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AMD, AMH Participate in Southwest Region PAMA Olympics

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015

Southwest Region PAMA OlympicsThe 6th Annual Southwest Region FAR 147 PAMA Olympics was held March 28th and drew nine regional school participants. Tarrant County College once again played host to this year’s competition and welcomed teams from across the southwest, to include our own teams representing  AIM – Dallas and AIM – Houston.

Each team consisted of five ‘Olympians.’  Competition consisted of twelve 20‐minute labs, with judges scoring each contestant. They would move to their next lab. The contestants were given a five minute evaluation time, reading the next lab sheet without touching the equipment.

An annual favorite of coaches and students alike, Operation C.H.A.O.S. presented team coaches with a pile of miscellaneous parts and minimal tools, and were then challenged to design a specific assembly. The event, the brainchild of John Eslinger, is judged by a simple vote by team members.

The competition’s focus has always been to bring the various FAR 147 schools together to exchange ideas and allow the students to interact and network with other like-minded future aviation professionals.  And, of course, have a good time.

Congratulations to all the contestants!

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.