A certified vibration
technician and A&P/Pilot, Doug Shears was the first full time
prop balancer in the Midwest. Prop balancing has been his single specialty for 25 years. During this time he's
everything from Cubs to Kingairs, redefining
"smooth" for over 6000 aircraft owners.
After many years in development, Doug
perfected a proprietary balancing methodology that effectively "Harmonizes"
a prop to an engine, providing "turbine like" smooth ops at all RPM's.
During the mid 1980's Doug received commercial pilot training
at the University of Minnesota and graduated from the A&P program at the Minneapolis Technical
Institute; 1st in his class. This experience and five years
inspecting and maintaining a fleet of Cessna and Pipers,
prepared him for the prop balancing business.
Doug lives with his wife and daughter in
St. Paul, Minnesota. During the off season (winters) he assists his wife
with her decorative muraling business.