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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.

Please see link below for full article.

www.aviationpros.com/news/11818527/alaska-airlines-horizon-air-employees-receive-about-five-weeks-annual-pay-in-bonuses

 

757-363-2121

757-363-2121

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

Click on pictures to enlarge.

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

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!

Team Chesapeake – Support Cables Installed Right Wing [Photos]

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014

Team Chesapeake – Support Cables Installed Right Wing [Photos]

The World War One Nieuport 24 aircraft Team Chesapeake is building at Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) in Chesapeake, Virginia is moving along towards completion. Last week some fabric covering was completed on one flight control. Now we have the right upper and lower wings secured to the fuselage along with all the support cables in place. It is starting to look like a real flyable aircraft. Some other items we accomplished this past week were finishing the contour of stringers on the left, side steam and bend the false rib caps. Here at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, the students work on this aircraft and the certified Instructors help. This has been a student project since 2007 and we are all very excited here because it is getting close to completion. We all want to see it fly!

Please enjoy the pictures and click on them to enlarge. Check back soon and remember if you are looking for the best aviation maintenance school to help get your Airframe and PowerPlant certificate look at AIM in Chesapeake, Virginia USA!

Team Chesapeake


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Fabric Covering – Team Chesapeake [Photos]

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014

Fabric Covering – Team Chesapeake [Photos]

The Nieuport 24 aircraft that the students are building at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) Team Chesapeake in Chesapeake, Virginia is moving along. This past week Oliver Faulk is utilizing what he learned in class and applying it immediately by covering one of the flight controls for our Nieuport 24. In the following pictures he is working the material and heating it up to tighten the fabric. Once the fabric is in place and tight he is shown taking a razor blade and closely cutting the excess material off. The flight control turned out great. Oliver says he really enjoys working on this project and he is doing a fantastic job! In the next couple of days we should have the left wing completed /installed so check back soon for more pictures on that.

If you are looking for an aviation school to get your Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate look no further because here at Team Chesapeake, Virginia, AIM has great student projects like building a World War One Aircraft to get involved in not to mention just minutes away to the best beaches in the mid-Atlantic!

Team Chesapeake


Click here to read more…Fabric Covering – Team Chesapeake [Photos]