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Big Name Employers Visit AIM

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016

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United Airlines Visits AIM Orlando

We have been visited recently by a lot of large companies in the aviation industry. Some of which include United, Delta, PSA Airlines, Express Jet and many more! Not only do these companies actively look for potential students for internships, they also see our grads as “premium” candidates for upcoming careers in the industry.

On Thursday, May 26, 2016, Mr. Dave Shotsberger, The Southeast Regional manager of Technical Operations with United Airlines was at AIM Orlando to speak with all current students (Day & Evening), and graduates. Mr. Shotsberger talked to the students about what United, a premium employer, expects when recruiting for their A & P technicians. Subjects such as the importance of good attendance (no deficiencies), the attainment of the A & P certification, exceptional grades and enthusiasm with mechanical work, as well as overall mechanical aptitude were discussed when he talked about the qualities they look for in an A & P mechanic to hire. He also stressed the little things such as how important wearing your badge every day is, looking and acting professional, and showing a United recruiter that a student/grad is a “premium” candidate.

Mr. Shotsberger also shared that United is rolling out amazing job opportunities for A & P mechanics with United: 400-500 A & P job opportunities for those with their A & P certification with no required experience! What an awesome day to hear from the insides of United Airlines’ technical operations! Thanks Mr. Shotsberger and United Airlines, for 2 awesome presentations to our students and graduates!

During the month of June, AIM Houston hosted a presentation from one of the regional airports at Hobby. Express Jet’s, Keith Browles (Lead A & P Mechanic) for the Shreveport, LA location, met with our current students, alumni and prospective students to demonstrate what a day in the life of an A & P Mechanic looks like in the real world. Browles discussed Human Factors and how important they are in order for an airport to run safely and under compliance with OSHA.  He also informed the audience about how Express Jet is a regional airline and explained the difference between regional and a major airline.

This visit was an excellent opportunity to motivate our current students to get their A & P certification and to take the initiative needed to become a premium career candidate. The graduates that attended had the opportunity to speak with Browles, who is the recruiter for several Express Jet locations, and submit their resumes.

AIM Houston is committed to supporting students on their path to becoming successful graduates by providing opportunities for growth and knowledge. We would like to extend a big thank you to Express Jet for their contributions to this mission.

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AIM Houston Students Visit United Airlines Facility

Tips to Protect Your Computer and Identity Online

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015

In the ever-expanding online and digitally connected world, privacy and security are gaining increasing attention. While the average American is beginning to recognize and understand the true value of their personal information, people also continue to express concerns about their privacy online. And that is especially true during the holiday season. And with tax time just around the corner, we all need to be especially vigilant.

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Orlando holds 4th Aviation Maintenance Summer Camp

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015

AMO Summer Camp 2015AIM Orlando held its annual Aviation Maintenance Summer Camp for the 4th year in a row and it was the most successful yet! We had such great interest from the community, that three sessions were held throughout the month of July to accommodate the number of students wanting to be a part of this year’s summer camp.


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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.

Aircraft Dispatcher History: An Evolution

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014

Dispatchers serve as one of the most crucial component to the entire airline operation. Aircraft dispatchers are licensed airmen, certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Dispatchers must undergo extensive testing and training to earn this highly sought after certificate, and must pass both an extensive oral examination and the comprehensive written Aircraft Dispatcher test. These tests are equivalent to the Air Transport Pilot (ATP) written and oral examinations that airline pilots take as part of their licensing procedure. They are, in essence, pilots on the ground, and are as legally liable for the aircraft as is the pilot in the cockpit.

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Interview Tips for Aviation Jobs

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014

Interviewing can be nerve wracking! You don’t know the people conducting the interview; they don’t know you or your qualifications. You don’t know what they’re looking for in a potential new employee. You don’t know what questions they will ask or how they will ask them. Will they be if/then questions, open answer, true/false… But, with a little preparation and keeping a cool head, a lot of the angst can be removed so you can truly shine during the interviewing process.

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