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AIM Chesapeake Instructor Wins ATEC Educator of the Year Award

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015

nancy_jones2We’re proud to announce that Nancy Jones, an aviation instructor at AIM Chesapeake, has been selected by the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) Board of Directors as the ATEC Ivan D. Livi Educator of the Year for 2014. This award recognizes the outstanding achievement of an aviation maintenance technology instructor.  This achievement can be in the form of a single event or long term outstanding performance. The selection criteria consisted of: initiative, creativity, attitude, performance, education, training, benefits and the direct impact the instructor has had on the aviation maintenance students.


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AIM Houston Student is EAA SportAir 2014 Scholarship Winner

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015

AMH-TranStudents from AIM Houston (AMH) recently had the opportunity to compete for this year’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) SportAir scholarship, a $500 award that can be used for any purpose related to their education.  We would like to extend our congratulations to this year’s winner, Phat Tran, for his short essay addressing the topic of, “Challenges of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.”

Although multiple students entered the competition, Tran’s essay was selected for its superior content and presentation.

EAA is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds. EAA was founded in 1953 by a group of individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were interested in building their own airplanes. Through the decades, the organization expanded its mission to include antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultra-light sport aircraft, helicopters and contemporary manufactured aircraft.

AIM Schools Earn FAA Elite Diamond Award of Excellence

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015

faa_diamond_awardWe are pleased to announce that AIM Indianapolis (AMI) and AIM Chesapeake (AMN) are the recipients of the prestigious 2014 Diamond Award of Excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Maintenance Technician Awards Program. This is the 11th award for AMI and AMN received their first award in 2007 and has earned numerous awards since then. The program began as a way for the FAA to encourage Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) and employers to participate aggressively in available initial and recurrent maintenance training. Through the AMT Awards Program, the FAA recognizes eligible Technicians and employers by issuing awards to those who receive or promote and foster initial and recurrent training.


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Aircraft Maintenance Career Outlook

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014

Aircraft Maintenance Career Outlook

Aircraft Maintenance Career Outlook | Aviation Institute of Maintenance

If you like airplanes, there will be jobs out there for you. The increase in the number of private planes, the profits in the airline industry, and the growth of the drone industry face a shortage of aircraft maintenance personnel. Situations like this create opportunity and increase wages. Forbes magazine reports, “young with a dream to fly or fix airplanes can look to a brighter future in an exciting and challenging field.”


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20 Fun Facts About Aircraft Maintenance

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014

20 Fun Facts About Aircraft Maintenance

20 Fun Facts About Aircraft Maintenance | AIM

Whether you’ve just recently completed the coursework for your high school diploma and are excited (but unsure) about which direction to take toward a rewarding career, or have been in a job for a few years that is just not as satisfying as you had hoped, consider a career in aircraft maintenance.


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5 Videos About Aircraft Maintenance That You Have to See

Posted by on May 6, 2014

5 Videos About Aircraft Maintenance That You Have to See

5 Videos About Aircraft Maintenance You Have To See | AIM

It is predicted that among all professions, avionics technicians and other aircraft maintenance personnel will have a smaller level of employment change than most other professions by a wide margin between 2012 and 2022. This means that the field is a highly competitive one, and you need to bring your A game if you want to get a chance with the best employers. The following are five videos that will give you an understanding of both how important it is to do your job correctly and an overview of what maintaining aircraft is really all about. Stick it out through all five of these videos, and then decide if this is really the vocation for you.


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