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

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