The Aviation Mechanics team from West Los Angeles College took first place in the “Turbine Engine Event” again at their second appearance at the Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) at AviationPros LIVE in Las Vegas last week. The West competitors even defeated the teams of experienced professionals. The college also took third place in the School Category.
The AMC, on March 25 and 26, brought together teams of certificated Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and students enrolled in either FAA, EASA, CASA, or equivalently authorized schools as well as personnel of any country’s Armed Forces that are involved in aircraft and spacecraft maintenance. The competition has over a dozen timed events ranging from safety wiring to electrical cannon plug troubleshooting.
Since its founding, West has trained students for careers in aviation mechanics. West is one of few accredited community colleges in Southern California to offer such a program and is well regarded in the aviation mechanics industry. The public is invited to learn more about this program at the college’s Open House on Saturday, April 14 from 10 am to 1 pm. More information is available at http://www.WLAC.edu/2014OpenHouse.