial reel seat belts, installation of vortex generators and installation of approved speed mods are also available.

Major Upgrades

We can also oversee avionics and other major upgrades for the owner who doesn’t have the time for detailed project management.

Our Shop Crew

Chris Brandon


Chris is the managing partner of Aptis Maintenance. After earning his private pilot certificate in 1977, Chris’ flying went on hold. He worked at engineering and technology jobs for over 30 years then returned to aviation with the purchase of a 1976 Cessna Cardinal in 2014. Chris earned instrument and commercial ratings in the Cardinal and is now working toward his CFI rating when not in the shop.

Alan Brown

A&P / IA

Alan spent 20 years in the Air Force fixing F-4's F 105's, T38's, and F-15's. He spent several years overseas in England, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and 2 tours in Saudi Arabia. Alan graduated from East Coast Aero Tech in 1995 then worked as Chief of Maintenance at the Hanscom Air Force Base Flight Training Center. Alan learned to fly in 1995 getting a private pilots license. Alan owns a 1973 Piper Challenger.

Herb (Jay) Drury

A&P / IA

Jay worked many years as an air traffic controller in Boston and Nashua in addition to being a licensed A&P/IA and CFII. He retired from ATC so now spends his time turning wrenches, instructing new pilots, and maintaining/flying his own 19xx x35 Bonanza. On the side Jay renovates homes and is an accomplished machinist and welder – two very welcome skills in our shop.

Sue Douglas


Sue was in the Air Force where she worked on different fighter jets. Following the Air Force, Sue worked as a mason setting tile for several years. Ready for a career change, she trained for her A&P license, graduating from NAA in 2013.


Shop Commander

Bella – Shop Commander in Chief.... she doesn’t bite, sometimes she gets a little barky, but is always adorable.

Sam Loconte


Sam was born and raised in France and worked on Aerospetiale AS 365 Helicopters in the French Navy. After coming to the US, he received his A&P certificate from NAA in 2016 then left his job as a barista to join Aptis Maintenance – but his coffee making skills are still put to good use during work breaks in the shop.

Ben Gleason

Future A&P

Ben is currently a student at National Aviation Academy working to earn his A&P license in 2017. When not studying he works on airplanes, bicycles, his vintage motorcycles and car. He also likes woodworking, and cooking.

Stop in and visit us today.