Tomas R. Gomez ~ Time-line
1955 Born in Dominican Republic
1973 Came to United States on November to reunite with his mother and three sisters
1975 Joined U.S. Army as an Air Defense Artillery Technician
1978 Returned to Paterson and enrolled at the Teterboro School
of Aeronautics to become an Airframe & Powerplant Aircraft Mechanic.
1979 Joined the Essex County Airport to work as an aircraft refueler.
1980 Graduated from the Teterboro School of Aeronautics in April.
1980 November: Joined The U.S. Air Force Reserve as a Jet Engine
Mechanic at McGuire Air Force Base in NJ.
1981 Obtained F.A.A. Private Pilot License.
1982 July: Promoted to Operations Manager at the Essex County Airport.
September: Obtained F.A.A. Commercial Pilot License
with Instrument & Multi-Engine Ratings.
1983 Commenced training in the U.S. Air Force as a Flight Engineer
in the C-141B Starlifter Transport Aircraft.
2000 Promoted to Airport Manager of the Essex County Airport.
Presently Employed by the Essex County Improvement Authority
as Airport Manager for the Essex County Airport