Bob Finke

Bob Finke

Raisbeck Dealer / Nebraska

Hours: 8 am – 5 pm CST M-F
4630 Hartley Street #3
Lincoln, NE 68504
Phone: (402) 858-6346
Fax: (402) 817-4360

1987 Started work for Duncan Aviation’s propeller shop in Lincoln, NE
At Duncan Aviation we did not have employees that specialized in any one aspect of the propeller overhaul process. During my time with Duncan Aviation I learned all of the tasks including Prefunction testing of the propeller, Disassembly, Cleaning and Inspecting all of the parts, Blade Grinding, Paint and Finish, Installing Deice Boots, Parts Ordering, Reassembly of the Sub Components and also the entire Propeller. Static Balancing. Installing the Propellers on the Aircraft and Dynamic Balancing. During this time I attended a 2 week propeller course at Hartzell, a Dowty Rotol propeller overhaul class and a Chadwick Helmuth dynamic balancing class. I received my Repairman’s Certificate from the FAA in 1989 and I was a qualified inspector for Duncan Aviaition.

1993 Advanced Air in Council Bluffs, IA
I went to work for to help Danny Smith and Charles Parmley start a new propeller shop. I managed this propeller shop until 1999 before moving back to Lincoln, NE to work for Duncan Aviation again to be closer to my home town and family.

1999 Duncan Aviation / Team Leader of the propeller shop
I held this position until 2004 when I moved out of the shop to take on the role of technical and sales support for the propeller shop. During this time I acquired and managed a large rotable pool of overhaul propellers that were available for outright or exchange sale.

I decided that it was time to branch out on my own and further my career in the propeller industry and left Duncan Aviation to become a broker in the propeller industry. Shortly thereafter Duncan Aviation closed their propeller shop and a void in the Middle of the country was created for propeller repairs and overhauls. Myself and Scott Lau decided that we would open a propeller repair station and continue serving the propeller industry.


  • Attended each propeller training course that was available
  • Active member of the World Wide Propeller Association
  • A recognized leading Raisbeck Dealer