Welcome to Dixie Jet and Rotor Service

Welcome to Dixie Jet and Rotor Service

3770 Airfield Drive West Lakeland, FL 33811

  • 3770 Airfield Drive West Lakeland, FL 33811


Dixie Jet & Rotor Service is a state of the art jet & helicopter repair facility. We are centrally located in Lakeland, FL on Lakeland Linder International Airport. We are an FAA Certified Repair Station, Leonardo Helicopters & MD Helicopters Factory Authorized Service Center. Dixie Jet & Rotor Specializes in turbine rotorcraft, light & medium corporate jet maintenance. We pride ourselves in being a “One Stop Shop” for all our customers fixed wing & rotorcraft needs.

We have the ability to provide anything from light repairs to heavy maintenance, inspections, structural repairs, component overhauls, avionics, paint, interior, parts sales, NDT, import/export, aircraft shipping, pre-purchase evaluation, maintenance tracking, aircraft management & more. There is no job to large or small. We provide our customers with 24/7, 365 AOG support. Some customers have noted working with Dixie Jet & Rotor Service is like having your own personal flight department without the cost or headache.

Our customer base ranges from single aircraft operators to Fortune 500 corporations & government agencies. Contact us today & we will tailor a maintenance plan that meets your needs & budget.



Humble beginnings

Dixie Jet & Rotor Service “Lifted Off” in 1992. The aviation dream & vision of its Founder Wayne Bradbury started in 1975 with humble beginnings in the U.S. Army.

Serving His Country

Throughout the 1980’s & 1990’s after serving his country Wayne worked in corporate aviation. During this time he worked as Director of Maintenance for a corporate operator flying numerous jet & helicopter models. Wayne’s notoriety grew considerably with the emerging Agusta 109 market. This prompted him to start Dixie Jet & Rotor Service with a single customer.

New Growth

The company’s growth in the late 90s & early 2000’s required several hangar upgrades. We eventually landed in our current 15,000 square foot facility in 2007. In 2009 we were awarded an FAA Certified Repair Station. Later that same year we were bestowed the honor of becoming the sole Leonardo (formerly Agusta Westland) Factory Authorized Service Center for the South East United States.

Authorized Service Center

In 2014 we were awarded the prestigious MD Helicopters Factory Authorized Service Center. Today the future is very bright as we continue to grow & explore new horizons


Wayne Bradbury

Wayne Bradbury


Wayne Bradbury started his aviation career in 1975 by enlisting in the U.S. Army. During this time he gained valuable experience working on legendary rotorcraft such as the Huey, Cobra, Chinook & OH-58. After serving his country Wayne worked for a few years in general aviation before finding a home as Director of Maintenance with Bernie Little Distributors. During this time he oversaw all maintenance of their extensive fixed wing & rotorcraft fleet. Wayne served in this capacity until the passing of Bernie Little Sr. in 2003. In 1992 Wayne founded Dixie Jet & Rotor Service which he operated along with his duties at BLD. From 2003 to present Wayne’s focus has been on growing Dixie Jet & Rotor Service to the premier maintenance facility it is today. Wayne is a licensed A&P, IA & pilot.

Mike O'Connor

Mike O'Connor


Mike O’Connor started his aviation career in 1995 with Dixie Jet & Rotor Service & Bernie Little Distributors. During this time Mike’s aviation foundation began to take shape earning his A&P license, Inspection Authorization & pilot’s license. From 2003 to present Mike has been full time with Dixie Jet & Rotor service. Mike’s hard work & dedication to DJRS has been essential to the company’s growth & success. Mike played an integral role in creating the Dixie Jet & Rotor Service FAA certified repair station in 2009. He served as Chief Inspector of the repair station for approximately 10 years. In 2019 Mike was named president of the company & today oversees all operations.

Brad Stoneking

Brad Stoneking

Brad Stoneking started in aviation in 2011 after making a career change. Brad previously worked in the well drilling & hydraulic business where he cultivated his talented mechanical skills. Brad excelled quickly in aviation earning his A&P in 2013 & Inspection Authorization in 2017. Brad has attended factory maintenance schools for the MD 500 series, Leonardo 109 series & Leonardo 139 series aircraft. Brad is a natural leader & valued member of the team. In 2019 Brad was named Chief Inspector.