Aerospace Maintenance Competition: Indian Hills Community College
Only four days until the Aerospace Maintenance Competition, taking place at the 2015 MRO Americas: April 14-16, 2015 in Miami, FL. As we’ve told you previously, we’re giving away a VJ-Advance articulating video borescope to the winning team in the school category.
We reached out to the schools competing with a goal of getting to know more about their schools, the members of their team, and what they’re looking forward to at this year’s Aerospace Maintenance Competition. We previously posted the responses from South Seattle College, and today we are excited to feature the team from Indian Hills Community College on the RF System Lab blog.
The Indian Hills Community College team members include George Allen Francis, Nicolas Daniel Alexander, Leo Brian Fox, Niccolo James Darr, Leonard Yarita, Joshua Mykel kruse, and Brent Thomas LeClere. Their coach is Terry Dunkin, Assistant Coach is Dan Brauhn and the Team Leader is George Allen Francis, a student at the college.
We’ve shared their answers to our questions below:
Question 1 (Q1) : How many years have you been competing in the Aerospace Maintenance Competition?
Answer (A): This is the second year that Indian Hills Community College has participated in AMC. This competition creates excitement and initiative with our students and support from organization supporting our participation.
Q2: Which skill-based challenges are you looking forward to the most at this year’s competition?
A: I can’t say that we truly have one event more anticipated than another, we look forward to all the challenges.
Q3: Tell us a bit about your school’s aviation and aerospace maintenance program.
A: Our Aviation Maintenance Program has been in operation since 1972. We are a very small school so we are able to dedicate much of our training as a one on one environment. We train our students to be very safety conscious and we promote their competitive nature. Additionally, we are very aggressive at trying new ideas and approaches and actively pursue opportunities such as the AMC presents.
Q4: RF System Lab is donating a VJ-Advance video borescope to the winning team in the school division. How would winning the VJ-ADV assist your program?
A: Indian Hills Community College is currently pursuing the prospects of the creation of an advanced Non Destructive Training and testing program that will train clients in the areas of Borescope inspection, Magnetic Particle, Eddy Current and Ultra Sonic methods and certifications, so the VJ-Advance would greatly assist that program.
RF System Lab would like to thank Indian Hills Community College for taking the time to let us learn a bit more about their school and AMC goals. We wish them good luck and are looking forward to meeting them at this year’s AMC!