Providing Avionics Repair, Installation and Aircraft Maintenance

Located on Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (KICT), Bevan Aviation, formerly known as Bevan Rabell, Inc., has excelled in the aviation industry since 1954. Bevan provides reputable service in avionics repair, avionics installation and aircraft maintenance.

Meet the Team

Most of our team will say that the best part of working at Bevan Aviation is the relaxed work space and family oriented atmosphere. Upon visiting Bevan Avation you’ll find our team is professional, continuously working and focused on the task at hand, always having the aircraft as the main topic. Beyond the workplace we are a diverse group with different interests; take a look into what a few of our greatest accomplishments are, what we do for fun and who inspires us.

  • Kent McIntyre

    Owner and President

    • Favorite aircraft to see is our Bevan owned Cessna 172 pull up for a member of the team to climb in and take off.
    • Is proud to see how much Bevan Aviation is advancing
    • Enjoys working on his ’28 Model A Tudor and ’55 Pontiac Star Chief
    • He bought Bevan Aviation in 2003 from Bob Patterson after working for him for 14 years
    • Fun Fact: Has no plans to retire

  • Anita Zoglman

    Account and Office Manager

    • Greatest achievement is raising her family
    • Is inspired by her mom
    • Would love to spend a day on the beach with a cool drink
    • Looks forward to playing with grandchildren and traveling in the future
    • Fun Fact: She has six grandkids, all are boys!

  • Sarah Johnson

    Director of Marketing

    • Loves to see a landing or low pass by a military jet
    • Greatest achievement is getting her pilot’s license
    • Her mom inspires her (hands down!)
    • Enjoys traveling, rescuing dogs and would like to own a hip pizza restaurant someday
    • Fun Fact:

  • Mike Gros

    Avionics Bench Repair Manager

    • Favorite aircraft to see is the one taking him on vacation
    • Greatest achievement is when Bill Barnes tells him “good job”
    • Is inspired by his parents
    • Dreams of visiting somewhere with no phone reception
    • Is an devoted Pittsburgh Steelers Fan
    • Fun fact: He’s worked at Bevan since September of 1990

  • Jacob Kinsey

    Auto Pilot Technician

    • Favorite aircraft to see is a Beechcraft D17S
    • Enjoys working on Cessna 421 aircraft
    • Is inspired by his father, William Ray Kinsey
    • Enjoys driving his restored 1966 Nova
    • Fun Fact: He’s an 1/8th Cherokee Indian

  • Steve Gooch

    Avionics Installation Manager

    • Grew up in Hugoton, KS
    • Is a commercial pilot
    • Favorite aircraft to see are jets with afterburners
    • Spends his free weekends at the lake
    • Fun Fact: He has season tickets to K-State Football

  • Scott Merchant

    Avionics Installation Technician

    • Favorite aircraft to see is a warbird
    • Greatest achievement is his long marriage and raising four children
    • Is inspired by Jesus
    • Is a private pilot and looks forward to flying more in the future
    • Fun Fact: He’s a vegetarian

  • Marc Renteria

    Avionics Installation Technician

    • Favorite aircraft to see is a Beechcraft Starship
    • Enjoys working on Cessna aircraft up to twins
    • Is inspired by God
    • Dreams of visiting Fiji someday
    • Fun Fact: Has been with his wife, Lissa, for 22 years

  • Jon Weaver

    Avionics Installation Technician

    • Enjoys seeing aircraft from WWI and WWII
    • Greatest achievements are his long marriage and raising his two sons
    • Is inspired by Jesus Christ, his parents and great musicians
    • Fun Fact: Jon plays in a popular local band named “Across The Pond”

  • Jake Klausmeyer

    Avionics Installation Technician

    • Favorite aircraft to see is an A-10
    • Greatest accomplishment is graduating from the Air Force Basic Military Training and Technical Training, although that doesn’t mean he knows how to pilot aircraft!
    • Is inspired by his parents and uncle
    • Looks forward to one day living on a lake with a wife and a couple kids
    • Fun Fact: He has two cats, Rory and Tilly

  • Ryan Smith

    Avionics Installation Technician

    • Favorite aircraft to see is the CH-53E
    • Greatest achievement is serving in the Marines, which included two tours in Iraq
    • Is inspired by his parents
    • Has two young children, Apollo and Brileigh
    • Enjoys bass fishing, playing golf and shooting guns
    • Fun Fact: he’s a die hard Oklahoma Sooner fan

  • Charles Smitley

    Avionics Installation Technician

    • Favorite aircraft to see is a Paiggio P.180 Avanti
    • Greatest achievement is raising his boy, Alex
    • Is inspired by physicist Brian Cox
    • Dreams of sailing the French Riviera
    • Fun Fact: He wind sails (yes, in Kansas!)

  • Casey Fortune

    Avionics Installation Technician

    • Favorite aircraft to work on is anything Beechcraft
    • Has started his private pilots license
    • Enjoys playing Top Golf
    • Just traded for his second Harley Davidson
    • Fun Fact: He’s still a Bachelor

  • Corey Schroedter

    Avionics Installation Technician

    • Favorite aircraft to see is a jet
    • Greatest achievement is serving in the Air Force
    • Would love to visit Alaska and fish in the sea
    • Looks forward to traveling more in the future and maybe owning his own business
    • Fun Fact: He builds gaming computers in his free time

  • Marc Barrett

    A&P in Aircraft Maintenance

    • Favorite aircraft to see is a Beechcraft King Air
    • Enjoys working on Beechcraft Bonanzas
    • Greatest achievement is earning a master’s degree in Aviation Safety
    • Would love to visit Fiji someday
    • Fun Fact: Rebuilt a 1919 Fordson F tractor that was his grandfathers and takes it to tractor shows

  • Ron Aspinwall

    Parts Manager

    • Favorite aircraft to see is a Piaggio P.180 Avanti
    • Greatest achievement is raising his five children
    • He’s been an avid bowler for 52 years.
    • Is inspired by first responders and the military
    • Loves Colorado and looks forward to more travel there in the future
    • Fun Fact: Coached his daughter in bowling and she now plays with him on a men’s league. She averages over 200, which is more than he averages.

  • Zach May

    Assistant

    • Is a Die. Hard. New England Patriots fan
    • Attends Wichita State University, where he’s changed his major four times
    • His mom is his biggest fan
    • Was Prom King his Senior year
    • Was on the Honor Roll all four years of high school
    • Fun Fact: He has over 25 pairs of tennis of shoes

  • Staff that chose not to participate:

    • Bill Barnes (Avionics Bench Technician)
    • Tom Jecha (Avionics Bench Technician)
    • Russ Parker (Aircraft Maintenance Manager)
    • Kevin Odgers (Maintenance Technician)

Testimonials

“Kent and his crew recently completed our ads-b upgrade on our Bonzana and everything works perfectly. I am always surprised how often I am alerted to traffic that I would have never seen before. The fis-b weather also updates much faster than xm that I used to use and it's...” Jeff Karst | Customer
“Kent and his crew recently completed our ads-b upgrade on our Bonzana and everything works perfectly. I am always surprised how often I am alerted to traffic that I would have never seen before. The fis-b weather also updates much faster than xm that I used to use and it's...” Jeff Karst | Customer