We celebrate our retired teacher Ronald Hutchison
On Friday April 29th, flight teams from Georgia’s high school aviation programs competed in the first annual Georgia High School Aviation Challenge at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK). Teams of students were evaluated on navigation skills, aviation test questions, aircraft walk around procedures, full motion simulator testing and oral interviews.
Many thanks go out to Liz Porter, TEFGA Board member, for her countless hours in originating this competition and coordinating with our sponsors and judges to make this event so special. Simulator testing was done by Rob Pippin, Skybound Aviation and James Archer, Archer Air. Oral exams were conducted by Mike Mullett, Laser Aviation. Aircraft preflight inspection was conducted by John Sparks, Sparksair.
Epps Aviation, Skybound Aviation and PDK Airport rolled out the red carpet for our students and provided testing aircraft, aircraft simulator testing time, and meeting spaces.
On Friday, March 25th, Liz Porter and Patrick Joyce had the opportunity to pick up a home-built Corben Jr. Ace aircraft built by George Marchman. This plane is being donated to the Griffin Regional College and Career Academy for use in their Aviation Maintenance Technology Program.
Atlanta Technical College announced that it is reopening their Aviation Maintenance program in January 2022. For more information click on this link: Aviation Maintenance Technician Info Sessions - Atlanta Technical College
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (2020) ranks Georgia fourth for United States for MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) employment. In total, the state has more than 22,000 MRO employees split between civilian and military operations. There are over 5,000 commercial pilots, 5,000 flight attendants and 1,100 air traffic controllers based in Georgia.