News from Redstone
The Redstone College student chapter of the AMTSociety was recently invited to participate in the annual meeting of Redstone’s national advisory board. The board is made up of a diverse group of aviation industry leaders, and they help the college to focus its education curriculum. The student chapter members helped to welcome the board members to the college, gave tours of the campus, and offered a student’s perspective of an education under Part 147.
I walked the campus with two representatives of Sky West Airlines. Getting one-on-one time with an airlines supervisor in a casual atmosphere is rare, and I am glad I was afforded this opportunity. We talked mostly about things that employers are looking for when they hire new A&P techs out of Part 147 schools: good grades, high attendance, participation in related activities (such as AMTSociety). It was almost like a mini-interview. Meeting and talking with people in the industry, people who might one day hire me, helped give me some added confidence, however small, that I would eventually fulfill my career goals.
— Russell Oakley, Redstone Student, AMTSociety Member
Sept. 15, 2007
This was the first opportunity for Redstone College, and the new AMTSociety student chapter to be represented together out in the community.
AMTSociety officers and members volunteered their time throughout Saturday’s event to answer questions and to advertise how well the aviation industry is growing. Both young dreamers and current high school students stopped by to ask questions about the growth potential within the industry, and how having the networking, and resources of the AMTSociety will aid our advancement in the industry.
— Kevin Lindsey, Redstone Student, AMTSociety Member
Renewal Road Show
AMTSociety will present an FAA IA renewal on Feb. 20, in Kansas City, MO. The hotel will be the Holiday Inn Kansas City Airport & Expo Center, 11728 N.W. Ambassador Dr., (816) 801-8400.
The next stop on the Road Show will be in Denver on March 11. The hotel will be the Fairfield Inn at Denver Int’l. 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.
AMTSociety Golf Tournament
AMTSociety, along with Haggan Aviation, will be holding a scholarship fundraising golf tournament at Bear Creek Golf Club in Dallas on Monday, March 17. A continental breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. A shotgun start to the golf tournament will be at 8:30 a.m. A lunch and awards ceremony will follow the tournament (approximately 1:30 p.m.). For more information or to register visit www.amtsociety.org.