Founded by Jon Hadlich,
AI Systems intially provided Avionic services only. In 2012, son John "Fred" Hadlich joined the team. Bringing years of composite fabrication experience and an A&P/IA, AI Systems is now able to offer the complete package in aircraft maintenance, modifications, builder's assistance, research & development, and more!
Today, AI Systems is involved in numerous builder-assist projects as well as some exciting research and development into new aircraft.
Meet The Team
Owner | Avionics Manager
You may know Jon from his days building panels at Lancair, or from the days he managed the repair station at Redmond Air. He has over 20 years of experience from trouble-shooting, retrofitting, panel building, and airframe wiring. Jon's resume includes avionics R&D for the Lancair Legacy, Lancair IV-P Turbine, Epic LT, and now the Stratos 716X. He has earned himself a title as a Garmin G3X Expert. Needless to say, Jon isn't a stranger around aircraft avionics. He also is an IFR, high-performance and complex-rated pilot.
John "Fred" Hadlich
Owner | Director of Maintenance
With over 17 years of experience in aircraft maintenance, Fred has earned his A&P I/A specializing in Continental & Lycoming reciprocating engines and is highly skilled in PT6 & JT15D turbine engines. He holds an Associate's Degree from Central Oregon Community College where he studied Composite Manufacturing and Technology. Also a pilot himself, Fred has accumulated expert-level knowledge and excels in aviation research & development, composite manufacturing and repair throughout his journey in aviation and stands ready for any challenge in this competitive industry.
An A&P mechanic and composite fabricator, Matt brings nearly 18 years of experience to our team and is also a tailwheel, high performance and complex rated pilot. An expert in Columbia and Epic airframes, PT6 turboprop engines, and with several years of experience working on Continental and Lycoming reciprocating engines, Matt's level of knowledge is difficult to come across, to say the least. When not at work, Matt enjoy's shooting at the range and spending quality time with his family.
Office Manager | Procurement
A Navy veteran from a small town in east Texas, Caleb joined our team with a culmination of experience ranging from marketing design to aviation management. Also a commercial pilot, he applies his understanding in aviation to the gears behind the scenes of our unique company which has proven to not only benefit us, but our customers as well for various reasons. You may find Caleb out on the local trails hiking or on the river in his free time if not in the air somewhere.
Test Pilot/CFI/CFII | Initial Approach Aerospace, Corp.
Sean "Skippy" VanHatten's love of flying was sparked on an EAA Young Eagles ride at 9 year's old, which led to him building and flying remote control airplanes through high school. His certificates and ratings include the ATP AMEL, CE500, L-39, L-29, Fouga Magister, Commercial ASEL/S/Glider, CFI/II, AFI & IGI; additionally, his educational background consists of an A.A.S. in Aviation-Professional Pilot from Central Oregon CC, a B.S. in Physics with a minor in music from OSU, and is currently enrolled at the National Test Pilot School, studying for his M.S. in Flight Test & Evaluation with a focus on Fixed-wing Performance and Flying Qualities flight testing. Having flown over 5500 hours in more than 135 aircraft types, Sean works as an experimental test pilot and flight instructor specializing in high-performance, technically advanced, and aerobatic aircraft. Having worked in this specialized field for 6 years, he has performed 20 first flights and flown 5 prototype aircraft. In his spare time, you may see Sean competing at Reno in a twin turbo Glasair III or showing the world how to fly the Pitts S-1S!