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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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