We were born out of small town values, and a sense of commitment to honest service. In 1976, TAS humbly opened its doors as the operators of the Defiance County Airport in Defiance, OH. Back then, we did the simple things like maintaining aircraft based at KDFI, ensuring the runway was clear for aircraft, and keeping grounds properly maintained. As time moved on, TAS evolved and our expertise began to take shape. We were afforded an opportunity to work with the federal reserve to move checks throughout the east coast and midwest. Naturally, the Cessna 310 was the work horse of this job, not only for our operation, but for everyone participating in this important work across the country. Through this experience, our expert knowledge in Twin Cessna’s was born. We dispatched a fleet of twin Cessna’s nightly across the eastern half of the United States. With that job, came the maintenance required; whether it was routine daily maintenance or emergency troubleshooting from a distance. This continuous practice on the Cessna 310 and its systems began to form what TAS Aviation is today!