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  • LETU Board Member Since: 2002

  • CEO, Covington Aircraft


Paul is the chairman, president and owner of Covington Aircraft Engines in Okmulgee, Okla. Paul graduated from LETU in aviation technology with a private pilot license and certification in Airframe and Powerplant. He depends on Christ daily and seeks His guidance in every decision he makes as he serves the Lord of his life. Paul and his wife, Betty, are active in their local church, where Paul is a deacon, Sunday school director and teacher, and he also serves on a personnel team. He is a leader in his community, serving on different boards, including a bank, an economic development board, a hospital, a safety program for pilots, and a retirement community. The Abbott Aviation Center is named in his honor.

Commitment to LETU:

Paul serves as the secretary for the LETU Board of Trustees. As an alumnus and a longtime supporter of LETU and aeronautical science, he actively shares how God has blessed him in his business. He has displayed his aircraft passion and business at career fairs and has supported LETU for many years. The Abbott's oldest son also graduated from LeTourneau.