“…a quiet-spoken man, often seen in short pants flying his Aztec around the state working on navigational aids.” “…a confident man with a positive outlook, a dreamer, who dreamed about building things.”
George Miler, former president of Greenville Avionics and MilerTronics, was among the very first to use computer technology in the troubleshooting and repair of aircraft avionics and airfield navigational facilities. Miler with a MS from Florida Institute of Technology and a BS in electrical engineering from Clemson University, led the industry in the implementation of remote navigational systems monitoring for airports.
A private pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings, Miler held repairman’s certificates for radios, instruments, and specialized services, an Airframe and power plant rating, FCC General Radiotelephone Operators License, and FAA Verification of Authority to maintain non-federal navigational systems.
While logging almost 4,000 hours, mostly flown in support of airport navigational systems in South Carolina, Miler also found time to participate in various professional activities. He was a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, serving as past chairman of the Piedmont section of the organization. Miler was active on several advisory committees and he participated in cooperative training for Georgia Tech and Greenville Technical College students, providing them with quality on-the-job training.