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AIRBORNE Tampa’s Teammate Spotlight features employees throughout the company. Each month, we will introduce you to a teammate who makes AIRBORNE Tampa possible. 

Meet Clint VanWelde…


What is your role at AIRBORNE TAMPA?

“Inspector T-1”


How long have you worked at AIRBORNE TAMPA?

“Approximately 10 years – contract Sheet Metal, Direct Sheet Metal A&P, Structures Lead, Project Supervisor, Quality Inspector”


What interest you / how did you get started in aviation?

“Began my career in 1984 on production line building F-14 super TOMCATS for the Navy”


Do you remember your first flight? Tell us about it.

“LOL, my first flight was in a Cessna 182 and i jumped out sky diving”


What’s your favorite vacation or travel spot?

“Anywhere on water, fishing”


If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

“Breath underwater”


What did you want to be when you grew up?

“I might grow old, but i will never grow up…”


What do you like to do outside of work (hobbies, etc.)?

“Music, motorcycles, fishing, industrial sewing…oh, so much more.”


What would you tell others interested in working at AIRBORNE TAMPA; interested in aviation?

“Buckle your seatbelt – it’s a wild ride”


What’s your favorite quote?

“It is what it is”

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