IA renewal progress report!
AMTSociety’s IA Renewal Roadshow kicked off with standing room only attendance in Houston, TX, on Jan. 16. The renewal program, hosted by ExpressJet, was well received by all involved. Generous volunteers included George Miller and Durand Crutchfield and personnel from the local FAA FSDO, as well as other support at the ExpressJet facility who made sure all attendees needs were met. AMTSociety would like to thank all who made this event possible, as well as its corporate sponsors — Avantext, T-Data, Kelly Aerospace, APPH Houston, FlightSafety, Abaris Training, and ProUltrasonics.
Courses presented in Houston were:
- Boosting Your Knowledge of Turbocharging; Randy Knutesen, director of product support, Kelly Aerospace
- Troubleshooting Aircraft Carburetors; Randy Knutesen, director of product support, Kelly Aerospace
- Troubleshooting Piston Engine Fuel Systems; Randy Knutesen, director of product support, Kelly Aerospace
- The Language and Review of Logic Gates; Steve Riley, director of maintenance training, FlightSafety International
- Digital Solutions for the Aviation Industry; Avantext
- Aircraft Composites; Greg Mellema, technical instructor, Abaris
- Computerized Maintenance Program; Rick Bisson, T-Data
- FAA Update - FAAST Team Presentation
AMTSociety encourages all IAs and A&Ps to attend the informative and educational opportunities that it offers at any of its IA renewal programs.
AMTSociety will present FAA IA renewals on March 11 in Denver. The hotel will be the Fairfield Inn at Denver Intl. Airport, 6851 Tower Rd. The renewal will be at Broomfield Auditorium, 1 Des Combs Dr.
Registration is at 7 a.m. with training beginning at 8 a.m. Breaks and lunch are provided at each location. Cost is $49, which includes a one-year membership to the AMTSociety with all benefits and privileges. For pre-registration information contact Eileen Stone, (800) 547-7377, Ext. 1799. For additional information contact Tom Hendershot, Executive Director, (800) 547-7377, Ext. 1565.
IA renewals will also be held March 18 and 19 in Dallas during Aviation Industry Expo. The sessions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday mornings of the show from 7 a.m. to noon, with breakfast provided. See the Show directory for more information.
The next stop on the IA road show is March 26 in Lexington, NC, at the RCR Air Flight Department, (336) 956-1333.
From the Director
AMTSociety’s Aircraft Maintenance Summit is our first full-featured maintenance summit and will offer networking, educational, and entertainment opportunities. A large portion of the efforts surrounding this year’s event are centered around fundraising efforts for AMTScholarships. Through the generous support of volunteers and corporate sponsors, we anticipate raising a significant amount of dollars for scholarships that will help bring new talent in to the aircraft maintenance field.
And with yet more volunteers, we are able to bring you a program this year that should meet and exceed your expectations for the world’s largest Aviation Maintenance Summit.
Be sure to join us for the theatre presentations on the show floor — these are approved for IA renewal, but by no means are they only for IAs.
Our AMTSkills Competition is unmatched and sure to entertain you if you just want to watch, or be challenged if you wish to participate; both team and individual events are scheduled. To date, more than five teams are registered and this year’s event includes actual piston engine troubleshooting, and more.
And don’t forget the toolbox scholarship fundraising program. This year’s fundraiser features a first prize of a Snap-on toolbox, second and third prizes of round trip airline tickets (Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines) from San Diego to Hawaii, and fourth prize of Timberland PRO workboots. You can purchase these raffle tickets at the Maintenance Skills competition, at the IA Renewal Theatre, or from any of the AMTSociety directors at AMTSociety’s booth 312. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.
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