CLEARWATER, Fla. – National Aviation Academy is sending two teams to Dallas to compete in the Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) April 5th – 7th at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. This competition is held in conjunction with the MRO Americas Conference and is an opportunity for competitors to test their mechanical skills against those of their peers.
Aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, students and military personnel from all over the world will be competing. Teams are separated into six categories, Military, Commercial Aviation, General Aviation, School, MRO/OEM and Space, and will compete in 25 different events, lasting 15 minutes each. Judging will be based on how fast and accurate each event is completed. The scores from all of the events will be added together to make up the final overall competition score.
NAA’s Tampa Bay team consists of five members plus one alternate. To qualify, students were required to participate in the Aviation Maintenance Competition at NAA’s open house in January. They were also chosen based on grades, attendance and teacher recommendations.
“Both NAA teams and instructors have worked very hard training for this competition,” said President George W. Nelson Jr. “We expect great results from all of these dedicated students and look toward the future in continuing to provide a learning environment conducive to a successful student experience.”
This is the third year NAA students will be competing in the AMC. For more information about the competition visit http://aerospacemaintenancecompetition.com.
National Aviation Academy has been training aviation maintenance professionals since 1932 and has facilities in Clearwater, Fla. and Bedford, Mass. Courses in aviation maintenance and advanced aircraft systems are offered at the Tampa Bay campus. Exceptional skills, professionalism and excellence are instilled to meet the growing demands of the aviation industry. NAA is located at 6225 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33760. For more information call 800-659-2080 or visit http://naa.edu.