Aircraft Repairs

Aircraft Repairs and Maintenance

Ocean Aviation is very proud of our aircraft repairs and maintenance facility at the Ocean City Municipal Airport. We can provide scheduled maintenance requirements, upgrades and repairs for most single and multi-engine aircraft. Quality is the only standard we accept. service

Our service staff is on call after hours and on weekends to meet the needs of transient pilots visiting our beautiful resort community.

Our director of maintenance, Mr. Socrates Pikounis is not only an airframe and powerplant mechanic with inspection authorization (IA) but he is also a pilot. Socrates has over 20 years of experience. He previously worked at Aeroflight at the Montgomery County Airport in Gaithersburg, MD. Socrates helped maintain a fleet of thirty 30 aircraft used for flight training and rentals. The aircraft included Cessna, Piper and Beechcraft. His duties included oil changes, 50 hr. inspections, 100 hr. inspections, airframe & power plant repairs, R&R engines, R&R instruments, compliances with AD’s and service bulletins as well as ramp operations including aircraft fueling, jump starting (APU) and preheating. Prior to that, Socrates also worked at Montgomery Aviation and at Congressional Air.

In 2007, Soc moved to Texas and worked at Riteway Aviation, a FAA certified repair station at David Wayne’s Hook Airport in Spring, Texas. In 2008, we brought Soc back to the eastern shore to join Ocean Aviation as our director of maintenance. He is responsible for maintaining our fleet of Cessna and Piper Aircraft and provides maintenance and inspections for aircraft based here at Ocean City as well as all transient aircraft.

Socrates is originally from Baltimore and now resides in Ocean City with his wife Brenda and his four children.service

Socrates extensive experience includes everything from oil changes and 50 hour inspections to complete engine removal and reinstallation and most everything in between. Talk to us about your next annual inspection. We are happy to provide an estimate of the cost so you know exactly what to expect.

Is your engine coming up TBO? Let us work with you to assure there are absolutely no surprises. Your major overhaul does not have to be traumatic. As your consultants, we can guide you through all phases from choosing the right engine overhaul facility to planning what components you will replace to removal and shipping of your existing engine and reinstalling your new power plant.

Call us to talk about your aircraft maintenance, periodic repairs, 100 hour inspections, annual inspections, upgrades and any other items you might like us to address. We look forward to servicing your aircraft maintenance needs. We are happy to provide a quote on any work you are contemplating.

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by Steve Parker on WP Basesite

Just wanted to give kudos to Socrates for his help with my R44 helicopter. I landed for a fuel stop and, after fueling, could not restart the helicopter. Socrates dropped everything to try to help me. He established right away that the starter was functional and not the problem. He then established that the starter relay was not the problem. Not being a helicopter mechanic, he then went above and beyond by finding a Robinson mechanic who could fly into Ocean City and work on my helicopter. I was about to fly my mechanic from Miami in to fix the problem but, thanks to Socrates, I saved thousands of dollars by following his recommendation to use a \"local\" Robinson mechanic who he connected me with. Thanks Socrates!

by Larry Labriola on WP Basesite
Service at its best

A puddle of hydraulic fluid under my L39, two hours before the airshow...a Sunday morning call and Socrates was there is 20 minutes, made the repair, and I was able to do my performance at the airshow. Thanks to Socrates, and all the helpful personnel at Ocean Aviation and the Ocean City Airport; service at its best.

by Larry Labriola on WP Basesite
Service at its best

A puddle of hydraulic fluid under my L39, two hours before the airshow...a Sunday morning call and Socrates was there is 20 minutes, made the repair, and I was able to do my performance at the airshow. Thanks to Socrates, and all the helpful personnel at Ocean Aviation and the Ocean City Airport; service at its best.

by Henry L. Ravenel, Jr. on WP Basesite

Gentlemen:
On the 10th of September I was traveling from Bar Harbor, Maine to Charleston, SC. It is my habit to stop in Ocean City for fuel on the way up and back as I make this trip each summer.

