STUDENT EXPLORATORY AIRCRAFT MECHANICS LEARN SKILLS

The Lucile M. Wright Air Museum finished its' Student Exploratory Aircraft Mechanic course on November 5th. Twelve students spent twenty four hours on four Saturdays at JCCMTI learning how to weld, repair sheet metal, and apply fabric to aircraft.  The course was funded by a Community Service Grant from The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.  The students receive log books to document their work during the course.  The instructors, both Federal Aviation aircraft inspectors, sign the logbooks at the end of the course to verify their accomplishments.

2016-11-05-15-50-51Pictured above are three students with their instructors displaying a main gear strut fairing they repaired during sheet metal class.  Hannah Brown at left shaking hands with her instructor, Matthew Marchincin second from left, Rob Przybysz center, Richard Meredith instructor second from right, and Ron Ciura instructor at right.  Hannah Brown, a junior at Jamestown High School and a Cadet Technical Sargent in the Jamestown Composite Squadron 402, was one of the top students along with Matthew and Rob.  Hannah plans to use her newly learned skills in the United States Air Force after graduation.

High school age and older interested people may apply for the next mechanics course at 716-664-9500, online at Seam application, or by email at wrightairmuseum@gmail.com.

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APPLY FOR THE LUCILE M. WRIGHT SPACE CAMP SCHOLARSHIP

If you are a 4th grader through adult, have at least a ‘B’ average in math and science, have an understanding of the solar system, and have an interest in space travel, aeronautics and science. Check out SPACE CAMP here.   Apply for Space Camp by December 1st!

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STUDENT EXPLORATORY AIRCRAFT MECHANICS FLY WITH SOUTHERN AIRWAYS

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A Student Exploratory Aircraft Mechanics class is offered by the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum in cooperation with JCC Maintenance Technology Institute and is funded by The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The 20 students in the current class received a surprise enhancement to their training.  Southern Airways offered to fly any of the 20 students in the class on round trip flights from Jamestown to Pittsburgh. The eight students pictured with the class coordinator signed up and enjoyed the flights on Saturday October 8th.  The two flights were on time, smooth, and a great aviation learning experience.  The students discovered the semicircular rules for determining appropriate flight levels, the base of the altitude structure,  how weight distribution affects the center of gravity, and general airline operations.  The crew on the way home took them to the airplane early and conducted a thorough walk around with much explanation about turbo prop engines and flight controls.  Thank you Southern Airways!!!

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STUDENT EXPLORATORY AIRCRAFT COURSE TO BE OFFERED

The Lucile M. Wright Air Museum and Jamestown Community College will offer a Student Exploratory Aircraft Mechanic Course for high school students, home schooled students that are high school aged, and adults looking to explore a different occupation.  Classes will meet on 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, and 10/29 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM with a half hour for lunch at the Museum located at 300 Main Street or JCC Manufacturing Technology Institute.

Classes are funded by a Community Service Grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and are free to students.  24 hours of instruction and hands on experience will include acetylene, arc, brazing, mig, and tig welding, making parts for and covering with fabric the museum’s rebuild Great Lakes airplane.   The instructors are FAA certified and students receive authenticated logbooks to document their experience. The class will be limited to the first 20 applicants.

Apply online at www.wrightairmuseum.com/student-exploratory-aircraft-mechanics-application/, by email at wright airmuseum@gmail.com, or call 716-664-9500.

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