The Salt Lake Community College Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Team recently won 1st in overall time in the hydraulic event at the AMT Society Maintenance Skills Competition in Las Vegas. SLCC competed against twenty-four teams from four countries competing in fourteen different aviation maintenance skills events at the three day competition. In addition to the win in the hydraulic event, the SLCC team placed second overall in the school category.
The competition included fourteen timed challenges in events such as avionics, hydraulics, jet engine troubleshooting, window sealing repair, bond and ground, and electrical troubleshooting.
The SLCC Aviation Maintenance team was made up of: captain Chris Austin, Julio Zuniga, Gordon Mabey, Mike Whipple, and Joseph Martin. Jaime Horning was the team’s coach, advisor, and Aviation Maintenance Instructor.