On the way South and after refueling in Ocean City I began to taxi out and notice that the fuel filler cap had not sealed properly. I shut the engine down and fixed the cap so it would better seat. When I went to restart, the battery could not do its job! If it had not been for the help given me by members of your staff, I suspect that I would have been there overnight waiting for a new battery. That was not something I wanted to do. I had a dog with me and had no idea about dog friendly hotels in your area.

This is a note to thank you and your staff for helping me out on the 10th! Above and beyond your normal business and I greatly appreciate it!

Henry L. Ravenel, Jr.

by Henry L. Ravenel, Jr. on WP Basesite

Gentlemen:
On the 10th of September I was traveling from Bar Harbor, Maine to Charleston, SC. It is my habit to stop in Ocean City for fuel on the way up and back as I make this trip each summer.

On the way South and after refueling in Ocean City I began to taxi out and notice that the fuel filler cap had not sealed properly. I shut the engine down and fixed the cap so it would better seat. When I went to restart, the battery could not do its job! If it had not been for the help given me by members of your staff, I suspect that I would have been there overnight waiting for a new battery. That was not something I wanted to do. I had a dog with me and had no idea about dog friendly hotels in your area.

This is a note to thank you and your staff for helping me out on the 10th! Above and beyond your normal business and I greatly appreciate it!

Henry L. Ravenel, Jr.

by Adam Gamble on WP Basesite

I just wanted to let you know that me and my wife greatly appreciated all of Socrates help today. We were headed out to Nantucket on our honeymoon and our cherokee wouldn't start this morning. Socrates was very friendly and helpful and had the problem diagnosed and repaired in under two hours. Thank you again for saving our day!

by Adam Gamble on WP Basesite

I just wanted to let you know that me and my wife greatly appreciated all of Socrates help today. We were headed out to Nantucket on our honeymoon and our cherokee wouldn't start this morning. Socrates was very friendly and helpful and had the problem diagnosed and repaired in under two hours. Thank you again for saving our day!

by Adam G on WP Basesite

Stopped in for a night. The lady at the desk was very friendly and helpful. $10 tie down fee for the night. Got a rental car right their on the field. When we returned our plane wouldn't start. Socrates from Ocean Aviation was very helpful and pulled the plane into the hanger to diagnose the problem after a few failed attempts to start it. Within 15 minutes he found the problem. Turns out the left mag had an issue. He fixed it within an hour, and got us back in the air I couldn't have been happier. No other issues for the way home. Thank you so much for your helpfulness Socrates!

by Adam G on WP Basesite

Stopped in for a night. The lady at the desk was very friendly and helpful. $10 tie down fee for the night. Got a rental car right their on the field. When we returned our plane wouldn't start. Socrates from Ocean Aviation was very helpful and pulled the plane into the hanger to diagnose the problem after a few failed attempts to start it. Within 15 minutes he found the problem. Turns out the left mag had an issue. He fixed it within an hour, and got us back in the air I couldn't have been happier. No other issues for the way home. Thank you so much for your helpfulness Socrates!

by Carl Simons on WP Basesite

Stopped to visit on Sunday, 10/21/12; had failed SkyTec starter, Mike Freed, from Ocean Aviation called his mechanic Socrates [no kidding, that's his name] out on a Sunday to help; ordered a new starter next day and got me going by Wed. AM [could have been Tues. Eve, but I couldn't drive back till Wed. AM. They were great; Karen at the front desk couldn't have been more helpful, calling to get us a motel room that would accept our dog [she found them] if we needed one; decided to rent a car [available on site] and drive home. All hassle free and the best fuel prices around. All after they arranged for a cab so that we could visit the town and stroll the boardwalk with our dog. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Stop in and meet Socrates and the professionals at Ocean Aviation in person or contact our service department at
(410) 213-8400 or via e-mail at .