Everyday Hero: College instructor maintains planes for humanitarian efforts

By Greg Pallone, Reporter
Last Updated: Monday, November 27, 2017, 12:07 PM EST

Sean Holloway of Melbourne is about as humble as they come.

  • Sean Holloway keeps his faith while repairing planes
  • Despite busy schedule as college instructor, still has time for faith

For the past two years, he has worked as Eastern Florida State College airplane mechanic instructor based in a hangar at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport.

Holloway's goal is to teach future mechanics and pilots the ins and outs of airplanes.

His day job keeps him busy, as he tries to get students caught up after classes were delayed because of Hurricane Irma.

"I don't have a lot to give, but I can give this," Holloway says about giving his time to others.

Outside of teaching, Holloway is still working on planes. And it is his faith that drives him, summed up in 1 Peter 4:10.

"To be good stewards of God's grace, by serving one another with what gifts he's given us."

He volunteers 15 hours a week maintaining six to seven small aircraft used on missionary and humanitarian efforts.

Holloway just helped out in hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria relief efforts, as crews took supplies to remote regions ravaged by the storms.

In addition, he keeps planes ready to fly on Angel Flights, as pilots and crew take sick people to hospital treatments.

He also drives a van on his own dime to Central Florida airports repairing missionary planes.

"I do this because of what Christ did for me, without a doubt," Holloway said.

And because of his giving spirit, it's without a doubt why Sean Holloway is this week's Everyday Hero.