10-Introduction to Aviation Maintenance
The Introduction to Aviation Maintenance course will introduce interested sophomore students to various aspects of aviation maintenance technology. The course will include field trips to such places as Landmark Aviation, Kent Aviation Center, and the School of Missionary Aviation and Technology (SMAT) at the Ionia Airport. Establishing an environment of aviation safety is paramount for this aviation elective. Students will be held to strict rules and procedures to ensure personal safety at all times – SAFETY FIRST! Topics will include the basics of aircraft maintenance that include: utilizing hand and measuring tools, electrical components, reciprocating engine theory, aircraft hardware, aircraft inspections, preventive maintenance, metal structure repair, wood structure repair, and composite repair. Students can expect a hands-on experience and will be required to participate in all activities.