SCC Students Win Northwest Regional Aviation Maintenance Competition
Posted: 3/1/2016 3:22:09 PM

Students from Spokane Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Club traveled to Puyallup to attend the annual Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show Feb. 19-21.
Four of the students, Daniel Baker, Amiee Moshburgh, Jeffrey Drohman and Wayne Wade, placed first in the inaugural Northwest Regional Aviation Maintenance Competition.

The competition consisted of one aviation maintenance knowledge exam and seven hands-on mechanical activities. The mechanical activities included: propeller installation on an aircraft engine, electrical system troubleshooting, pitot-static system operational check, rigid fluid line fabrication, flexible fluid line fabrication, measuring internal engine components with a micrometer and resistor color codes and combinations.
All of these activities are modeled after tasks students have to perform during their course of study to obtain their Airframe and Powerplant license. There were five schools from Washington and Alaska that participated. The SCC team won first place, scoring highest in the knowledge exam and the hands-on activities. They received a traveling trophy and $500 cash.
Students Emily Clark, Carl Close, Richard Borja and Eric Taylor worked in the SCC vendor booth where they did a fantastic job of promoting the SCC Aviation Maintenance program specifically, and SCC in general, said instructor Andy Dodson. They passed out informational flyers, course schedules, SCC sunglasses and plastic bigfoot key chains. They also collected business cards form various aviation vendors who were interested in donating instructional equipment to the SCC aviation program.

Posted: 3/1/2016 3:22:09 PM by Gretje Witt
Tags: Aviation, SCC
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