Aviation Institute of Maintenance


Would You Like About Five Weeks Annual Pay In Bonuses?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015

What would you say about a company that pays about five weeks annual pay in bonuses?

Wow, I sure would like a career with that company! Well here is how you do that. Start off with a plan to get a good paying skill, become a certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. The need for aircraft mechanics will always be there so why not start at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Chesapeake, Virginia. We have a great program and a support system that helps you along your way from start to finish. Imagine after finishing our program and getting your tests completed to become a certified FAA aircraft mechanic and getting hired with Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air. These are the two companies that are paying their employees five weeks annual pay in bonuses. Now that is what I would say is a good career move!

Alaska Air Group has also contributed $620 million over the past six years to its defined benefit pension plans, which were fully funded in 2013 according to a recent article dated January 26, 2015.

There are choices to make in life and the choices you make have consequences and I bet the employees who work for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are very happy they made the decision to work there.

We can help you get the skills needed to work there. Give us a call and take a tour of our aviation school and step on the path to your success. Call 757-363-2121 and ask for a free tour of our school.

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Nieuport 24 at Fighter Factory

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014

Just got some pictures in from the Fighter Factory and in them are students from the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Chesapeake, Virginia working the Nieuport 24 aircraft today. The day before Christmas, what dedication! Please see the pictures. What a cool shop to work in. Maybe you can work there if you enroll in our school. Give us a call at 757-363-2121 we are enrolling now!

Apprentice’s working Nieuport 24

Apprentice’s working Nieuport 24

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Apprentice’s working Nieuport 24

Getting the upper wing together








Check back soon and have a Happy Holiday from the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Chesapeake, Virginia-USA 757-363-2121

Our Nieuport 24 Aircraft Has a New Location

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014

Recently we made the decision at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Chesapeake, Virginia to transfer our World War One aircraft to Fighter Factory which has four of our current students employed while they attend our school to become aircraft mechanics. Since this is a student project with oversight from certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanics we are still holding to our original concept of having students build this aircraft and it gives us at the school some much needed shop area. Please see the pictures of loading up the Nieuport 24 aircraft.

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111TH First Flight Anniversary

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014

Today , December 17, 2014 is the 111th anniversary of powered flight.


Thank you Charles E. Taylor for making the engine for Wilbur and Orville Wright.



Charles E. Taylor

Wright Bros

Wright Brothers

Kudos from the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Chesapeake, Virginia to all the aircraft mechanics who keep the flying machines in the sky!

Setback for our Nieuport 24 Aircraft

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014

At The Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Chesapeake, Virginia USA we have a setback of our Nieuport 24 (N24) aircraft we are building. After we disassembled and returned the aircraft back to the school from the Biplanes and Triplanes airshow we noticed some glue separation on some ribs. Upon further investigation this turned out to be true on numerous lower wing ribs. The lower wing ribs were varnished first and then the cap strip was glued to the ribs. This was the cause of the discrepancy, the cap strips should have been glued onto bare wood not a varnished piece. The work that has been done to build this aircraft has been very good, just this mistake which was found will push our completion date forward, but we need to fix this now. We are now in the process of checking all the lower wing ribs for any more separation. Please see the pictures of the new ribs and the old ribs that were removed so far.

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