Charlotte, NC. – Aero Skills Competition enters the world of NASCAR events with the South East Regional taking place in the Fan Zone alongside the CMS Roval stock car race events. The heat of the day was comparable to the heat of the competition and the racing that followed the skills events.
For info on the Aero Skills Tournament please visit: www.myATG.aero/schools/tournaments
The Aero Skills Competition rolled into Charlotte this past weekend while schools and industry rally to send their best people to compete at this unique venue. For the Junior or trade students’ class, there were nine students from three schools competing at Charlotte: Broward College, from Ft Lauderdale, FL; AIM from Virginia Beach, VA; and Greenville Technical College, from Greenville, SC.
Event designer and coordinator, Jay Logie said, “It’s great to see the response we had for our first event in Charlotte, North Carolina and a first with NASCAR, this is a perfect venue to show the public at large what aircraft trades people do for a living. Set in an industry emulated format and to engaging an audience, with the noise and activity got many peoples attention throughout the two days!”
For the Aircraft Structures (or sheet metal as some like to call it) Top Gun competition, where the competitors were required to fabricate and build their sheet metal project; riveting it together head to head, in front of an audience. Finalists had to disassemble and then reassemble (re-rivet) again for final points.
For the Exhibition Team competition, Junior and Senior competitors were randomly matched up to compete in four events that included Rivet Shoot; Clean Cut, making a precise cut in a skin; Rivet Removal, removing rivets they put in; and Around the Corner, removing rivets in awkward locations. The winners were determined based on the quality of their work and their time for completion.
Junior Classification (students);
1st – Amal Khan
2nd – Roy Santos
3rd – Aaron Broadstreet
Seniors Classification (Journeypersons)
1st –Wendy Price
2nd – Roger Lores
The 1st place winners from the Junior and Senior ‘TOP GUN’ categories received a cash prize and a trip to the Aero Skills Nationals in Las Vegas February 2020. Over $70,000 in cash prizes and 24 trips to Las Vegas will be awarded. These events are free to enter and are open to technicians of all experience levels including students under training. Registration is open for the remaining tournaments.
ATG holds eight Regional Aero Skills competitions, culminating at the ninth event, the Nationals in Las Vegas NV, to provide a venue for technicians to demonstrate their capabilities and to network with like minded people from the aviation community. The goal of these events is to raise awareness and create excitement for the trades in order to encourage young people to consider a career as an aircraft technician.
About Aircraft Technologies Group
ATG is a network of Effective, Reliable and Proven technicians available for aviation maintenance and manufacturing operations; our heuristic and flexible workforce. Through the Skills Assurance Apprentice program and CertTEC certifications, ATG provides a continuously improving pipeline of skilled and certified people for the aviation and aerospace industry.
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To learn more about the Aero Skills Tournament please visit: www.myATG.aero/schools/tournaments
Jay Logie Jay@myATG.aero
Liz Heinricks Liz@myATG.aero
Tammy Cook Tammy@myATG.aero
ATG and Aero Skills Office; 250-766-0734 / 888-832-6284